Mertesdorfer Panoramaweg (ME 1)
- start: Start at Grünhaus Mertesdorf / car park Freibad
- destination: Start at Grünhaus Mertesdorf / car park Freibad
- 8,00 km
- 2 hours 30 minutes
- 188 m
- 309 m
- 133 m
- 60 / 100
- 60 / 100
A scenic tour with information and rest stops around the oldest wine village in the Ruwer valley.
The 8 km long Panorama Trail leads you mostly on nature and vineyard paths past renowned wineries and to magnificent views of the wine villages of Mertesdorf and Kasel. Along the way, you will learn interesting facts about the historical water supply of Mertesdorf and the promotion of biodiversity through orchards and flower strips. Combined with the Ruwer-Riesling Experience Trail, the trail can be extended to approx. 16 km.
The starting and finishing point of the circular trail is at the Mertesdorf Grünhaus junction, where the Ruwer-Riesling Experience Trail also starts and ends. Parking is available in the large car park opposite the Mertesdorf open-air swimming pool, where signposts have already been erected. The trail is marked throughout and in two directions with the Me1 logo. In addition, you will find distance information to prominent points along the route as well as a kilometre marker at various locations.
Combined with the Ruwer-Riesling Experience Trail, the trail can be extended to approx. 16 km.
The start of the trail is at the entrance to Mertesdorf, where the start of the Ruwer Riesling Experience Trail is also located. Sufficient parking spaces can be found approx. 100 m further on the left side at the outdoor swimming pool Ruwertal. It is possible to walk the trail in both directions.
At the starting point you will find the starting board with all useful information about the trail. If we then follow the path clockwise, we have our first, quite crisp climb directly in front of us. We follow the main road, then go through the Eitelsbacher Weg into the street Wenigbach and follow the markings. You can take a first short break at the "Ewischboor". The well in the old village centre at the end of Oberstraße is a well that originated from a watering place when Mertesdorf was still a small settlement. One might assume that the name "Ewischboor" refers to the fact that the well always has water and the spring never runs dry. But you can tell from the spelling "Ewischboor" that the top well (in dialect: ewischte Boor) is meant here.
Continue along the statue of Our Lady, which can be found in a niche of the steeply rising vineyard wall of the Herrenberg, to the Mertesdorfer Herrenberg vineyard site. At the next resting place, there is information on the cross-terracing that was created at the neighbouring vineyards as part of the 2022 land consolidation.
The trail now continues above the vineyards and offers a fantastic view of the wine village of Mertesdorf. It leads along the information points with a bee showcase and a meadow orchard. These resting places are not only an important habitat for insects and birds, but also a place of learning for young and old about viticulture, fruit growing and agriculture. Here, in the rhythm of the seasons, the blossoming, growth and flourishing of fruit can be observed, grandparents can tell their grandchildren when and how to harvest, how fruit is processed into juice or that the maggot in fruit has its justification.
The path continues through a shady deciduous forest to the station on the topic of "wild herbs and flowering strips". The newly planted flower strips here represent an easy-to-implement contribution to the preservation of biodiversity in the local flora and fauna.
As the trail continues, we cross the K77 and K140 in the direction of Kasel and walk along the uppermost vineyard path in the direction of the Johannishütte. Here we enjoy the best views far into the Ruwer valley and the heights of the Hochwald, to the neighbouring communities of Kasel, Waldrach and Morscheid. We continue towards Mertesdorf, where we meet the rest area of the Ruwer Riesling Experience Trail at the Lorenzberg. Here we learn all about the origins of the Ruwer valley and the terroir and climate along the Ruwer. At this point it is possible, among other things, to extend the hike and follow the signs of the Ruwer-Riesling-Erlebnisweg in the direction of Kasel. If we stay on our route ME1, the path now leads us back into the village, down the street "Auf Krein" until we turn left and take another short, idyllic detour across the Ruwer. At the Karlsmühle, a display board informs about the Roman heritage in the Ruwer valley. The trail then continues along the Ruwer-Hochwald cycle path back to the starting point.
The 8 km long trail can be walked all year round, taking into account possible restrictions due to force majeure, such as ice, snow or storm damage. The trail is classified as moderately difficult due to some inclines. The walking time is approx. 2.5 hours.
Sturdy shoes are essential.
Enjoy and experience - Treat yourself to an excellent Ruwer wine at one of the wineries along the way.
Coming from Trier, enter the Ruwer valley via the L149 to Mertesdorf. Coming from the BAB 602, exit Kenn to Trier-Ruwer and then via the L149 to Mertesdorf.
Free parking at the car park of the Ruwertal open-air swimming pool (49°46'21.0 "N 6°43'15.4 "E). Alternatively at the entrance in Waldrach, car park at the family centre/Kegelbungert (49°44'58.5 "N 6°44'32.7 "E) or at the entrance in Kasel car park Hauptstraße/Dorfplatz (49°45'45.3 "N 6°43'37.2 "E).
Stadtwerke Trier Verkehrs GmbH Linie 30 und 86
- Asphalt Coating (21%)
- Street (6%)
- Path (1%)
- Crushed Rock (19%)
- Hiking Trail (53%)
This tour is presented by: Mosel. Faszination Urlaub, Author: Touristinformation Ruwer