Blick auf die Prümer Burg auf dem Felsenweg 5, © Naturpark Südeifel, C. Schleder

Rock Trail 5 - Prümer Burg Castle


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This route offers everything that make hikers’ hearts beat faster: culture, nature and impressive views. The Irreler Wasserfälle waterfalls alone are worth a visit in their own right. Over a length of 140 metres, the Prüm battles its way forward, gushing between the massive rocks. Many people don't know that at Holsthum, some of the best hops in Germany are grown, in the largest hop cultivation area in Rhineland-Palatinate. The Katzenkopf bunker with its Westwall Museum gives an insight into the events along the Westwall during the war. From this spot, there is a view out onto the Nims and Prüm valleys, which join together here. The origins of the Prümer Burg castle, the ruins of which offer a wonderful view out into the valley on a rock bastion, lie buried in history. Evidence that the castle already fell under the Romans is the Roman villa at Holsthum, the foundations of which have been excavated.

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More information about this route

Start: Wanderparkplatz Irreler Wasserfälle

Destination: Wanderparkplatz Irreler Wasserfälle

Distance: 16.9 km

Duration: 04:30 h

Difficulty: intermediate

Tour-type: Hiking

Ascent: 302 m

Descent: 302 m


  • Round tour
  • Family-friendly

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