Your enjoyable activity days around Zeltingen-Rachtig!

Immersed in a Mosel mood  

From Zeltingen-Rachtig, the Mosel metropolises of Trier and Koblenz are easily accessible by car. But for active days out in autumn or winter, you can just as easily stay where you are or head out by foot to experience true highlights such as Germany’s biggest vineyard sundial.

The former Kloster Machern on the banks of the Mosel is just a walk away. Today it houses a well-maintained restaurant, a museum of toys, dolls and icons, and a brewery. Their delicious beer is especially palatable on cool evenings.


But there is also the winding old town of Bernkastel-Kues with its many magnificent half-timbered buildings, guarded by the ruins of Landshut Castle, which is well worth a hike. After several years of careful renovation, it is now once more accessible for castle affectionados and courtly romantics, who can enjoy a guided tour along the massive walls. The old town itself is full of small shops, restaurants and cafés,making strolling is a real pleasure. Inquisitive visitors can join a guided tour of the old town - and the adventurous with a penchant for a tale can take the night watchman's tour with a creepy factor.


From Zeltingen-Rachtig, however, it is also easy to hike to Traben-Trarbach on the Moselsteig trail and the Moseltalschanzen side trail. A unique architectural experience is awaiting you at your destination: possibly the most beautiful art nouveau town in Germany.

In the 19th and early 20th centuries, Traben-Trarbach was one of the world’s main wine trading centres and it grew wealthy...the splendour can still be felt and seen today. Plenty of quaint wine cellars are hidden away in the city's underground realm. Europe's largest Buddha museum is housed in a former vintner's estate; around 2000 statues have been gathered here, exuding meditative serenity.

See for yourself!

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