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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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Moselkulturlandschaft von oben genießej (Quelle: Wein- und Ferienregion Bernkastel-Kues GmbH )

Fallschirmspringen | Zeltingen-Rachtig

Hang-gliding stating/landing site (southeast - northeast - west) in Zeltingen-Rachtig.

Information im Wein- und Moselort Neumagen-Dhron (Quelle: Wein- und Ferienregion Bernkastel-Kues GmbH )

Townscapes and village scenery Neumagen-Dhron | Neumagen-Dhron

Townscapes and village scenery

Many unique treasuries have been found at Germany‘s oldest wine-growing village. A circular archaeological...

Geistliches im Moselurlaub (Quelle: Wein- und Ferienregion Bernkastel-Kues GmbH )

Drei-Ärzte-Kapelle | Neumagen-Dhron

In 1755, the “Dreiärztekapelle” was built in honour of the three saintly doctors Jesus Christ, Cosmas and Damianus. The constructor is said to be...

Ortskern des Weinortes Veldenz (Quelle: Wein- und 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...

St. Marien im Wein- und Moselort Zeltingen-Rachtig (Quelle: Wein- und Ferienregion Bernkastel-Kues GmbH )

Katholische Pfarrkirche St. Marien | Zeltingen-Rachtig

After a long-lasting altercation between the Teutonic Knights, which were as feudal lords obliged to the maintenance of Rachtig parish church, and...

Himmeroder Hof in Weinort Kesten (Quelle: Wein- und Ferienregion Bernkastel-Kues GmbH )

Himmeroder Hof | Kesten

“Himmeroder Hof” was founded as a wine growing estate of the Cistercian order represented by Himmerod monastery in the Eifel.

Kirche  (Quelle: Zeller Land Tourismus GmbH)

Kath. Kirche "Maria Himmelfahrt" in Pünderich | Pünderich

Catholic parish church "Maria Himmelfahrt"


The present-day church built 1776 from the builder Paul Stehling. It is...

Sternkunde im Moselort Wintrich (Quelle: Wein- und Ferienregion Bernkastel-Kues GmbH )

Volkssternwarte Wintrich | Wintrich

Even lunar hills and solar prominences may be seen from Moselle: the observatory in Wintrich with its reflector telescope (203 mm) allows you to...

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

Boxwood Walking Trail | Treis-Karden

On the steep hillsides of the Middle- and Lower Moselle, you can find - due to the mild climate - the most northerly presence of free nature...

Römisches Erbe im Moseltal (Foto: VA, Quelle: Wein- und Ferienregion Bernkastel-Kues GmbH )

Weinschiff-Denkmal | Neumagen-Dhron

In late antiquity, the Romans put their personal success and fame on display beyond death. Imposing stone monuments with richly decorated reliefs...

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

fishing | Schweich

Possible at the whole riverside of the Moselle excepting some prohibited areas. A valid fishing license (blue) and a warrant are necessary....

Schiffahrten auf der Mosel  (Quelle: Wein- und Ferienregion Bernkastel-Kues GmbH )

Personenschifffahrt Gebrüder Kolb | Bernkastel-Kues

The programme of Personenschifffahrt Kolb includes short round tours of 1 or 2 hours, day tours for instance from Trier to Bernkastel or from...

Römisches Verkehrsnetz an der Mosel (Quelle: Wein- und Ferienregion Bernkastel-Kues GmbH )

Ausoniusstraße | Neumagen-Dhron

Around 370 AD, Roman poet DECIMUS MAGNUS AUSONIUS portrays the beautiful Moselle landscape in his “Mosella” poem. He describes a journey on the...

Hoch über der Mosel und der Altstadt: Annakapelle (Quelle: Wein- und Ferienregion Bernkastel-Kues GmbH )

St. Anna-Kapelle | Bernkastel-Kues

Saint Anna Chapel, situated underneath the castle ruin ''Landshut'', is an eyecatcher for all holidaymakers at Bernkastel-Kues.

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...