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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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Evangelische Kirche am Moselufer in Kues (Quelle: Wein- und Ferienregion Bernkastel-Kues GmbH )

Evangelische Kirche Bernkastel-Kues | Bernkastel-Kues

The parish hall of the Protestant congregation was originally situated on the bank of the Moselle River in Bernkastel and was inaugurated in 1863....

Klosterruine Stuben (Foto: Tourist-Information Ferienland Cochem , Quelle: Tourist-Information Ferienland Cochem)

Klosterruine Stuben | Bremm

Abbey ruins on a horseshoe bend in the Moselle near Bremm, now used as an events venue.

Marienburg (Foto: Christian Thomas, Quelle: Zeller Land Tourismus GmbH)

Marienburg | Zell

Marienburg ( Marienburg castle)

The Marienburg is located high above on the mountain ridge at which the Mosel bight of the Zell Hamm...

Brücke (Foto: , Peter Latz, Quelle: Zeller Land Tourismus GmbH)

Brücke Bullay | Bullay

Double-deck bridge

The bridge in Bullay is Germany's first double-deck bridge. The bridge(314 meter long) was built in the years 1875-1878...

Kapelle (Quelle: Zeller Land Tourismus GmbH)

Petersbergkapelle | Neef

"Petersberg" chapel


The Romanic chapel on the hill "Petersberg" with the old hill cemetary. It will be...

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...

altes Fährhaus (Foto: moselbild de Christiane Kroth, Quelle: Zeller Land Tourismus GmbH)

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...

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

Barfußpfad | Zeltingen-Rachtig

In the vineyards above the site of Rachtig (next to the cycling and hiking trail to hut).

Himmeroder Hof in Weinort Kesten (Quelle: Wein- und Ferienregion Bernkastel-Kues GmbH )

Himmeroder Hof | Kesten

“Himmeroder Hof” was founded as a wine growing estate of the Cistercian order represented by Himmerod monastery in the Eifel.

Blick auf  Panzweiler (Quelle: Zeller Land Tourismus GmbH)

Johanniskapelle | Panzweiler

Johannis-Kapelle (Johannis chapel)


The chapel was built in 1792. It is a simple massif making in hall form with nine round...

Kath-Kirche Kaimt (Quelle: Zeller Land Tourismus GmbH)

Parish church St.Jakobus | Zell

Catholic parish church "St. Jakobus"


The erection of the present church took place according to the drawings of...

Operette im Moselort Zeltingen-Rachtig (Quelle: Wein- und Ferienregion Bernkastel-Kues GmbH )

Operetten-Festspiele Zeltingen-Rachtig | Zeltingen-Rachtig

The open-air operetta “Zeltinger-Himmelreich” is staged by locals every two years in the historical market square of Zeltingen. The next...

Gemeindehaus im Moselort Burgen (Quelle: Wein- und Ferienregion Bernkastel-Kues GmbH )

Gemeindehaus Burgen | Burgen

The community building at Burgen with its festival hall and meeting room hosts a lot of diverse events.

Römisches Weinschiff: Hier gibts die Infos (Quelle: Wein- und Ferienregion Bernkastel-Kues GmbH )

Infopavillon Neumagener Weinschiff | Neumagen-Dhron

The info pavilion Neumagener Weinschiff (wine ship) is a meeting point for visitors and guests, who would like to take a boat trip on STELLA...

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...