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River Moselle.

Beilstein

by Bert Schwarz

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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Stories from the Moselle
Bussang
Near Bussang, in the southeast of the Vosges mountains, is the source of the Moselle river.
Beilstein
is known as Sleeping Beauty of the Mosel.
Bernkastel-Kues
is thus considered a popular town and center of the Central Moselle.
Cochem
is the tourist hub between Trier and Koblenz.
Grevenmacher
is the metropolis of the Luxembourg Moselle.
Koblenz
The grand finale on river Rhine.
Metz
has a beautiful old town center and promenades along riverside of Moselle.
Remich
Pearl of river Moselle. This is also reflected in the prices of the restaurants
Schengen
is the cradle of borderless Europe.
Toul
Located on the Lyon-Trier axis, Toul has been an economic hub since Roman times.
Trier
is the oldest city in Germany, founded in 16 BC.

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.

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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.