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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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Ortskern des Weinortes Veldenz (Quelle: Wein- und Ferienregion Bernkastel-Kues GmbH )

Historischer Platz im Ortskern | Veldenz

Historic square at the center of town, where you will find the Villa Romana (a former vicarage built in the 1820s), the Zehnthaus (the former...

Klosterkirche in Brauneberg an der Mosel (Quelle: Wein- und Ferienregion Bernkastel-Kues GmbH )

Heimatmuseum Brauneberg | Brauneberg

The 1455 Franciscan convent is worth a visit. The ground floor hosts the museum of local history of Brauneberg. In a side wing events and wine...

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

Old quarter/Saarburg | Saarburg

Situated right on the Saar River, with colourful fishermen's and sailors' houses. On the houses you will see a row of old signs. Most of the...

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

Tennisanlage Ürzig | Ürzig

4 outdoor tennis courts of "Tennisclub Schwarz-Weiß Ürzig e.V."

Reservation: Tourist-Information Ürzig, Rathausplatz.

Eingang Kellerraum (Foto: Touristinformation Römische Weinstraße, Quelle: Tourist-Information Römische Weinstraße)

Raum einer römischen Villa/ Römerkeller in Kenn | Kenn

Life in Kenn in the 2nd century AD had style and was luxurious. Numerous finds from a luxurious Roman villa – including columns, marble panels,...

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

Museum of Bell Foundry Mabilon | Saarburg

The Mabilon bell foundry has been in the family since 1590 and originated in Saumur on the Loire. From there, bells were cast while it was on the...

Stiftsmuseum (Foto: Tourist-Information Treis-Karden, Quelle: Tourist-Information Ferienland Cochem)

Collegiate Museum Treis-Karden | Treis-Karden

Collegiate Museum Treis - Karden


2000 Years of Religious History


Karden at the lower course of the...

Chur Kölnisches Amtshaus in Zeltingen (Quelle: Wein- und Ferienregion Bernkastel-Kues GmbH )

Chur Kölnisches Amtshaus | Zeltingen-Rachtig

As former residence of the deputy of the Electorate of Cologne, this building is of relevance to the history of Zeltingen-Rachtig.

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...

Adelssitz (Foto: Gemeinde Bullay, Quelle: Zeller Land Tourismus GmbH)

Alte Adelssitze | Bullay

Old nobility houses

The old nobility houses are under monumental protection and belong despite of many burnings in the 19 th centuary to...

Katholische Pfarrkirche St. Lambert (Quelle: Wein- und Ferienregion Bernkastel-Kues GmbH )

Katholische Pfarrkirche St. Lambert | Maring-Noviand

Church in the district of Noviand. The nave was built from 1753 to 1756 according to plans of Johann Georg Seiz. Enlarged by a transept in...

Angler an der Mosel (Foto: Touristinformation Römische Weinstraße, Quelle: Tourist-Information Römische Weinstraße)

fishing | Detzem

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

Aktiv im Moselurlaub! (Quelle: Wein- und Ferienregion Bernkastel-Kues GmbH )

Reitanlage des Reit-und Jagdclubs | Maring-Noviand

riding lessons on appointment

Sollig (Quelle: Zeller Land Tourismus GmbH)

Sollig | Alf



Sollig is the highest peak in Alf area (398) m and reachable either over the Alf vineyards or Mosel high...

Kinheim_Mosel_Ortsrundgang_1-1024x768 (Quelle: Tourist-Information Kröv)

Townscapes and village scenery Kinheim | Kinheim

Villagescape with historic wine and monastic estates as well as timbered houses, former abbey “Echternacher Hof”, remains of a former knight‘s...