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Mullerthal Trail
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For individual tour planning

 

 

 

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Sections for individual tour planning

You can hike the Mullerthal Trail individually and set up your stages.

You may choose an accommodation in one of the following localities: Beaufort, Berdorf and Scheidgen.

The Mullerthal Trail is presented in various stages below so that you are able to plan your tour individually.

 

All sections of the Mullerthal Trail

The city of Echternach, which next to St Willibrord Basilica offers the abbey and the historical old town as well as numerous other attractions, is the starting point of this section. The Mullerthal Trail starts at the market square and first runs along the Basilica, through the courtyard of the abbey and through the municipal park (1) along the river Sûre. Shortly behind Echternach, the Mullerthal Trail leaves the river and leads up into the woods - next to the impressive rock formations “Veitcheslay”, “Roudeschlëff” and “Alkummer” (2). Above Steinheim, the hiker may enjoy a spectacular view on the valley of the “Sûre” before the Mullerthal Trail plunges again into the forest. The path then leads across open fields to the village of Rosport, famous, among other things, for its mineral water source as well as for the Tudor castle and its museum (3).

Tourist Info Echternach
9-10, Parvis de la Basilique | L-6486 Echternach
Tél : +352 72 02 30 | Fax : +352 72 02 30
E-mail :

www.visitechternach.lu


Tourist Info Rosport
Route d’Echternach | L-6580 Rosport
Tél : +352 73 01 60
E-mail :

www.rosport-tourism.lu

From the Tudor castle (1), you continue on the Mullerthal Trail. Idyllic forests, wonderful panoramic views and mossy rock formations alternate until the first stop: the pilgrimage chapel of Virgin Mary in Girsterklaus which dates from the 14th century (2). The Girsterklaus is the oldest pilgrimage site in the country and was created from building materials from the region. From Girsterklaus, the Mullerthal Trail leads down into the valley of “Girsterbaach” (3), which has cut deep in the dolomite rocks at this point. The path crosses the stream for several times until it leads uphill into the “Burerbësch”. At the end of this section, the hiker will enjoy a varied landscape which is characterized by shrubs, hedgerows, dry stone walls and enchanting small forest areas. At the next bifurcation, the path eventually leads downhill towards Moersdorf (4).

Tourist Info Rosport
Route d’Echternach | L-6580 Rosport
Tél : +352 73 01 60
E-mail :

www.rosport-tourism.lu


Tourist Info Born-Moersdorf
Rue du Camping  | L-6660 Born
Tél : +352 73 01 44
E-mail :

www.campingumsalzwaasser-born.lu

From Moersdorf, the Mullerthal Trail first winds through the nature reserve of “Deiwelskopp” (1) with its different forest types such as high, low and ravine forest and calcareous dry grasslands with a multitude of species. After a steep ascent to the plateau, the hiker will be rewarded with magnificent views on the Sûre and even onto the Moselle. From here, the hiker continues across open agricultural land until behind Mompach (2). The village has managed to preserve its rural character and enhance its appeal by the disclosure of the “Klengelbaach”. The Mullerthal Trail crosses the village center and then leads along the forest in the direction of Herborn. Along the way, the hiker enjoys wonderful panoramic views, before the village of Herborn (3) can be seen after a short section through the forest.

Tourist Info Born-Moersdorf
Rue du Camping  | L-6660 Born
Tél : +352 73 01 44
E-mail :

www.campingumsalzwaasser-born.lu

The starting point of this section is the square in front of the church in Herborn. Herborn is a very nice village thanks to the well-preserved historical buildings and the imposing church (1). The Mullerthal Trail first leads out of the village and after a short time into the natural forest reserve of “Hierberbësch” (2), which, with his beech occurrence, is one of the typical representatives of central European forest communities. In the natural forest reserve, a detour is recommended to the rest bank to listen in peace to the soothing sounds of the forest. The Mullerthal Trail then leaves the forest again, providing the hiker with a great view over open fields. From there, “the red M” takes the hikers on the way towards “Haard” forest. The next highlight waiting to be explored is the lake of Echternach (3). After leaving this leisure zone, the path runs through an alley past St. Mary’s Chapel (4) to the center of Echternach (5).

Tourist Info Echternach
9-10, Parvis de la Basilique | L-6486 Echternach
Tél : +352 72 02 30 | Fax : +352 72 02 30
E-mail :

www.visitechternach.lu

From the market square in Echternach, the Mullerthal Trail leads through the pedestrian zone and then via a short climb up to the view point of “Troosknäppchen” (1). From there, hikers can enjoy an impressive view on the city of Echternach. The trail passes subsequently through the woods until the Wollefsschlucht (2) - a steep crevice where wolves found refuge in earlier times. The next highlight on this section is the Labyrinth (3) - a maze of rock masses. Along the Aesbach, the Mullerthal Trail passes along the big rocks of “Perekop” (4), which can be climbed by ladders.
The Mullerthal Trail continues over wooden walkways and small bridges by the romantic Aesbachtal to “Huel Lee” (5) - a cave where the regional millstones were broken earlier, which is still clearly recognizable by the circular bulges. Shortly afterwards, you reach the amphitheater, an open-air theater, used for various events. After a few more meters, the village of Berdorf, known among others for its cheese, is visible.

Tourist Info Echternach
9-10, Parvis de la Basilique | L-6486 Echternach
Tél : +352 72 02 30 | Fax : +352 72 02 30
E-mail :

www.visitechternach.lu

 


Tourist Info Berdorf
3, Beim Martbusch | L-6552 Berdorf
Tél : +352 79 05 45 | Fax : +352 26 78 48 66
E-mail :

www.visitberdorf.lu

The center of Berdorf, surrounded by rocks, lies on a plateau and is the starting point of this route. From there, the Mullerthal Trail first runs through the locality and then into its rocky landscape that impresses by massive cliffs, gorges and caves. Along the romantic little valley of Ruetsbaach, it leads past “Ruetsbaachschlëff” (1). A trip to the plateau of Ruetsbaachschlëff is recommended. In the following section, further rocky highlights are lined up - including “Binzeltschlëff” (2), “Priedegtstull” (3) and “Werschrummschlëff” (4). During the second half of the section, the route passes through the natural forest area called “Schnellert”, a beautiful and wild part of the Mullerthal Trail. The Heringer Millen (5) in the village of Mullerthal is the arrival of this stage. This mill used to be one of the major mills in the region and now houses a tourist center and a restaurant.

Tourist Info Berdorf
3, Beim Martbusch | L-6552 Berdorf
Tél : +352 79 05 45 | Fax : +352 26 78 48 66
E-mail :

www.visitberdorf.lu


Touristcenter Heringer Millen
1, Rue des Moulins | L-6245 Mullerthal
Tél : +352 87 89 88 | Fax : +352 26 78 40 45
E-mail :

www.mullerthal-millen.lu

The Black Ernz is the recurring companion of this route. From the starting point at the Heringer Millen, the Mullerthal Trail follows the course of this stream to the small, but very picturesque waterfall “Schéissendëmpel” (1). It continues above the Black Ernz at the foot of the rocks into the forest called “Paaschent”. After a few meters, the Mullerthal Trail leaves the creek and leads up into the forest for a certain while until the path goes down the steps to a Travertine source (2). Here the Black Ernz is very close again. The Mullerthal Trail now runs parallel to the creek on a wooden bridge that crosses it several times. At the end of the bridge, the Mullerthal Trail leads uphill towards Marscherwald known as peaty, light beech wood. In the following section, the Mullerthal Trail crosses the “Rippsmuer” (3) - a high moor - and the sundial (4) chiseled in a rock. The walk continues towards Blumenthal, where the Mullerthal Trail meets the Black Ernz again.

Touristcenter Heringer Millen
1, Rue des Moulins | L-6245 Mullerthal
Tél : +352 87 89 88 | Fax : +352 26 78 40 45
E-mail :

www.mullerthal-millen.lu

This section of the Mullerthal Trail leads from the Black to the White Ernz. The starting point in the village of Blumenthal is located on the Black Ernz. Along the brook, the Mullerthal Trail leads towards Heffingen, leaves the valley after a short time and climbs steeply up into the woods. Once on the plateau, the hiker will have an open, agricultural embossed stretch to make. The viewpoint “Houbierg” (1) offers top long-distance views over fields and meadows. The Mullerthal Trail then leads through a forest with charming rock sections down into the valley of the White Ernz. In parallel to the stream, it continues to Soup (2). Behind the village, the Mullerthal Trail leaves the stream, leads up to the forest and on beautiful, narrow paths towards Larochette. The huge ruins of the castle of Larochette (3), which lies above the village, already welcomes the hiker from far. Arrived in Larochette, the path leads down to the village, next to the White Ernz.

Tourist Info Larochette
25, Chemin J.A. Zinnen| L-7626 Larochette
Tel : +352 83 70 38 42
E-mail :

www.visitlarochette.lu

From castle to castle is the motto of this section of the Mullerthal Trail. The starting point is the “Place Bleech” of Larochette. The Mullerthal Trail crosses the square and leads behind the church up to the woods. After a short but steep climb, the hiker may enjoy a final glance on the castle (1). From there, the trail first passes through a light beech forest and continues to rise up to the plateau on which the hiker walks through a largely open landscape - past meadows, fields and farms. After a short forest followed by a tail-lined section at the end, the highest point of the hike is reached. Once there, a 360° panoramic view (2) rewards the constant rise. Thereafter the hike goes through a forest path up to Berens. Here the Mullerthal Trail develops into a narrow path that leads to “Aleweier” (3), on the banks of which a picnic area invites the hikers to rest. The path then runs along rock formations to an old washing area, the “Klingelbur” (4). Here the end of this stage, Beaufort (5) castle, can be seen from a distance for the first time.

Tourist Info Larochette
25, Chemin J.A. Zinnen | L-7626 Larochette
Tel : +352 83 70 38 42
E-mail :

www.visitlarochette.lu

 


Tourist Info Beaufort
87, Grand-Rue | L-6310 Beaufort
Tel : +352 83 60 99 300 | Fax: +352 86 94 14
E-mail :

www.visitbeaufort.lu

This section of the Mullerthal Trail inspired by the elements of rocks, forest and water is particularly interesting. The starting point is near the imposing castle ruins of Beaufort (1) which date from the 12th century. Right behind the ruins, there is a Renaissance castle (2) from the 17th century, where the famous Cassero, a blackcurrant liqueur is still produced today and offered for tasting. The Mullerthal Trail runs beside the pond opposite the castle into the woods and leads along the banks of the wild, romantic “Haupeschbaach” (3) which determines, together with the moss-covered rocks, the character of this section. After a short time, the “Haupeschbaach” meets the “Halerbaachtal” (4). There, the hiker will find many small wooden bridges that cross the creek and an extraordinary, moss-covered rocky landscape. After a few kilometers, the trail leaves the forest and runs into the beautiful open valley of the Black Ernz. On the meadows along the meandering creek Angus cattle graze most of the year. The trail then passes through an idyllic landscape along the forest edge to the next destination - the Heringer Millen (5) in the village of Mullerthal.

Tourist Info Beaufort
87, Grand-Rue | L-6310 Beaufort
Tel : +352 83 60 99 300 | Fax: +352 86 94 14
E-mail :

www.visitbeaufort.lu

 


Touristcenter Heringer Millen
1, Rue des Moulins | L-6245 Mullerthal
Tél : +352 87 89 88 | Fax : +352 26 78 40 45
E-mail :

www.mullerthal-millen.lu

From the Heringer Millen (1), the Mullerthal Trail runs initially in the direction of “Schéissendëmpel” (2) where he crosses the road and climbs into the forest. From there narrow paths, completely surrounded by impressive cliffs, lead to rocks with imaginative names like “Eilebuerg” (3) “Goldfralee” (4) or “Goldkaul” (5). A whole series of myths and legends are being told of these bizarre rock formations. The Mullerthal Trail passes through the mill of Consdorf and continues through the forest to the crevices of the “Rittergang” (6), “Déiwepëtz” (7) and the pitch-black canyon “Kuelscheier” (8). Behind Kuelscheier the trail continues through forest and rocky landscapes towards Hersberg. Just before the village, the hiker has the opportunity to continue or select a shortcut to get to Scheidgen. If he follows the path towards Hersberg, it leads him to “Bildchen”, a thousand year old oak (9).

“Déiwepëtz” and “Rittergang” cannot be bypassed. You should think in any case of a flashlight. To experience the Kuelscheier, you have to leave the Mullerthal Trail briefly to explore this adventurous rocky cave.

Touristcenter Heringer Millen
1, Rue des Moulins | L-6245 Mullerthal
Tél : +352 87 89 88 | Fax : +352 26 78 40 45
E-mail :

www.mullerthal-millen.lu

From the starting point in Hersberg, the Mullerthal Trail leads first to “Bildchen” (1), an ancient oak, whose hollow trunk houses a small statue of Virgin Mary. A relatively steep narrow path leads then parallel to “Steebach” on the plateau surface. At the foot of the steep cliff, prehistoric grinding grooves can be seen. The sandstone has been used to grind the stone tools. From there, the Mullerthal Trail runs through a beautiful landscape in which forests and rocks alternate with open areas. After crossing a street, the hikers pass the “Méchelskierch” (2), a rock cave that according to the traditions of the end of the 18th century is said to have served as a hermitage. From this point, the Mullerthal Trail passes first through a wooden area and then after a few kilometers, further on narrow paths, past impressive rock formations such as “Dachselee” (3) “Einsiedelei”  (4) or “Härgottskapp” (5). With a little imagination, you can recognize fairytale figures in the rocky walls. Scheidgen is the end of this stage.

Tourist Info Consdorf
33, Rue Buergkapp | L-6211 Consdorf
Tél : +352 79 02 71 | Fax : +352 79 90 01
E-mail :

www.visitconsdorf.lu

 

The starting point is the “Veräinshaus” in Scheidgen. From there, the Mullerthal Trail leads the hiker first out of the village into the next forest called “Juckebësch” (1). Light beech forests, narrow paths and seasonal waterways which dependent on  the water balance disappear or evolve into rushing streams mark this section. The trained eye can recognize many faces in the rocks right and left of the path. After passing the hiking parking “Leiwerdëlt”, the Mullerthal Trail goes for a short distance along the creek before it runs into  "Leiwerdëlt” (2), a beautiful wooded area. The trail continues along the stream next to rocky cliffs, and continues on narrow paths with rocky sections by light deciduous forests until Echternach. Before going downhill, the hiker is rewarded with a beautiful view on the abbey town (3).

Tourist Information Consdorf
33, Rue Buergkapp | L-6211 Consdorf
Tél : +352 79 02 71 | Fax : +352 79 90 01
E-mail :

www.visitconsdorf.lu


Tourist Info Echternach
9-10, Parvis de la Basilique | L-6486 Echternach
Tél : +352 72 02 30 | Fax : +352 72 02 30
E-mail :

www.visitechternach.lu

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