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(W)Ürziger Bergpfad - Hiking in Ürzig on the Moselle

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  • "Ürziger Würzgarten" high above the Moselle river
    / "Ürziger Würzgarten" high above the Moselle river
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  • / Wandern auf dem (W)ürziger Bergpfad an der Mosel - ein kleiner Einblick
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  • / Village Ürzig
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  • / Blick in Richtung Hochmoselübergang
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  • / Rocks along the way
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  • / Rastmöglichkeit oberhalb der Weinberge
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  • / Kleine Hütte im Wald
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  • / Waldpassage
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  • / Hiking destination: "Ürziger Würzgarten"
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  • / Plants in the spice garden
    Photo: Arnoldi, Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues
  • / Blick auf Ürzig
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  • / Signs along the way
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  • / View from the rose and spice garden in spring
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  • / Ürzig im Herbst
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  • / Wandern durch die Weinberge von Ürzig
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m 300 200 100 6 5 4 3 2 1 km Verkehrsbüro Ürzig Schutzhütte Ürzig Gewürzgarten Ürzig Gewürzgarten Ürzig
Vines, rocks and a garden full of spices await the hiker on this relatively short tour with a very demanding ascent through vineyards and rocks to "Ürziger Höhe".
Distance 6.5 km
2:20 h
277 m
276 m
300 m
107 m

The starting point of the hike is the village Ürzig. From here the path leads through the vineyard "Ürziger Würzgarten" and the theme garden of the same name. While the Moselle village was first mentioned as Ursiacum in 700, the "Ürziger Würzgarten" vineyard dates back to the 13th century. Ürzig is regarded as the wine-growing community with the highest share of steep slopes in Germany.

Insights into the hiking tour:

From the "Rathausplatz" the way leads through the "Würzgartenstraße" into the vineyard "Ürziger Würzgarten" in the direction of "Ürziger Höhe". After a detour through the forest, the trail leads through vineyards again, past a small chapel and the geogarden and through rose garden and spice garden. An experience for all the senses. Just above the roofs of Ürzig, 160 plant species, 20 rose varieties and are no place for refreshments along the way, but in Ürzig there are restaurants and wineries (Straußwirtschaften).

Author’s recommendation

The tour is relatively short, so you should take your time for the theme garden with its roses and shrubs.
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Lisa Willems 
Update: January 11, 2022
Highest point
300 m
Lowest point
107 m
Best time of year

Safety information

A good head for heights is necessary at the first part of the hike. in wet weather it can be very slippery here.

Tips and hints

Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues

Gestade 6

54470 Bernkastel-Kues

Phone: (0049) 6531/50019-0


Tourist office Ürzig

Rathausplatz 7

54539 Ürzig

Phone: (0049) 65 32 / 26 20


Tourist Information/ town hall Ürzig (111 m)
49.978480, 7.005323
49°58'42.5"N 7°00'19.2"E
32U 356988 5538144


Tourist Information/ town hall Ürzig

Turn-by-turn directions

From "Rathausplatz"§ the path leads you through "Würzgartenstraße" to the cemetery and there into the famous vineyard. Pass the sign "Würzgarten" and walk uphill on an asphalted farm road, then on a narrow path parallel to the slope. It gets really exhausting when you climb the mountain in zigzag on a passage of the "Erdener Klettersteig" (the path branches off shortly before a white bench). After a few metres in altitude, a bench with a protective roof invites you to rest. From here you continue in the direction of "Ürziger Höhe": the houses of Ürzig that nestle against the mountain. Cross the district road and walk parallel on a forest path to the village. At the "Bergstraße", which connects the houses in the valley with those from Ürzig's height, go down a few meters before the path branches off to the right. Turning right again, the path continues downhill into an unpaved hollow road that was already used by the Romans. Where the path turns into a tarred road, turn into the woods and pass a bridge and refuge. The path leads uphill to a transmitter mast. Then you walk again through vineyards and in an arc - past a small chapel and the geogarden - back towards Ürzig. Above the houses you descend through the theme gardens, the rose garden and the spice garden.  


all notes on protected areas

Public transport,,

Bernkastel-Kues: Taxi Edringer: (0049) 6531 - 8149, Taxi Priwitzer: (0049) 6531 - 96970, Taxi Reitz: (0049) 6531 - 6455

Getting there

Coming from Bernkastel, continue on the B53, through Zeltingen. At the roundabout take the 3rd exit direction Cochem/Ürzig/Wittlich - over the bridge. At the next roundabout take again the 3rd exit towards Kloster Machern and Ürzig. Arrive in Ürzig.  


Parking slots at the Moselle bank in Ürzig.


49.978480, 7.005323
49°58'42.5"N 7°00'19.2"E
32U 356988 5538144
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Further information:

Author’s map recommendations

WanderGuide - Hiking guide for the Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues (in German).


Solid shoes are recommended

Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Kit para bolhas
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Monika Schäfer-Egner
April 27, 2021 · Community
Knackiger Aufstieg mit schöner Aussicht.Der Weg führt durch Weinberge und Wald, Bergauf Bergab, schöne Aussichten ,toller Blick auf den Hochmoselübergang.Das letzte drittel ist nicht mehr so schön, breite Weinbergs Wege. Alles in allem okay, aber nicht besonders..
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When did you do this route? April 27, 2021
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Photo: Monika Schäfer-Egner, Community
August 01, 2020 · Community
Schöne Aussichten
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When did you do this route? July 29, 2020
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6.5 km
2:20 h
277 m
276 m
Highest point
300 m
Lowest point
107 m
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