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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.

River cruises on Rhine and Moselle

River cruises on Rhine and Moselle

No holiday in the Rhine and Moselle valleys is complete without a romantic river cruise.

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Moselle: Riesling Renaissance

Moselle: Riesling Renaissance

Tour the Eifel region, the Ahr valley and the Moselle region with its hillside vineyards and Trier,...

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UNESCO World Heritage sites in Romantic Germany

UNESCO World Heritage sites in Romantic Germany

Romantic Germany is home to a number of UNESCO Word Heritage sites like the Roman buildings in...

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Stummorgel (Foto: Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues, Quelle: Wein- & Ferienregion Bernkastel-Kues GmbH)

Stumm-Orgel in der evangelischen Kirche Mülheim an der Mosel | Mülheim an der Mosel

The so-called “Stumm-Orgel” is an organ dating from 1890. It is thus one of the last works of the important organ maker family Stumm.

Brücke in Burgen (Foto: Arnoldi, Quelle: Wein- & Ferienregion Bernkastel-Kues GmbH)

Burgen und seine Brücken | Burgen

Bridges connect: At Burgen holiday village, courts, gardens and houses are partly only accessible by bridges and walkways. The reason for this is...

Rathaus (Quelle: Zeller Land Tourismus GmbH)

Rathaus Zell (Mosel) | Zell

Rathaus Zell (Mosel)


The historical city hall of 1881, was modified from 2003 to 2005 to a communication center. Event...

Römisches Weinschiff: Hier gibts die Infos (Quelle: Wein- & 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...

Haus Warsberg Saarburg (1) (Foto: Saar-Obermosel-Touristik, Quelle: Saar-Obermosel-Touristik e.V.)

Haus Warsberg | Saarburg

In medieval times, Haus Warsberg was the manor of the barons of warsberg. It was the electoral administration and is today the official residence...

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...

Blick auf Schloss und Weinberge (Foto: Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues, Quelle: Wein- & Ferienregion Bernkastel-Kues GmbH)

Schloss Lieser | Lieser

The most prominent building in Lieser is the Castle Lieser, which was built in style of “Gründerzeit” amidst a stately park by the baron...

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

Doctorweinberg | Bernkastel-Kues

The “Doctor” in Bernkastel is a famous vineyard within the bigger vineyard site of “Badstube”. It is situated directly above the historic town...

Blasius Brunnen im Urlaubsort Klausen (Foto: Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues, Quelle: Wein- & Ferienregion Bernkastel-Kues GmbH)

Blasius Brunnen | Klausen

St. Blasius fountain by sculptor Scherl, which was restored in 1987. The upper part of the fountain represents a grain ferry, which indicates that...

Spielplatz (Quelle: Zeller Land Tourismus GmbH)

Spielplatz | Bullay

Playground at the bank promenade



Tourist Information Bullay

Lindenplatz 2


Berggolf (Foto: bergolf Winningen, Quelle: Tourist-Information Sonnige Untermosel)

Mountain golf course Winningen | Winningen

Have you wanted to try golf for a long time? But the posh plants are simply not your thing?

Panroama Leiwen (Foto: Touristinformation Römische Weinstraße, Quelle: TI Römische Weinstraße)

Townscapes and village scenery Leiwen | Leiwen

Townscapes and village scenery Leiwen

Historical village centre with a wine and local history museum, late Gothic timbered house in...

Golfanlage (Foto: Abenteuer-Golf Kobern-Gondorf , Quelle: Tourist-Information Sonnige Untermosel)

Adventure golf Kobern-Gondorf | Kobern-Gondorf

Adventure Golf Kobern-Gondorf is a paradise for minigolf fans of the extra class.

Stadtmuseum Simeonstift (Quelle: Trier Tourismus und Marketing GmbH)

Municipal Museum Simeonstift | Trier, Stadt Trier

Adjoining the Porta Nigra is the 11th century Simeon's College (Simeonstift), residence of priests who read mass in the two churches of St....

© TI Traben-Trarbach (Foto: Blickfang Werbung, Quelle: Tourist-Information Traben-Trarbach)

Bridgeportal | Traben-Trarbach

A building, worth seeing, built by Bruno Möhring in Art Noveau style. It was finished together with the bridge in 1899. It is the charakteristic...