The Moselle flows through France, Luxembourg and Germany past pitoresque medieval towns and vertiginous hillsides filled with vines. It meanders leisurely from place to place, holding in store sights of fairy-tale castles or fortresses, some destroyed by long-ago battles or lovingly restored and maintained. Around every bend in the river, wine restaurants and small towns glued to the hillsides await, where time seems to stand still.
Story, Camera, Edit : Bert Schwarz
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Beilstein one of the most beautiful places on the Moselle, also called Sleeping Beauty of the Moselle.
The people of Beilstein strive to always pamper their guests in a warm and friendly manner and to greet them as friends, because they often come back again and again for decades.
Beilstein is surrounded by two creeks which make their way from the Hunsrück heights to the Moselle. Many Mosel guests consider it to be the most beautiful and romantic Mosel village. The reason for this quickly becomes clear during a walk through the narrow streets and corners of Beilstein.
The old town, enclosed by the town wall built from 1310 onwards, still provides an insight into a medieval town through numerous historic buildings. Worth seeing are especially the picturesque market place from 1322 with the former tithe house, the former parish church St. Christophorus and the old prince-count's cellar from the 18th century.
Beilstein made its living from winegrowing for centuries. The most famous vineyards are the Silberberg and the Schlossberg. Bitter poverty among farmers and winegrowers until well into the 20th century hardly allowed any thought of structural changes in the town. Therefore, the medieval townscape remained almost untouched, which is the distinctive charm of the place today.