Konz - Trier (21 km - hiking time: approx. 6 h)

In the footsteps of the Romans

 

This leg is dedicated to the old Romans: Konz is the starting point, once it was not only the entry gate to the city, but also  the summer residence of Emperor Valentinian. After crossing the Moselle, you have the opportunity to go on a detour to visit the UNESCO World Heritage Igeler Säule (Igel Column) – a richly decorated Roman burial memorial, which measures a height of 23 meters and it considered the largest Roman pillar tomb north of the Alps. The next stretch of the way surprises with an abundance of nature despite being so close to Trier, the metropolis at the Moselle. After a short steep hike we finally head down to the Busental. An access route takes us to the oldest city in Germany – and to its world famous, well preserved the Porta Nigra. The university city also has a lively and very attractive old city.

 

 

 

Facts: 

Length: 21 km

Hiking time: approx.. 6 h

Level of difficulty: medium

Incline: 350 m

Slope: 350 m

Highest point: 380 m