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#5. Mosel River Valley

These are subjective choices and well no doubt hear some dissenting views, but we regard the Mosel as a quieter and prettier river than the more famous Rhine. We like the wine better, too.

Best Towns

  • Trier
  • Bernkastel Kues
  • Beilstein
  • Cochem

Top Sights

  • Miles of steep, terraced vineyards
  • Eltz Castle
  • The castle at Cochem
  • Porta Nigra
  • The Roman Baths and Amphitheatre.

Suggested Activity

  • Take a day or two to drive its length.

A Place to Stay

  • In Neumagen-Dhron, Gutshotel Reichgraf von Kesselstatt, Balduinstrasse 1, tel. +49/06507/2035, fax 5644, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • In Trier, Hotel Petrisberg, Sickingenstrasse 11, (tel. +49/0651/4640, fax 0651/46450)

Food Suggestion

  • Hotel Weinhaus Moselschild, Ürzig, tel. +49/06532/9393-0