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Sonneninselrundweg above the Moselle village Minheim

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  • Minheimer Eichhaus
    / Minheimer Eichhaus
    Photo: Igelstudios, Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues
  • / Burglay
    Photo: Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues
  • / Staustufenblick
    Photo: Steinmetz, Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues
  • / Blick auf Wintrich
    Photo: Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues
  • / Weinlehrpfad
    Photo: Arnoldi, Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues
  • / Pestkapelle
    Photo: Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues
  • / Blick von der Kapelle auf Piesport
    Photo: Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues
  • / Pestkapelle in den Weinbergen
    Photo: Igelstudios, Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues
  • / Rastplatz mit Insektenhotel
    Photo: Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues
  • / Informationstafel zum Weinbau
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Comfortable tour, ideal for people who want to take it easy during their hiking holiday or have little time
easy
5.8 km
1:35 h
122 m
122 m

The wine village of Minheim is situated on a sun-drenched peninsula on the Moselle - this hike owes its name to its location.
Insights into the hiking tour:
The hike leads along narrow paths through the vineyard. Places of interest along the way are the Plague Chapel, the Burglay Rock and the old Eichhaus. There are also beautiful views of the Moselle valley from the barrage viewpoint and after a short detour from the Mosellorely lookout point. The first section of the hike to the Plague Chapel is along the wine educational trail. This trail provides a wealth of information. Here you can learn about viticulture, grape harvesting, wine education, the geology of the region and much more.
You can stop for a break in the Moselle village Minheim. Along the way you will find comfortable benches which invite you to take a break.

Author’s recommendation

The hike is ideal for families: there are good paths, beautiful views and lots of educational material along the way.
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Author
Lisa Willems 
Updated: November 05, 2020
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
246 m
Lowest point
125 m
Best time of year
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Safety information

No special safety instructions.

Tips, hints and links

Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues
Gestade 6
54470 Bernkastel-Kues
Phone (0049) 6531/500190
info@bernkastel.de
en.bernkastel.de

Start

Parking at the church (or at the "Old Ferry Head") (124 m)
Coordinates:
DD
49.864660, 6.934424
DMS
49°51'52.8"N 6°56'03.9"E
UTM
32U 351556 5525629
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Destination

Parking at the church

Turn-by-turn directions

From the car park at the church (or at the "Alter Fährkopf" directly on the Moselle), where you can park your car, the hike starts on the Sonneninselrundweg, clockwise. Right next door in the Weinbergstraße you turn off to climb up to higher situated village streets and into the vineyards. The path leads along the wine educational trail uphill to the plague chapel. To the left you can see the Moselle and the Piesport villages of Reinsport and Niederemmel. Almost at the top, the path continues below the Moselloreley (if you like, make a detour to the lookout point) parallel to the sliding slope. You cross the district road K 52 and head for the Burglay rock. In ancient times, a Roman defence post stood here. The route continues through vineyards to the "Staustufenblick". From here you can wonderfully observe the lock of the Moselle ships. Then you walk leisurely downhill back to Minheim. In the village you pass another sight, the old Eichhaus. Elector Jacob III of Eltz introduced the "Eich" at the Moselle in 1567: the standard of wine and all other goods which one used to measure and sell with wine measures.
 
 

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Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

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

Please note that the buses do not always stop in Minheim but, depending on the connection, at the Minheim bridge (opposite side of the Moselle).

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

Piesport: Taxi Reitz (0049) 6507 - 2402

Getting there

From Bernkastel follow the B53 through Andel, Mülheim, Brauneberg and Wintrich, then change to the Moselle side over the Minheim bridge. In the village turn left up to the church.

Parking

Parking at the church

Coordinates

DD
49.864660, 6.934424
DMS
49°51'52.8"N 6°56'03.9"E
UTM
32U 351556 5525629
w3w 
///externally.faculty.frets
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 if necessary.

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Reviews

4.5
(2)
Christian Weber
April 23, 2019 · Community
Schöner Wanderweg rund um die Minheimer "Sonneninsel". Nicht zu steil, nicht zu lang. Ideal für Familien und Gelegenheitswanderer. Die komplette Strecke ist geteert.
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Completed this Route on April 19, 2019
Claus Conrad
February 20, 2019 · Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues
Schön, leicht und sehr gut beschildert! Optimal für Wanderanfänger oder Faulenzer ...:)
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
5.8 km
Duration
1:35h
Ascent
122 m
Descent
122 m
Loop Family friendly Suitable for strollers

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