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Moselle valley

The Moselle valley: Holidays in one of Germany's most beautiful river valleys

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  • Porta Nigra in Trier
    Porta Nigra in Trier
  • Amphitheater in Trier
    Amphitheater in Trier
  • Kaiserthermen in Trier
    Kaiserthermen in Trier
  • Römisches Weinschiff Stella Noviomagi
    Römisches Weinschiff Stella Noviomagi
  • Reichsburg castle in Cochem
    Reichsburg castle in Cochem

Travel highlights and activities in the Moselle valley

The wine culture landscape of the Moselle river is truly enchanting, and draws increasingly greater numbers of visitors, returning year after year. We have selected a few activities for you. 

Bernkastel-Kues: A unique ensemble of half-timbered houses

Discover Bernkastel-Kues with its unique ensemble of wonderful medieval half-timbered houses. Would you like to taste extraordinary wine, right where it is grown? Local wine-growers will charm you with delicious wines, grown in vineyards of world-wide fame. Probably you have already heard about the famous “Doctor-wine” which grows in the legendary Doctor vineyard?
We recommend a visit in the Vinothek. In the underground vaults of St.-Nikolaus-Hospital more than 160 different wines are waiting to train and to charm your senses of smell and taste.
Bernkastel-Kues is also perfect for hiking or cycling, while no Moselle experience is complete without taking a boat trip on the river!
The numerous festivals celebrated at Bernkastel-Kues range from the “Days of the open wine cellars” in spring to the famous “Wine festival of the Middle Moselle” in September and to the Christmas Market in December.


The region around the romantic little town of Cochem on the Moselle boasts stunning scenery, picturesque vineyards and a unique river valley. Whether you're looking for relaxation, culture, nature or an active holiday, you can cycle along the river bank, explore the multi-kilometre Weinbergpfad on foot and enjoy the views of the ruins, castles and rivers.

Traben-Trarbach: Architectural treasures of the "Belle Epoque"

The woods and vineyards snuggle up to Traben-Trarbach on the left and right banks of the Moselle as if they were a mighty amphitheatre bordered by grape vines.
An abundance of buildings with architectural treasures of the Jugendstil and “Belle Epoque” styles will make your vacation in Traben-Trarbach a cultural highlight. At the turn of the 20th century, Traben-Trarbach was the second largest wine trading city in Europe after Bordeaux. The enormous prosperity and wealth generated by wine trading formed the basis for widespread new building construction in the patrician style. No less than the Berlin star architect Prof. Bruno Möhring designed many unique Art-Deco buildings which are still in excellent condition today.

Weinerlebnisbegleiter: Culture and wine ambassadors

The culture and wine ambassadors of the Moselle region refer to themselves as Weinerlebnisbegleiter - Wine Experience Companions, as their programme offers a variety of experiences when it comes to wine. Included are hikes across vineyards, to sundials and castle ruins, to see Apollo butterflies and the European green lizards - and all with a bottle of wine in your backpack, to be enjoyed while taking a rest on the sun-drenched wall on a vineyard slope. 

Roman heritage

Follow in the footsteps of the Romans through Trier, Germany's oldest town, and along the Moselle where the Romans introduced wine-growing to the region. Make a stopover in Neumagen-Dhron, home of the famous "Römerweinschiff" Roman wine ship, and in Piesport with its ancient wine press. Every year, there are demonstrations showing how they crushed the grapes with their feet at the Roman Wine Press Festival.
The Roman town of Trier is one of the region's UNESCO world heritage sites. The Romans once called it "Roma secunda" (second Rome) and left many impressive traces in the picturesque town. Merely strolling through Trier brings Roman history to life with the Porta Nigra gate, the imperial thermal baths and the ancient amphitheatre.

View over the city of Trier:

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Further sights and leisure tips

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Alte Kirche in Wehlen | Bernkastel-Kues

The „Alte Kirche” (old church) in Wehlen, a district of Bernkastel-Kues village, is a veritable eyecatcher for holidaymakers on the Moselle.

Exhibition mine Barbara-Hoffnung with visitors‘ centre | Fell

The Barbara-Hoffnung Exhibition Mine in the Nossern Valley, between Fell and Thomm, consists of two typical roof slate mines from the turn of the...

Evangelische Kapelle Oberkleinich | Kleinich

A small restored Chapel, occasionally used for service, is situated on a hill at Oberkleinich village.

Altes Fährhaus | Pünderich

Old ferry house

The old ferry house was built in 1621 By the construction of the French fortress Montroyal (1687), Ludwig XIV. , the...

Mosel-Kanu-Service | Piesport

Canoe rental

Roman Imperial Palace | Konz

Im 4. Jh. n. Chr. erwähnte der römische Dichter Ausonius die “kaiserlichen Mauern” an der Saarmündung. Der Palast lag an einem Hang oberhalb der...

Mosaik zur Stadtgeschichte | Zell

Town history-mosaic

The mosaic created from the artist Monika Nicolay-Bolle from Zeltingen-Racting and at the 06.12.99 transfered the...

Klosterhof Siebenborn | Maring-Noviand

Monastery Siebenborn: historical wine growing estate dating back to 12th century.

Katholische Pfarrkirche St. Lambert | Maring-Noviand

Church in the district of Noviand. The nave was built from 1753 to 1756 according to plans of Johann Georg Seiz. Enlarged by a transept in...

St. Anna-Kapelle | Bernkastel-Kues

Saint Anna Chapel, situated underneath Landshut Castle, is an eyecatcher for all holidaymakers at Bernkastel-Kues.

Pfarrkirche "Heilig Kreuz" | Neef

Catholic parish church "Hl. Kreuz"

The laying of the cornerstone for the new-Gothic "Heilig Kreuz" church was at the...

Stumm-Orgel in der evangelischen Kirche Mülheim an der Mosel | Mülheim an der Mosel

The so-called “Stumm-Orgel” is an organ dating from 1890. It is thus one of the last works of the important organ maker family Stumm. The one...

Townscapes and village scenery Reil | Reil

Villagescape with narrow lanes, stylish old timbered houses and rustic cellars, beautiful Mosel promenades, and the railway history culture trail...

Paulskirche in Lieser | Lieser

“Paulskirche” is about 2 km from Lieser wine and holiday village, in the midst of vineyards. It is the oldest church of the region. Many people...

Angelsport | Zeltingen-Rachtig

Fishing licences for the reach of the Moselle between the barrages in Zeltingen (kilometre 124) and Enkirch (kilometre 103) are available at the...