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"Marienburg" circular hiking trail in the Zeller Land

  • start: "Zeller Schwarze Katz" fountain, market square, 56856 Zell (Mosel)
  • destination: "Zeller Schwarze Katz" fountain, market square, 56856 Zell (Mosel)
  • medium
  • 15,17 km
  • 4 hours 35 minutes
  • 383 m
  • 240 m
  • 95 m
  • 80 / 100
  • 40 / 100

Forest and vineyards and Germany's narrowest Moselle loop from above.

A hike with magnificent panoramic views of the Moselle valley and Germany's narrowest Moselle loop. The highlight of the walk is the Prinzenkopf tower behind the Marienburg. There you can see the Moselle twice and have a magnificent panoramic view of Germany's narrowest Moselle loop and the heights of the Eifel and Hunsrück. Take the ferry from Alf to the other side of the Moselle to Bullay and from there along the Moselle back to Zell (Mosel).

General information


Start: "Zeller Schwarze Katz" fountain at the market square - to the bank of the Moselle - then right - over the footbridge to the district of Kaimt - turn right and go straight through the Marientaler Au - at the fork left - slightly uphill to the B 53 main road - cross this -. turn right onto the path towards "Engelskapellchen" - continue straight ahead to the Marienburg - continue straight forward on the asphalt path - here turn right onto the asphalt path to the end (at the height of the high-voltage pylon) - continue straight ahead - after approx. 80 m left up to the Prinzenkopf - from the Prinzenkopf follow the path to the Prinzenkopf memorial site (heroes' cemetery) - coming from the path straight ahead along the asphalt path to Alf - continue past Haus Waldfrieden (90 degrees left turn) to the forest car park with seating area - here follow the road on the right "M" (Moselhöhenweg) straight ahead to Alf to the ferry head on the banks of the Moselle - cross over by ferry to Bullay - turn right onto the hiking path via Zell-Merl to Zell (Mosel) back to the starting point.

Safety Guidelines

Attention: before crossing the main road, you currently have to climb over the crash barrier! 


we recommend sturdy shoes


Prinzenkopf tower vantage point with magnificent panoramic views.

Getting there

Take the B53 to the opposite side of the Moselle (via the Bullay double-decker bridge or the Zell-Kaimt motorway bridge). Then straight on to the market square (Rathaus, Balduinstr. 44, 56856 Zell (Mosel)).


Parking along the Moselle promenade in Zell (Mosel) - subject to charges.

Free parking in the streets "Brandenburg" and "Am Bahnhof".

Public transit

by train to Bullay and further with the lines 720,721 or 750 to Zell (Mosel), Lindenplatz


Hiking map Zellerland

ISBN 978-3-944620-12-1


Available from Zeller Land Tourismus GmbH, Balduinstr. 44, D-56856 Zell (Mosel), Tel. +49 6542 9622-0, info@zellerland.de, www.zellerland.de 

Additional Information

Zeller Land Tourismus GmbH
Balduinstr. 44
D-56856 Zell (Mosel)
Tel. +49 6542 9622-0


  • Asphalt Coating (5%)
  • Path (23%)
  • Street (2%)
  • Hiking Trail (54%)
  • Crushed Rock (16%)


This tour is presented by: Zeller Land Tourismus GmbH

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