Gastlandschaften Rheinland-Pfalz

Moselle valley

The Moselle valley: Holidays in one of Germany's most beautiful river valleys

Mosellandtouristik GmbH
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54470 Bernkastel-Kues

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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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Amphitheater in Trier (Quelle: Trier Tourismus und Marketing GmbH)

Amphitheater (UNESCO World Heritage) | Trier, Stadt Trier

Beyond the medieval city wall lies the Roman Amphitheater. Cruel games with animal and gladiator combats were conducted here popular public...

Himmeroder Hof (Foto: Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues, Quelle: Wein- & 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.

Josefshöhe (Foto: Heimat-u. Verkehrsverein St Aldegund, Quelle: Zeller Land Tourismus GmbH)

Josefshöhe | St. Aldegund



A wonderful view in the Mosel valley , a good sight on the sluice of the Mosel direct below. Nature...

Reidenhausen (Quelle: Zeller Land Tourismus GmbH)

Thonhügel | Reidenhausen

The Thonhügel  (original dead hill) is a former Celtic burrial place from the ante christian time, a lyric Celtic form of burrial.

From the...

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

Haus Warsberg | Saarburg

In medieval times, Haus Warsberg was the manor of the barons of warsberg. It was the electoral administration and is today the official residence...

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

Townscapes and village scenery Traben-Trarbach | Traben-Trarbach

Jugendstil building and bridge gate by architect Bruno Möhring, museum mile, Grevenburg castle ruin with panoramic view, Mont Royal fortress ruin,...

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

Alter Markt | Saarburg

The square is characterized by three-storey residential houses, representing the time of the baroque bourgeoisie. Dominating the square is the...

Logo (Quelle: Zeller Land Tourismus GmbH)

Karnevalsgesellschaft | Briedel

Carnival society



Münick, Jürgen

Römerstraße 50

56867 Briedel

Phone +49 6542...

Kirche Schauren (Quelle: Zeller Land Tourismus GmbH)

Kirche "Maria Königin" in Schauren | Schauren

Catholic church in Schauren


The church was built in 1786 from Jakob Theisen from Schauren. Patron of the church is the mother...

Sortengarten in Zeltingen-Rachtig (Foto: Arnoldi, Quelle: Wein- & Ferienregion Bernkastel-Kues GmbH)

Sortengarten Zeltingen-Rachtig | Zeltingen-Rachtig

Almost 50 kinds of fruits and berries from all over the world are to be found at “Sortengarten”. Some are native; others were imported either a...

Burg Thurant (Foto: Klaus Breitkreutz, Quelle: Tourist-Information Sonnige Untermosel)

Burg Thurant | Alken

Built partly on Roman foundations, Burg Thurant is one of the oldest castles in the Moselle. Explore the romantic grounds and learn more about the...

Dorfkirche (Quelle: Zeller Land Tourismus GmbH)

Filialkirche Liesenich | Liesenich

Village Church

The church is a historic jewel of late Gothic architecture and was built in 1482. She is regarded the legend as one of the...

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

Gallorömische Tempelanlage Martberg | Pommern

Martberg hill, about 180 metres above the river Moselle between Pommern and Karden, was the location of a fortified town-like Celtic settlement....

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...

Mali Haus in Longkamp (Foto: Peter Brucker, Quelle: Wein- & Ferienregion Bernkastel-Kues GmbH)

Mali-Haus in Longkamp | Longkamp

The Mali House was inaugurated in 2008 with the participation of the Malian Minister of the Interior. Exhibits and pictures of life in Mali are...