The Moselsteig hike is a long and beautiful hiking trail over a length of 227 miles (365 kilometers), divided over 24 stages. The trail connects the highlights of the Moselle region and is not only one of the longest routes in Germany, but also one of the best.
The Moselle river is a tributary of the famous Rhine river and the Moselle region is considered to be one of the most beautiful areas in Germany and famous for its white wine.
Moselsteig nature, culture and history
You will feel connected to nature during the Moselsteig hiking trail, since you will be all the time close to various natural elements: walking along the banks of river Moselle, parts of trail run through the woods, while other segments take you through the vineyards that produce the famous Moselle wine. The Moselsteig hiker also gains a lot of impressions of the rich history and culture of the Moselle valley. You will visit various Mosel towns and villages with the beautiful half-timbered houses that characterize the Moselle region, monuments, castles and ruins and other interesting viewpoints.
The 24 stages of the Moselsteig
The Moselsteig starts at the village of Perl near the French/German border and the finish is at the on the border be the Deutsches Eck in Koblenz, where the Moselle river joins the Rhine river.
The Moselsteig hiking trail consists of the following 24 segments:
- Stage 1: Perl – Palzem (15 miles)
- Stage 2: Palzem – Nittel (10 miles)
- Stage 3: Nittel – Konz (14 miles)
- Stage 4: Konz – Trier (13 miles)
- Stage 5: Trier – Schweich (12 miles)
- Stage 6: Schweich – Mehring (8 miles)
- Stage 7: Mehring – Leiwen (9 miles)
- Stage 8: Leiwen – Neumagen-Dhron (9 miles)
- Stage 9: Neumagen-Dhron – Kesten / Osann-Monzel (11 miles)
- Stage 10: Kesten / Osann-Monzel – Bernkastel-Kues (9 miles)
- Stage 11: Bernkastel-Kues – Ürzig, (11 miles)
- Stage 12: Ürzig – Traben-Trarbach, (9 miles)
- Stage 13: Traben-Trarbach – Reil, (9 miles)
- Stage 14: Reil – Zell (8 miles)
- Stage 15: Zell – Neef (12 miles)
- Stage 16: Neef – Ediger-Eller (7 miles)
- Stage 17: Ediger-Eller – Beilstein (10 miles)
- Stage 18: Beilstein – Cochem (9 miles)
- Stage 19: Cochem – Treis-Karden (15 miles)
- Stage 20: Treis-Karden – Moselkern (8 miles)
- Stage 21: Moselkern – Löf (9 miles)
- Stage 22: Löf – Kobern-Gondorf (9 miles)
- Stage 23: Kobern-Gondorf – Winningen (9 miles)
- Stage 24: Winningen – Koblenz (9 miles)
Interesting and beautiful challenge
With stages ranging from 7 to 15 miles, difficulty levels going from easy to medium and difficult, the Moselsteig hiking trail in Germany is an interesting and beautiful challenge for every hiker, from beginner to advanced.
Rheinsteig – another beautiful hiking trail
If you are interested in walking in Germany, then please check our Rheinsteig hiking trail article, a beautiful hiking trail in the same part of Germany along the famous Rhine river. The Rheinsteig trail is in total 199 miles (320 km) and is an interesting challenge for hikers who like ascents and descents.