From Trier to Maulbronn via Völklingen, Lorsch and Speyer

Length: approx. 383 km – We recommend two overnight stays.

The town of Trier was once known as Roma secunda or the ‘second Rome’. In the Oldest City of Germany you find a lot of antique buildings and testimonies of different epochs, which are a part of the UNESCO World Heritage and which give Trier a unique character.

From here, the route leads south through the Hunsrück nature park into the Saarland. This former industrial region of iron and steel production is now one of Germany’s greenest federal states. Discover its past at the cathedral-like Völklingen Ironworks.

Your journey to the next stopping point of Lorsch runs through the Palatinate Forest to the south. At this juncture, the route continues along the Rhine towards its upper reaches and the cathedral town of Speyer with its imperial heritage.

The final stop, Maulbronn Monastery, lies in the heart of the Swabian wine region.

A haven of tranquillity, it is tucked away amid the beautiful Kraichgau- Stromberg countryside, which is blessed with vineyards, meadows and leafy forests as well as many places of interest.