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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...

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

Moselschifffahrt | Neumagen-Dhron

It is possible to get on board on the Moselle banks in Neumagen at Hotel “Zum Anker” in proximity to yacht harbour.

Paulskirche in Lieser (Foto: Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues, Quelle: Wein- & Ferienregion Bernkastel-Kues GmbH)

Paulskirche in Lieser | Lieser

“Paulskirche” is about 2 km from Lieser wine and holiday village, in the midst of vineyards. It is the oldest church of the region. Many people...

Merler Kirche (Quelle: Zeller Land Tourismus GmbH)

Catholic Parish Church of St. Michael | Zell

Catholic parish church "St. Michael" in Zell-Merl


Only the east tower remaining from the original former church in...

black light bowling (Foto: Eurostrand Leiwen, Quelle: TI Römische Weinstraße)

Bowling | Leiwen

black-light bowling alley

Römerbrücke (Quelle: Trier Tourismus und Marketing GmbH)

Roman Bridge (UNESCO World Heritage) | Trier, Stadt Trier

The Roman Bridge in Trier ist the oldest bridge in Germany. The stone pilings of the Roman Bridge date from A.D. 144-152.



Amüseum am Wasserfall Saarburg (1) (Foto: Saar-Obermosel-Touristik, Quelle: Saar-Obermosel-Touristik e.V.)

The Amüseum at the waterfall | Saarburg

Presenting traditional Saarburg trades: such as e.g. printer, tanner, bell founder, cobbler and mariner. The Amüseum also houses the oldest...

Segway 1 (Quelle: Wein- & Ferienregion Bernkastel-Kues GmbH)

Segway fahren - Mosel on wheels | Erden

Drive through the vinyards with one of the most innovative means of transport so that you can admire the beautiful landscape of vines in in the...

Grevenburg (Quelle: Tourist-Information Traben-Trarbach)

Grevenburg Castle | Traben-Trarbach

Built around 1350 by Count Johann III., one of the sons of the legendary Countess Loretta, Grevenburg castle was the ancestral seat of the Counts...

Haus der Gemeinde (Foto: Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues, Quelle: Wein- & Ferienregion Bernkastel-Kues GmbH)

Galerie im Haus der Gemeinde | Mülheim an der Mosel

At “Haus der Gemeinde” (municipality house) in Mülheim, there are changing exhibitions throughout the year. Latest information at the tourist...

Kirche (Quelle: Zeller Land Tourismus GmbH)

Filialkirche "St. Mathias" | Sosberg

St. Matthias church

The church of Sosberg was former a little chapel and was enlarged in the 18 th century. The church is a brach church of...

Schrumpfbachtal (Quelle: Tourist-Information Sonnige Untermosel)

Schrumpfbachtal | Hatzenport

The Schrumpftal with its mills connects the Moselle village Hatzenport with the Maifelder Eifelorten Mörz and Metternich.

There, visitors...

Fünf-Seen-Blick (Foto: Touristinformation Römische Weinstraße, Quelle: TI Römische Weinstraße)

Five Lakes View | Detzem

Climbing the 25 m high lookout tower is more than worth it as it affords a grandiose view across the landscape structures of the Mosel valley...

Minigolf an der Mosel (Foto: Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues, Quelle: Wein- & Ferienregion Bernkastel-Kues GmbH)

Minigolfanlage am Moselufer | Zeltingen-Rachtig

On the banks of Moselle, close to Zeltingen bridge.

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...

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

("Bride skirt"-Fountain | Bullay

Bullayer "Brautrock" -Brunnen ("Bride skirt"-Fountain)


The citizens have set up a worthy monument to the...