Prüm Valley Trail
On the hiking tour in the NaturWanderPark delux she digs and shapes herself seemingly effortlessly, sometimes rampantly wild and destructive, but mostly mild and gentle. Its greatest asset is time; dryness is abhorrent to it. We are talking about the Prüm, a typical low mountain range river. On its way from the Schneifel ridge to the mouth of the Sauer, it covers almost 100 km and falls almost 500 m in the process. What it is capable of as a builder of the Eifel landscape, you will experience on this hiking trail, which is dedicated to a romantic-quiet, almost uninhabited section of the Prüm valley, about midway between Waxweiler and Biersdorf.
Listen to the silence and forget the time
Be impressed by how deeply the Prüm River has carved into the slate rock over millions of years, creating a varied array of loops, breakthroughs, valley widenings and river terraces. A particularly beautiful example of this is the Ritscheberg, on whose spur you will discover the remains of a prehistoric ring wall. No less impressive are the manifold forest pictures on the valley slopes. Here you will find the 300-year-old Napoleon oak, a reminder of the famous Corsican who is said to have stopped here for a rest. Do as the French emperor did, find a secluded spot and make yourself comfortable on the soft forest floor. Now close your eyes, listen to the silence and forget the time - this is the best medicine for stressed souls!
The starting and ending point of your round tour is the parking lot for hikers in Phillippsweiler, right next to the sports field. From here you hike northwards, first parallel to the district road in the direction of Mauel and then to the right into the Roßbach forest. You pass the Eichelsbach, later the Roßbach and then accompany the Prüm downstream. In front of the hamlet Merkeshausen the path leads back in a hairpin bend and for quite a while constantly uphill. Via the Stollberg you will finally return to the starting point.
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