Your enjoyable activity days around Treis-Karden!

  Joie de vivre with a pinch of history.

As early as the 4th century, Saint Castor founded an early Christian community in the district of Karden. The Mosel Cathedral, St. Castor's collegiate church, is dedicated to him. Together with a Romanesque ensemble of monastery buildings that is well worth a look, it bears witness to a lengthy spiritual tradition that can also be discovered in the Treis-Karden Monastery Museum. Treis was the central point of the early medieval Trechirgau district. Even now, the castle ruins can be found in the forest.

The region's history stretches back even further when you head up the mountains: Martberg once attracted Celtic druids and priests of Roman cults. The sanctuary with a panoramic view has been reconstructed in a manner faithful to the original and gives an idea of how deeply religious people were, even in those days.
 

 

 

This means that those who select Treis-Karden as their holiday destination can take a spectacular journey far back in time. Or instead, concentrate entirely on the here and now...with wellness and wine. Vino hot stone massages are a speciality of the countryside, and excellent wineries and wine bars beckon all around you. Those in the know connect the name Pommern with renowned Mosel winegrowers and restaurants. One of the best German distilleries, the Hubertus Vallendar distillery, can also be found close by, in Kail.

It’s worth planning several days for a break in Treis-Karden, so that you have enough time to explore two of the most famous German castles: Burg Eltz and the Reichsburg Cochem. Both are situated on steep rocky spurs, and both are a must for travellers to Germany from all over the world with their architectural splendour.
 

Even from a distance, they shape their surroundings... including the old town of Cochem, and the wild and natural valley of the Elz. Hiking or strolling through the alleyways is an integral part of all this.

And if autumn or winter should also bring rainy days despite the mostly mild Mosel climate, a trip to nearby Koblenz is recommended. The large city at the confluence of the Rhine and Mosel enchants visitors with an unparalleled blend of modernity and antiquity... with awe-inspiring Prussian fortifications as well as contemporary art, with riverbanks to stroll along and narrow alleyways brimming with small shops and restaurants.
 

 

More tips and info for Treis-Karden in the holiday region Cochem.

 

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