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

Tennisanlage Mülheim an der Mosel | Mülheim an der Mosel

2 outdoor tennis courts in Mülheim


Reservation, rental of rackets and keys

- Tourist-Information Mülheim, Hauptstraße...

Urlaub an der Mosel in Zeltingen-Rachtig (Quelle: Wein- und Ferienregion Bernkastel-Kues GmbH )

Angelsport | Zeltingen-Rachtig

Fishing licences for the reach of the Moselle between the barrages in Zeltingen (kilometre 124) and Enkirch (kilometre 103) are available at the...

Reichsburg (Foto: Tourist-Information Ferienland Cochem, Quelle: Tourist-Information Ferienland Cochem)

Cochem Castle | Cochem

The contours of the neo-gothic building rise more than about 330 ft above the river Moselle on an outstanding hill. The silhouette of the towering...

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.

Planwagenfahrt 2 (Quelle: Tourist-Information Ferienland Cochem)

Planwagenfahrten | Cochem

A cosy and sociable way of discovering the winegrowing landscape and enjoying the wines in the place where they are...

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

Bikepark Monzelfeld | Monzelfeld

The dirt bike course with ramps, seesaws and boardwalks is on an area of 3 hectares. There are Freeride and Slopestyle / Downhill tracks with two...

Moselbad in Bernkatel-KUES_Foto MGZ (Quelle: Wein- und Ferienregion Bernkastel-Kues GmbH )

Moselbad Bernkastel-Kues | Bernkastel-Kues

The Moselbad (swimming pool) in Bernkastel-Kues is situated exceptionally beautifully. It is a refuge appealing to all senses for all guests -...

Logo Straßen der Römer (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...

Pündericher Viadukt (Quelle: Zeller Land Tourismus GmbH)

Pündericher Viadukt | Pünderich

Railway viaduct of Pünderich


It was built 1876-1880. The building costs account for on 460.000 "Reichsmark".


Museum (Foto:, Quelle: Zeller Land Tourismus GmbH)

Dorfmuseum Alf | Alf

Village Museum

Auf Kockert 10

56858 Alf


The museum is located in the former school of the 1734th. Shown is the...

Blick auf  Panzweiler (Quelle: Zeller Land Tourismus GmbH)

Johanniskapelle | Panzweiler

Johannis-Kapelle (Johannis chapel)


The chapel was built in 1792. It is a simple massif making in hall form with nine round...

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

Kinderspielplatz in Mülheim an der Mosel | Mülheim an der Mosel

A generously and lovingly laid out children’s playground between elementary school and kindergarten, at the heart of the village but away from...

Aktiv im Moselurlaub: Tennis in Longkamp (Quelle: Wein- und Ferienregion Bernkastel-Kues GmbH )

Tennisanlage Longkamp | Longkamp

2 outdoor tennis courts of "Tennisclub e.V. Longkamp". Information at "Hotel zur Post" in Longkamp, Bernkastelerstraße 57

Moselaussichten von der Bresgenruh (Quelle: Wein- und Ferienregion Bernkastel-Kues GmbH )

Bresgenruh - Aussichtspunkt | Bernkastel-Kues

“Bresgenruh” view point is situated in the forest high above the old town of Bernkastel-Kues. It offers holidaymakers a magnificent view of the...

Kapelle in Alf (Quelle: Zeller Land Tourismus GmbH)

Marienkapelle | Alf

The chapel "Marienkapelle" is situated approximately 200 metres above the church "Remigius". It is visible even in the middle...