Mosel-Camino Bullay - Zell (Mosel) - Traben-Trarbach
- start: D-56859 Bullay
- destination: D-56841 Traben-Trarbach
- 23,44 km
- 7 hours 10 minutes
- 712 m
- 415 m
- 91 m
- 100 / 100
- 80 / 100
On the pilgrimage route through the Zeller Land to Traben-Trarbach.
The 'Mosel Camino', between Koblenz and Trier, is part of the pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela. A unique wine-growing landscape awaits the hiker, surrounded by nature, castles, vineyards and the romantic course of the Mosel. The yellow scallop shell on a blue background marks the pilgrimage and hiking trail, which is almost 160 km long in total (with detours and visits approx. 180 km). The converging ribs of the scallop point as an arrow in the direction of Trier.
Once again, change sides of the Mosel in Bullay. At the end of the double-decker bridge, turn left, then after a few metres cross the road and take a serpentine path up to the Marienburg (diocesan youth education centre with 'youth church') with a great view of Pünderich and other Mosel towns. Then head south-east to a road that leads to the Zell district of Barl. Follow this road for only c. 100 m, then turn left and continue straight on past the ruins of Marienthaler Hof to Zell-Kaimt (detour to the parish church of St. James with St. James' keystone on the altar). Cross a footbridge back to the right side of the Mosel to Zell. There through the town centre (or along the banks of the Mosel) to the Notenau district. Here, at the roundabout, turn left onto the Notenau road and at its end turn right up into the forest. Pass the former water treading facility to the viewpoint "Beinter Kopf" (refuge) with a late Roman mountain shrine, then to the "Schönen Aussicht" (refuge) and finally to the Bummkopf. Cross the K 52 there and walk through the forest, later through the vineyards, down to Enkirch (plan a tour). Here the trail goes uphill again to 'Rottenblick' (refuge), from there on a magnificent panoramic path ('Kirst') to Starkenburg with its beautiful Protestant church. At the "Pavillon", the Camino leads to the left and, past the Bismarckhütte, to the Grevenburg ruins. From there, descend to Traben-Trarbach with its impressive Art Nouveau houses (pilgrims' hostel 'Alte Lateinschule'!).
We recommend sturdy shoes.
The "Prinzenkopf" observation tower (approx. 10 minutes' walk from the Marienburg) is considered one of the most beautiful vantage points on the Mosel.
Graf-Beisel-Street, 56859 Bullay
Parking facilities at the Bullay environmental station
IC, RE or RB from Koblenz or Trier, approx. 300 meters walk from Bullay train station
Hiking map Zellerland
This tour is presented by: zeller-land-tourenerfassung, Author: Zeller Land Tourismus GmbH