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Eifel pilgrim cycle path X

  • start: Parking place at Himmerod Monastery, 54534 Großlittgen
  • destination: Klausen Parish and Pilgrimage Church, Augustinerplatz 1, 54524 Klausen
  • medium
  • 42,62 km
  • 2 hours 55 minutes
  • 243 m
  • 378 m
  • 116 m
  • 100 / 100
  • 40 / 100

The trail will be completed in April 2021. Discover the Himmerod Monastery and the parish and pilgrimage church in Klausen on this cycle tour. Enjoy spiritual moments in the wonderful nature of the Eifel!

The Eifel pilgrim cycle path connects two significant church buildings: the Cistercian monastery of Himmerod and the pilgrimage church of Klausen.

The start of the cycle path is at Himmerod Monastery, which was founded by Bernard of Clairvaux in 1134. The baroque monastery church is particularly impressive. The peaceful surroundings of the monastery are what make Himmerod such a special place. From Himmerod, the route first leads to Großlittgen and on to the small Eifel villages of Minderlittgen and Hupperath. The Eifel pilgrim cycle path then leads through a wooded area to Bergweiler. Via Dreis, the route continues towards the Moselle until you reach Klausen.

The Klausen pilgrimage church "Maria Heimsuchung" was consecrated in 1502, but its history goes back much further: already in 1440, the Marian devotee Eberhard placed a figure of the " Painful Mother of God" at the current location of the pilgrimage church. Eberhard's bones still lie in a wooden shrine under the altar of the Chapel of Grace.

General information


The cycle path will be completed in April 2021 and will then be sufficiently signposted according to the logo. At the moment, the signposting is still incomplete.

Safety Guidelines

For your safety: Avoid busy roads. Watch out for traffic if necessary. If possible, stay on the designated paths.


You are best equipped for the tour


with a roadworthy bicycle,

a bicycle helmet,

clothing appropriate to the weather,

enough water

and some food and drink.


Attractive cycling packages with overnight stay with breakfast, tour description and many other options: www.gesundland-vulkaneifel.de


Getting there

Please use the navigable start address in the Parking section to enter in your navigation device. 




Himmerod Monastery, Himmerod 3, 54534 Großlittgen



Klausen parish and pilgrimage church, Augustinerplatz 1, 54524 Klausen

Public transit

Travel options to the starting point Himmerod Monastery


By train:

From Cologne main station or Trier main station to Wittlich main station by regional train and from there by bus.

Rail connections - www.bahn.de


By Bus:

Bus line 300: Wittlich main station, => Großlittgen, Zehntsscheune => continue with bus line 303: Großlittgen, Zehntsscheune => Himmerod Monastery, Großlittgen



Additional Information

GesundLand Vulkaneifel GmbH

Leopoldstr. 5
54550 Daun
Tel. +49 (0)6592 951370
E-Mail: www.gesundland-vulkaneifel.de



GesundLand Tourist Information Daun

Leopoldstr. 5
54550 Daun



Tourist-Information Wittlich Stadt und Land

Marktplatz 5
54516 Wittlich
Tel.: +49 (0)6571 4086



This tour is presented by: Eifel Tourismus GmbH, Author: Vera Esch / GesundLand Vulkaneifel

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