Felsenweg 6 - Teufelsschlucht
Felsen in der Teufelsschlucht, © Eifel Tourismus GmbH, D. Ketz
  • Distance: 17.4 km
  • Duration: 4:30 h
  • Difficulty: medium

Felsenweg 6 - Teufelsschlucht


The rocks on the Eifel hiking trail in the NaturWanderPark delux are already devilishly beautiful.

Look forward to a fabulous tour that took 2nd place in the 2021 vote for Germany's most beautiful hiking trail. It spans the arc of experience from the Hüllenschlund to the gate of heaven, is truly eerily beautiful and will remain in your best memory as a dreamlike hiking pleasure.

Starting point is the wall parking lot at the rock pond of Ernzen, which seems like a wondrous stage for elves and mermaids. The first section of the trail leads through the forest and circles the Ferschweiler Plateau on its southern flank. Soon the first rock walls of the Stubenlay rise vertically next to you. At the top of the plateau, you will reach the Kuckuckslay: a small rock bastion with a creeping stone, around which all kinds of legends entwine.
The ringing of the bells of Echternach Basilica, which lies in the valley, echoes upwards. At the next vantage point is the Liborius Chapel near a rock hermitage with a sensational view of Echternach with its imposing imperial abbey, which dates back to the 7th century.

Between heaven and hell

You leave the chapel and the view to heaven behind you. On the path winding around boulders and trees, you face northward. It is getting cooler. Mosses, lichens and ferns line the path. You descend via stairs, past mighty rock formations through a gorge flanked by two gigantic rock walls. It's as if you're passing through the gateway to the underworld. Suddenly a deep crevice opens up - breathtaking! Hold on tightly to your hands and carefully descend the stone steps. Now you understand why this place is called Devil's Gorge. It is simply devilishly beautiful here.
After the gorge, the route continues in an adventurous and spectacular manner: limestone that has been dissolved from the sedimentary rock and solidified again has artistically decorated the rocks, creating honeycomb-like structures. The sharp-edged rock was in great demand, as evidenced by several millstone quarries along the way. The rock path continues a bit through forest before you reach the plateau area and cross it. Fields and meadows with fruit trees line the path. It is so peaceful, almost heavenly! Back at the southwestern edge of the plateau, the next rocky landscape awaits you. The formation is called Pigsties, as two sandstone sculptures of pigs at the edge of the path underline. After this little discovery you hike to the rock pond, the starting point of your day tour.

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"Teufelsschlucht" (Devil's Gorge)

Die Teufelsschlucht bei Ernzen, © Rheinland-Pfalz Tourismus GmbH

A natural monument of extraordinary fascination: a narrow gorge with metre-high rock faces, cool and dark. Cracks and crevices, weathered and overgrown with mosses and lichens. Anyone walking through this eye of a needle in the sandstone is walking through a 200-million-year-old seabed that harbours many secrets.

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"Felsenweiher" (rock pond)

Felsenweiher, © Eifel Tourismus GmbH, Dominik Ketz
The romantic and bizarre site in the Gutenbach valley with its water basin and fountain, circular paths, steps, footbridges and terraces was built in the 19th century. A "Lauschkurbel" ("audio crank") provides information about the history and special features of the Felsenweiher. Details ansehen

Liborius chapel

Die Liborius Kapelle, © D. Ketz, naturwanderpark.eu
The chapel offers the most beautiful view of Echternach in Luxembourg. Details ansehen

Gasthaus Herrig

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Gastgeber der Regionalmarke EIFEL This styleful furnished house in one the beautifulst country villages of the Eifel and offers by its calm situation an ideal holidays accommodation to you. From here you have ideal traffic routes for your trips: 10 to km Biturg, 20 km to Trier, 10 km to Luxembourg. Details ansehen

Ferienwohnung Alfons Hein

Ferienwohnung Beate

A comfortable and hugh ground floor apartment set in beautiful countryside between forest and meadows in Bermel. 
Many lovely walks or cycling tours to explore nearby. Bermel is located 15 minutes drive from Mayen and the Nürburgring.
Also the Maare of the volcanic Eifel, where you can take a swim are located 15-30 minutes drive. 

The spacious, family friendly apartment has a living room with a cosy sleeping sofa, flat-screen TV and
French doors that open onto a private terrace. WLAN Internet is also available.
The well equiped kitchen is furnished with a dining area. The bedroom has a king size bed.
You'll have a single dedicated parking spot just in front of the apartment.

The Quality Walking Trail (“Traumpfad”) Hochbermel is just in front of the door.
There are also other quality Walking trails nearby.

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Hotel Ritschlay

Außenansicht Hotel Ritschlay

Bollendorf is situated in the heart of the South Eifel Nature Reserve close to the Müller Valley (little Luxembourg Switzerland). The hotel has a beautiful site to the Valley of the Sauer and offers you contemporary ambience with 3 star comfort.
The heart of the hotel is the kitchen. Regional specialities prepared freshly and classically will be a surprise for your eyes as swell as for your palate. The guest is spoilt with our specialities such as "Döppekooche", wild boar and Eifel pork. A mixture which is much appreciated.
Vegetarian are also offered a variety of dishes suitable to their taste.
Finish your day, for example, with good food and drink in the rustic wine cellar.
In the evening you can chat at the hotel bar or relax in the modern sauna with a panoramic rest room and a romantic exterior environment. (thatch-roofed pavillons)
You will experience here Eifel tradition and hospitality and this is reflected in our attachement to regional Eifel brands.
For your tours we offer theme hikes such as "on the tracks of the Celts and the Romans" or the "panoramic track" and many more. There are more than 200km of marked hiking paths here in the South Eifel Nature Reserve.
With 55 beds, 30 rooms and 3 dining rooms we can serve both individual guests as well as groups in separate rooms. Furthermore we offer you at certain times qualified fasting courses. Please ask for our separate brochure.

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Waldhotel Sonnenberg

Waldhotel Sonnenberg ruhige Einzellage

Family-run 3-star superior family hotel in the heart of the German-Luxembourgish nature park (Eifel). Your hotel is located in an absolutely quiet, south-facing position with a panoramic view of the Sauer Valley and Luxembourg Switzerland, at the starting point of the most beautiful hiking trails (Felsenweg 2) with swimming pool and sauna.
We also offer guided hikes, mountain biking, a conference hotel with a conference room, boules court, table tennis and sunbathing lawn are also available.

- Panoramic indoor pool with water supply from a natural forest spring 5 x 10 m | Sauna | Tanning bed | Massages | Infrared heat cabin | Sauna outside terrace
- Inexpensive wellness package or 5 days of hiking incl. half board from only € 655 for 2 people
or wellness package for 2 days from € 520 for 2 people
- Best Eifel cuisine from our own production, e.g. original Eifel apple schnapps, almond and raisin cake, apple juice from our own apples, game from the Eifel
- Bellevue restaurant with international and regional cuisine, fine wines

- Breakfast from our breakfast buffet with a view of Bollendorf (also for non-hotel guests)
- Large open terrace | Rose terrace | Sunbathing area | Pétanque field, children's playground | Riding lessons for children on request (pony and Haflinger) | Trampoline, nature park center Ernzen with dinosaur park nearby

The elevator takes you to the comfortable guest rooms, equipped with shower / toilet, balcony, direct dial telephone and TV connection. Your day begins with a rich "pick-me-up" breakfast buffet. By the way: You are also welcome to bring your dog!

We offer a total of 27 rooms: Category 1: 4 rooms, Category 2: 6 rooms, Category 3: 9 rooms, Category 4: 2 rooms, Category 5: 5 rooms, Category 6: 1 room

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More information about this route

Start: Parking Ernzen, Felsenweiher

Destination: Parking Ernzen, Felsenweiher

Distance: 17.4 km

Duration: 4:30 h

Difficulty: medium

Ascent: 440 m

Descent: 440 m

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