Bernkastel Kues
Bernkastel Kues

These are subjective choices and we'll no doubt hear some dissenting views, but we regard the Mosel as quieter and prettier 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.
• In Trier, see Porta Nigra and 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, Balduinstr. 1, (tel. +49/06507/2035, fax 5644, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), doubles $87-$132.
• Trier, Hotel Petrisberg, Sickingenstr. 11, (tel. +49/0651/4640, fax 0651/46450) Doubles $84 to $92.

A Place to Eat

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