Der Bietzerberger – Bietzerberg Way
Premium walking route
The “Bietzerberger Way” provides impressive panoramic views into France, to the Saar loop and the hills of the Hochwald.
Hidden streams, open meadows and fields, winding paths and shady woodlands: the route is surprisingly varied, passing through a fruit orchard and incorporating wooden walkways on the “WilderWaldWeg” path that won an award from the Saarland Environment Ministry and provides new insights into the natural world of the woodland.
Walkers encounter stone witnesses from the past such as the old dam wall and watercourses in the Mühlental, the remains of the Geier mill and the historic border stones that bear witness to the Bietzerberg’s chequered history passing back and forth between the Electorate of Trier and Lorraine. Another impressive feature are the stone sculptures by the internationally renowned Merzig sculptor Prof. Paul Schneider, several of which stand next to the path and invite walkers to take a closer look.
Information on the walking tour
Start point and destination
The walk can be started at three major points (all with parking):
- the lower Mühlental on the B 51 next to the Saar
- the forest parking area between Merchingen and Honzrath
- the Fischerberghaus high above Beckingen
Fremersdorf railway station – directly adjacent to the Mühlental starting point – provides an environmentally friendly alternative way to reach this walking trail.
Route length: 18.9km
Walking time: approx. 6 hours
Altitude difference: 480
Adventure points: 68
Impressions of Bietzerberg Way
Location and directions
Walking is at your own risk. Parts of the route pass through unspoilt natural areas. Gales, gusty winds, electric storms and other adverse weather conditions may cause falling trees and branches. Using the “Bietzerberg Way” premium route in such weather conditions is prohibited.
Walking the route is at your own risk, and you should always be adequately aware of the conditions and exercise appropriate caution.