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Traumpfad Rheingoldbogen

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  • Weinverkostung mit Blick auf den Rhein
    Weinverkostung mit Blick auf den Rhein
    Photo: Klaus-Peter Kappest, Traumpfade im Rhein-Mosel-Eifel-Land
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Walk the trail Rheingoldbogen, along the tracks of the Romans and wine-growing, through varied countryside, past well tendered grape vines and huge hedges on to the Rhine plateau with ist fantastic views of the Rhine valley and the Rhine Loop of the Rhine.

Distance 12.6 km
4:00 h
292 m
292 m
257 m
96 m

Highlights at Traumpfad

  • Fantastic views of the Rhine valley and the Rhine loop at Osterspai (UNESCO World Heritage Site: Upper Middle Rhine Valley)
  • Wonderful views of the Marksburg Castle in Braubach
  • Historic vineyards in Boppard Hamm
  • Brey
  • Rhine plateau
  • Jakobsberg Monastery
  • Chapel to the Mother of God

Author’s recommendation

+++ Aufgrund eines MTB Tuniers ist der Traumpfad Rheingoldbogen am 11.06. 2023 konplett gesperrt. (Stand: 09.03.2023)+++

Premium route awarded the "Deutsches Wandersiegel"
Highest point
257 m
Lowest point
96 m
Best time of year

Track types

Asphalt 10.94%Forested/wild trail 56.72%Path 32.33%
1.4 km
Forested/wild trail
7.1 km
4.1 km
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Rest stops

Vinothek Bacchuskeller
Restaurant im Hotel Roter Ochse
Waldhotel König von Rom
Hotel Restaurant Alter Posthof

Safety information

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 Erlebnis Rheinbogen, Tel.: +49 (0)2607/49510 , touristik@erlebnis-rheinbogen.de, www.erlebnis-rheinbogen.de

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



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56321 Brey cemetery (Ackerweg) (102 m)
50.269731, 7.628917
50°16'11.0"N 7°37'44.1"E
32U 402290 5569520


56321 Brey cemetery (Ackerweg)

Turn-by-turn directions

From the starting point at the Brey cemetery, the path soon goes into the forest. Here, shafts give an open view of old water piping, laid by the Romans. At Brey’s sportsground a narrow path goes steeply upwards to a refuge hut with a great view towards the Rhine valley. Along soft forest paths the way continues to the Rhine plateau. Scarcely visible bumps in the ground hide magnificent burial mounds. The path curves round this area and reaches the old Jesuit monastery Jakobsberg, today used as a hotel with a golf course.

On paths through the forest the way continues downwards towards Peternach. The Traumpfad reaches the vineyards in the famous location of the Boppard Hamm. Here a panoramic view opens on to the biggest Rhine loop with a view of Boppard, Filsen and Osterspai. Lined by thick hedges, the path turns its back on the Rhine valley. The level plateau allows stunning views of the Marksburg Castle in Braubach that seems to be within reach. Over open fields, the path comes to the chapel dedicated to the Mother of God. The way now goes down towards the valley and along idyllic meadow paths down to the starting point of Brey.


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Public transport


Destination stop: Brey B9

Line: 670 RegioBus: Koblenz-Rhens-Spay-Boppard


Destinatiion stop: Spay, Alter Posthof ((200m to the access road "Im Lehnacker")

Line: 670 RegioBus: Koblenz-Rhens-Spay-Boppard



Getting there

B9 to Brey - in the centre of Brey, follow the Rheingoldstraße - turn left into Ackerweg (follow this road to the end of the town) - 56321 Brey, cemetery (Ackerweg)


56321 Brey, cemetery (Ackerweg)

56321 Brey, Dorfplatz (directly at Rheingoldstraße – follow „RheinBurgenweg“ to the first Traumpfade mark)


50.269731, 7.628917
50°16'11.0"N 7°37'44.1"E
32U 402290 5569520
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

  • Traumpfade & Traumpfädchen Band  1: Die 18 besten Premium-Rundwanderungen an Rhein und Mosel, Ulrike Poller & Wolfgang Todt ISBN: 978-3-942779-64-7 
  • 27 Premium-Rundwege Traumpfade, Jubiläumsausgabe 10 Jahre Traumpfade,  Ulrike Poller & Wolfgang Todt, ISBN: 978-3-942779-43-2

Author’s map recommendations

  • Top. Karte "Oberes Mittelrheintal/Koblenz (1:25.000) ISBN: 978-3-89637-363-2


Robust footwear is recommended!

Details of route closures can be found at: http://www.traumpfade.info/wegemanagement/



Related Events

Hiking & Mountaineering · Romantischer Rhein
Wandern mit dem Eifelverein: Rheingoldbogen
7/25, 10:40 AM–2:30 PM
Pre-registration required
Event Organizer: Eifelverein Koblenz | Source: Traumpfade im Rhein-Mosel-Eifel-Land

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Katharina Flotow
November 20, 2022 · Community
Sehr schöner Traumpfad am Rhein bei Koblenz! Anfangs geht es durch den Wald über schöne Pfade, an der römischen Wasserleitung vorbei und gepaart mit tollen Aussichten. Besonders schön empfand ich die Atmosphäre am ersten Aussichtspunkt mit Weinbergschaukel, Weinreben und weiter Sicht. Später geht es sehr lange durch die schönen Weinberge am Rhein. Sicher besonders schön an einem sommerlichen Herbsttag bei Sonnenschein. Alles in allem ein sehr schöner und abwechslungsreicher Traumpfad.
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When did you do this route? November 20, 2022
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12.6 km
4:00 h
292 m
292 m
Highest point
257 m
Lowest point
96 m
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