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Other hiking tour/main hiking trail

Familien-Rundweg (city walk)

Other hiking tour/main hiking trail · Bernkastel-Kues
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  • Mittelalterlicher Marktplatz in Bernkastel-Kues
    / Mittelalterlicher Marktplatz in Bernkastel-Kues
    Photo: Zimmermann, Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues
  • / Sankt Anna-Kapelle
  • / Tinkelkapelle
    Photo: Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues
  • / Waterfall at Tiefenbach
    Photo: Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues
  • /
    Photo: Lisa Gerber, Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues
  • / Die Burg Landshut über Bernkastel-Kues
    Photo: A.Feller, Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues
  • / View of the castle courtyard and the Moselle valley
    Photo: A.Feller, Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues
  • / Burgstraße in Bernkastel-Kues
    Photo: Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues
  • / Spitzhäuschen am Marktplatz
    Photo: Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues
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The circular trail is particularly suitable for families with children, as there is a lot to see on a short stretch.
moderate
4.2 km
1:30 h
123 m
124 m
Situated on both sides of the Moselle and overlooked by the impressive ruins of Landshut Castle, Bernkastel-Kues invites you on a journey through over 2,000 years of history. You can see splendidly decorated half-timbered houses, the early Gothic St. Michael's Church with its baroque organ, the Renaissance town hall and the Renaissance fountain on the market square.
Insights into the city walk:
If you are looking for a moderate ascent to Landshut Castle, we recommend the Family Circuit. The walk leads through Bernkastel with its romantic alleys, along the Tiefenbach stream to the small waterfall, past the Tinkel chapel and finally up to the castle. The route is longer than the other two paths leading from the historic market square and the sharpened house up to the castle, but has the advantage that it leads through the town forest from the Burgbergtunnel and shade-giving trees make the ascent easier on hot days.
On the way through the old town there are many nice places to stop for refreshments.

Author’s recommendation

Without a detour to the waterfall, the round tour can also be done with an all-terrain pram.
outdooractive.com User
Author
Claus Dürrmann
Updated: June 02, 2020

Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
232 m
Lowest point
108 m
Best time of year
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
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Dec

Safety information

No special safety instructions

Tips, hints and links

Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues

Gestade 6
54470 Bernkastel-Kues

Telefon 06531 500190

Fax 06531 5001919

info@bernkastel.de

http://www.bernkastel.de

Start

(Tourist-Information) (108 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
49.916045, 7.074757
UTM
32U 361787 5531073

Destination

Mittelalterlicher Marktplatz Bernkastel

Turn-by-turn directions

Start at the tourist information office. Straight ahead past the fountain you cross Karlsbader Platz, follow Moselstraße and (Old) Römerstraße. The path continues to the double cross and along Burgstraße to the eastern portal of the Burgbergtunnel. There you cross the main road and a few meters later you enter the city forest. If you wish, you can soon turn left into a path that leads down to the Tiefenbach stream and to the small waterfall of the stream. Otherwise you continue straight on to the Tinkel chapel, where shortly before you will also find a path from the brook valley leading up from the waterfall. At the chapel you turn sharp right into the tarred road and follow it uphill until the first bend. Here the forest path branches off to Landshut Castle. You walk around and visit the castle (not signposted). At the castle entrance follow the asphalt road downhill towards the Moselle (Schlossweg). After a detour to the St. Anna chapel you continue to descend the tarred path and turn from Schlossweg into Karlstraße. It leads to the medieval market place at the Spitzhäuschen, where the signs end.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

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

Bernkastel-Kues: Taxi Edringer: 06531 - 8149, Taxi Priwitzer: 06531 - 96970, Taxi Reitz: 06531 - 6455

Getting there

Journey to Bernkastel-Kues

Parking

Parking is available on the large Moselle car park on the Bernkasteler and Kueser side, directly on the Moselle. During the winter months parking here is free of charge, from April 1st to December 31st parking is charged. Gestade 18, 54470 Bernkastel-Kues
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 in german)

Author’s map recommendations

WanderGuide - the hiking guide in the Bernkastel-Kues holiday region. With description and map.
(only in german)

Equipment

Sturdy shoes are recommended

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
4.2 km
Duration
1:30h
Ascent
123 m
Descent
124 m
Loop Family friendly

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