Walking the panorama route from Alf to Reil via the Marienburg castle, Prinzenkopfturm and Burg Arras - Eifel

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For the last walk along the Mosel we drive after breakfast to the village of Alf. The walk we have planned today is relatively short but has panoramic views over the Mosel. We drive uphill in the village Alf where we park our car at an official parking space at the end of the Auf Tannerd.

We leave the parking and turn right where we follow a tarmac road. We turn right again at the end of the road. We take the most left walking path into the forest in the direction of Marienburg. The walking path is small and at some point relatively steep, but it is easy to walk on. At the end of the hiking path we cross a tarmac road near Marienburg. We are blown away by the view over the village of Pünderich at the other side of the Mosel. We follow the panoramic tarmac road and have lunch on one of the many benches along the road. We cross many other hikers on this Sunday, so even for locals this is a nice Sunday walk. During the hike we come across an old war cemetery of Ehrenstaette Prinzenkopf War Cemetery where soldiers of the Second World War are buried.

On the Prinzenkopf is a big watch tower which provides an excellent vies over the Mosel. Form here you can see the towns of Pünderich, Alf and Bullay. Also the hairpin bench in the Mosel can be seen perfectly from here. It is definitely worth the effort to climb up the watch tower. We continue our walk through the forest, over the road towards a parking lot.

Through the forest we walk in the direction of Burg Arras. We don't walk completely to Burg Arras because it contains descending and climbing and we don't feel much for it. We decide to walk towards a viewpoint which provides a very nice view over Burg Arras. There is a bench at the viewpoint where we enjoy the view. Afterwards we walk back to the car. The route back goes over broad walking paths through the forest. And soon we arrive back at our car and drive back to our hotel.

Length: 9 km
Height difference: 335 m

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