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Hiking along the German Moselle and Eifel Trail

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Homepage > Germany > Hiking along the German Moselle and Eifel Trail
  • Duration: 6 Nights
  • Difficulty: Level 2-3
  • Tour Type: Self Guided
  • Availability: Daily 23rd March to 13th October
  • Location: Perl

Moselle and Eifel Trail

Tour Details

Enjoy a wonderful self-guided hiking experience along the Moselle River trail and the long-distance Eifel trail. During the week tour, you shall see Germany’s oldest town, enjoy a boat ride on the Moselle and see the views of the Eifel mountain range. You shall be walking on good footpaths waymarked as official footpaths. Of course, the Moselle region is famous for its lovely wines and you shall be seeing lovely little wineries in what is known as the border triangle. Walking on old Roman roads and trails you shall make your way to Trier via the Saar and Moselle rivers. This pleasant town on the river Moselle charms many of its visitors with its lively old town and 9 UNESCO world heritage sites, which you can explore whilst on a circular walk around Trier. A boat trip on the river offering many panoramic views is a must before you continue your week’s walk with a magnificently diverse stage along the Eifelsteig through wild nature.  Lastly, you cross a suspension bridge into the idyllic Kyll valley to your final destination.

Starting Location


Price Includes

  • 6 nights bed and breakfast
  • Mid Class Hotels and Guest Houses
  • Information Pack
  • Luggage transfers
  • Boat ride on the Mosel
  • Wine Tasting
  • GPS Files on request
  • Smart Phone App for Navigation

Price Excludes

  • Transport before and after tour
  • Single Rooms
  • Flights
  • Public Transport
  • City Taxes
  • Travel Insurance
Trip Info

Accommodation: Subject to Change

Perl                              Hotel Hammes

Palzem                       Hotel Zur Moselterrasse

Nittel                           Hotel Culinariu, Nittel

Trier                            Hotel Deutscher Hof

Walking Characteristics

The walks are mostly unsurfaced tracks and footpaths through wonderful nature and magnificent views. Longer days can be shortened often by public transport.

Walking with a dog

On this tour, you may take your 4-legged friend with you. Please tell us at the time of booking, the breed and size of your dog. Potential extra charges are to be paid for at the accommodation.

Travel Insurance

It is a requirement of booking this tour with Hooked on Walking that you have suitable travel insurance which covers you for the chosen activity and for emergency evacuation and hospital care.


Day 1Arrival in Perl

Arrive during the day to Perl situated in Saarland, a pretty little town in a wine-growing district.

Day 2Perl to Palzem 13.7 miles 22km, 5-6 hours walking time, 400/450m up/down.

Today you walk along the river Mosel, which is only separated from the Luxemburg’s border town, Schengen (the European Union free movement area is named after this town), by the river Mosel itself. The start of your hike provides you with a view across what is known as the border triangle between Luxembourg and France. Your route today takes you from this delightful wine-growing region on quaint forests trails and through extensive fields to the Palatinate wine town, Palzem. In Palzem you will come across famous wineries and many vineyards. Here you meet the river Moselle again and why not sit back and enjoy a glass of the best Elbling wines.

Day 3Palzem to Nittel 10 miles 16km, 4.5 hours walking time, 300/350m up/down.

Palzem was developed by the Romans and is known not only its wine but the Helfant cathedral with is double towers at its entrance, it is worthwhile a short visit before you set off today. Today you shall experience some lovely views but also a few short but steep ascents. You shall enjoy walking through the lush forest and flourishing meadows. The Mosel is well in view today with some wonderful panoramic sites to see. Nittel was once a Roman settlement with several Roman artefacts found.

Day 4Nittel to Trier 14.4 miles 23km, 5.5 hours walking time, 450m up/down.

Today during your walk you shall see some unique limestone rock formations around the Moselle and Saar rivers. Here you shall also experience some wonderful panoramic views.  Also you shall walk through the nature reserve of Nitteler Felsen which is rich in many difference wildlife species. Soon you shall reach the town of Wasserliesch where you catch a train to Trier.

Day 5Trier to Loop Walk 6.3 miles, 10km, 3 hours walking time, 150/150m up/down.

Today you have a chance to visit Porta Nigra a UNESCO World heritage site.  This is Germany’s oldest town. You walk along the path called the Traumsteig towards the Petrisberg where you will have some wonderful views. In the afternoon you can take a boat ride along the River Mosel.

Day 6 Trier Loop Walk 11.8 miles, 19km, 5 hours walking time, 550/500m up/down.

Now you join today the long-distance Eifel trail known as the Eifelsteig. This is a day of pure nature, you shall pass the impressive Genoveva and Klausen caves along with some wonderful views across the Kyll River which you can see below meandering through the countryside. You shall see the Burg Ramstein castle on the hillside, now a ruin as you head along the wonderfully scenic Butzerbach valley. After your walk you catch the train back to Trier.

Day 7Departure

Depart after breakfast.


How to get there

By plane to Frankfurt, Brussels or Cologne airports and then by train to Perl.

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