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Welschbillig

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Welschbillig is known for its Roman and medieval past.
In the 12th century the electors of Trier built a water castle on this site with four large corner towers.
After the destruction of the castle around 1673 only remains of the northwest tower and the gatehouse with its two circular towers and bridge remained. From the 1.5 kilometer-long city wall are still some remains visible.
 

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Before the tour begins, the ruins of a moated castle, the "church", the "deanery", the "Hermenbrunnen" and the "Hermenköpfe", offer a magnificent insight into the eventful past of this village. Through one of the two former "city gates" the trail leads over a moat towards Schilzenburg. You can see in the distance the former monastery ``Helenenberg``. Worth a visit is the baroque church. The path now leads along a main road approx. 200 m where caution is required before entering a quieter part of the forest. Another highlight is the "Geiderkreuz". The idyllic place invites you to linger.Cross the "Kreuzweg" at the "Schankstor" (former city gate) and head back to the starting point.

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From the start, you will be guided through the village, along typical Eifel houses, farms and numerous wells. Past former quarries the way leads slowly downhill towards the river Kyll. Along the river the path runs through the village "Kyll". After a short walk along the road Kreisstrasse 17, the path then turns into the forest. The path leads along the Kyll through the forest, past weekend houses and other former quarries. Be careful again while crossing the road K16.Before returning to the starting point, the great panoramic view invites you to linger (views up to the Hochwald). You can see the foothills of Bitburger jutland with its fertile soil and orchards, ideal for fruit and excellent schnapps. From the vantage point the way returns to the starting point.

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The tour begins and returns at the parish church St-Luzia of the 16th century . Through the town, along typical Eifel-houses, the route leads over the famous ``Jakobsweg`` to Messenberg. Whilst ascending, the view of the historic town of Welschbillig and Möhn can be seen. During the trail the Jakobshut offers shelter and resting possibilities. After the village of Träg, the path runs through a remote and romantic forest. Once the forest divides, glimpses of other villages can be seen. On the way back to the starting point, you will walk past contemporary witnesses such as the Roman Langmauer.

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Start is at the church in Hofweiler. The small but charming village radiates a cozy atmosphere. There are great vistas right up to Zemmer and its districts. From the viewpoint "Kuhberg" the trail runs through the dense forest. Passing a thick oak tree, the route leads on natural paths. The highlight of the tour is the Altricher cave. The former stone quarry also served as protection in difficult times. Walk through the forest back to the village center. After a small climb, you will be rewarded with fantastic all-round views of the Eifel.