The Roman graves in Nehren on the Moselle
- start: Community square Nehren
- destination: Community square Nehren
- 4,52 km
- 1 hour 25 minutes
- 128 m
- 241 m
- 115 m
- 80 / 100
- 10 / 100
Witnesses to the Roman past are two Roman burial chambers located high in the vineyards, whose vault painting is the best preserved north of the Alps. From the village, the Roman tombs can be reached by a short walk along the Roman Tombs Cultural Trail. They are part of the Road of the Romans project, which links Roman cultural monuments throughout the region.
The starting point for this wonderful hike is the community square at the Nehren community and fire station. This is where the "Kulturweg Römergräber" begins and already offers a historical highlight at the starting point with a Roman Celtic stone from the 3rd century AD. We first follow Kirchstraße for a short distance in the direction of Ediger-Eller and then turn right into Römerstraße, which leads us uphill into the vineyards. A farm track leads us past an erratic boulder, a small saint's hut and an experimental vineyard with various grape varieties, through the vineyard site of the Nehrener Römerberg to the Roman graves situated high above the municipality of Nehren. The tombs, dating from the 2nd half of the fourth century AD, were rebuilt on their foundations in 1974. The burial chamber of the first tomb is the only room from antiquity still existing in the Rhineland in which the original painting of the walls and the vault has been largely preserved. It is the family tomb of a landowning family whose residence is to be found in the extensive rubble field that was repeatedly excavated on the terrace directly north above the village of Nehren. The graves were extensively restored in 2002-2005. From here you have a magnificent view of the Moselle valley. We descend the stairs at the Roman graves and walk to the right in the direction of Ediger-Eller. Here we enter a wooded area and follow the path to the Lehmer Bachtal. We walk downhill along the stream until we almost reach the main road and the so-called "Lehmener Turm". Above the tower we walk to the left through the vineyards back to the starting point in Nehren.
The hike begins in Nehren through the vineyards to the Römerberg and on to the Roman burial temples.
After and during rain or snowfall or ice, take extra care. Walk carefully, wear good shoes and avoid overconfidence and risky excursions. Be sure to take enough provisions with you (especially mineral water). However, pay attention to the weight of your backpack. Take breaks, carry a mobile phone (for emergencies) and avoid hiking when there is a risk of thunderstorms.
Sturdy shoes and weatherproof clothing are required for the hike.
After a hike, let yourself be spoilt by culinary and Moselle recipes as well as fine drops of Moselle wine.
A48, exit Kaiseresch via Cochem or A61, exit Rheinböllen via Simmern, Kappel
By train: on the Trier-Koblenz line, Cochem or Ediger-Eller station, continue by bus to Nehren (line 711).
Bus: Bus line 711
Maßstab 1 : 25.000
- Hiking Trail (57%)
- Crushed Rock (40%)
- Asphalt Coating (2%)
This tour is presented by: Ferienland Cochem, Author: Tourist-Information Ferienland Cochem