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Down to the Ehrensteinsley

Published by detlefpalm , 5 November 2018, 17h54.

Region: World » Germany » Westliche Mittelgebirge » Eifel
Date of the hike: 1 October 2017
Hiking grading: T1 - Valley hike
Geo-Tags: D   Eifel 
Time: 2:15
Height gain: 224 m 735 ft.
Height loss: 224 m 735 ft.
Route:8.9 Kilometers

The Ehrensteinsley is not a summit, but a cliff above the steep slopes of the Rur valley. When coming from Mützenich, one actually descends to the Ehrensteinsley.

For those with some energy to spare, Mützenich, the Ehrensteinsley, the Rur valley and part of the Ravel trail can be combined to a pleasant loop hike. The descend from the Ehrensteinsley is rather steep and aided by some stairs.

One can start the loop from any convenient place. We parked near the old rail viaduct, close to the monastery Reichenstein.

From the viaduct, the trail climbs through the meadows of Mützenich, with views unfolding. It weaves through the fringes of the village, before heading south to cross the Ravel bicycle path. The Ravel used to be the 'Vennbahn' - the railway line into the Eifel and the Hohe Venn. It is a curiosity that the grounds of the old railway line - and now the bicycle trail - technically belong to Belgium.

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