After a short stretch through the town, the ascent begins. Today’s highlight is without a doubt the 20m high observation tower. From here you can enjoy the wonderful Five Lakes View, so-called as the Moselle river appears to be 5 separate bodies of water.
The trail continues through a sea of vineyards down to the village of Leiwen. Why not visit the Sektgut St. Laurentius where you can sample a selection of highly-regarded sparkling ‘Sekt’ wines
Tips en hints
Villa Rustica - One of the most important buildings on the Roman Wine Route. The Roman villa has the Moselsteig Fling which accompanies the Moselsteig a good deal on this stage. A detour to Villa Rustica is definitely worth it. The uncovered manor house of a Roman estate from the 2nd century was partially reconstructed. With 34 rooms, it is one of the larger mansions in the Trier region. Guided tours of the villa are available from April to October on Sundays at 11:30 am or after advance notice
We recommend wearing hiking boots that are well broken-in, plus a rain jacket and waterproof trousers in wet weather, as well as taking sun cream and a hat on nicer days.
In your information pack, you’ll find a detailed list of all the required hiking gear, including some good hiking boots, appropriate clothing, a rain jacket and a backpack.