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Maria-Zill Panoramaweg in Bernkastel-Kues at the Moselle

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  • Bernkastel-Kues
    / Bernkastel-Kues
    Photo: Arnoldi, Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues
  • / Old town lanes of Bernkastel
    Photo: Arnoldi, Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues
  • / Graacher Tor
    Photo: Arnoldi, Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues
  • / Maria-Zill Panoramaweg
    Photo: Arnoldi, Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues
  • / View from "Maria Zill"
    Photo: Gerhard Heinz, Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues
  • / View from "Maria Zill"
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  • / View from "Maria Zill"
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Small but challenging hike. First steeply high on narrow paths, through the Kallenfels-valley, to the refuge "Maria-Zill" and back on forest and vineyard paths.
Distance 6.2 km
2:05 h
334 m
334 m

The most beautiful view of the Moselle in the region around Bernkastel-Kues awaits you!

 Insights into the hiking tour:

 Narrow paths, a panoramic view and vineyards. The Maria-Zill-Panoramaweg offers a fascinating natural and cultural landscape on  six kilometres. A basic condition is required, as you have to climb over 300 metres from the Moselle to the point "Maria Zill". You walk uphill through the Kallenfels-valley - it's a crisp climb. You will be rewarded with a magnificent view over the Moselle valley to Zeltingen-Rachtig and Bernkastel-Kues. There are many benches here - ideal for a rest. Back to Bernkastel-Kues you go through the vineyards.It is the best to buy food in Bernkastel-Kues and take a break on the way. On the way back, you can also pass by a restaurant.

Author’s recommendation

Don't forget the camera! The view from "Maria-Zill" is one of the most beautiful on the Moselle. River, mountains, Mosel villages: ideal for photography!
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Lisa Willems 
Update: December 08, 2021
Highest point
412 m
Lowest point
108 m
Best time of year

Rest Stop

Eiserne Weinkarte

Safety information

Very narrow paths, sometimes used by mountain bikers: So keep your eyes open!

Tips and hints

Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues

Gestade 6 

54470 Bernkastel-Kues 

Phone (0049) 6531/50019-0


Moselle-Guest-Centre Bernkastel-Kues , Gestade 6, 54470 Bernkastel-Kues (107 m)
49.916058, 7.074695
49°54'57.8"N 7°04'28.9"E
32U 361783 5531074


Moselle-Guest-Centre Bernkastel-Kues , Gestade 6, 54470 Bernkastel-Kues

Turn-by-turn directions

From the starting point at the Tourist Information you walk through the city and across the historic market square with its centuries-old half-timbered houses. Then you walk along the "Römerstraße" to the corner of "Burgstraße/Hinterm Graben". Here, at the beginning of the Kallenfels-valley, the route climbs steeply. First on cobblestones, after approx. 100 metres on a narrow path. The valley lies in the shade of the "Kallenfelsbach" (small river).  After about 20 minutes you will reach a small wooden bridge, then turn left and continue uphill on a wide forest path.  After about 15 minutes the path narrows and the forest thins out. Now you have a wonderful view of the Moselle valley from "Maria-Zill".  A rest on the numerous benches is a must do. If the weather is bad, a shelter 100 metres further on offers shelter. Then go downhill. At a crossroads the path leads you to the excursion restaurant "Weinschenke mit Herz"  and on vineyard paths, partly asphalted, partly cobbled, back to Bernkastel-Kues. You return to the starting point through the "Graacher Tor", the only remaining town gate from the Middle Ages (today it serves as a museum of local history).


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

How to get to Bernkastel-Kues


Parking is available on the large Moselle car park on the Bernkasteler and Kueser sides, directly on the Moselle. During the winter months parking is free of charge, from 1 April to 31 December parking is subject to a charge. Gestade 18, 54470 Bernkastel-Kues.


49.916058, 7.074695
49°54'57.8"N 7°04'28.9"E
32U 361783 5531074
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).


Sturdy hiking boots and rucksack

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
  • Blister kit
  • 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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Thomas v.H
October 02, 2021 · Community
Am Anfang gehts relativ steil durch den Wald , Blicke auf die Mosel sind kaum möglich. Das Ziel Maria Zill mit dafür aber mit wunderschönen Ausblick. Fazit: Lohnenswert , nach meinem Geschmack etwas zuviel Waldanteil.
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When did you do this route? August 24, 0021
July 21, 2020 · Community
Good walk, view from the top is great. Finish in Bernkastel-Kues for a nice meal!
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Rudolf Mierswa
July 19, 2018 · Community
Panoramabild vom Aussichtspunkt Maria Zill
Photo: Rudolf Mierswa, Community
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Panoramabild vom Aussichtspunkt  Maria Zill

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2:05 h
334 m
334 m
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