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Ürziger Geologie-, Gewürz- & Rosengarten - Theme trail

  • start: Tourist Information Ürzig
  • destination: Tourist Information Ürzig
  • easy
  • 2,07 km
  • 39 minutes
  • 77 m
  • 185 m
  • 108 m
  • 40 / 100

An experience for all senses. Just above the roofs of Ürzig, 160 plant species, 20 rose varieties and numerous spices and herbs grow on a steep slope.

The Ürziger Garten offers a wide variety of flora and fauna. Butterflies, bumblebee and bee species pollinate the plants, which thrive excellently on the warm slate soil. And: near Ürzig is the only Moselle mountain that is characterised by a tectonic rift valley and a volcanic glowing cloud. Instead of Devonian slate, a variety of different rocks can be found here, with the red loose rock being particularly typical. More detailed information is provided by numerous panels and rock samples along the route.

Insights into the hiking tour:

In the surroundings of Ürzig interesting geological rock deposits can be seen, which in this composition are probably unique in the world. The so-called Rotliegende in its numerous formations meets the dark domestic back slate of the Devonian near Ürzig. It is a fantastic world, which can be explored even by the inexperienced. You can marvel at sky-high cliffs, plants that you rarely see, viticulture under alpine conditions and 5 different types of rocks in the geological garden.

General information


From the tourist information office you first walk past the church St. Maternus and turn into the street "Moselufer". After about 80 metres a road branches off to the right which will take you into the vineyards. Follow this road for another 50 metres until a small path announces the entrance to the spice and rose garden. Once you have climbed the terraces of the two gardens, turn left along the farm track and continue on to the Geology Garden.

Safety Guidelines

No special safety instructions.


Sturdy hiking boots and some food if necessary.


Guided tours of the Spice Garden can be arranged for groups by appointment (Verkehrsbüro Ürzig, Phone +49 (0)6532-2620).

Getting there

Coming from Bernkastel, follow the B53 in the direction of Koblenz until you reach Zeltingen-Rachtig. At the roundabout take the third exit and cross the bridge to the other side of the Moselle, then at the roundabout take the third exit again and follow the road to Ürzig.


Parking facilities in the village

Public transit

www.vrt-info.de, www.bahn.de

Bernkastel-Kues: Taxi Edringer: (0049) 6531 - 8149, Taxi Priwitzer: (0049) 6531 - 96970, Taxi Reitz: (0049) 6531 - 6455

Kröv: (0049) 6541 - 811020


WanderGuide - the hiking brochure in the Bernkastel-Kues holiday region. With description and map (only in German).


WanderGuide - the hiking brochure in the Bernkastel-Kues holiday region. With description and map (only in German).

Additional Information

Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues

Gestade 6 

54470 Bernkastel-Kues 

Phone (0049) 6531/50019-0




  • Street (10%)
  • Crushed Rock (62%)
  • Path (27%)
  • Hiking Trail (2%)


This tour is presented by: Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues, Author: Lisa Willems

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