Promenade Closure
Permanent closure of the towpath and promenade path along the Rhine below the Pfaffendorf bridge from the wine village to the castle steps.
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Goldenes Licht fällt auf das Moseltal und mit seinen Weinbergen und Dörfer ©AdobeStock

Discover the Moselle Valley

If you want to experience Germany's most beautiful regions, then of course you must explore the Mosel Valley. The Mosel Valley is especially famous for the production of Rieslings. The vineyards provide the ideal growing environment for this coveted grape. However, there are not only countless cozy wine villages along the Moselle, but also gorgeous views, premium hiking trails, fairytale castles and much more. Discover the most beautiful sights along the Moselle!

Sights along the Moselle

Deutsches Eck with Emperor's Monument

The Deutsches Eck (German Corner) rises strikingly into the waters and forms the confluence of the Moselle and Rhine. The statue of Kaiser Wilhelm rises imposingly here. At 37 metres high, it was one of the most imposing bronze statues in Germany....
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Deutsches Eck Sonnenutergang


Moselle Terraces
The steep slopes are an unmistakable feature of the Lower Moselle near Winningen. Here you can find steep, terraced vineyards. The good wine should not only be tasted at the wine festival, for example in the beautiful village of Winningen. For the active, the Moselsteig awaits - an absolute highlight of the Mosel hiking trails.
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Blick auf die Mosel mit Wald am hinter den Weinfeldern am linken Ufer und einem steilen Hang mit Weinbergen am rechten Ufer ©
The Moselle Bend
A particularly scenic part of the Moselle can be found around the picturesque Weindorf Bremm. In the middle of the steepest vineyard in Europe, the Calmont, an adventurous via ferrata beckons. Here, the dreamlike view of the Mosel loop is guaranteed!
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Castles Along the Moselle

In Rhineland-Palatinate alone there are around 1,100 castles and the Moselle is no exception. Many castles along the Moselle are still very well preserved and can even be visited. Below are just a couple of the beautiful castles along the Mosel, which are very easy to reach from Koblenz.

Thurant Castle
One of the oldest castles in the Moselle region can be found in Alken. Partly built on Roman foundation walls, Thurant Castle is visible from afar. Up here you can enjoy a fantastic view of the Moselle valley and its vineyards. During a tour, you can not only experience the double castle, but also learn about the ancient craft of winemaking.
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Freundesgruppe auf Mountainbikes auf einem Radweg neben der Mosel mit Burg Thurant im Hintergrund ©Philip Bruederle
Eltz castle
If this sight looks somehow familiar to you, you are not mistaken. The pearl of the Mosel idyll, Eltz Castle, adorned the back of the 500-mark bill between 1961 and 1995. And a stamp was also issued at the end of the 1970s. This is hardly surprising, because Eltz Castle is so enchantingly situated in nature that you can't help but be amazed.
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Die Burg Eltz von vorne umgeben vom grünen Wald ©Rheinland-Pfaltz Tourismus GmbH, Dominik Ketz
Cochem Imperial Castle
When you think of the Moselle, you usually think of Riesling, vineyards with steep terraces and Moselle bends. From now on, Moselle castles should definitely be in this list as well, because they have a lot to offer. The Reichsburg in Cochem is a real jewel, high on the rock above Cochem and lovingly restored in the 19th century. Here you can experience all sorts of things from the age of knights. Knights' banquets, medieval customs and a very special atmosphere at Christmas time are worth the visit.
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Reichsburg Cochem umgeben von herbstfarbenen Bäumen. Die Mosel fließt im Vordergrund ©
Via Train through the Moselle Valley

Trains run several times a day between Koblenz and Trier. Even if you travel from Luxembourg with the RE 11, they do not have to change trains even once. You have never experienced a more beautiful train ride than on the route with the RB 81 through the Moselle valley. Falling asleep on the train is impossible on this connection. But if it does happen, just get off at the next wine village, try a sip of Riesling and return in complete relaxation.

Discover Germany's most beautiful regions by bus & train
Germany's most beautiful regions are closer than you think! Discover the city on the Rhine, Moselle and Lahn easily by public transport. It has never been easier to explore the most beautiful places in the region, because you can get everywhere with the Germany map. Be surprised by the diversity of the region and the endless possibilities to recharge your batteries.
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Frau steht vor Schloss Stolzenfels und blickt auf einer Broschüre ©Ryne & Denise Cook
Holiday on the Moselle
Cycling on the Moselle
If you want to be physically active and still plan time for enjoyment, this is the place for you. There are many bike paths along the Moselle that offer something for every taste in terms of difficulty, ascent or length. And taste is the keyword: Anyone cycling through the landscape of slate cliffs, vineyards and half-timbered houses will inevitably stop at some point to see the culinary diversity for themselves.
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Man sieht einen Mountainbike-Fahrer von hinten, der in die Ferne auf die Mosel und die Weinberge blickt ©Koblenz-Touristik GmbH, Philip Bruederle
300 kilometers of pure Moselle
Moselle Cycling Route
Koblenz is the starting point or destination of the approx. 300 km long Moselle Cycle Path. From/to Metz it goes along the riverside paths through the magnificent Riesling wine country. The Moselle Cycle Path accompanies the course of the river in all its loops through the most diverse landscapes and mostly runs close to the banks.
More information at Radwanderland
Passagierschiffe angelegt am Moselufer in Cochem mit Reichsburg im Hintergrund ©Tourist-Information Ferienland Cochem
Hiking along the Moselle
Löfer Rabenlay Path
Who says that you have to go to the mountains to hike? There are paths between the Moselle and Rhine that make every hiker's heart beat faster. One tip, for example, is the Löfer Rabenlaypfad dream trail. On this varied route, there are not only shady forest sections and steep climbs, but also fantastic views of the Moselle valley and some of its castles. The famous Moselsteig is also a real recommendation. There is definitely something for everyone here, so be sure to pack your hiking boots.
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Paar wandert an der Mosel entlang ©
Hiking along the Moselle
24 charming stages through picturesque villages, along the banks of the Moselle, through forests and over vineyards connect Koblenz with the border town of Perl, 365 kilometers to the south. The Moselsteig is therefore not only one of the most beautiful, but also one of the longest long-distance hiking trails in all of Germany.
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Paar in Wanderkleidung geht über einen schmalen Pfad, rundherum Gräser und grüne Büsche, im Hintergrund die Mosel, eine kleine Ortschaft und grüne Wiesen ©Rheinland-Pfalz Tourismus GmbH, Dominik Ketz
Hiking along the Moselle
Dream Trails
The Moselle is also home to several of the region's coveted dream trails. These invite you to a relaxing and adventurous hike. Vineyards, castles, forests and meadows await you on the dream paths and dream trails on the Moselle.
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Mann und Frau in Wanderausrüstung auf einem schmalen Wanderweg ©Rheinland-Pfalz Tourismus GmbH, Dominik Ketz
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