St Thomaser Klosterrunde Blick vom exponierten Aussichtspunkt auf das Dorf, © Rudolf Höser
  • Distance: 6.1 km
  • Duration: 1:50 h
  • Difficulty: hard

Bitburger LandGang- St. Thomaser Klosterrunde - Circuit around St. Thomas

Sankt Thomas

Hiking in the footsteps of the Cistercians - the approximately 6.9 km circular trail leads around the small village of St. Thomas.
The silence and seclusion of the Kyll valley is what makes St. Thomas so appealing.
The small village in the Kyllburger Waldeifel owes its name to the former monastery of St. Thomas. 
The oldest Cistercian monastery in Germany was founded around 1185 in the beautiful Kyll valley. A fire in 1742 destroyed the entire abbey, only the church remained.
The former monastery is the ideal place to come to yourself. Right at the beginning, the path leads you through a romantic garden of the monastery, which invites you to pause. Take your time on this hike.
Come to rest and forget everyday life away from noise and hectic. In the midst of the magnificent nature of the Kyll valley, you will discover beautiful wide views over the Kyll valley between a lot of forest.

Highlights along the way:

  • Monastery "St. Thomas "
  • Pilgrim stone of the St. Mathias brotherhood Gelsenkirchen-Schlesen from 1623.

Our tip:

Take time out once and escape from everyday life, for this the retreat house in St. Thomas has been a popular place for peace and inner reflection for years.  

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Marking of the tour:

  • Markierung Bitburger LandGänge, © TI Bitburger Land
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Start: Parkplatz vor dem Kloster St. Thomas, Hauptstraße, 54655 St. Thomas

Destination: Parkplatz vor dem Kloster St. Thomas, Hauptstraße, 54655 St. Thomas

Distance: 6.1 km

Duration: 1:50 h

Difficulty: hard

Tour-type: Hiking

Ascent: 433 m

Descent: 282 m


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