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Cultural trail through the Dortebach Valley nature reserve in Klotten/Moselle

  • start: Hikers' car park on the Moselle (B49)
  • destination: Hikers' car park on the Moselle (B49)
  • medium
  • 5,29 km
  • 1 hour 50 minutes
  • 222 m
  • 316 m
  • 94 m
  • 80 / 100
  • 40 / 100

The Dortebach Valley is a unique, apline Moselle side valley of special beauty near the municipality of Klotten with remarkably rare flora and fauna.

A remarkable and rare fauna and flora has settled in this valley. Follow the signs and the logo with the lizard. They will lead you from the hikers' car park on the Moselle (B49) after 700 metres to a waterfall that offers welcome cooling in summer and grows into an imposing wall of ice in winter. Via serpentines you reach the mountain plateau in the "Klottener Neuwald" and the "Annischerhof". From there, you will pass orchard meadows to the "Kasteschkopp" vantage point where you can enjoy a panoramic view of the Moselle valley and the vineyard terraces. From the "Kasteschkopp", serpentines lead you to the bottom of the valley and then back to the starting point at the hikers' car park.

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.


After a hike, let yourself be spoilt by culinary and Moselle recipes as well as fine drops of Klotten Moselle wine.

Getting there

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

Public transit

by train:

on the Trier-Koblenz line Klotten station


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





  • Path (39%)
  • Hiking Trail (50%)
  • Crushed Rock (10%)


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

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