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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
    Photo: Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues
m 250 200 150 100 5 4 3 2 1 km Staustufenblick Wintrich/Minheim Burglay
Comfortable tour, ideal for people who want to take it easy during their hiking holiday or have little time
easy
Distance 5.8 km
1:35 h
122 m
122 m
246 m
125 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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Lisa Willems 
Update: January 19, 2022
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
246 m
Lowest point
125 m
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Safety information

No special safety instructions.

Tips and hints

Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues
Gestade 6
54470 Bernkastel-Kues
Phone (0049) 6531/500190

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 

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Equipment

Hiking or trekking shoes, rucksack if necessary.

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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When did you do this route? April 24, 2021
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When did you do this route? April 09, 2021
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
5.8 km
Duration
1:35 h
Ascent
122 m
Descent
122 m
Highest point
246 m
Lowest point
125 m
Circular route Family-friendly Suitable for strollers

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