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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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Evangelische Kirche im Weingut Veldenz (Quelle: Wein- und Ferienregion Bernkastel-Kues GmbH )

Evangelische Kirche | Veldenz

The Protestant Church of Veldenz with its famous bell tower (the former signal tower of Veldenz Castle from the 12th century) was built between...

Spielzeugmuseum Trier (Quelle: Trier Tourismus und Marketing GmbH)

Toy Museum (Spielzeugmuseum) | Trier, Stadt Trier

Toys accompany us our lives long. Memories of childhood are awakened when we discover a dust-covered doll in the attic or a dented model car in...

Reichsburg (Foto: Tourist-Information Ferienland Cochem, Quelle: Tourist-Information Ferienland Cochem)

Cochem Castle | Cochem

The contours of the neo-gothic building rise more than about 330 ft above the river Moselle on an outstanding hill. The silhouette of the towering...

Stumm-Orgel in der Kirche in Mülheim (Quelle: Wein- und 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. The one...

Amphitheater in Trier (Quelle: Trier Tourismus und Marketing GmbH)

Amphitheater (UNESCO World Heritage) | Trier, Stadt Trier

Beyond the medieval city wall lies the Roman Amphitheater. Cruel games with animal and gladiator combats were conducted here popular public...

Prinzenkopfturm 2009 (Quelle: Zeller Land Tourismus GmbH)

Prinzenkopfturm | Zell



The lookout tower "Prinzenkopf" (circa 10 minutes from the castle Marienburg) is one...

Sternkunde im Moselort Wintrich (Quelle: Wein- und Ferienregion Bernkastel-Kues GmbH )

Volkssternwarte Wintrich | Wintrich

Even lunar hills and solar prominences may be seen from Moselle: the observatory in Wintrich with its reflector telescope (203 mm) allows you to...

Angler (Quelle: Tourist-Information Römische Weinstraße)

fishing | Pölich

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

Spaß im Urlaub an der Mosel (Quelle: Wein- und Ferienregion Bernkastel-Kues GmbH )

Kinderspielplatz in Mülheim an der Mosel | Mülheim an der Mosel

A generously and lovingly laid out children’s playground between elementary school and kindergarten, at the heart of the village but away from...

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...

Burganlage Freudenburg (1) (Foto: Saar-Obermosel-Touristik, 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...

Karl-Marx-Haus (Foto: Tourist Information Trier, Quelle: Trier Tourismus und Marketing GmbH)

Karl Marx House | Trier, Stadt Trier

The birthplace of Karl Marx is located just off today’s pedestrian zone, in Brückenstrasse 10.


The permanent exhibition “Karl...

Dorfpark Liesenich (Foto: Gemeinde Liesenich, Quelle: Zeller Land Tourismus GmbH)

Dorfpark | Liesenich

Village Park

Well-kept village park with Kneipp pool, tennis court for everyone (free),...

Brückentor (Quelle: Tourist-Information Traben-Trarbach)

Museum mile in Traben-Trarbach | Traben-Trarbach

Culture and history at every step in Traben-Trarbach: Mittelmosel Museum in the Baroque Böcking villa, House of Icons, “Zeitreise-Museum”, old...

museum (Foto:, Quelle: Zeller Land Tourismus GmbH)

Dorfmuseum Alf | Alf

Village Museum

Auf Kockert 10

56858 Alf


The museum is located in the former school of the 1734th. Shown is the...