Time with your family in Bernkastel-Kues!

A sweet Mosel adventure

Ansicht auf ein Glas mit Bonbons der historischen Bonbonmacherei

The town on the Middle Mosel really makes life sweet for everyone, especially children. Master confectioner Willi Maas makes sweets in his factory just as he did a hundred years ago... his shop in Bernkastel's old town is pure bliss for those with a sweet tooth.

Seduced in this way, a family outing turns into blissful pleasure anyway. To get the most comfortable overview, take the panorama train and see it chug leisurely through the city and vineyards. The signposted walk up to Landshut Castle also begins in the alleyways, past a picturesque chapel and a waterfall, and a small distance through the forest with trees providing shade. Slightly more than four kilometres from the market square, it is a moderate uphill walk but easily manageable for all ages.

However, you can also conquer the imposing castle ruins in great comfort with a vintage yellow bus – the Landshut Castle Express. Once you've reached the top, great views of the Mosel valley – which the children are guaranteed to remember even as adults – are just one example of what awaits you. A circular route through the castle grounds reveals what knights and intrigue high above Bernkastel are all about.

Opposite, in the district of Kues, instead of memories of fair minstrelsy, there are many brightly polished memories of the rich sounds of cars – some powerful some less so. The lovingly maintained car relatives of the Landshut Castle Express gleam in the cylinder house museum and delight all those who grew up with the roar of engines as well as those currently doing so.

Aboat trip on the Mosel is always a highlight and shows the gently gliding wine and forest landscape from an unusual perspective. It’s like a huge adventure playground. You have the chance to explore pure nature on the Kueser Plateau in the gardens and on the forest adventure trail... or start from the wine village of Lieser with some nice animal accompaniment. Ever hiked with alpacas? If not, a trip with the fluffy guys is an essential part of any unforgettable Mosel holiday.

 For the brave and sure-footed, the Erden climbing trail offers an almost alpine adrenaline kick – also ideal for younger family members in top shape.

The smaller ones head into the wilderness at Lösnich for eight easily hikable kilometres. Lotta the snail invites you to take part in the puzzle and discover the elements of earth, air and water on the Lösnich themed trail - ‘Der Natur auf der Spur’. This is the playful way to educate children about nature – with plenty of exercise in the fresh air and, at the end, with more knowledge for life in your luggage.

The museum in the former monastery of Machern, which displays historical dolls and other toys, is incredible. It's not just the little ones' eyes that light up, and they'd love to get their hands on the dolls and toys. The “Bärenrunde”, a special guided tour for children, tells them about their grandparents' playtime. And when they come to the monastery of Machern, they can marvel at the craftsmanship and gold of real icons.

Would you like to know more about a family holiday in Bernkastel-Kues & the surrounding area? Then...

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