Rambling along the 50th parallel
Latitude hopping sounds profane and sporty, however, in contrast to the known Island-Hopping it is the calmer way of moving over the 50th parallel in the Moseleifel holiday region around Wittlich.
The landscape form of the Moseleifel region is characterized by a partial massif of the Rhenish Slate Mountains, the Wittlich valley located 150 m deeper, of schmaller and larger romatic creek valleys and of impressing volcanic cones.
Along the known Wittlich vineyard locations throught the Lieser valley up into the district town of Wittlich with its comfortable town centre. Through the even Wittlich valley you will then pass the meadows with scattered fruit trees and tabac fields to the volcanic cone "Neuerburger Kopf" towards the Mosel.
The entire route with 28 km can be considered a day tour for the trained rambler. It leads through close forests, along the known Wittlich vineyards locations throught the Lieser valley up into the district town of Wittlich with its comfortable town centre. Through the even Wittlich valley you will then pass the meadows with scattered fruit trees and tabac fields to the volcanic cone "Neuerburger Kopf" towards the Mosel.
Our rambling proposal:
By train, bus or car up to Wittlich main station (free parking at the P+R). From there with the "Säubrennerl"-Mobile of Moseleifel-Touristik tourist inofmration (prior announcement) to the location to enter the 50th parallel Parking lot K 7. Ramble over the 50th parallel with side-trip for lunch to the old town centre of Wittlich. So strengthened you continue until the final point at Zeltinger Bürgerwald, from there over the Roman route back to Wittlich main station.
The hiking track on the 50th Latitude is pointed in the botany and on the Map No. 24 "Wittlicher Land" of the "Eifelverein" with a red 50 in a red rectangle.
Beginning at the starting point A 60 / K 7 at "Altenhof" in the west to the border of the district Wittlich at "Römerstrasse" near Bausendorf hikers crosses the 50th Latitude 37 times.