Local hiking trails

The seven well signposted hiking trails are each marked in different colours and have a local name. Hiking maps are available free of charge from accommodation providers and information points.

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Paul Trauden

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Hans-Georg Merkel

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2 enjoyable days

Panoramaweg N1

Panoramaweg N1

Distance: 9 km
Walking time: 2.5 hours
Start: Weinstraße – In der Gessel

We start in the centre of the village and head uphill through the village and the vineyards below the impressive shell limestone rock mass and, further up, past expansive meadows and fields above the Nittel rock plateau. We return to the village via the hilly and shady forest path «Rheinbüsch», passing other arable land on our way. Again and again, we are rewarded with all kinds of different panoramic views reaching far into Luxembourg. This hike is somewhat challenging.

Kapellenweg N4

Kapellenweg N4

Distance: 6.5 km
Walking time: 2.5 hours
Start: Weinstraße – In der Gessel

We start our somewhat challenging hike into the Nittel «hill landscape» in the centre of the village, heading towards the new development area «Wiesengraben». After a somewhat steep ascent we reach the vineyards, which accompany us for a short while. Now we hike uphill through the forest to the «Kölliger Fels», where we then brush past the district of Köllig and temporarily travel through the forest on the Moselsteig. At the end of the forest, the vineyards welcome us again and in the distance we can already see the impressive «St. Rochus Chapel» in the vineyards of Köllig. The chapel, first mentioned in documents in 1432, is open to visitors on Sundays and public holidays. The path then leads us down the steep hill through the Nittel vineyards and back to the village.

Mosel-Elblingweg N5

Mosel-Elblingweg N5

Distance: 8.5 km
Walking time: 2.5 hours
Start: Weinstraße – In der Gessel

We start by going through the underpass at Nittel train station and take a relaxed hike along the banks of the Moselle, following the river to the district of Rehlingen, where we cross underneath the railway line again where the Rehlinger Bach flows into the Moselle and reach the building development via a somewhat steep ascent. The route back to Nittel takes us through the Elbling vineyards below the «Kölliger Fels», with a constant view of the Luxembourgian vine landscape and the village with its rock mass backdrop.

Orchideenweg N6

Orchideenweg N6

Distance: 7 km
Walking time: 2.5 hours
Start: Sports field car park

The easy, somewhat different hike takes us across fields and meadows to the forest area of «Lumbüsch» and later past the orchid nature reserve «Langheck», where many species of orchids can be admired in spring. We return to the starting point at Nittel sports field by making our way through the vineyards situated up higher in the district of «Windhof».

Höllenweg N7

Höllenweg N7

Distance: 7 km
Walking time: 2.5 hours
Start: Rehlingen – Am Haarberg

The somewhat more challenging «Höllenweg» with its starting point in Rehlingen, shows us the scenic diversity and the magnificent views of the region and leads past vineyards, woods, meadows and fields all the way to the quiet and picturesque district of Köllig, with its elaborately restored old farmhouses. Looking towards the hamlet «Soest», you return to Rehlingen through the forest district «In der Höll» and past abandoned old vineyard terraces in a side valley. I personally find this the most beautiful and varied local hiking trail.

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Nittel Information

Zollstraße 1, 54453 Nittel

 

In Nittel village bakery you can find all important information such as hiking maps and brochures as well as details of events in the region.