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Neef Petersberg lighthouse hike

  • start: Brunnenplatz, D-56858 Neef
  • destination: Brunnenplatz, D-56858 Neef
  • medium
  • 8,19 km
  • 2 hours 39 minutes
  • 231 m
  • 254 m
  • 92 m
  • 60 / 100
  • 40 / 100

Historic architectural elements and a unique wine cultural landscape.

The narrow Moselle loop with the Neef Petersberg on top is one of the most scenic and impressive on the Moselle. Numerous architectural monuments, such as the Petersberg Chapel with its high-altitude cemetery, the Eulenköpfchen, the Burgberg, the Höhenkreuz, the Neefer Castle and the Stuben Monastery bear witness to a long, eventful past. The historic vineyard site of the Neefer Frauenberg, with its old vines and dry stone walls, vineyard terraces and rocks, has a great diversity of flora and fauna. The climb through the vineyards is rewarded at the Höhenkreuz with a fantastic panoramic view of the entire Moselle loop. This multitude of historic architectural elements and the unique wine cultural landscape is so impressive that they were declared a beacon in 2019 by the "Living Moselle Vineyards" initiative.

General information


Start Brunnenplatz on the banks of the Moselle via Fährstraße, the square at the "Boar" and the railway bridge to the "Rosenberg" and "Frauenberg" vineyards. Continue via the Höhenkreuz to the Petersberg Chapel and on to the former Roman mountain fortification Eulenköpfchen. Hintunter to the former Franconian settlement of Rumpenheim on the Burgberg and through the forest via the car park on the Petersberg to the panoramic viewing bench, continue through the Neef Frauenberg and via the steps back through the village of Neef to the starting point at Brunnenplatz.


We recommend sturdy shoes


Viewpoint Eulenköpfchen with a magnificent view of the Moselle and the Calmont opposite, the steepest vineyard in Europe.

Getting there

From Cochem via the B49

From Bernkastel-Kues via the B53


Parking along the Moselstraße

Public transit

by train to Bullay and then by bus 729 to Neef


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


  • Street (1%)
  • Asphalt Coating (7%)
  • Path (3%)
  • Crushed Rock (11%)
  • Hiking Trail (78%)


This tour is presented by: Zeller Land Tourismus GmbH

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