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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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Gästeführung "Zeitreise" (Quelle: Wein- und Ferienregion Bernkastel-Kues GmbH )

WeinErlebnisTouren/Weinwanderungen | Piesport

Wine experience tours with wine guides

The attendands get to know interesting facts of past and present viticulture (about 2 hours). The...

Josefshöhe (Foto: Heimat-u. Verkehrsverein St Aldegund, Quelle: Zeller Land Tourismus GmbH)

Josefshöhe | St. Aldegund



A wonderful view in the Mosel valley , a good sight on the sluice of the Mosel direct below. Nature...

Angler an der Mosel (Foto: Touristinformation Römische Weinstraße, Quelle: Tourist-Information Römische Weinstraße)

fishing | Detzem

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

Pfarrhaus in Zeltingen (Quelle: Wein- und Ferienregion Bernkastel-Kues GmbH )

Pfarrhaus Zeltingen | Zeltingen-Rachtig

The vicarage, a plastered quarrystone building, was built along with the reconstructed church by priest Johann Peter Glesius in 1725 and replaced...

Weinort Reil (Quelle: Tourist-Information Kröv)

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...

Reiterhof Kron in Neumagen-Dhron (Quelle: Wein- und Ferienregion Bernkastel-Kues GmbH )

Reiterhof Kron | Neumagen-Dhron

Riding stables with guest rooms and inn.

Ortskern des Weinortes Veldenz (Quelle: Wein- und Ferienregion Bernkastel-Kues GmbH )

Historischer Platz im Ortskern | Veldenz

Historic square at the center of town, where you will find the Villa Romana (a former vicarage built in the 1820s), the Zehnthaus (the former...

Deutschherrenhof (Quelle: Wein- und Ferienregion Bernkastel-Kues GmbH )

Deutschherrenhof | Zeltingen-Rachtig

The Deutschherrenhof: Important late Gothic secular building in the Moselle valley. The vast possessions of the Teutonic Knights in Rachtig and...

Urlaub an der Mosel in Zeltingen-Rachtig (Quelle: Wein- und Ferienregion Bernkastel-Kues GmbH )

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...

Musikschule Thomas Schwab in Mülheim (Quelle: Wein- und Ferienregion Bernkastel-Kues GmbH )

Musikschule Thomas Schwab | Mülheim an der Mosel

Music school which connects fun with professional music leassons in a friendly atmosphere.

Erste Adresse für Moselurlauber (Quelle: Wein- und Ferienregion Bernkastel-Kues GmbH )

Galerie im Haus der Gemeinde | Mülheim an der Mosel

At “Haus der Gemeinde” (municipality house) in Mülheim, there are changing exhibitions throughout the year. Latest information at the tourist...

Römerbad (Quelle: Zeller Land Tourismus GmbH)

Wine and Local History Museum | Zell

Closed till Easter


The Wine and Local History Museum gives an interesting presentation of living history taken from the life...

Marienburg (Quelle: Zeller Land Tourismus GmbH)

Gallery " Haesser" | Alf

Haesser Gallery

The painter Hermann Haesser, born 1918 in Alf, is well-known for his painting of the native...

Villa Romana im Moselort Veldenz (Quelle: Wein- und Ferienregion Bernkastel-Kues GmbH )

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....

Pinnerkreuz-Aussicht (Foto: Tourist-Information Ferienland Cochem , Quelle: Tourist-Information Ferienland Cochem)

Pinnerkreuz | Cochem

The Pinnerkreuz lookout point with a fantastic view of the Mosel valley is located high on top of the Pinnerberg mountain.