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Archaeological hiking trail in Bruttig-Fankel

  • start: Bruttig-Fankel
  • destination: Bruttig-Fankel
  • easy
  • 2,53 km
  • 39 minutes
  • 48 m
  • 351 m
  • 309 m
  • 80 / 100
  • 10 / 100

Right through the forest and across human history, this hiking trail leads high above the Moselle valley. An easy hike with depth.

More than 3,000 years ago, the mountain ranges around Bruttig-Fankel were already populated and people have left many traces. The approximately 2.5 km long archaeological hiking trail (not a circular route) makes them accessible with information boards. It leads right through the forest, where an old Celtic and Roman road once ran. Burial mounds from different eras line the path. People were buried here in the early Iron Age, around 1,000 years before our era. Other burial mounds contain finds that point to a Celtic settlement. A section of the old Roman road bears witness to the infrastructure of the Roman Empire. A medieval hollow way and a landwehr date from later times. It is hard to believe that this quiet hiking trail was once bustling with activity. You would have had to make way for horse-drawn carriages and riders and would certainly have encountered some traders and soldiers. Those days are long gone. So take a deep breath and enjoy nature!

General information

Safety Guidelines

After and during rain or snowfall or ice, take extra care. Walk carefully, wear good shoes and avoid overconfidence and risky excursions. Be sure to take enough provisions with you (especially mineral water). However, pay attention to the weight of your backpack. Take breaks, carry a mobile phone (for emergencies) and avoid hiking when there is a risk of thunderstorms.


Good shoes and weatherproof clothing are required for the hike.


How about a boat trip on the Moselle after the hike?!

From Bruttig-Fankel, for example, the Kolb company takes you to the Sleeping Beauty of the Moselle - Beilstein.

Getting there

A48, exit Kaiseresch via Cochem or A61, exit Rheinböllen via Simmern, Kappel.

Via the L98 in Bruttig-Fankel and then via the K36 uphill or via the L98 Valwigerberg uphill to Birkenhof


Am Birkenhof

Public transit

By train: on the Trier-Koblenz line, Cochem station, continue by bus to Bruttig-Fankel (line 716 -> 717).

Bus: Bus line 716- > 717


Wanderkarte Mosel
Maßstab 1 : 25.000
ISBN 978-3-89637-256-7
6,90 €

Additional Information

Tourist-Information Ferienland Cochem, Endertplatz 1, 56812 Cochem

Tel.: +49 (0) 2671-6004-0, Fax: +49 (0) 2671-6004-44

E-Mail: info@ferienland-cochem.de

Internet: www.ferienland-cochem.de



This tour is presented by: Ferienland Cochem, Author: Tourist-Information Ferienland Cochem

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