© Gesa Etzkorn, Verbandsgemeinde Rhein-Mosel / Tourismus

Moselsteig Seitensprung Würzlaysteig

  • start: Sportplatz Lehmen
  • destination: Sportplatz Lehmen
  • difficult
  • 9,31 km
  • 3 hours
  • 293 m
  • 242 m
  • 93 m
  • 40 / 100
  • 100 / 100

After breathtaking vantage points on alpine paths above the Würzlay vineyard, which gives it its name, you'll take a leisurely walk across the fields of the Maifeld before returning to the starting point at the Hubertushöhe vista.

On the first half of the trail, hikers can expect a wild mix of short landscape changes with wine and forest. From the sports park Lehmen it goes first over a wooded nature trail Note the recommended running direction after the start! Parallel to the village, after about 1 km, the trail turns into an alpine path above the Würzlay vineyard. Breathtaking viewpoints on the alpine path with many partly longer ascents and descents above the name-giving vineyard Würzlay reward the hiker. Larger viewing plateaus at the end of the trail and at Ausoniusstein lead into the Flachsbach valley through the Ausoniusstein nature reserve. The trail continues leisurely across the fields of the Maifeld before returning to the starting point at the Hubertushöhe overlook.

General information


Starting from the Lehmen Sports Park, you will first walk along a wooded nature trail. Please note the recommended running direction after the start! Parallel to the village, after about 1 km you will enter the alpine path above the vineyard of the Würzlay. Here you can expect many changes of Mediterranean climate and shaded deciduous trees. These changes are accompanied by partly very steep ascents and descents and many changes of direction.  At longer passages it is difficult to avoid 2 people, therefore the recommended running direction. You will be rewarded by many breathtaking viewpoints. Benches and rest areas are available at several points. Likewise, there are indications of rescue points. The alpine passage ends at a small viewing plateau. A short detour along the Maifeld leads to the Ausoniushütte site. There is a spur trail to the Ausoniusstein, a cantilevered rock above the Moselle, on which the famous Roman poet and prince educator Decimus Magnus Ausonius (310-393) but never was 😉. Then you climb into the Flachsbach valley, over a small ford it goes up again before the Maifeld village of Moselsürsch. The trail continues through the Ausoniusstein nature reserve until you finally reach the plateau of the Maifeld again. As there are good conditions here for the endangered lark, the trail makes a detour along an asphalt path before continuing along the edge of the forest parallel to the Moselle. The way back is rewarded with another spectacular view on the Hubertushöhe.  After a short steep descent, it goes back to the starting point.

Safety Guidelines

For your own safety and to protect the flora and fauna, please always stay on the marked trails. The trail is sometimes steep, difficult and slippery in rainy or winter weather. Therefore surefootedness and good physical condition are essential.


We endeavour to announce on this platform all closures that occur due to forest work or hunting parties. Nevertheless, there are situations where hiking trails are closed and we may not have been informed. If you unexpectedly encounter a trail closure or diversion, we ask that you follow the instructions for your own safety.

Dangerous situations:

If an emergency situation arises, help is needed quickly. And even though mobile phones can send GPS signals, the classic rescue points are often the quickest. These are located in places that are easily accessible for rescue vehicles. Remember the points with the green signs and a white cross. In an emergency, return there and give the number on the sign when you make your emergency call. This way, the emergency services will know where to find you.


- Sturdy and comfortable shoes.

- Clothing adapted to the weather, if necessary in multiple layers.

- Rucksack with food: Sufficient to drink and, if necessary, food, as there are not refreshment stops or shopping facilities available or open everywhere.

- Depending on the weather, sun or rain protection and mosquito/tick repellent.


The path is most beautiful in the morning and towards evening. Follow the side trail, not the route hike "Themenweg Würzlaysteig".There is a bakery in Lehmen, wineries in Lehmen and farm stores in Moselsürsch. If you still have time, visit the Razejungewingert on the Moselle.

Getting there

Coming from Koblenz follow the Bergstraße in the direction of Münstermaifeld. Turn left into Erlenweg and follow the signs to the sports field. Coming from the A61 take the exit Ochtendung in the direction of Kobern-Gondorf - there take the B416 in the direction of Cochem - after approx. 3 km turn right at the exit Lehmen onto the L207 through Lehmen in the direction of Münstermaifeld - at a major intersection turn left and follow the signs for "Würzlaysteig" or Sportpark. Further approaches of the L207 further follow at the hikers' parking lot "Alte Linde" (it is unfortunately only a stump) as well as in the center of Moselsürsch.


Lehmen sports field, Erlenweg, 56332 Lehmen.

Other parking places:

Hikers' parking lot "Alte Linde" L206 (between Lehmen and Moselsürsch)

Moselsürsch, village center near church

Public transit

Reachable by train

Sustainable travel by public transport.


Lines: RB 81 "Moseltal-Bahn" (daily) Koblenz - Trier

Destination stop: Lehmen railway station - from there the access route to the Würzlaysteig is signposted.


Link to Deutsche Bahn: https://www.bahn.de/angebot



Kostenlos: Flyer Wander- und Radkarte Hier geht´s lang; schematische Übersicht der Wanderwege in der Region Sonnige Untermosel. Infos und Anforderung auf www.sonnige-untermosel.de

Additional Information

Tourist-Information Sonnige Untermosel, Moselstraße 7, 56332 Alken | Tel.: +49 (0) 2605 / 8472736 | touristik@sonnige-untermosel.de | www.sonnige-untermosel.de

Further tour suggestions: Hiking tours in the Lower Moselle and Middle Rhine region

Link to Lower Moselle: https://www.sonnige-untermosel.de/list/aktiv/wandern


Link to Middle Rhine: https://www.erlebnis-rheinbogen.de/natur-freizeit/unsere-wanderwege



  • Path (40%)
  • Hiking Trail (51%)
  • Asphalt Coating (1%)
  • Crushed Rock (7%)


This tour is presented by: Verbandsgemeinde Rhein-Mosel / Tourismus, Author: Julia Gries

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