Time with your family in Zell (Mosel)!

Black cat and much more to discover.

This is how you instil a love of sophisticated epicurean culture in the little ones: with a three-kilometre themed hike through the vineyards around Zell. The secret of its family-friendly nature also lies in its suitability for prams, with the traces of cat paws marking the way. At the stations you’ll be able to learn some exciting things, such as how the ‘Riwigmännche’ haunts the area on moonlit nights. But it's also about tangible things like dry stone walls, celtic stones or the typical vineyard vegetation. This makes the “Zeller Schwarze Katz” themed trail a formative holiday experience not only for adults.

For fit families, starting from the ‘Schwarze-Katz’ fountain at Zell's town hall, there is another way to reach lofty heights: with the Collis steep trail, which covers 160 metres in altitude over a length of just over one kilometre and thus offers an alpine adrenaline kick. You should allocate roughly half an hour for this climbing pleasure. For the less ambitious, however, there is the option of giving the climbing passages a miss. No matter how you get to your destination: At the top, the Collis Turm, built as early as 1906, beckons with a viewing platform to provide panoramic perspectives that you’ll remember for a long time to come.

The Mosel is particularly winding near Zell. Particularly imposing is the “Zeller Hamm”, a narrow mountain ridge from which there is a steep drop of more than 230 metres to the river on both sides. For 14 kilometres, the Mosel winds around the rocky ridge. Up high, near the rustic Marienburg Conference Centre, is where the almost thirty-metre-high ‘Prinzenkopfturm’ was built. The view is breathtaking and one of the most beautiful in all of Mosel country... not only do you seem to float above the vineyards and the river, but the Eifel volcanoes and the long, forested mountains of the Hunsrück are within reach. A webcam brings the magic of the place to the whole world. The kids can proudly say that after their Mosel holidays: “I was there!”

Zell wouldn't be a Mosel town if it didn't have canoes and motorboats for hire. Fun on the water with 15 hp is also available without a licence. You can hire the boats at Campingpark Zell – then it's off down the river, past castles and vineyards at your own pace. With its barrages, which tame the water, the Mosel is generally an easily navigable river.

The holiday landscape around Zell does of course also include knightly romance, as befits the Mosel. In a narrow side valley, near the village of Alf, is where you’ll find Arras Castle hidden on a rocky spur in the forest thicket. During a delightful stop, a fairytale view of the Eifel gorges near the Mosel reveals itself from the sun terrace of the castle restaurant. And the castle's museum takes you back to a bygone age with numerous pictures, armour and ancient weapons on display. If your family consists of a couple of yet-to-be married parents: The wedding can be held at Arras Castle, including a wedding ceremony and a picturesque celebration.

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