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Eagle Owl Trail Briedel

  • start: Moselle road, Briedel ferry
  • destination: ferry Briedel
  • medium
  • 5,83 km
  • 1 hour 40 minutes
  • 152 m
  • 208 m
  • 95 m
  • 60 / 100
  • 10 / 100

Pure nature and magnificent views of Marienburg Castle and the wine village of Briedel. A hike through the flora and fauna of the unique wine culture landscape.

The Eagle Owl Trail owes its name to a pair of eagle owls that once nested in the Eagle Owl Rock. The attentive hiker discovers various plants and animals along the path, which have made their home in the slate rocks, or birds that use the thermals on the steep slope for spectacular aerial displays. The pretty wooden eagle owl points the way along dreamy paths and slate rocks.


General information


Start at the Briedel ferry - cross over to the other side of the Moselle - or start at the car park below the Marienburg - along the left bank of the Moselle upstream - after approx. 1 km. past the former "Grafenkelterhaus" - continue along the river. Continue slightly uphill along the asphalted path in the direction of Marienburg - past a group of seats - at the fork in the path keep right in the direction of Barl-Hochgericht - at the next fork in the path, keep right and follow the signs - the trail ends before the rocky terrain, the track ends in front of the rocky terrain, where the path begins - follow a narrow path along the cliffs and slightly uphill over slate steps - until you reach a bench directly on the "Uhufelsen" - continue straight ahead along the narrow path - climb over old dry stone walls and steps - follow the following vineyard path downhill to the Moselle - keep right at the forks - take the ferry back to the starting point.


Sure-footedness and sturdy shoes required


On summer mornings, it's not that hot yet and Briedel on the opposite side of the Moselle shines in bright sunlight.

Getting there

Directions to Marienburg: from Alf, follow the B53 towards Zell-Kaimt and turn right towards Zell-Barl. Next opportunity turn right to Marienburg.

Approaching Briedel: via the B53 from the direction of Bernkastel-Kues or Cochem


Marienburg: Parking at Burgsattel
Briedel: Parking along the Moselle promenade 

Public transit

with line 720 to Briedel and crossing with the ferry to the other side of the Moselle. Please note the ferry times: 




Hiking map Zellerland

ISBN 978-3-944620-12-1

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

Additional Information

Tourist Information Briedel 
Moselstr. 25
D-56867 Briedel
Tel. +49 6542 4013


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


  • Crushed Rock (54%)
  • Hiking Trail (38%)
  • Path (6%)
  • Unknown (2%)


This tour is presented by: zeller-land-tourenerfassung, Author: Zeller Land Tourismus GmbH

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