Romanticism and wine: Cochem on the Moselle

Romanticism and wine: Cochem on the Moselle

Romance and wine in an ancient cultural landscape

The longest tributary of the Rhine rises in the Vosges, forms the border between Luxembourg and Germany for a while, and then meanders leisurely in a deeply cut valley through the wooded low mountain ranges of the Eifel and Hunsrück. The section between Bernkastel and Cochem is considered to be the most beautiful, because here one still finds what can only be sensed in the industrialized Rhine Valley: the romance of an ancient cultural landscape. Villages and towns, where time seems to have stood still, lie in the shadow of mysterious castle ruins and are surrounded by vineyards that generations of winegrowers have wrested from the steep slopes of the valley. Along the Moselle there are wonderful hiking trails (marked by an “M”), sometimes at altitude through forests or medieval villages, sometimes through vineyards or quiet side valleys. In some places the path follows the Via Ausonia, a Roman trade route.

More Attractions Moselle


The “Sleeping Beauty of the Mosel”

The tiny village of 140 inhabitants was a city in the high Middle Ages, before it sank into insignificance during the French era at the (...)


Wine village in the shadow of two castles

The double village in one of the countless Moselle bends was founded in the 4th century by a saint. Saint Castor from Aquitaine in what (...)


Germany's oldest city between Mosel vineyards

The beautiful city on the banks of the River Moselle is believed to be the oldest city in Germany. Founded by the Romans in 15 (...)

Zell (Mosel)

Black cats and first-class Rieslings

The town between Trier and Koblenz is the second largest wine growing region on the Moselle. Everywhere in the town wine tasting is offered. Traditionally, (...)

Curious about our tours?

Alle Germany Round Trips anzeigen