Type : Mullerthal Trail
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Distance : 38 Km
Time : 14:30 h
Difficulty : Difficult
The Mullerthal Trail with more than 112 km is composed by 3 big tracks (Route 1, Route 2, Route 3).
There is still a detour on Route 2 in the area of Camping Martbusch - Ruetsbach in Berdorf. The detour is signposted on site.
You can start Route 2 in Echternach but also in other villages like Berdorf, Scheidgen, Consdorf or Mullerthal.
In Echternach, you start at the bus station and then walk towards Berdorf (rue Maximilien). After a short but strenuous climb, you reach the viewpoint "Trooskneppchen" from which you can see the Basilica and the surroundings.
The Mullerthal Trail then leads through Wollefsschlucht (the wolves’ canyon) where wolves could find shelter in former times. You continue along the Aesbaach brook and pass Perekop, a massive rock and then reach Huel Lee (Hohllay). This is a cave which was used in former times to cut out the millstones. The traces of this activity can still be seen on the rocks. After that you reach the amphitheater, which is still used for theatric performances.
You then pass the locality of Berdorf known not only for its famous Berdorf cheese but also for its wonderful landscape. The impressive rock formations in the surrounding woods make of this village the ideal starting point for many local hikes.
You continue in the Schnellert forest towards the village of Mullerthal where one of the most important mills of the whole region was located. The mill has been restored and is opened for the public. In the mill is a restaurant, a tourist-information and a "Best of Wandern" Testcenter. There are places to stop and rest in Mullerthal.
The Mullerthal Trail continues along the brook Black Ernz towards a little picturesque cascade called Schéissendëmpel.
From there you walk towards the east along Eilebuerg, Goldfralee and Goldkaul which are spectacular rock formations worth a little rest. Before arriving to Consdorf you pass the mill of Consdorf (Moulin de Consdorf). Rest places can be found in Consdorf village.
The Mullerthal Trail continues through rocks and woods towards an amazing crevice called Kuelscheier. If you want to cross it, be sure to have a pocket lamp as it is very dark and narrow. If you don't feel like crossing it, you can walk around it.
You then pass the villages of Consdorf and Scheidgen before arriving to Echternach again. There are places to stop and rest in Scheidgen and Echternach.