Of plateaus and forest elephants.
Starting in Löf and continuing via Alken to Kobern-Gondorf, this section of the trail promises a journey through time. The trail first heads for one of the oldest castles in the Moselle region, Thurant Castle, dating back to the 12th century, which boasts magnificent views down into the valley. The next section is rather challenging and follows the "Seven Stations of the Cross" through the vineyards until it reaches the plateau of the Bleidenberg. The trail winds around the edge of the plateau following the edge of the slope, offering breathtaking views. The trail now offers a surprising insight into the ancient history of the region: surely no one can fail to be thrilled and amazed by the attractive reconstruction of the Homo Erectus encampment complete with a mighty iron sculpture of a forest elephant. This section comes to an end with two viewing points that can be seen from afar – the Hitzlay and the Mönch-Felix Lodge. Finally the Moselsteig Trail descends around steep hairpin bends into the Aspelerbach Valley and, from there, over the Moselgold Bridge to Kobern-Gondorf.
Kordelweg 1, 54470 Bernkastel-Kues; Phone: +49 (6531) / 97330
Tourist information office Sonnige Untermosel
Moselstraße 7, 56332 Alken; Phone: +49 (2605) / 8472736
Starting point: Löf via the B 416 between Treis-Karden and Koblenz
Destination: Kobern-Gondorf via the B 416 between Treis-Karden and Koblenz or the A 48 Kobern-Gondorf exit and then follow the L 117
Löf: Parking along the B 416
Kobern-Gondorf: Parking along Bahnhofstraße close to the finish (railway station)