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Traumpfad Eltzer Burgpanorama

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Marvellous views of the plains of the Mosel plateau and tranquil meadowlands along the bubbling Elzbach combine with a unique cultural monument: the castle per se – Eltz Castle!

Distance 12.7 km
4:00 h
397 m
397 m
292 m
90 m

Highlights at Traumpfad

  • Long distance view between Wierschem and Keldung
  • Beautiful views from the Mosel plateau
  • Tranquil Elzbach valley
  • Ringelstein Mill
  • The fairy-tale Eltz Castle

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Update: May 15, 2023
Premium route awarded the "Deutsches Wandersiegel"
Highest point
292 m
Lowest point
90 m
Best time of year

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Rest stops

Löffel's Landhaus
Landhotel Ringelsteiner Mühle

Safety information

+++Veiligheid te voet is vereist in sommige passages. Het pad mag niet worden bewandeld in ijzige omstandigheden+++.

+++Van december tot maart gevaar voor overstroming na zware regenval+++.


Safety guidance – stay safe whilst hiking on the Traumpfade/Traumpfädchen

Hikers like narrow pathways, unspoilt natural trails (leading over the forest floor, across the grass or alongside streams) and rocky climbs which lead to spectacular views. It goes without saying that particular care should be exercised when taking such routes. 

Things to bear in mind when preparing for your hike 

  • Wear proper clothing that is appropriate to the weather conditions and that will protect you against the cold and the wet or the heat and the sun.
  • Schedule suitable breaks during your hike and make sure that you conserve energy.
  • Take sufficient liquids with you. Establishments selling refreshments are not available everywhere.
  • When hiking on the Traumpfade, please wear appropriate hiking boots which provide a sufficient foothold on slippery, steep, rocky and uneven paths.
  • If you do not feel that you are able to negotiate certain parts of the route, then you should avoid such sections or else turn back. Natural pathways may become muddy and treacherous, especially in unfavourable weather.
  • In autumn in particular, please remember that leaves lying on the ground may be concealing bumps, routes, stones or holes in the path.
  • You will need to expect route impairments of this kind if you are intending to undertake a hike.
  • Before setting out, visit https://www.traumpfade.info/traumpfade/wege-status/ in order to find out whether the route you intend to hike is closed or whether diversions are in place. Construction works, timber felling or other disruptions may also be planned.
  • Recommended hiking season: April to October

Tips and hints

Tourist-Information Maifeld, Tel.: +49 (0)2605/9615026, touristik@maifeld.de, https://www.maifeld.de/tourismus-kultur/

Projektbüro Traumpfade, Tel.: +49 (0)261/108419, info@traumpfade.info, www.traumpfade.info



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56294 Wierschem, Parking Dorfgemeinschaftshaus (234 m)
50.226024, 7.347442
50°13'33.7"N 7°20'50.8"E
32U 382125 5565068


56294 Wierschem, Parking Dorfgemeinschaftshaus

Turn-by-turn directions

Directly after starting from the village’s community centre in Wierschem the hiker can already enjoy the vast open expanse of the Mosel plateau. The trail climbs continuously along natural footpaths, and there is the final reward of a magnificent view of the deep-cut Elzbach valley and the Pyrmont Castle. Soon further on through Count Eltz’s Forest the Elzbach is reached, meandering in countless bends. Later the path joins the Mosel Heights Trail which initially takes the hiker through valley meadowlands and finally on to a hill.

Crossing rough rocks there is a breathtaking view of the fairytale-like Eltz Castle, awaiting to be conquered over a stone bridge. After a trip back to the Middle Ages, the hiker plunges into splendid nature and marvels at the diverse nature of the river valley of the Elzbach and graceful crippled oak forests, bevore the Ringelstein Mill invites him to make a break. Refreshed, there is a magnificent but steep climb on which the hiker is repeatedly rewarded with beautiful views and which leads back on to the Mosel plateau.. Along the edge of the slope, past the Tholeisterhof, the trail continues into the tranquil valley of the Kern brook, which is followed by alternating woodland groves and open fields. Arriving again in Wierschem it is worth having a last look at the little St. Antony’s Chapel on the edge of the village.

Public transport

Destination stop: Wierschem, Burg Eltz

Line 365 RegioBus: (Burg-Eltz-) Müntermaifeld-Hatzenport (01.04. to 01.11.)


Destination stop: Moselkern Bahnhof

Line: RB 81 „Moseltal-Bahn“ (every day) Koblenz – Trier



By road

A 48 Exit Polch, L113 towards Münstermaifeld, via K37 to Wierschem

56294 Wierschem: Parking Dorfgemeinschaftshaus

56294 Wierschem, Dorfgemeinschaftshaus (In den Wiesen)


56294 Wierschem, Parking Dorfgemeinschaftshaus

56294 Wierschem, Parking Burg Eltz (charges apply)

56254 Moselkern, Parking Ringelsteiner Mühle (charges apply)


50.226024, 7.347442
50°13'33.7"N 7°20'50.8"E
32U 382125 5565068
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Surefootedness and a head for heights are required in some sections.

You should not embark upon the tours in icy conditions. 

Robust footwear is recommended!

Details of route closures can be found at: http://www.traumpfade.info/wegemanagement/




Questions and answers

Question from Karin Wiese · May 15, 2023 · Community
In einer vorausgegangenen Frage war von einer kaputten Brücke über den Eltzbach die Rede. Wir möchten die Tour in dieser Woche laufen. Ist die Brücke inzwischen wieder in Ordnung oder gibt es eine Ausweichmöglichkeit, die die Strecke nicht wesentlich (Schwierigkeit, Zeit) verändert und ausgeschildert ist?
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Answered by jürgen steinleitner  · May 15, 2023 · Community
Hallo Karin, wir sind diese Strecke letztes Jahr gewandert, die Brücke war beschädigt ( Geländer defekt) aber absolut passierbar...Viel Spaß! Jürgen
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Question from Dieter Schweidtmann · September 03, 2022 · Community
Hallo, wir wollen die Tour am Montag wandern. Kann man sie auch in umgekehrter Richtung laufen?
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Answered by Karl Clemens  · September 03, 2022 · Community
Es war mal eine Laufrichtung vorgeschrieben wg. Corona! Aber prinzipiell spricht nichts dagegen!
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Question from Luca Lenk · July 30, 2022 · Community
Hallo 👋🏻 Kann man diese Route mit einem Hund (Border Collie) wandern?
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Answered by Susanne Schneider · July 30, 2022 · Community
Ja, auf jeden Fall. Haben die Runde mit einem Mischling gemacht, der mir von der Größe her ca. bis zum Knie geht. Hat super geklappt.
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Volker Friedrich
June 02, 2023 · Community
When did you do this route? June 02, 2023
Photo: Volker Friedrich, Community
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12.7 km
4:00 h
397 m
397 m
Highest point
292 m
Lowest point
90 m
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