Mullerthal Trail Route 1
LENGTH 38 KM LEVEL MEDIUM
An ideal starting point is certainly Echternach, the cultural and touristic highlight of the region. Next to its Willibrord Basilica, the Abbey and the ancient city center, Echternach offers many other interesting places. If you want to relax, stop at one of the bars or terraces. The shops in the pedestrian zone are open on Sunday afternoon. There are many restaurants and hotels in Echternach which will guarantee you a pleasant stay.
From Echternach you can start the walk towards Rosport and the lower Sûre. It's also possible to start from Rosport, Moersdorf, Mompach or Herborn.
You walk along the river Sûre which makes the border with Germany. Take onto your right to walk into the woods behind Echternach. Route 1 leads you next to impressive rock formations to reach the locality of Steinheim. You pass through wonderful meadows, have nice views onto the valley before getting to Rosport, where the Mullerthal Trail is passing next to the Tudor Castle. You can stop for a break in Steinheim and in Rosport.
You then continue towards Moersdorf. On this part you will encounter a real cultural jewel which is Girsterklaus, a very old and tiny pilgrimage chapel which offers a beautiful view on the surrounding meadows and on the Sûre valley.
You then walk down again to the valley towards the locality of Hinkel, where "Kulturhaff Millermoler" a bed and breakfast, also selling regional products, welcomes you for a rest. The Mullerthal Trail continues towards Born and Moersdorf while passing through the forests. You can stop for a break in Born or Moersdorf.
After Moersdorf, the Mullerthal Trail leaves the river to turn to the west to Mompach. You continue your way towards Echternach passing through the forest of Herborn. There are no places to stop and rest in this forest and you will only be able to do so at the wonderful lake in Echternach or in Echternach itself.
A walking map on the Mullerthal Trail as well as on all the local hikes is available in the region.