© Björn Stürmer, Zeller Land Tourismus GmbH

Collis circular hiking trail Zell (Mosel)

  • start: Market square, "Zeller Schwarze Katz" fountain, D-56856 Zell (Mosel)
  • destination: Market square, "Zeller Schwarze Katz" fountain, D-56856 Zell (Mosel)
  • medium
  • 7,86 km
  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • 210 m
  • 302 m
  • 92 m
  • 100 / 100
  • 40 / 100

Forest, vineyards, panoramic views of Zell (Mosel), and the Moselle valley

Walk up through the forest to the Collis Tower. The Collis Tower, built-in 1906 of red brick high above the vineyards and the world-famous "Zeller Schwarze Katz" vineyard, offers a magnificent view over the town of Zell (Mosel) and the Moselle valley.


General information


Start: "Zeller Schwarze Katz" fountain at the market square - follow the market street uphill - up "Zeller Kehr" - past the square tower - to the fork in the path - straight on - follow the path uphill to the right along the Zeller Bach stream - cross the stream at the second opportunity and continue left along the steep, From the Collis tower, take the left-hand path straight ahead to the Lönshöhe refuge - from the Lönshöhe refuge, turn onto the path behind the refuge and continue to Zell-Merl - past the St. Michael parish church - turn left here to the Michael parish church - turn left here to the banks of the Moselle - turn left again to the centre of Zell (Mosel) back to the starting point.

Safety Guidelines

No fear of heights and surefootedness


sturdy shoes


Via the Collis Klettersteig up to the tower (duration 0:30 minutes).

Getting there

Via the B53 to the opposite side of the Moselle (via the Bullay double-decker bridge or the Zell-Kaimt motorway bridge). Then keep straight on until you reach the town hall, Balduinstr. 44, 56856 Zell (Mosel).


Parking spaces along the Moselle promenade in Zell (Mosel) (chargeable)

Free parking on "Brandenburg" street or "Am Bahnhof" station

Public transit

by train to Bullay and then by bus 720,721 or 750 to Zell (Mosel) Lindenplatz


Hiking map Zellerland

ISBN 978-3-944620-12-1

Available from Zeller Land Tourismus GmbH, Balduinstr. 44, D-56856 Zell (Mosel), Tel. +49 6542 9622-0, info@zellerland.de, www.zellerland.de  

Additional Information

Refreshment stop at the Collis Tower, May-October, Saturdays and Sundays from 11:00 - 17:00. Also, open when the blue flag is flying.


Zeller Land Tourismus GmbH
Balduinstr. 44
D-56856 Zell (Mosel)
Tel. +49 6542 9622-0


This tour is presented by: Zeller Land Tourismus GmbH

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