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Katharinaweg Brohl-Lützing

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Wonderful panoramic path with many highlights from the volcanic past.


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9.7

Miles

15.6

KM

84%

Runnable

1,110' 338 m

High

177' 54 m

Low

1,885' 575 m

Up

1,886' 575 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

43%

Max Grade (23°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Geological Significance · Historical Significance · Views

Description

Starting at the Aalschokker Katharina in the Brohl-Lützing Rhine facilities. Follow the the towpath along the banks of the Rhine to the south where the Brohlbach flows into the Rhine. Cross the brook bridge, continue through the underpass of Bundesstraße 9 and then over Rheinstraße to the Brohl village square with its artistically designed fountain.

There you reach the Rheinburgenweg, which you follow in the direction of Andernach up to the Rheinhöhe. To do this, keep to the left from the village square along Josef-Leusch-Str. until it joins Brohltalstraße (B412). Crossing this one arrives a little left on a gravel path leading uphill past the workshop of the Brohltalbahn. After crossing the narrow-gauge track leading into the Brohl valley, a narrow path begins to the right of the entrance to a private property, which zigzags up the Dicktberg.

After about 40 meters you reach a covered lookout point, the Dicktberghäusche. The effort of the still steep ascent is rewarded again and again by the wonderful view of the Rhine and Brohl valleys. When you finally reach the leveling area of ​​the main Rhine terrace, the path becomes significantly flatter. After about 1 km you come to the Alkerhof and past it to the historic quarries of the "Hohe Buche" volcano.

The quarries, in which traces of mining from Roman times to the Middle Ages can be admired, are part of the Eastern Eifel volcanic park. Still following the Rheinburgenweg, it goes through a beech forest to the Knopshof with its forestry department. Now it's a short distance across the street to the south. Danger! About halfway between Knopshof and the Geishügelhof, our hiking trail branches off to the west on a dirt road going downhill.

After leaving the fields and meadows behind you go into a small valley and follow a small stream to the left which takes you down into the Pöntertal to the Tonissteiner Sprudel. You pass the factory premises of the Tönissteiner Sprudel. The Romans already enjoyed the mineral water that rises here. The route continues into the Brohl Valley and after crossing the Brohl Valley Road B 412 you come to the Schweppenburg and the associated mill, which is run by the Mosen family.

The miller still traditionally uses the power ofwater for grinding. Mill products can be purchased on weekdays. Behind the mill, the path climbs steeply past impressive trass rocks and caves. The climb takes some effort. Passing the former school camp of the city of Bonn...

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Timo Scheidig

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