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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.

View over the city of Trier:

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Further sights and leisure tips

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Klein Venedig Saarburg (1) (Foto: Richard Seer / Saar-Obermosel-Touristik, Quelle: Saar-Obermosel-Touristik e.V.)

Saarburg's Little Venice | 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.

St. Remigius in Alf (Quelle: Zeller Land Tourismus GmbH)

Pfarrkirche "St. Remigius" in Alf | Alf

The church was built in 1732, because of its dilapidation was rebuilt in 1885 - 1894 in a gothic style. Only the bell tower is retained in its...

Mountainbike-Trailpark Mehring (Foto: Elmar Graf, Quelle: TI Römische Weinstraße)

mountainbiking | Mehring

Mountain bike routes in Schweich and its surroundings


Detailed maps and descriptions of the five MTB routes are available at...

Klause Kastel-Staadt (1) (Foto: Saar-Obermosel-Touristik , Quelle: Saar-Obermosel-Touristik e.V.)

Landesdenkmal Klause | Kastel-Staadt

High above the valley of the Saar below, at the tip of a protruding sandstone cliff, lies the hermitage of Kastel-Staadt, providing fascinating...

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.

St. Martin in Piesport (Quelle: Wein- & Ferienregion Bernkastel-Kues GmbH)

Katholische Pfarrkirche St. Martin | Piesport

The present parish church was built in 1723 as a cross-vaulted hall with a west tower. The upper part of a gothic sacramentary house, two bells...

St. Bartholomäus (Foto: Gemeinde St. Aldegund, Quelle: Zeller Land Tourismus GmbH)

Kirche St. Bartholomäus" | St. Aldegund

"St. Bartholomäus" church

The new-Gothic parish church of St. Aldegund built in 1870-72 after the plans presente to the architect...

Erste Adresse im Moselurlaub: TI Ürzig (Quelle: Wein- & Ferienregion Bernkastel-Kues GmbH)

Townscapes and village scenery Ürzig | Ürzig

The former setting of the “Moselbrück” TV series is considered to be the wine cultivation community with the highest proportion of steep vineyard...

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



Weinbau an der Mosel: Römisches Erbe (Quelle: Wein- & Ferienregion Bernkastel-Kues GmbH)

Roman wine press | Piesport

In the course of road building measures for land consolidation in 1985 and 1991, two Roman wine presses of the 2nd and 4th century were discovered...

Kapelle (Quelle: Zeller Land Tourismus GmbH)

Kapelle "St. Michael" | Haserich

"St. Michael" chapel


The old chapel in the midst of the village next to crossroads were valid 1931 as traffic...

Römergrab bei Nehren (Quelle: Tourist-Information Ferienland Cochem)

twin mausoleum | Nehren

Twin mausoleum

Nehren was apparently the location of a large Roman estate once. The noble squires found their last resting place high above...

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

Mill museum in Saarburg | Saarburg

Below the waterfall in Saarburg is the Hackenberger Mill dating from the 13th/14th century. Visitors will receive an interesting insight into the...

Erste Adresse im Urlaub an der Mosel: TI Piesport (Quelle: Wein- & Ferienregion Bernkastel-Kues GmbH)

Bürgerhaus Piesport | Piesport

The “Bürgerhaus” (community centre) in Piesport, situated at the Ausoniusufer on the shore of the Moselle, is ideal for cultural events,...

ev. Kirche (Quelle: Zeller Land Tourismus GmbH)

Protestant Church | Zell

Protestant church

The church was built in 1866 on unsound ground. As the foun-dations did not have a stable base there was a danger of the...