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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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Villa Rustica, Mehring (Quelle: Tourist-Information Römische Weinstraße)

Roman Villa | Mehring

In the middle of Mehring (on the right bank of the Mosel) a Roman villa has been partially reconstructed. Although it seems quite modest today,...

Aktiv im Urlaub an der Mosel (Quelle: Wein- und Ferienregion Bernkastel-Kues GmbH )

Tennisanlage Zeltingen-Rachtig | Zeltingen-Rachtig

Tennis court at sports field in Zeltingen

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...

Kloster Karthaus Konz (1) (Foto: Saar-Obermosel-Touristik, Quelle: Saar-Obermosel-Touristik e.V.)

Karthaus Abbey | Konz

The abbey was originally built in 1331 by Archbishop Balduin of Luxembourg in Trier, outside the city walls. In the French-Palatinate war in 1674...

Kapelle (Quelle: Zeller Land Tourismus GmbH)

Kapelle "Johannes von Nepomuk" | Forst

"St. Nepomuk" capel


The chapel was built approximately in 1747. The altar with the baroque figures of the saint...

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...

Artilleriebeobachter Westwallmuseum Wiltingen (1) (Foto: Saar-Obermosel-Touristik, Quelle: Saar-Obermosel-Touristik e.V.)

Westwall museum | Wiltingen

The museum consists of a restored Westwall bunker, a so-called “Regalbau 19” for 6 men. The bunker was built in 1938, has an open observation...

Bleidenbergskapelle (Foto: TI Sonnige Untermosel, Quelle: Tourist-Information Sonnige Untermosel)

Bleidenberg Chapel | Oberfell

The Holy Trinity Chapel on Bleidenberg hill was built in the 10th or 11th century and the Holy Trinity procession from Oberfell to Bleidenberg has...

Urlaub an der Mosel: im Römerschiff (Quelle: Wein- und Ferienregion Bernkastel-Kues GmbH )

“Stella Noviomagi” Roman wine barge | Neumagen-Dhron

About 10.000 visitors a year experience a unique boat tour on the Moselle abord of STELLA NOVIOMAGI. The Roman-time ship invites to an...

kirche bullay (Quelle: Zeller Land Tourismus GmbH)

Pfarrkirche "St. Maria Magdalena" | Bullay

Catholic parish church "St. Maria Magdalena"


Today's church was built and rebuilt and completed repeatedly later...

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...

Pfarrhaus in Zeltingen (Quelle: Wein- und Ferienregion Bernkastel-Kues GmbH )

Pfarrhaus Zeltingen | Zeltingen-Rachtig

The vicarage, a plastered quarrystone building, was built along with the reconstructed church by priest Johann Peter Glesius in 1725 and replaced...

Kapelle Oberkleinich (Quelle: Wein- und Ferienregion Bernkastel-Kues GmbH )

Evangelische Kapelle Oberkleinich | Kleinich

A small restored Chapel, occasionally used for service, is situated on a hill at Oberkleinich village.

Kirche in Mittelstrimmig (Quelle: Zeller Land Tourismus GmbH)

Pfarrkirche "St. Philippus u. Jakobus" | Mittelstrimmig

Catholic parish church "St. Philipus u. Jakobus" in Mittelstrimmig

The oldest church making dates from the time in front of 1220....

Wallfahrtskirche (Quelle: Moseleifel Touristik e.V.)

Pilgrimage church | Klausen

The light-flooded interior of the late Gothic pilgrimage church with its artistically designed reticulated vault harbours a number of sacral art...