Explore the famous Moselle wine region and visit some of the many vineyards on the steep banks of this famous river.
Picking up a car in Frankfurt the first night is spent in the 'Oldest City' in Germany - Trier. Trier is famous for the 'Porta Nigra' and the many Roman ruins in the city of which many are still in good condition and offer an idea of the lifestyle of the time. Trier also offers a series of wine tours and wine-tasting and is the ideal place to start your tour of German wines.
Bernkastel is at the heart of the Mosel and home to the famous 'Bernkasteler Doctor'. The region is known for its celebrated vineyards producing mainly Riesling wines and a visit to the wine museum in Kues is a must for both beginners and experts alike. Bernkastel's main centre is a maze of hilly, narrow streets.
Cochem is a town of legend and folklore and is the centre of the Moselle wine trade. A town steeped in history with several half-timbered houses dominated by the castle (Schloss Reichsburg). Its many family-run vineyards offer a special charm to the town.
Koblenz is dominated by the fortress of Ehrenbreitstein which looks over the town that is the meeting point of the Rhine and Moselle rivers. Worth taking a look at are the many taverns in the old town offering many of the local wines and delicacies. Don't miss the famous Clock Tower building in the Florinsmarkt with its' unusual way of announcing the time on the half-hour and full hour.
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