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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.

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Further sights and leisure tips

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Doppelkreuz in der Altstadt von 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.

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

fishing | Schleich

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

Saarburger Kreuzberg (Quelle: Saar-Obermosel-Touristik e.V.)

Aussichtspunkt "Saarburger Kreuzberg" | Saarburg


Schloss Liebieg (Foto: Willi Probstfeld, Quelle: Tourist-Information Sonnige Untermosel)

Schloss Liebieg | Kobern-Gondorf

The castle Liebieg

Unlike the two Koberner castles that tower high above the town, the two Gondorfer castles are located directly in...

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

Eichhaus | Minheim

Prussia initiated the establishment of state-controlled gauging offices in the Moselle municipalities. At special events and festivities, the...

Blick auf Weinberge und Mosel bei Minheim (Quelle: Wein- & Ferienregion Bernkastel-Kues GmbH)

Staustufenblick Wintrich/Minheim | Minheim

Here at “Staustufenblick”, you can watch the ships pass the lock at Wintrich/Minheim. A locking normally takes 35 minutes. Some of the large...

Gedenken an römische Moselzeit (Quelle: Wein- & Ferienregion Bernkastel-Kues GmbH)

Ausoniusdenkmal | Neumagen-Dhron

Decimus Magnus Ausonius was born and raised in Aquitaine in 310 AD. He studied in Toulouse and worked as a lawyer and teacher in Bordeaux...

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...

Exotisches und bekanntes an der Mosel (Quelle: Wein- & Ferienregion Bernkastel-Kues GmbH)

Sortengarten Zeltingen-Rachtig | Zeltingen-Rachtig

Almost 50 kinds of fruits and berries from all over the world are to be found at “Sortengarten”. Some are native; others were imported either a...

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

Tennisanlage Ürzig | Ürzig

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

Reservation: Tourist-Information Ürzig, Rathausplatz.

Korneli Kegelbahn (Quelle: Zeller Land Tourismus GmbH)

Kegelbahn Gasthaus Korneli | St. Aldegund

Skittle alley  (Restaurant Korneli)



Treis-Korneli family

Moselstausee 15

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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...

Außenansicht (Foto: Tourist-Informaiton Kröv, Quelle: Tourist-Information Kröv)

Dreigiebelhaus | Kröv

Historical, triple-gabled, half-timbered building, built in 1658 as the former town hall of Kröv. One of the most remarkable timberframed...

Kirche in Neef (Quelle: Zeller Land Tourismus GmbH)

Pfarrkirche "Heilig Kreuz" in Neef | Neef

Catholic parish church "Hl. Kreuz"


The laying of the cornerstone for the new-Gothic "Heilig Kreuz" church...

Schmuckstück in den Weinbergen (Quelle: Wein- & Ferienregion Bernkastel-Kues GmbH)

"Elisenhäuschen" in den Weinbergen | Mülheim an der Mosel

Elisenberg vineyard hut is located south-east of Mülheim town centre directly on country road 158. It is a one-and-a-half-storey hip roofed...