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Traumpfad Hatzenporter Laysteig

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Along unspoilt paths on the steep slopes of the Mosel directly through the vineyards. Via ferrata create thrills, the distinctive Rabenlay and Kreuzlay mounains allow wonderful views before the path plunges into the magical and serene "Schrumpftal" (Schrumpf valley).

Distance 11.9 km
4:00 h
539 m
539 m
265 m
77 m

Highlights at Traumpfad

  • Picturesque Hatzenport
  • Weather station
  • Vineyard hills
  • Fantastic views of the Mosel valley from the Rabenlay and Kreuzlay hills
  • Idyllic Schrumpf valley
  • Mosel Panorama Trail
  • Climbing passages

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Nicole Pfeifer
Update: March 28, 2023
Premium route awarded the "Deutsches Wandersiegel"
Highest point
265 m
Lowest point
77 m
Best time of year

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Rest stops

Moselstern Parkhotel Krähennest
Moselhotel Zur Traube
Hotel Traube
Hotel Lellmann
Hotel-Restaurant Langen
Löffels Landhaus
Landhaus Vor Burg Eltz
Winzerhof Gietzen

Safety information

In some passages surefootedness and a head for heights is required. The trail should not be hiked in icy conditions.


Safety guidance – stay safe whilst hiking on the Traumpfade/Traumpfädchen

Hikers like narrow pathways, unspoilt natural trails (leading over the forest floor, across the grass or alongside streams) and rocky climbs which lead to spectacular views. It goes without saying that particular care should be exercised when taking such routes.  

Things to bear in mind when preparing for your hike    

  • Wear proper clothing that is appropriate to the weather conditions and that will protect you against the cold and the wet or the heat and the sun.
  • Schedule suitable breaks during your hike and make sure that you conserve energy.
  • Take sufficient liquids with you. Establishments selling refreshments are not available everywhere.
  • When hiking on the Traumpfade, please wear appropriate hiking boots which provide a sufficient foothold on slippery, steep, rocky and uneven paths.
  • If you do not feel that you are able to negotiate certain parts of the route, then you should avoid such sections or else turn back. Natural pathways may become muddy and treacherous, especially in unfavourable weather.
  • In autumn in particular, please remember that leaves lying on the ground may be concealing bumps, routes, stones or holes in the path.
  • You will need to expect route impairments of this kind if you are intending to undertake a hike.
  • Before setting out, visit https://www.traumpfade.info/traumpfade/wege-status/ in order to find out whether the route you intend to hike is closed or whether diversions are in place. Construction works, timber felling or other disruptions may also be planned.
  • Recommended hiking season: April to October

Tips and hints

Tourist-Information Sonnige Untermosel, Tel.: +49 (0)2605/8472736, touristik@sonnige-untermosel.de,www.sonnige-untermosel.de

Projektbüro Traumpfade, Tel.: +49 (0)261/108419, info@traumpfade.infowww.traumpfade.info



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D-56332 Hatzenport, Railway Station (Oberstraße/Schrumpftal) (77 m)
50.227139, 7.412587
50°13'37.7"N 7°24'45.3"E
32U 386774 5565091


D-56332 Hatzenport, Railway Station (Oberstraße/Schrumpftal)

Turn-by-turn directions

The circular trail starts at the station in Hatzenport. A narrow path leads the hiker continuously uphill and rewards him with the first grand view. At the following weather station there is a lot of information on the topic “climate” displayed on information boards. In close touch with the grapevines the way continues idyllically eastwards where there are fantastic views of the Mosel valley, Hatzenport and St. John’s Church. Along partially unspoilt paths, after a few kilometres the distinctive Rabenlay mountain with its breathtaking view is reached.

Here the landscape changes because the path turns away from the Mosel valley. The view stretches over vast fields, only at the Kreuzlay mounain does the glittering Mosel come into view again. Over the soft wavy ridges of the Schromberg Thalsberg mountain range, the hiker soon reaches a marvellous gnarled oak forest through which he immerses in the magical, serene Schrumpf valley. Initially following the quietly gurgling Schrumpfbach brook, the way continues uphill at the Probst Mill to the heights of the Maifeld and finally leads back via the L113 to the edge of the slope where the view over the Mosel opens up. Continuing through the middle of the grapevines there are wonderful views of the Mosel Panorama Trail. Sure-footed hikers can then, as a special finale, try out the spectacular Dolling climbing path, before reaching the destination in Hatzenport.

Public transport


Destination stop: Hatzenport, railway station

RB 81 "Moseltal-Bahn" (daily) Koblenz - Trier


Line 365 RegioBus: (Burg Eltz -) Münstermaifeld-Hatzenport (01.04. to 01.11.)



By road

B 416 along the Moselle to Hatzenport - 56332 Hatzenport, Bahnhof (Oberstraße/Schrumpftal)


D-56332 Hatzenport,  Railway Station or Fährturm


50.227139, 7.412587
50°13'37.7"N 7°24'45.3"E
32U 386774 5565091
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Sturdy shoes are recommended for the tour!

You can find trail closures at: https://www.traumpfade.info/traumpfade/wege-status/

Questions and answers

Question from Luca Lenk · July 30, 2022 · Community
Hallo 👋🏻 Kann man diese Route mit einem Hund (Border Collie) wandern?
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Answered by Der Spetti  · July 30, 2022 · Community
Hallo Luca, ich bin mit meinem Hund viele dieser Strecken gelaufen und auch einige Hüttentouren in den Alpen, wenn es schwierig wurde, dann eher für mich als für den Vierbeiner. Ich glaube wenn dein Hund gesund ist sollte die Strecke kein Problem sein. Viel Spaß
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Question from Gabi Schilder · April 14, 2022 · Community
kann man diese Tour mit Hund machen? Muss man schwindelfrei sein?
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Answered by Ursula Peters  · April 14, 2022 · Community
Es gibt einige Leiterstellen, die mit Hund schwierig sein könnten. Der Rest ist problemlos. Schwindelfrei muss man nicht sein.
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Question from Moana Witte · September 10, 2020 · Community
Hi, die Strecke klingt wirklich schön! Ist der Klettersteig wie in der Beschreibung angeklungen nur eine Option am Ende der Strecke oder beinhaltet die gesamte Tour mehrerer solcher Abschnitte, die man also nicht umgehen kann? Liebe Grüße
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Answered by Jens Schröder  · September 10, 2020 · Community
Optional. Aber ich muss dazu sagen, das ich den Klettersteig mit meinem blinden Hund gegangen bin. Also nichts halsbrecherisches...
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Ulrike Zimmermann
July 13, 2023 · Community
Wirklich schöner Wanderweg (mit schmalen Wegen und Felsensteigen zu Beginn und am Ende) entlang der Mosel mit tollen Ausblicke. Dem Weg im "Landesinnern" entlang von Getreidefeldern fehlt wirklich, wie schon beschrieben, das "Wow".
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Route done on July 13, 2023
Photo: Ulrike Zimmermann, Community
Photo: Ulrike Zimmermann, Community
Pan Chen
July 02, 2022 · Community
Sehr schöne Route mit vielen Schatten beim sonnigen Wetter. Abwechselnde hübsche Landschaft mit schönen Ausblicken. Schwierigkeitsgrad eher mittel. Kann man jederzeit wieder machen.
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Iris Hiller
June 16, 2022 · Community
Der Hatzenporter Laysteig ist ein sehr schöner Wanderweg, was die Passagen des Moselsteigs angeht. Die Strecken dazwischen, also von der Rabenlay zur Kreuzlay, von der Kreuzlay zum Schrumpftal, und nach dem Schrumpftal wieder bis zum Moselsteig sind überwiegend Feldwege, entlang der Hangkante, um daraus einen Rundweg zu bekommen. Dort fehlt einfach das 'Wow'. Da gibt es doch schönere Traumpfade.
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Route done on June 16, 2022
Photo: Iris Hiller, Community
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11.9 km
4:00 h
539 m
539 m
Highest point
265 m
Lowest point
77 m
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