Discover the 10 regions and towns along the Saar and Mosel:
Rolling hills with views as far as Luxembourg and France. The tri-border region where the Saar and Mosel meet is perfect for cycling and hiking. Riesling wines from the steep slopes of the Saar as well as Elbling and Burgundies from the Upper Mosel are ready to be enjoyed. Key places of interest: Saarburg's old town with its castle ruins and waterfall, and the open-air museum Roscheider Hof in Konz.
The Porta Nigra, the Imperial Baths, Trier Cathedral and many other historic UNESCO World Heritage Sites make the 2,000 years of culture of this former Roman metropolis on the banks of the Mosel both visible and accessible.
Sheer relaxation in a small, fine winegrowing region: the joy of Riesling combined with hiking or cycling amid sunny vineyards and shady forests. Just follow the River Ruwer from Waldrach to where it flows into the Mosel. Tip for cyclists: the Ruwer-Hochwald Cycle Trail along a former railway track.
In and around Schweich, antiquity and modernity meet. This landscape is full of evidence of the quality of life brought here by Roman settlers 2,000 years ago: Luxurious villas and wine presses have been well preserved and festivals continue to this day. Historic settings are interspersed with stunning natural landscapes.
The town of Bernkastel-Kues, which gives the region its name, and its surrounding Mosel villages form the centre of the Middle Mosel. Half-timbered houses from the Middle Ages, the ruins of Landshut Castle and the Renaissance-style town hall characterise the picturesque old town of Bernkastel-Kues. The best Riesling wines in the world thrive on the mineral-rich soils of the steep slopes here. More than 1,000 kilometres of signposted cycle paths, challenging mountain bike trails and a diverse network of hiking trails offer excellent active holiday opportunities! World-renowned: the Middle Mosel Wine Festival in Bernkastel-Kues.
The region Wittlich Stadt & Land uniquely combines the fascinating Middle Mosel region with the unique landscape of the volcanic and southern Eifel. Whether on foot, along the Lieserpfad and Eifelsteig trails, or by bike on the Maare-Mosel cycle path - numerous, varied cycle routes and enjoyable hiking trails criss-cross the Wittlich region between the Maars and the Mosel. Charming villages, bubbling mineral springs, Wittlich' diverse cultural offerings and warm hospitality guarantee carefree holiday enjoyment! Don't miss: the traditional festival "Säubrennerkirmes" on the third weekend in August in Wittlich!
This area is situated in the heart of the Middle Mosel with a perfect blend of idyllic nature and the Mosel region’s quality of life. Grevenburg Castle, the Brückentor (Bridge Gate), underground wine cellars and numerous Art Nouveau- style villas characterise the town's landscape. Picturesque town centres with the characteristic half-timbered architecture so typical of the wine locations are surrounded by world-famous vineyards such as the “Kröver Nacktarsch”. Mosel traditions can be experienced at the Kröver Trachtentreffen (a traditional costume event), numerous wine festivals and the Mosel Wine Night Market. Relaxation tip: the Moseltherme spa in Traben-Trarbach.
This region is known for its world-renowned “Zeller Schwarze Katz” wine. As far back as the Celts and Romans, people recognised that the Zeller Land region’s landscape of vines, forests and rivers is something rather special. The breathtaking beauty of the vine-covered Mosel Valley with its seven romantic Mosel wine villages, and the lush green Hunsrück uplands with their 17 idyllic Hunsrück villages, can be enjoyed on foot or by bike along the numerous hiking and cycling trails available.
Highlights include Cochem's medieval old town, age-old inns and wine taverns, the chairlift with breathtaking views down into the Mosel Valley and, last but not least, the Reichsburg, one of Germany's most architecturally significant castles. Just a stone’s throw away is the Calmont, the steepest vineyard in Europe, and the romantic town of Beilstein, a popular filming location. The other idyllic wine villages between Bremm and Mosel are also well worth a visit.
The name of this region hints at the near-to Mediterranean climate that is enjoyed by the steep terraced vineyards and their visitors. Beautiful fairytale-like paths in the natural landscape, spectacular fortresses like the Ehrenburg or Thurant Castle, and charming wine villages, such as Alken and Kobern-Gondorf with their delicious cuisine, all make the Lower Mosel, just outside the city of Koblenz, so special.
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