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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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Townscapes and village scenery | Schweich

Townscapes and village scenery

A historical ferry tower in Schweich, the Niederprümer Hof cultural centre with a permanent exhibition about...

Hirtenfeldhalle Kleinich | Kleinich

In addition to the small school gym, the “Hirtenfeldhalle” was built in 1991. It is primarily used by the HSG Irmenach-Kleinich-Horbruch for...

Moselschifffahrt | Piesport

There are two places to get on board in Piesport: The Landing in Alt-Piesport (left bank of Moselle in proximity of hotel “Alt Piesport”) and the...

Angelscheine | Piesport

Fishing licences for the reach of the Moselle between the barrages in Wintrich (kilometre 141) and Detzem (kilometre 166) are available at the...

"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...

Doppelkreuz / Kapuzinerkreuz | Bernkastel-Kues

The religious cultural heritage of the Moselle also comprises burial crosses and wayside crosses of profound artistic quality.

Angeln | Bullay

water: Mosel kinds of fishes: pikes, perches, carps, red eyes, trouts, eels, tenchs

Federal fishing permit is necessary The local...

Ehrenburg | Brodenbach

For centuries Ehrenburg Castle has perched atop a sheer, rocky crag rising above the wild, romantic forests of the Hunsrück hills close to the...

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...

former synagogue of Zell | Zell

Synagogue Zell (Mosel)

In 1849 the Chief Executive at that time, Alexander Moritz, sold the upper floors of the domestic house belonging to...

Villa Romana | Veldenz

The history of the Villa Romana can look back on Celtic- Roman origins. The basement still features large parts of a well-preserved Roman baths....

Evangelische Kirche | Veldenz

The Protestant Church of Veldenz with its famous bell tower (the former signal tower of Veldenz Castle from the 12th century) was built between...

Katholische Pfarrkirche St. Vitus | Lösnich

The present St Vitus parish church was built by municipal master builder Heinrich Bruck from Wittlich in 1879/80. It is a neo-Gothic building with...

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...

Freilichtmuseum Wintrich | Wintrich

The open air museum is freely accessible. Old wine-making tools and agricultural machinery are on display.