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Moselle valley

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

Mosellandtouristik GmbH
Kordelweg 1
54470 Bernkastel-Kues

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  • Reichsburg castle at Cochem
    Reichsburg castle at Cochem
  • Europe's steepest vineyard: Bremmer Calmont
  • Time to enjoy: Uerzig at the Moselle
    Time to enjoy: Uerzig at the Moselle
  • Enjoy wine high above Mehring
    Enjoy wine high above Mehring
  • combine wine enjoyment and culture
    combine wine enjoyment and culture

Enjoy wine in the Moselle valley

One of Germany's most spectacular wine regions clings to the twisting banks of the river Moselle and its tributaries, the Ruwer and the Saar. Today's vineyards cover approx. 9,000 hectares of steep, terraced hillsides, most facing south or southwest and stretching from Koblenz to Trier and Saarburg via Cochem and Bernkastel-Kues. Half of the vines grow on steep slatey slopes. Inclines of up to 60 % are not unusual here, although it may seem hard to believe that it is possible to cultivate such steep, craggy slopes. The Calmont vineyard at Bremm with its 68% gradient is the steepest vineyard in Europe. Riesling fans will be in raptures!

White wines of the Moselle valley

Think of the Moselle and you immediately think of wonderful rieslings from the region's best hillside vineyards. A creative generation of wine growers has produced outstanding, dry rieslings from wonderfully ripe grapes that are often not harvested until November. It is not rare for Moselle, Saar and Ruwer rieslings with an alcohol content of 7 or 8% to qualify as wines of the finest quality (Prädikatsweine). These are the ideal accompaniment for light Moselle cuisine such as fish, poultry and salads.


Müller-Thurgau grapes are mostly planted in the large plateau vineyards of the Middle Moselle and on the more gentle slopes of the Lower Moselle. Overall they account for 18% of the wine growing area and they have a pleasant, mild, flowery taste.

This is one of the most important new white wine grape varieties, a cross between a silvaner x riesling and Müller-Thurgau. These wines are fruity and full-bodied with low acidity.

Red wines of the Moselle valley

Blauer Spätburgunder (pinot noir)
Spätburgunder (pinot noir) is planted in the traditional Riesling vineyards along the Moselle and in the limestone soils of the Upper Moselle. It has a delicate fruity taste and currently accounts for only a small fraction of the total wine growing area.

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Wine holiday 2019
Mosellandtouristik GmbH

Experience life in a wine-growing estate up close, whilst enjoying the fresh and sparkly products of our Moselle region’s vintners.
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Vinter's weekend
Wein- und Ferienregion Bernkastel-Kues GmbH

A drink like nature gives us: wine. During our winegrower weekend you will experience carefree days directly at the winegrower's.

Wine festivals in the Moselle valley

Wein-Gourmet-Tour 2019 (Foto: Arnoldi, Quelle: Wein- & Ferienregion Bernkastel-Kues GmbH)

| Bernkastel-Kues

5 restaurants - 10 wineries - 1 special evening!

This will be an experience evening for all wine lovers: In five restaurants you can taste...

Großer Markt in Burgen (Foto: Gemeinde Burgen, Quelle: Wein- & Ferienregion Bernkastel-Kues GmbH)

| Burgen

Around the Frohnbach from 11 am to 6 pm: For the 7th time, castles will present many stands from the fields of direct marketing, craftsmanship,...

Nittel (1) (Foto: Saar-Obermosel-Touristik / Foto: Elke Janssen, Quelle: Saar-Obermosel-Touristik e.V.)

| Nittel

Experience and indulgence on the wine educational trail

Essen und Wein (Foto: augenfällig, Quelle: Wein- & Ferienregion Bernkastel-Kues GmbH)

| Bernkastel-Kues

Renowned wineries from the Bernkastel-Kues holiday region present their wines. Enjoy wines and regional delicacies during an open wine tasting....

Bühne (Quelle: TI Römische Weinstraße)

| Schweich

Wine-Fest of the Roman wine route


More than 25 years the 19 villages of the roman Wine route celebrate a fantastic Wine-Fest...

Straßenweinfest Pünderich (Quelle: Zeller Land Tourismus GmbH)

| Pünderich

Street wine festival in Pünderich

Taking place in the historical village centre showing impressive old half-timbered houses, music and...

Guten Appetit! (Quelle: Wein- & Ferienregion Bernkastel-Kues GmbH)

| Zeltingen-Rachtig

The highlight of the holiday weekend at the Weinhöfe-Fest in Rachtig is the

wine-oasis hike.This year again with majestic company: It...

Das Zeltinger Weinmännchen (Foto:, Quelle: Wein- & Ferienregion Bernkastel-Kues GmbH)

| Zeltingen-Rachtig

A wine tour through the wineries. For 4 days you can get to know the winegrowers and their work. Taste the wines and get to know the typical...

Tage der offenen Weinkeller in Bernkastel-Kues (Foto: Arnoldi, Quelle: Wein- & Ferienregion Bernkastel-Kues GmbH)

| Bernkastel-Kues

On the days of the open wine cellars in Bernkastel-Kues you can experience the Moselle and vineyard atmosphere up close. The open wine yards offer...

Weinberge in Ürzig an der Mosel (Foto: Arnoldi, Quelle: Wein- & Ferienregion Bernkastel-Kues GmbH)

| Ürzig

The days of the open wine cellars begin at 18 o'clock. The winegrowers invite you to fine wines and small delicacies.

Ürzig an der Mosel (Foto: Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues, Quelle: Wein- & Ferienregion Bernkastel-Kues GmbH)

| Ürzig

Enjoy the variety of the different wines of the winegrowers of Ürzig as well as the typical Moselle cuisine with an enjoying entertaining...

Weinfest "Zeller Schwarze Katz" (Foto: Inge Faust, Quelle: Zeller Land Tourismus GmbH)

| Zell

Moselle beginning in the historical home town of the Zell Black Cat. This traditional wine festival offers again this year many events and...

Int. Trachtentreffen Kröv (Quelle: Tourist-Information Kröv)

| Kröv

International Folkloric groups and musicians, Show event on the swimming stage,

big parade through the streets of Kröv, winefestival.

Weinglas (Foto: TI Brauneberg, Quelle: Wein- & Ferienregion Bernkastel-Kues GmbH)

| Brauneberg

In the beautiful Nussbaumallee, in front of the unique scenery of the Brauneberger Juffer, the winegrowers offer their excellent wines and a...

Moselwein-Festival (Foto: Gernot Weyrich, Quelle: Tourist-Information Traben-Trarbach)

| Traben-Trarbach

Traditionally during the second weekend in July the Moselle shore in Trarbach transforms into an atmospheric festival area with wine, music and...