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Himmelreich-Wanderweg - above the Moselle village Graach

  • start: Graacher Schäferei, Parkplatz "An der Traver Ruh" (alternativ: Wanderparkplatz "Auf´m Hahn")
  • destination: Graacher Schäferei, Parkplatz "An der Traver Ruh" (alternativ: Wanderparkplatz "Auf´m Hahn")
  • easy
  • 7,43 km
  • 2 hours 20 minutes
  • 283 m
  • 402 m
  • 281 m
  • 40 / 100
  • 20 / 100

Easy hike of 7.5 kilometres in length. Half of the tour leads - high above the Moselle - through vineyard paths, the rest through light forests.

Graach is a village situated directly on the Moselle in the holiday region Bernkastel-Kues. The balcony of Graach, the part of the village called Schäferei, captivates with its spectacular view of the Moselle valley. World famous are the theological vineyards of Graach: Himmelreich, Dompropst, Josephshöfer and Abtsberg. One of these vineyards - the "Graacher Himmerlreich" - is also the namesake of this hike.Insights into the hiking tour:On the wide, well-maintained paths, you can easily complete the hiking tour in just under 2 hours. Over forest and meadow paths, the hike takes you through the Moselle landscape - among other things, you will pass a drop-off point for para-gliders, as well as rest areas with beautiful views. The view into the Moselle valley is impressive. It is worth stopping and enjoying the view in all directions.On the way there are two stops, on the "Schäferei", high above the Moselle (see tip author).

General information


From the car park for hikers you start the hike by following the signs down to the Schäferei district. The path leads you behind the town sign on the right up into the forest. Just before the larger road you can see straight ahead, take the path on the left into the forest and follow it for about 1 kilometre. When you arrive on a tarred road, keep to the right and after about 100 metres turn left again into a forest path. After about 400 meters you can enjoy the great view into the Moselle valley at the small crossroads on a bench. Continue to the right, where after 150 meters you will find the drop-off point for the para-gliders. Above this place, which is well signposted turning right, benches and seats invite you to a nice rest.Furthermore the view into the Moselle valley is very impressive. Following the signs, passing the refuge and the shooting club house, you will reach the hiking car park "Auf`m Hahn" (also a possible starting point of this hike). Keep left there and after 100 meters take the next possibility left into the forest. This part of the forest is called Staudt. Now you go along the edge of the slope and take the way back. Following the signs, you will arrive back at the Schäferei district after about 2 km. There it is worth stopping at the winery "Philipps-Eckstein" or "Kemmer's Panorama Hotel" before you tackle the last climb through the Schanzenstraße to the hiking car park "An der Traver Ruh".

Safety Guidelines

Safe, easy tour, no special safety instructions.


Hiking or trekking shoes, rucksack food if necessary.


The sheep farm is a district of the Moselle village of Graach, but this lies high above the Moselle. Here you can stop for a bite to eat during the hike: at Kemmer's Hotel or at the Philipps-Eckstein winery.

Getting there

Coming from the B 53, through the wine village of Graach and the vineyards up to the "Graacher Schäferei", high above the Moselle.


Graacher Schäferei, Parkplatz "An der Traver Ruh"; Alternativ: Wanderparkplatz "Auf´m Hahn".

Public transit


Bernkastel-Kues: Taxi Edringer: (0049) 6531 - 8149, Taxi Priwitzer: (0049) 6531 - 96970, Taxi Reitz: (0049) 6531 - 6455


WanderGuide - the hiking guide in the Bernkastel-Kues holiday region. With description and map. Only available in german 


WanderGuide - the hiking guide in the Bernkastel-Kues holiday region. With description and map. Only available in german 

Additional Information

Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues
Gestade 6
54470 Bernkastel-Kues
Phone: (0049) 6531/50019-0



Community and tourist office in Graach
Hauptstr. 94
54470 Graach
Phone: (0049) 65 31 - 25 41


This tour is presented by: Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues, Author: Lisa Willems

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