Quiet. Seclusion. Silence. The magic of the Liesertal – discover it for you.
From its source to its outfall into the Mosel the Lieserpfad Trail follows the little stream after which it is named. On this route, with every step, you leave civilisation further and further behind you and immerse yourself in the natural world of the Volcanic Eifel. Your walk by the radiantly blue Gemündener Maar, past glittering lakes and primeval volcanoes, through bright-green meadows and mysterious, dense woodland, past old mills and castles and the vineyards of the Mosel. In the stillness of the nature you switch off, clear your head and find yourself again.
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The 74-kilometre-long walking trail links the Eifel and the Mosel. Its four stages are a challenge for demanding walkers. But it’s worth the effort: the Lieserpfad Trail not only runs to Daun and Manderscheid and past many prominent features of the Volcanic Eifel landscape, along the way lie numerous stopping-off points for rest and refreshments, and there are opportunities for detours to cultural sights.
Slow down in the stillness of the Volcanic Eifel
The Lieser rises in the vicinity of Boxberg. It is there that your Eifel walking tour along the Lieserpfad Trail begins. Pause for a moment before you start out and listen to the babble of the water that bubbles out of the ground here and from this spring makes its way through the volcanic landscape. If this is your first holiday in the Eifel, seat yourself on one of the benches at the starting point for a while and enjoy the view over the wide meadows and the distant woods and villages.
The trail itself is one big slow-down. You are always close by the Lieser. Along narrow paths and broad tracks you ascend metre by metre, then descend again into the valley in order to cross the stream. The town of Daun is the destination of the first stage, which is about 15 kilometres long. The second stage takes you a full 18 kilometres on to Manderscheid.
From Wittlich to the wine-growing village of Lieser.
The third and fourth stage, a full 23 and about 18 kilometres long respectively, are a little longer. Particularly the third section of the Lieserpfad Trail is demanding: along narrow and rocky paths you have a few downhill and uphill stretches to overcome before reaching your destination at Wittlich. Along the way, however, well-kept refuge huts invite you to take rest breaks and reward you with spectacular views of the landscape. On the fourth stage walking in the Eifel again becomes more relaxing, because now it is almost all downhill. After a stretch of 74 kilometres in all you reach the picturesque wine-growing village of Lieser on the Mosel, where you can visit the castle or at the end of your walk through GesundLand Vulkaneifel stop off at the local hostelries.