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InsektenArtWeg in Wehlen - Theme trail on the Moselle

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  • Lebendige Moselweinberge
    / Lebendige Moselweinberge
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  • / Blumen inmitten des Weinbergs
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  • / Hummel auf eine Blume
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  • / Weintrauben im Wachstum
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  • / Ausblick ins Moseltal
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  • / Ausblick auf Graach, Wehlen und die Weinberge
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  • / Blick von der Wehlener Hütte
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  • / Insektenhotel
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  • / Wunderschöne Insektenhotels inmitten der Weinberge
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  • / Ein perfekter Lebensraum für viele Insekten
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  • / Stele mit spannenden Infos
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There is much to discover along this beautiful walk through the famous Wehlener Sonnenuhr vineyard - colourful wildflowers, bees and butterflies are a constant companion.
moderate
Distance 3.4 km
1:05 h
179 m
81 m
Discover the living world of the Moselle vineyards on a tour of the "Wehlener Sonnenuhr" vineyard. In cooperation with the winegrowers, a special insect diversity with butterflies, wild bees, wall lizards and many more develops here in the midst of the vineyards. The Insketenartweg is also an access route to the well-known Moselsteig.

Insights into the hiking tour:

In addition to great views of the Moselle valley, there is also a lot of fascinating information about nature. A total of 14 habitat stelae provide exciting information about the diverse flora and fauna of the vineyard. If you like, you can also call up the information via a QR code as an audio file on your mobile phone and listen to the stories (only in German). Numerous habitats for insects have been created along the path - there are life towers, insect hotels and flower meadows. Especially in the summer months the vineyard is a hive of activity and there are many animals to discover.

Author’s recommendation

Take a break at the Wehlener Hütte and enjoy the view of the Moselle valley and vineyards.
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Author
Lisa Willems 
Update: September 07, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
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Stamina
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Landscape
Highest point
283 m
Lowest point
104 m
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Safety information

Pas de consignes de sécurité particulières.

Tips and hints

Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues
Gestade 6 
54470 Bernkastel-Kues 
Phone: 0049 6531/50019-0
https://en.bernkastel.de/

info@bernkastel.de 

Start

At the old church in Wehlen (near the bridgehead) (114 m)
Coordinates:
DD
49.941755, 7.043899
DMS
49°56'30.3"N 7°02'38.0"E
UTM
32U 359647 5533988
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Destination

At the old church in Wehlen (near the bridgehead)

Turn-by-turn directions

The hike starts near the old church in Wehlen and then takes you across the suspension bridge to the other side of the Moselle. The suspension bridge is the only one of its kind on the Moselle and was inaugurated in 1949. After arriving on the other side of the Moselle, you walk uphill along a small path into the vineyard. For the rest of the route, you will now hike in the middle of the vineyard past numerous insect hotels, life towers, information boards and flower vineyards. Again and again, exciting information about the animal and plant world awaits you. You can listen to the stories via the QR codes on the information pillars (only in German). Once you have reached the top of the vineyards, we recommend taking a break at the Wehlener Weinbergshütte. From up here you can enjoy a great view of the Moselle valley and the surrounding vineyards. From here you also have direct access to the well-known Moselsteig (stage 11) - which runs above the vineyards. Otherwise, you can now follow the circular route back to Wehlen.

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

From Bernkastel-Kues, in the district of Kues, follow the L47 in the direction of Koblenz until you reach Wehlen.

Parking

on the banks of the Moselle in Wehlen

Coordinates

DD
49.941755, 7.043899
DMS
49°56'30.3"N 7°02'38.0"E
UTM
32U 359647 5533988
w3w 
///dodge.foxtrot.homages
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Sturdy shoes are recommended

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
3.4 km
Duration
1:05 h
Ascent
179 m
Descent
81 m
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