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Familien-Rundweg (city walk for families)

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  • Mittelalterlicher Marktplatz in Bernkastel-Kues
    / Mittelalterlicher Marktplatz in Bernkastel-Kues
    Photo: Zimmermann, Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues
  • / Familien-Rundweg - Herbstwanderung an der Mosel
    Video: Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues
  • / Burgstraße in Bernkastel-Kues
    Photo: Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues
  • / Abzweigung zum Wasserfall (mit dem Kinderwagen diesen Zwischenstopp auslassen=
    Photo: Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues
  • / Bachlauf entlang des Weges
    Photo: Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues
  • / Bachlauf im Tiefenbachtal
    Photo: Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues
  • / Wasserfall
    Photo: Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues
  • / Tinkelkapelle
    Photo: Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues
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    Photo: Lisa Willems, Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues
  • / Burg Landshut
    Photo: Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues
  • / Ausblick von der Burg in Richtung Kues
    Photo: Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues
  • / Ausblick von der Burg in Richtung Bernkastel
    Photo: Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues
  • / Beschilderung entlang der Strecke
    Photo: Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues
  • / Weg zur St. Anna Kapelle
    Photo: Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues
  • / St. Anna Kapelle
    Photo: Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues
  • / Blick auf Bernkastel und die Burg beim Abstieg
    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.
Distance 4.2 km
1:30 h
123 m
124 m
232 m
108 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.
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Claus Dürrmann
Update: September 24, 2021
Highest point
232 m
Lowest point
108 m
Best time of year

Safety information

No special safety instructions

Tips and hints

Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues

Gestade 6

54470 Bernkastel-Kues

Phone: (0049) 6531 500190


Tourist information, Bernkastel (108 m)
49.916045, 7.074757
49°54'57.8"N 7°04'29.1"E
32U 361787 5531073


Medieval market place 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.


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

Journey to Bernkastel-Kues


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


49.916045, 7.074757
49°54'57.8"N 7°04'29.1"E
32U 361787 5531073
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)


Sturdy shoes are recommended

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
  • Kit para bolhas
  • 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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Sabrina Schröder
December 19, 2020 · Community
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When did you do this route? December 19, 2020
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4.2 km
1:30 h
123 m
124 m
Highest point
232 m
Lowest point
108 m
Circular route Family-friendly


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