© Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues

Sonneninselrundweg above the Moselle village Minheim

  • start: Parking at the church (or at the "Old Ferry Head")
  • destination: Parking at the church
  • easy
  • 5,80 km
  • 1 hour 35 minutes
  • 122 m
  • 246 m
  • 125 m
  • 100 / 100
  • 10 / 100

Comfortable tour, ideal for people who want to take it easy during their hiking holiday or have little time

The wine village of Minheim is situated on a sun-drenched peninsula on the Moselle - this hike owes its name to its location.
Insights into the hiking tour:
The hike leads along narrow paths through the vineyard. Places of interest along the way are the Plague Chapel, the Burglay Rock and the old Eichhaus. There are also beautiful views of the Moselle valley from the barrage viewpoint and after a short detour from the Mosellorely lookout point. The first section of the hike to the Plague Chapel is along the wine educational trail. This trail provides a wealth of information. Here you can learn about viticulture, grape harvesting, wine education, the geology of the region and much more.
You can stop for a break in the Moselle village Minheim. Along the way you will find comfortable benches which invite you to take a break.

General information


From the car park at the church (or at the "Alter Fährkopf" directly on the Moselle), where you can park your car, the hike starts on the Sonneninselrundweg, clockwise. Right next door in the Weinbergstraße you turn off to climb up to higher situated village streets and into the vineyards. The path leads along the wine educational trail uphill to the plague chapel. To the left you can see the Moselle and the Piesport villages of Reinsport and Niederemmel. Almost at the top, the path continues below the Moselloreley (if you like, make a detour to the lookout point) parallel to the sliding slope. You cross the district road K 52 and head for the Burglay rock. In ancient times, a Roman defence post stood here. The route continues through vineyards to the "Staustufenblick". From here you can wonderfully observe the lock of the Moselle ships. Then you walk leisurely downhill back to Minheim. In the village you pass another sight, the old Eichhaus. Elector Jacob III of Eltz introduced the "Eich" at the Moselle in 1567: the standard of wine and all other goods which one used to measure and sell with wine measures.

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Safety Guidelines

No special safety instructions.


Hiking or trekking shoes, rucksack if necessary.


The hike is ideal for families: there are good paths, beautiful views and lots of educational material along the way.

Getting there

From Bernkastel follow the B53 through Andel, Mülheim, Brauneberg and Wintrich, then change to the Moselle side over the Minheim bridge. In the village turn left up to the church.


Parking at the church

Public transit

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

Please note that the buses do not always stop in Minheim but, depending on the connection, at the Minheim bridge (opposite side of the Moselle).

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

Piesport: Taxi Reitz (0049) 6507 - 2402


WanderGuide - the hiking guide in the Bernkastel-Kues holiday region. With description and map. Only available in german 


WanderGuide - the hiking guide in the Bernkastel-Kues holiday region. With description and map. Only available in german 

Additional Information

Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues
Gestade 6
54470 Bernkastel-Kues
Phone (0049) 6531/500190



  • Asphalt Coating (9%)
  • Crushed Rock (87%)
  • Street (4%)


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

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