Your time as a family at the Lower Mosel!

Exciting tours of exploration.

At the Lower Mosel, where the mountain slopes and gorges in the side valleys are particularly spectacular, a break with children is both an exciting journey back in time and into nature.

It is impossible to resist the fascination of, for example, the mighty Thurant Castle, built on the rock in a Mosel loop high above the wine village of Alken. With its Roman foundation walls, it’s one of the oldest castles in the region. Children under the age of seven even receive free admission. They’ll have fun playing hide-and-seek among the niches and walls... or treating themselves to something tasty to nibble on and feeling huge when they look down at the river.

From Alken to Oberfell, you’ll go back in time much further than “just” to the knights: Up here, on the plateau of the Bleidenberg, an almost nine-kilometre-long themed trail even reveals 800,000 years of human history dating back to the Palaeolithic Age. Homo erectus left stone tools, while the Celts later made themselves at home and enjoyed the view. The excursion into the early days of the Mosel’s inhabitants is an unforgettable hike for families with children who have a thirst for knowledge and a hunger for exercise in equal measure.

With “Moosi” the forest fairy, mysterious things can be experienced on the legendary themed trail through the mystical Moosrebberland Oberfell.

Ehrenburg Castlenear Brodenbach spoils its guests with delicious castle cuisine and, on Sundays, it has other things to offer – especially for little knights and noble ladies. The descendants of the former lords, the Ehrenberg Knights, invite you to explore the castle and ponder. Visitors dressed in period costume are especially welcome... everyone else too, of course. You can look over the shoulder of the castle potter as he performs his craft. Those lucky enough to celebrate their birthday in the Mosel region will find the right ambience for an unforgettable children's party. And, in November, a themed festival takes place that will give you goosebumps: “Monsters, Myths, Mutations” takes you into a ghostly world that demands everything from sleuths of all ages... for their supreme pleasure.

A good portion of courage, skill and stamina is also part of family-friendly hiking on the lower reaches of the Mosel... the dream paths and dream trails are ideal places for you to let off steam and be proud of your own strength. The ‘Löfer Rabenlaypfad’, which is close to five kilometres long, is perfect for this. The "Moseltraum route" near Winningen is more relaxed, being only 3.4 kilometres long and with just over a hundred metres of altitude to climb. The trail is also enjoyed by kids with lower fitness levels and their parents. What the trails have in common is that they will reward you with wonderful views time and again.

A medium dose of power is offered near Burgen by a “side step” of the famous Moselsteig, the “Borjer Ortsbachpädche”. Hiking along the Baybach and Ortsbach streams is a pleasant trip even in high summer, and from an open plateau you have the most beautiful distant views of the Hunsrück. Family hikes like this are guaranteed to awaken enthusiasm for an active life.

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