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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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Kirche im Hunsrückort Kleinich (Quelle: Wein- und Ferienregion Bernkastel-Kues GmbH )

Evangelische Pfarrkirche Kleinich | Kleinich

The Protestant church of Kleinich is an early neoclassical central building from 1789/90. It was built according to plans of the ducal master...

Wasserfall an der Mosel in Bernkastel (Quelle: Wein- und Ferienregion Bernkastel-Kues GmbH )

Wasserfall in Bernkastel-Kues | Bernkastel-Kues

Tiefenbach has its source between Longkamp and Gonzerath and joines Moselle in Bernkastel after a flow of only 11/2 hours.

Kathlische Kirche im Hunsrückort Gornhausen (Quelle: Wein- und Ferienregion Bernkastel-Kues GmbH )

Katholische Kirche Gornhausen | Gornhausen

The church is dedicated to St Anthony. It is a simple hall-building with a three-sided choir and a ridge turret. The place of worship was...

Paulskirche in den Weinbergen von Lieser (Quelle: Wein- und Ferienregion Bernkastel-Kues GmbH )

Paulskirche in Lieser | Lieser

“Paulskirche” is about 2 km from Lieser wine and holiday village, in the midst of vineyards. It is the oldest church of the region. Many people...

Römischer Kelter in Maring-Noviand (Quelle: Wein- und Ferienregion Bernkastel-Kues GmbH )

Roman wine press | Maring-Noviand

The reconstructed wine press site amidst the vineyards of Noviand is one of many examples of the villages Roman history. The Roman wine press of...

Pinnerkreuz-Aussicht (Foto: Tourist-Information Ferienland Cochem , Quelle: Tourist-Information Ferienland Cochem)

Pinnerkreuz | Cochem

The Pinnerkreuz lookout point with a fantastic view of the Mosel valley is located high on top of the Pinnerberg mountain.

Eulenturm (Foto:, Christiane Kroth, Quelle: Zeller Land Tourismus GmbH)

"Eulenturm" | Briedel

"Eulenturm" ((Owl tower)

Already before 1300 the citizens of Briedel started to protect their village with a solid wall, against...

Aktiv im Urlaub an der Mose: Petri Heil! (Quelle: Wein- und Ferienregion Bernkastel-Kues GmbH )

Angeln im Moselurlaub | Mülheim an der Mosel

Fishing licences for the reach of Moselle between the barrages in Zeltingen and Wintrich.

Daily, weekly and monthly permissions available...

Rathaus (Quelle: Zeller Land Tourismus GmbH)

Rathaus Zell (Mosel) | Zell

Rathaus Zell (Mosel)


The historical city hall of 1881, was modified from 2003 to 2005 to a communication center. Event...

Chur Kölnisches Amtshaus in Zeltingen (Quelle: Wein- und Ferienregion Bernkastel-Kues GmbH )

Chur Kölnisches Amtshaus | Zeltingen-Rachtig

As former residence of the deputy of the Electorate of Cologne, this building is of relevance to the history of Zeltingen-Rachtig.

St. Remigius im Moselort Maring-Noviand (Quelle: Wein- und Ferienregion Bernkastel-Kues GmbH )

Katholische Pfarrkirche St. Remigius | Maring-Noviand

Church in Maring district of Maring-Noviand wine and holiday village on the Moselle. Built in 1827-29. Foundation stone layed on April 30th, 1826....

Bürgerhaus Minheim an der Mosel (Quelle: Wein- und Ferienregion Bernkastel-Kues GmbH )

Bürgerhaus Minheim | Minheim

The community centre in Minheim can host 200-240 people (tables and chairs incl.) and is suitable for cultural events, conferences and club or...

Kapelle auf dem Petersberg (Quelle: Zeller Land Tourismus GmbH)

Petersberg | Neef




Tourist Information office Neef

Moseluferstr. 23


Matthiaskapelle Kobern (Foto: Klaus Breitkreuz, Quelle: Tourist-Information Sonnige Untermosel)

Matthiaskapelle mit der Oberburg | Kobern-Gondorf

The Matthias Chapel is located high above the Mosel Valley. The chapel completely preserved with masterly early Gothic columns and capitals, is...

Naturkräutergarten in Kleinich (Quelle: Wein- und Ferienregion Bernkastel-Kues GmbH )

Naturkräutergarten | Kleinich

Among woods and farms, Maiga Werner created a paradise of herbs in Fronhofen at Kleinich: a nature herb garden with herb café. Guests are very...