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Kastanienwäldchen near Wintrich at the Mosel

  • start: Forest parking place Kasholz
  • destination: Forest parking place Kasholz
  • easy
  • 2,41 km
  • 42 minutes
  • 43 m
  • 417 m
  • 376 m
  • 60 / 100
  • 20 / 100

Easy walk from Kasholz through the Wintrich chestnut grove. The sweet chestnuts (Esskastanien) were planted around 1865.

The walk through the "Wintrich chestnut grove" leads through more than 130-year-old sweet or sweet chestnut stands, which are among the largest continuous chestnut forests in Rhineland-Palatinate. Chestnuts have a delicate sweet, nutty and somewhat mealy taste. Nowadays, you rarely see chestnut sellers who offer roasted chestnuts in the city centres in winter.Insights into the hiking tour:Starting from the hiking car park, the route follows shady forest paths through the forest. At a clearing, a view of the distant Moselle mountains opens up. The highlight of the hike are the many sweet chestnuts along the way.There are no rest stops along the way, so it is recommended to pack rucksack food.

General information


From the Kasholz hiking car park you walk in a clockwise direction on shady forest paths. The first chestnuts are found at a clearing, from where you can also look out over the distant Moselle mountains. Then the stand of sweet chestnuts (Esskastanien) becomes denser. Many chestnut trees are old. They were planted around 1865.

Safety Guidelines

No special safety instructions.


Sturdy footwear


Before you go shopping and then take a break in the middle of nature

Getting there

From Bernkastel follow the B53 through the villages of Andel, Mülheim and Brauneberg to Wintrich.  In Wintrich turn left into Bergstraße and follow this road (K85) until you reach the parking lot for hikers


Forest parking place Kasholz

Public transit

www.moselbahn.de, www.vrt-info.de, www.bahn.de

However, the starting point of the hike lies above the village in the forest and is about 3 km from the village centre.

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

Neumagen-Dhron: Taxi Kreusch (0049) 6507 - 2493


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




  • Hiking Trail (55%)
  • Path (7%)
  • Crushed Rock (20%)
  • Street (19%)


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

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