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Moseltal

Because of the particularly mild valley climate on the Moselle, the merchants were already able to cultivate vineyards there 2,000 years ago. The episcopal and university city of Trier, which claims the status of Germany's oldest city, is just as old as wine-growing. Together with other attractive centres with medieval or Mediterranean flair such as Koblenz, Cochem, Traben-Trabach or Bernkastel, it holds the cultural highlights of the Moselle valley for us.

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Attractions in the Moselle Valley


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Cusanus birthplace
Moseltal
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The birthplace of Nicholas of Kues is now a museum and is located on the banks of the Moselle in ...

Ferienland Bernkastel-Kues
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The traditional craftsmanship of bell casting was still practiced here from 1770 until 2002. Today, ...

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Museum · Moseltal
Open-Air-Museum
Moseltal

In the Roscheider Hof Open Air Museum you can explore traditional rural everyday life in the whole ...

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Waterfall · Moseltal
Elzbachtal
Moseltal

The rocky and forested Elzbach Valley offers above all wild nature, as well as the castles of Eltz ...

Eifel Tourismus GmbH
Moseltal

The first mill at the cascade is verifiable as early as 1366. The electoral mill was erected on its ...

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Viewpoint · Moseltal
Elli's und Rosi's littel Jause
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lookout point to have a picnic

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Historical Site · Moseltal
Historic center Alken
Moseltal

The Moselle village Alken is one of the oldest Moselle villages. Its origins date back to the Celtic ...

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Get on your bike...

The Moselle-Saar region can also be explored from the shore. A total of more than 1000 km of signposted cycle paths provide variety. Whether you want to get to know the Eifel and Hunsrück or prefer to explore one of the neighbouring rivers, the Saar, Ruwer or Lieser, there is something for every taste in Moselle country. The 275 km Moselle Cycle Path runs through the entire valley from Thionville in France to the Deutsches Eck in Koblenz. The premium route along charming river courses, historic villages and with views of numerous castles and vineyards promises pure holiday pleasure.

After an eventful bike tour, many bike-friendly hosts along the route are waiting in the evening to treat their guests to a good glass of wine or a glass of feather wine. If you are travelling without a car, you can also reach your starting and finishing points along the larger cycle paths comfortably with a "Regioradler" cycle bus or the PNV.

...and into the hiking boots!

The highlight for hikers is the Moselsteig, which has been connecting the most important cultural and scenic highlights along the Moselle on 365 varied kilometres since April 2014. A total of 24 differently marked stages, the distinction of being a "Leading Quality Trail - Best of Europe" and a Q"uality Trail for Hiking in Germany" and a corresponding range of qualified accommodation promise real premium hiking pleasure.

For those who would like to add additional impressions to the hiking experience on the Moselsteig – or who prefer to explore the region on circular trails instead of hiking in stages from place to place, the numerous partner trails of the Moselsteig offer the best conditions. The partner trails are marked as „side trails”, such as the Leiermannspfad, or as dream trails, such as the Schwalberstieg. They allow hikers to explore the many facets of the region in a half-day or day tour away from the Moselsteig.

Enjoyment in the Moselle Valley

The Moselle valley is characterised by viticulture like almost no other region in Germany. Steep hillsides covered with vines dominate the landscape and alternate with picturesque small villages and gentle floodplains. As Germany's oldest wine-growing region, wine-growing has a long tradition here: the Celts and the Romans planted their vines here over 2,000 years ago.

The food on the Moselle is as much influenced by wine as by nearby France. But the rustic cuisine in the Moselle valley also offers plenty of hearty dishes. Special mention must be made of the speciality pomace meat, which is marinated for several days and for which every chef has his or her own secret recipe. Debbekoche, a casserole made mainly of potatoes, pancetta and eggs, is also popular in the region. Gourmets will be delighted with Riesling soup, pike perch or Riesling wine jelly. Other typical dishes from the Moselle valley are onion tart, Krommbierewurscht, Gräwes or Krumpernschnietcher.

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Eat & drink in the Moselle Valley

You should definitely try the regional specialities during your stay in the Moselle Valley. This page lists the places ...

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Culture on the Moselle

Nothing could be easier! The region is rich in sights and cultural highlights. You will come across Roman and Celtic traces as well as historic castles and monasteries. A special excursion goes to the city of Trier, which was founded as Augusta Treverorum more than 2000 years ago. A city tour takes visitors to famous historical sites such as the amphitheatre, the Imperial Baths, the Church of Our Lady and the Porta Nigra. Trier has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1986, so don't miss out!

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Parts of this content were machine translated using German as the source language