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Himmelreich-Wanderweg - above the Moselle village Graach

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  • Aussicht am Graacher Schießstand
    / Aussicht am Graacher Schießstand
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  • / Neuer Parkplatz am Graacher Schießstand
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  • / Neuer Rastplatz am Schießstand Graach
    Photo: Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues
  • / Schattenspendende Passagen inklusive
    Photo: Tourist- und Gemeindebüro Graach
  • / Himmelreich-Panorama über der Mosel
    Photo: Dieter Ehses, Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues
  • / Weinberge über der Mosel
    Photo: Erwin Kandels, Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues
  • / Graacher Himmelreich
    Photo: Arnoldi, Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues
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Easy hike of 7.5 kilometres in length. Half of the tour leads - high above the Moselle - through vineyard paths, the rest through light forests.
easy
7.4 km
2:20 h
283 m
283 m
Graach is a village situated directly on the Moselle in the holiday region Bernkastel-Kues. The balcony of Graach, the part of the village called Schäferei, captivates with its spectacular view of the Moselle valley. World famous are the theological vineyards of Graach: Himmelreich, Dompropst, Josephshöfer and Abtsberg. One of these vineyards - the "Graacher Himmerlreich" - is also the namesake of this hike.Insights into the hiking tour:On the wide, well-maintained paths, you can easily complete the hiking tour in just under 2 hours. Over forest and meadow paths, the hike takes you through the Moselle landscape - among other things, you will pass a drop-off point for para-gliders, as well as rest areas with beautiful views. The view into the Moselle valley is impressive. It is worth stopping and enjoying the view in all directions.On the way there are two stops, on the "Schäferei", high above the Moselle (see tip author).

Author’s recommendation

The sheep farm is a district of the Moselle village of Graach, but this lies high above the Moselle. Here you can stop for a bite to eat during the hike: at Kemmer's Hotel or at the Philipps-Eckstein winery.
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Author
Lisa Willems 
Updated: November 05, 2020
Difficulty
easy
Technique
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Landscape
Highest point
402 m
Lowest point
281 m
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Safety information

Safe, easy tour, no special safety instructions.

Tips, hints and links

Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues
Gestade 6
54470 Bernkastel-Kues
Phone: (0049) 6531/50019-0

https://en.bernkastel.de/

info@bernkastel.de

Community and tourist office in Graach
Hauptstr. 94
54470 Graach
Phone: (0049) 65 31 - 25 41
www.graach.de

Start

Graacher Schäferei, Parkplatz "An der Traver Ruh" (alternativ: Wanderparkplatz "Auf´m Hahn") (336 m)
Coordinates:
DD
49.931119, 7.082812
DMS
49°55'52.0"N 7°04'58.1"E
UTM
32U 362408 5532734
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Destination

Graacher Schäferei, Parkplatz "An der Traver Ruh" (alternativ: Wanderparkplatz "Auf´m Hahn")

Turn-by-turn directions

From the car park for hikers you start the hike by following the signs down to the Schäferei district. The path leads you behind the town sign on the right up into the forest. Just before the larger road you can see straight ahead, take the path on the left into the forest and follow it for about 1 kilometre. When you arrive on a tarred road, keep to the right and after about 100 metres turn left again into a forest path. After about 400 meters you can enjoy the great view into the Moselle valley at the small crossroads on a bench. Continue to the right, where after 150 meters you will find the drop-off point for the para-gliders. Above this place, which is well signposted turning right, benches and seats invite you to a nice rest.Furthermore the view into the Moselle valley is very impressive. Following the signs, passing the refuge and the shooting club house, you will reach the hiking car park "Auf`m Hahn" (also a possible starting point of this hike). Keep left there and after 100 meters take the next possibility left into the forest. This part of the forest is called Staudt. Now you go along the edge of the slope and take the way back. Following the signs, you will arrive back at the Schäferei district after about 2 km. There it is worth stopping at the winery "Philipps-Eckstein" or "Kemmer's Panorama Hotel" before you tackle the last climb through the Schanzenstraße to the hiking car park "An der Traver Ruh".

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

www.moselbahn.de, www.vrt-info.de, www.bahn.de

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

Getting there

Coming from the B 53, through the wine village of Graach and the vineyards up to the "Graacher Schäferei", high above the Moselle.

Parking

Graacher Schäferei, Parkplatz "An der Traver Ruh"; Alternativ: Wanderparkplatz "Auf´m Hahn".

Coordinates

DD
49.931119, 7.082812
DMS
49°55'52.0"N 7°04'58.1"E
UTM
32U 362408 5532734
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

WanderGuide - the hiking guide in the Bernkastel-Kues holiday region. With description and map. Only available in german 

Author’s map recommendations

WanderGuide - the hiking guide in the Bernkastel-Kues holiday region. With description and map. Only available in german 

Equipment

Hiking or trekking shoes, rucksack food if necessary.

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Reviews

4.7
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JAN Norbert
September 27, 2020 · Community
Schöne Wanderung leider war der tag am morgen neblig und die sonne kam nur selten durch .
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Completed this Route on August 30, 2020
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Lydia W
September 19, 2020 · Community
Completed this Route on August 31, 2020
Ada B.
October 03, 2019 · Community
Ich bin in Graach ab Campingplatz Sun Park gestartet und habe den offiziellen Zuweg genommen. Das war ein recht steiler Aufstieg durch die Weinberge, aber mit super Aussicht und am Wegesrand konnte ich Walnüsse sammeln. Der eigentliche Wanderweg ist gut beschildert und abwechslungsreich.
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Blick auf Graach
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Blick vom Rastplatz an der Schutzhütte
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Wegbegleiter auf dem Zuweg
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Weinberge
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
7.4 km
Duration
2:20h
Ascent
283 m
Descent
283 m
Loop Refreshment stops available

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