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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.

Tags: Moselle-Saar, Romantic Rhine, tour tips

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

Merowingerkreuz | Moselkern



In 1915, a unique discovery was made at the Moselkern churchyard: a stele made from basalt lava.


Schockkapelle (Foto: Gemeinde Mittelstrimmig, Quelle: Zeller Land Tourismus GmbH)

Schockkapelle | Mittelstrimmig


The chapel was built in the 18th century and lies at the L 202 between Mittelstrimmig and Blankenrath. A parallel...

Lauschpunkt Zeltingen-Rachtig (Foto: Michael Teusch, Sweco GmbH, Quelle: Wein- & Ferienregion Bernkastel-Kues GmbH)

Lauschpunkt am Mosel-Radweg (Zeltingen-Rachtig) | Zeltingen-Rachtig

Exciting discoveries between vineyards and winegrowing villages - With the audio guide "Eavesdropping points along the Moselle cycle...

Weinlage Großer Herrgott (Foto: Arnoldi, Quelle: Wein- & Ferienregion Bernkastel-Kues GmbH)

Großer Herrgott | Wintrich

“Großer Herrgott”, a 9 meter high statue of Jesus Christ, watches over the Moselle loop at Wintrich and Piesport.

Altstadt Saarburg (4) (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...

Besucherbergwerk Fell (Foto: Besucherbergwerk Fell, Quelle: TI Römische Weinstraße)

Exhibition mine Barbara-Hoffnung with visitors‘ centre | Fell

The Barbara-Hoffnung Exhibition Mine in the Nossern Valley, between Fell and Thomm, consists of two typical roof slate mines from the turn of the...

Naturkräutergarten in Kleinich (Quelle: Wein- & Ferienregion Bernkastel-Kues GmbH)

Naturkräutergarten | Kleinich

Among woods and farms, Maiga Werner created a paradise of herbs in Fronhofen at Kleinich: a nature herb garden with herb café. Guests are very...

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

NOVIOMAGUS - ehemaliges Römerkastell | Neumagen-Dhron

After the destruction of the Roman settlement Noviomagus-Treverorum by Germanic tribes in about 275 AD, a fort was built in Constantinian times...

Graacher Tor in Bernkastel-Kues_Foto C. Arnoldi (Quelle: Wein- & Ferienregion Bernkastel-Kues GmbH)

Heimatmuseum Graacher Tor | Bernkastel-Kues

The museum is located in the only preserved city gate of Bernkastel-Kues, the "Graacher Tor". Located in the old town of Bernkastel, it...

Marienburg (Quelle: Zeller Land Tourismus GmbH)

Gallery " Haesser" | Alf

Haesser Gallery

The painter Hermann Haesser, born 1918 in Alf, is well-known for his painting of the native...

Nitteler Fels (1) (Foto: Saar-Obermosel-Touristik, Quelle: Saar-Obermosel-Touristik e.V.)

Nitteler Fels Nature Reserve | Nittel

The Nitteler Fels Nature Reserve is located between Nittel and Wellen. Towering dolomite and limestone rocks create an impressive panorama and...

Villa Breucker (Foto: Blickfang Werbung, Quelle: Tourist-Information Traben-Trarbach)

Buildings of Art Noveau | Traben-Trarbach

Typical Buildings for Modern Style are: the Hotel Bellevue, Villa Huesgen, Villa Breucker, the Bridgeportal, Winery Julius Kayser, 2...

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

Waldkapelle Erden | Erden

A panel inside the chapel bears the following inscription: "This chapel was built as a sign of gratitude for the return of the warriors after...

Blick auf Bernkastel-Kues (Foto: Arnoldi, Quelle: Wein- & Ferienregion Bernkastel-Kues GmbH)

Turnverein Bernkastel-Kues 1906 e.V. | Bernkastel-Kues

The gymnastics club Bernkastel-Kues 1906 e.V. was founded on 3 April 1906 in Bernkastel-Kues. The association employs 15 licensed trainers who...

Villa Romana im Moselort Veldenz (Quelle: Wein- & Ferienregion Bernkastel-Kues GmbH)

Villa Romana | Veldenz

The history of "Villa Romana" can be traced back to its Celtic-Roman origins.