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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...

Tags: sights/points of interest, cities & culture

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Römische Wasserleitung 1 (Quelle: Touristinformation Ruwer)

Römische Wasserleitung | Waldrach

Roman aqueduct Even in antiquity, the provincial capital of Trier already relied on water supplies from the Ruwer valley. A reproduction of a...

Evangelische Kirche im Weingut Veldenz (Quelle: Wein- & 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...

Logo-Kinheim-Bild (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...

Freilichtmuseum Roscheider Hof Konz (1) (Foto: Saar-Obermosel-Touristik, Quelle: Saar-Obermosel-Touristik e.V.)

Open-Air-Museum | Konz

In the Roscheider Hof Open Air Museum you can explore traditional rural everyday life in the whole region, which includes Eifel, Hunsrück and...

St. Stephanus im Weinort Zeltingen-Rachtig (Quelle: Wein- & Ferienregion Bernkastel-Kues GmbH)

Katholische Pfarrkirche St. Stephanus in Zeltingen-Rachtig | Zeltingen-Rachtig

The origins of today’s St Stephen parish church go back to a 7th century chapel according to unconfirmed lore. The oldest part is the late-Gothic...

Doppelkreuz in der Altstadt von Bernkastel-Kues (Foto: Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues, Quelle: Wein- & Ferienregion Bernkastel-Kues GmbH)

Doppelkreuz / Kapuzinerkreuz | Bernkastel-Kues

The religious cultural heritage of the Moselle also comprises burial crosses and wayside crosses of profound artistic quality.

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

Radsportclub `89 Erden e.V. | Erden

The Radsportclub Erden offers 4 cycling tours of each 78 km for fit cyclists. On Wednesdays (June till October) guided cycling tours.

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

Roman street settlement (vicus) | Tawern

The vicus is situated below the Metzenberg in Mannebachtal. From 1994 – 1996 the foundations of a total of nine buildings were uncovered on both...

röm. Meilenstein (Foto: Touristinformation Piesport, Quelle: Wein- & Ferienregion Bernkastel-Kues GmbH)

Piesporter Meilenstein | Piesport

In 1921 above the wine village Piesport a milestone has been found. In 213 after Christ this stone has been set up in the course of the reign of...

Rathaus mit Heimatmuseum (Foto: Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues, Quelle: Wein- & Ferienregion Bernkastel-Kues GmbH)

Heimatmuseum Bauernstuben | Veldenz

On two floors you find an exhibition of past days. The museum of local history shows old workshops and dwellings as well as workshops of ancient...

Josephshof im Weinort Graach (Quelle: Wein- & Ferienregion Bernkastel-Kues GmbH)

Josephshof | Graach

At “Josephshof” in Graach wine and holiday village on the Moselle, another Roman wine press in the Moselle region was detected.

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.

Liebfrauenkirche (Foto: Rita Heyen) (Quelle: Trier Tourismus und Marketing GmbH)

Church of Our Lady (Liebfrauenkirche) (UNESCO World Heritage) | Trier, Stadt Trier

The Church of Our Lady is the oldest Gothic church in Germany, built in the 13th century. A special feature is the cruciform floor plan....

Information im Wein- und Moselort Neumagen-Dhron (Quelle: Wein- & Ferienregion Bernkastel-Kues GmbH)

Townscapes and village scenery Neumagen-Dhron | Neumagen-Dhron

Townscapes and village scenery

Many unique treasuries have been found at Germany‘s oldest wine-growing village. A circular archaeological...

Mittelalterlicher Marktplatz in Zeltingen-Rachtig (Foto: Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues, Quelle: Wein- & Ferienregion Bernkastel-Kues GmbH)

Mittelalterlicher Marktplatz in Zeltingen-Rachtig | Zeltingen-Rachtig

The market square was the very heart of the municipality. Commerce took place here and people met after the high mass to share the latest news on...