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Burg-Olymp-Tour - Hiking on the Moselle in Bernkastel-Kues

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  • Moselle-Guest-Centre, the Tourist Information in Bernkastel-Kues
    / Moselle-Guest-Centre, the Tourist Information in Bernkastel-Kues
    Photo: Augenfällig, Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues
  • / Market square in Bernkastel-Kues with nice half-timbered houses
    Photo: Zimmermann, Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues
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    Photo: Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues
  • / Landshut Castle high above the Moselle with a view of Bernkastel-Kues
    Photo: A.Feller, Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues
  • / Viewpoint "Bresgenruh"
    Photo: Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues
  • / "Goldenes Kreuz" in the forest of Bernkastel-Kues
    Photo: Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues
  • / View of Landshut castle
    Photo: Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues
  • / Town of Bernkastel-Kues
    Photo: A.Feller, Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues
  • / The newly restored castle Landshut over the Mosel
    Photo: A.Feller, Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues
  • / View from the castle to the city and the castle wall
    Photo: Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues
  • / View from the castle
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  • / Castle tower
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  • / Castle Landshut
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  • / Unique view of Bernkastel-Kues
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m 500 400 300 200 100 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 km Mosel-Gäste-Zentrum Bernkastel-Kues Burg Landshut
Romantic forests, historic monuments and narrow paths define this hiking tour. Start is in the Old-Town of Bernkastel-Kues.
Distance 7.1 km
2:50 h
298 m
297 m

Out of the hustle city and into the wild. the Burg-Olymp-Tour leads on paths through the forest around Bernkastel and to beautiful vantage points like the St. Anna Chapel, the Wilhelmshöhe and the Olymp - the highest elevation of the hike.


Insights into the hiking tour:


This hike offers beautiful views of the Moselle valley, a varied landscape and insights into the history of the Moselle town of Bernkastel-Kues. From the car park on the banks of the Moselle, the route leads to the Tourist Information Office at the "Gestade" in Bernkastel: the official starting point of the tour. Passing the St. Anna Chapel, the tour continues through the forest towards the "gold digger"town of Andel. The Olymp viewpoint, which can be reached about halfway along the hike, is an ideal resting place. Descend to the castle ruins of Landshut, whose oldest walls date from the 4th century B.C.


There are nice places to stop for refreshments in the old town of Bernkastel-Kues as well as along the route in the restaurant of Burg Landshut.

Author’s recommendation

In the castle ruins of Landshut there is a restaurant - a nice place to stop for a bite to eat with a magnificent view.
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Lisa Willems 
Update: May 21, 2021
Highest point
Olymp, 404 m
Lowest point
Innenstadt Bernkastel-Kues (Marktplatz), 106 m
Best time of year

Rest Stop

Landshut Castle

Safety information

No special safety instructions.

Tips and hints

Wein- und Ferienregion Bernkastel-Kues GmbH

Gestade 6

54470 Bernkastel-Kues

Phone: (0049) 6531/50019-0


Tourist-Information, Gestade 6, Bernkastel (107 m)
49.916119, 7.074643
49°54'58.0"N 7°04'28.7"E
32U 361779 5531081


Tourist-Information, Gestade 6, Bernkastel

Turn-by-turn directions

The starting point of the hike is at the "Gestade 6", in front of the Tourist Information. At the "Hotel zur Post" you walk along the steep castle path through the vineyards in the direction of St. Anna Chapel. Straight ahead and uphill you walk on the "Kreuzweg" up to the St. Anna Chapel. From the Chapel, a steep hiking trail leads you in the direction of Wilhelmshöhe. At the first fork, the path, a medieval connection to the Hunsrück, turns off to the so-called "Waldfrieden". Up here nature, peace and seclusion come together. This ascending path winds its way through the dense forests of the Moselle. At the "Bismarcksruh" you have a nice view at the Moselle town. Your next destination for the hike through the city's forests is "Wilhelmshöhe". From the vantage point "Wilhelmshöhe" the view reaches far into the Eifel. Follow the forest path in the direction of Monzelfeld and head for the destination "Olymp". After some time, the forest gives you a view of the village of Monzelfeld. This place is also a second, possible starting point of this hike. Following the forest path to the left you reach the "Tiefenbachtal", a side valley of the Moselle. Then you continue the hike to "Olymp". The Bernkasteler "Olymp" is with 415 m the highest elevation to the Hunsrück, which opens the view into the Mosel valley. The descent from the "Olymp" leads you over a narrow trail back in the direction of the historic city centre. At the former youth hostel, the hiking trail forks back into the main path, which also leads to the former youth hostel. The path runs along the upper slope of the "Tiefenbachtal" valley, past the magnificent estate and the former youth hostel car park. Downhill to Landshut Castle and back to the town centre near the Moselle via the asphalted path and stairs.


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Public transport


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

Getting there

From Wittlich on the L 52 and on the K 57. Drive through Platten, past Wehlen, Zeltingen and Graach


Parking is available on the large Moselle car park on the Bernkasteler and Kueser sides. During the winter months parking is free of charge, from Easter to 31 December parking is subject to a fee.


49.916119, 7.074643
49°54'58.0"N 7°04'28.7"E
32U 361779 5531081
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).


Hiking or trekking shoes are sufficient.

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Wolf-Dieter R
September 05, 2021 · Community
Schöne Rundtour oberhalb von Bernkastel, mit schönen Ausblicken auf das Moseltal. Die meiste Zeit läuft man im Wald und es war von den Temperaturen sehr angenehm. Der Anstieg nach der Kapelle ist ein wenig Anspruchsvoll. Für uns war der schlechteste Teil der Tour zwischen Burg und Schützenhaus.
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When did you do this route? September 05, 2021
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Marc Jordan
August 29, 2021 · Community
When did you do this route? August 29, 2021
Johannes Wörner
May 27, 2019 · Community
Schöne Tour. Da ich persönlich schmale Pfade bevorzuge nur vier Sterne.
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7.1 km
2:50 h
298 m
297 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Scenic Cultural/historical interest Refreshment stops available Insider tip


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