The baroque church and the Andrea Tower of the former Franciscan convent of Filzen are among the attractions of this hiking tour. Furthermore: a beautiful change between meadows, fields, vineyards and forests, the round tour is family-friendly and suitable for children.
Gentle ascents make this circular hike an easy tour. This hike is named after the former Franciscan convent in Brauneberg. It was added to the Andrea Tower, which serves as a bell tower and dates from the 11th century, making it one of the oldest Christian buildings in the region. Today there is a local history museum on the ground floor. Insights into the hiking tour:The Klostergartenweg starts at the former Franciscan convent of Filzen, with its baroque church and Andrea tower. The former estates of the Franciscan nuns can now be impressively hiked along the Klostergartenweg. Wonderful views of the Moselle valley await you along the way. In addition, the alternation between meadows, fields, vineyards and ancient forests shows the beauty of the cultural landscape. With its gentle ascents, the tour is also suitable for less experienced hikers and children.In Brauneberg there are various places to stop for a bite to eat, the Straußwirtschaften are very beautiful.
From the Franziskannerinen monastery in Brunnenstraße you walk uphill a little. Over a narrow path - through a mixed forest - you then walk to the Filzener refuge. Small stairs and a path winding through the deciduous forest lead you to a wider forest hiking trail.Along this forest path there are information boards about the tree nature trail Filzen. At the end of the nature trail, the view over the Moselle valley and the wine villages Brauneberg, Mülheim, Maring-Noviand, Kesten and Osann-Monzel is very beautiful. Slightly ascending and over soft forest soil you continue through the open landscape. Wide meadows alternate with cultivated fields. Above the vineyards the panorama changes: the Hunsrück with the villages of Burgen, Gornhausen and Veldenz is in sight. Along the edge of the forest, then again through an open field landscape, you continue towards Brauneberg. A signpost shows you the way to the Jewish cemetery Brauneberg. The detour of about 500 m is worthwhile: a board informs you about the meaning and the historical background of the burial place.Afterwards, the path takes you through the corridor, which is still called the "Klostergarten" (monastery garden) today. In 1810 the former monastery complex and the community of nuns in Filzen was secularised (dissolved) under Napoleon. The wine and field names Klostergarten, Nonnenberg or also Nonneneck originate from this time. Above the vineyards you go back to the starting point. A visit to the monastery complex and the Moselle local history museum after the hike is certainly worthwhile.
The tour is easy and well suited for families.
Hiking boots are recommended, but not mandatory.
Ideal for families with children, because it is an easy tour. Between May and October the ostrich taverns in the village are open: it is worth a visit.
Coming from Bernkastel-Kues on the B53, Brauneberg is reached in about 7 kilometres. The Brunnenstraße is located near the end of the village.
Parking is available at the starting point, Brunnenstraße, 54472 Brauneberg
All hiking trails in the Bernkastel-Kues holiday region are available in the WanderGuide. This brochure is available at all tourist information offices in the Ferienland. Also online: www.bernkastel.de/service/download-prospekte.html.
This tour is presented by: Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues, Author: Lisa Willems
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