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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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Bürgerhaus Minheim an der Mosel (Quelle: Wein- & Ferienregion Bernkastel-Kues GmbH)

Bürgerhaus Minheim | Minheim

The community centre in Minheim can host 200-240 people (tables and chairs incl.) and is suitable for cultural events, conferences and club or...

Blick auf Kahren mit Hosteturm (01) (Foto: Albert Boesen, Quelle: Saar-Obermosel-Touristik e.V.)
Haus "Waldfrieden" (Foto:  Edith Mertes, Quelle: Zeller Land Tourismus GmbH)

Haus Waldfrieden | Zell

"Haus Waldfrieden"


Wine-tastings and various culture events (skirt and blues concerts, classical music, cabaret,...

Burg Thurant (Foto: Klaus Breitkreutz, Quelle: Tourist-Information Sonnige Untermosel)

Burg Thurant | Alken

Built partly on Roman foundations, Burg Thurant is one of the oldest castles in the Moselle. Explore the romantic grounds and learn more about the...

Teich (Quelle: Zeller Land Tourismus GmbH)

Teichanlage Flaumbachtal | Blankenrath

Directly at the entry of the place of Blankenrath locates a new attraction. The water of the brook "Flaumbach" will dammed up in an...

Adventure Forest (1) (Quelle: Tourist-Information Traben-Trarbach)

MOSEL ADVENTURE FOREST - Climb Park | Traben-Trarbach


The Mosel Adventure Forest - Mont Royal, Traben-Trarbach is a theme park consisting of robes, balks, and obstacles. It...

Ölmühle Konz-Niedermennig (1) (Foto: Saar-Obermosel-Touristik / Foto: Richard Seer, Quelle: Saar-Obermosel-Touristik e.V.)

Oil Mill | Konz

Below the local entrance to Niedermennig (coming from the direction of Konz) in the Konz valley is an old oil mill from the 19th century, which is...

Burganlage Freudenburg (1) (Foto: Saar-Obermosel-Touristik / Foto: Richard Seer, Quelle: Saar-Obermosel-Touristik e.V.)

Ruins of Freudenburg Castle | Freudenburg

King John of Bohemia, Count of Luxembourg, had the “Freyding” fortress built in the year 1337 to protect the border and control the military road...

Kirche in Mittelstrimmig (Quelle: Zeller Land Tourismus GmbH)

Pfarrkirche "St. Philippus u. Jakobus" in Mittelstrimmig | Mittelstrimmig

Catholic parish church "St. Philipus u. Jakobus" in Mittelstrimmig

The oldest church making dates from the time in front of 1220....

Barbarathermen (Quelle: Trier Tourismus und Marketing GmbH)

Barbara Baths (UNESCO World Heritage) | Trier, Stadt Trier

The baths were constructed in the 2nd century AD. The name of the facility derives from a no longer existing monastery on the site. The bath is...

Kruterberg Blick auf Saarburg (01) (Foto: Albert Boesen, Quelle: Saar-Obermosel-Touristik e.V.)
Ruine Treis (Foto:  Tourist-Information Treis-Karden, Quelle: Tourist-Information Ferienland Cochem)

Castles of Treis | Treis-Karden



Treis has two castles, which demonstrates the site's importance at the time of construction.


Angler (Foto: Touristinformation Römische Weinstraße, Quelle: TI Römische Weinstraße)

fishing | Schweich

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

Aschekiste  (Foto: Phillipp Bohn, Quelle: Zeller Land Tourismus GmbH)

cinerary container | Zell

Cinerary container from grey sandstone

Mosel- und Weinort Minheim (Quelle: Wein- & Ferienregion Bernkastel-Kues GmbH)

Katholische Pfarrkirche St. Johannes der Täufer | Minheim

The parish church “Sankt Johannes der Täufer” (St John the Baptist) was built in 1840-42 and replaced a church from 1680. The first documentation...