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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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Kloster Stuben | Neef

Abbey ruin "Kloster Stuben"

The Abbey ruin of the former Augustinian abbey of Stuben, founded 1137, on a horseshoe bend in the...

Pfarrkirche St Matthhias | Grenderich


The church of Grenderich built up after the plans of the builder of the district of Cochem in 1870-1872. The consecration of the...

Kinderspielplatz in Veldenz | Veldenz

There are two children's playgrounds in Veldenz: In den Banngärten and next to the Catholic church.

Waldkapelle | Veldenz

The wood chapel lies on the way to Veldenz Castle.

"Elisenhäuschen" in den Weinbergen | Mülheim an der Mosel

Elisenberg vineyard hut is located south-east of Mülheim town centre directly on country road 158. It is a one-and-a-half-storey hip roofed...

fishing | Köwerich

Possible at the whole riverside of the Moselle excepting some prohibited areas. A valid fishing license (blue) and a warrant are necessary....

roman water pipe | Pölich

In 1987/88, a 50m length of a 400m long water channel hewn into the slate was excavated. It was used to supply a Roman villa with water and is an...

Buildings of Art Noveau | Traben-Trarbach

Typical Buildings for Modern Style are: the Hotel Bellevue, Villa Huesgen, Villa Breucker, the Bridgeportal, Winery Julius Kayser, 2...

Löschemer Kapelle | Wasserliesch

Lookout point “Löschemer Kapelle”

Heimatmuseum Brauneberg | Brauneberg

The 1455 Franciscan convent is worth a visit. The ground floor hosts the museum of local history of Brauneberg. In a side wing events and wine...

Schifffahrten Michels | Brauneberg

You'll find the current time shedules on the following website:

Townscapes and village scenery Kröv | Kröv

Villagescape with historic wine and monastic estates as well as timbered houses, “Dreigiebelhaus” as one of the most remarkable half-timbered...

Bikepark Monzelfeld | Monzelfeld

The dirt bike course with ramps, seesaws and boardwalks is on an area of 3 hectares. There are Freeride and Slopestyle / Downhill tracks with two...

Märtyrerkapelle | Neumagen-Dhron

The Legend of the Thebaean Legion: In the middle of the 3rd century, systematic persecutions of Christian were carried out by the Romans, just...

Hirschfelsen bei Hirzlei | Brauneberg

The “Hirschfelsen” (deer rock) at Hirzlei (a district of the Moselle municipality of Brauneberg) offers a great view of the “Frohnbachtal” valley....