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

Waldkapelle in Veldenz | Veldenz

The wood chapel lies on the way to Veldenz Castle.

Angler (Foto: Carmen Schmittt, Quelle: Wein- & Ferienregion Bernkastel-Kues GmbH)

Angelscheine | Piesport

Fishing licences for the reach of the Moselle between the barrages in Wintrich (kilometre 141) and Detzem (kilometre 166) are available at the...

Angelrute (Foto: pixa, Quelle: Zeller Land Tourismus GmbH)

Angeln | Zell

Fishwater: Mosel

Kinds of fishes: luces, harches, chubs, barbels, braces, carps, roachs, trouts, eels, tenchs



Osan (Quelle: Wein- & Ferienregion Bernkastel-Kues GmbH)

Aussichtspunkt Monzeler Kätzchen in Osann-Monzel | Osann-Monzel

Passing several wineries you first reach the outskirts of the village. Immediately you are in the middle of the vineyards!

Dorfpark Liesenich (Foto: Gemeinde Liesenich, Quelle: Zeller Land Tourismus GmbH)

Dorfpark | Liesenich

Village Park

Well-kept village park with Kneipp pool, tennis court for everyone (free),...

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...

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

Minigolfanlage am Kurgastzentrum | Bernkastel-Kues

The minigolf course is located on the Kueser Plateau next to the Kurgastzentrum (“Health Resort Visitor’s Centre”)

Prinzenkopfturm 2009 (Quelle: Zeller Land Tourismus GmbH)

Prinzenkopfturm | Zell



The lookout tower "Prinzenkopf" (circa 10 minutes from the castle Marienburg) is one...

Mühlental (Quelle: Tourist-Information Sonnige Untermosel)

Tal der 13 Mühlen- Kattenes | Kattenes

It is barely 250 meters long - but they have it all. With its 24 percent gradient, the Mühltal in Kattenes on the Moselle is one of the steepest...

logo rund mit schrift (Quelle: Tourist-Information Ferienland Cochem)

Game and leisure park Klotten | Klotten

Leisure park with attractions for all ages, including Germany‘ s tallest, steepest and fastest log flume and a game park with a great variety of...

Marienbrunnen in Klausen (Foto: Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues, Quelle: Wein- & Ferienregion Bernkastel-Kues GmbH)

Marienbrunnen (Rosa-mystica-brunnen) Klausen | Klausen

The cast-iron fountain from 1985 depicts the seven sufferings of Mary on widely opened rose petals, from which its popular name Marienbrunnen also...

Villa Romana im Ortskern von Veldenz (Foto: Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues, Quelle: Wein- & 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...

Hohe Domkirche (Dom) (Quelle: Trier Tourismus und Marketing GmbH)

Cathedral (Dom) (UNESCO World Heritage) | Trier, Stadt Trier

Trier Cathedral, the oldest bishop’s church in Germany, stands today in Trier’s center above a former palace from the era of the Roman Emperor...

Karl-Marx-Haus (Foto: Tourist Information Trier, Quelle: Trier Tourismus und Marketing GmbH)

Karl Marx House | Trier, Stadt Trier

The birthplace of Karl Marx is located just off today’s pedestrian zone, in Brückenstrasse 10.


The permanent exhibition “Karl...

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

Katholische Pfarrkirche St. Johannes der Täufer | Minheim

The parish church “Sankt Johannes der Täufer” (St John the Baptist) was built in 1840-42 and replaced a church from 1680. The first documentation...