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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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"Zeller Schwarze Katz-Brunnen (Foto: Inge Faust, Quelle: Zeller Land Tourismus GmbH)

"Zell Black Cat" fountain | Zell

"Zeller Schwarze Katz"-Brunnen ("Zell Black Cat" -fountain)


The citizens of Zell have set up a worthy...

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.


Eichhaus (Quelle: Zeller Land Tourismus GmbH)

Eichhaus | Pünderich

Calibrating house

The calibration house is arranged as calibration museum, former licensed calibration post from the administrative region...

Römischer Meilenstein in Neumagen-Dhron (Quelle: Wein- und Ferienregion Bernkastel-Kues GmbH )

Römischer Leugenstein | Neumagen-Dhron

During the Roman Empire the castle Noviomagus extended to both sides of this copy of the Leuga Stone situated on the Via Ausonia.

On the...

Entspannung im Moselurlaub_Foto MGZ (Quelle: Wein- und Ferienregion Bernkastel-Kues GmbH )

Mosel-Schiffs-Touristik Hans Michels | Bernkastel-Kues

Daily during season from May till October: Bernkastel-Kues/Traben-Trarbach and back, round tours of Bernkastel-Kues, on Thursdays Bernkastel-Kues/...

Panoramabad (Foto: Touristinformation Römische Weinstraße, Quelle: Tourist-Information Römische Weinstraße)

Panorama swimming pool Leiwen | Leiwen

Wonderful situated outdoor swimming pool above the Moselle valley with a phantastic panorama. Spacious sunbathing area with trees, terrace, canvas...

Tennis im Moselurlaub in Lieser (Quelle: Wein- und Ferienregion Bernkastel-Kues GmbH )

Tennisanlage Lieser | Lieser

2 outdoor tennis courts

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...

KulturGießerei Saarburg (1) (Foto: Saar-Obermosel-Touristik, Quelle: Saar-Obermosel-Touristik e.V.)

Museum of Bell Foundry Mabilon | Saarburg

The Mabilon bell foundry has been in the family since 1590 and originated in Saumur on the Loire. From there, bells were cast while it was on the...

Pfarrkirche St. Peter (Quelle: Zeller Land Tourismus GmbH)

Catholic Church of St. Peter | Zell

Catholic parish church "St. Peter"


The classical church of St. Peter in Zell (Mosel) was built from 1786-1793 in...

Veranstaltungsort Hirtenfeldhalle in Klenich (Quelle: Wein- und Ferienregion Bernkastel-Kues GmbH )

Hirtenfeldhalle Kleinich | Kleinich

In addition to the small school gym, the “Hirtenfeldhalle” was built in 1991. It is primarily used by the HSG Irmenach-Kleinich-Horbruch for...

Klotti-Park (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...

black light bowling (Foto: Eurostrand Leiwen, Quelle: Tourist-Information Römische Weinstraße)

Bowling | Leiwen

black-light bowling alley

Widdertshäuschen Serrig (1) (Foto: Saar-Obermosel-Touristik, Quelle: Saar-Obermosel-Touristik e.V.)

Widdertshäuschen | Serrig

Second local entry road coming from Saarburg, across the railway bridge, right into Martinusstrasse, follow the road



Viehmarktthermen in Trier (1) (Quelle: Trier Tourismus und Marketing GmbH)

Forum Baths (Viehmarktthermen) | Trier, Stadt Trier

Continuing towards the Moselle along Kaiserstrasse, the visitor passes the site of the Roman Forum (no longer visible today) near which the Forum...