River Moselle.

Bernkastel-Kues

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.

The twin city of Bernkastel-Kues is often referred to as the heart of the Central Moselle and is thus considered the most popular city and center of the Middle Moselle.

The recognized health resort is the birthplace of the famous theologian and philosopher Nicholas of Kusa (1401-1464). In the district of Kues still stands the house with white battlements and red facade, where the great Cardinal Cusanus was born.

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There is hardly any other Moselle town where so many guests from all nations come every year to enjoy the incomparable atmosphere of the "City of Vine and Wine". The picturesque old town of Bernkastel, with its many charming half-timbered houses from the Middle Ages and attractions such as the historic market square or the ruins of Landshut Castle, invites visitors to stroll and explore. However, in the district of Kues there are many wineries and taverns. In addition, the Mosel villages of Wehlen and Andel belong to Bernkastel-Kues. One is located on the right, the other on the left side of the Moselle.

Bernkastel-Kues is famous for its vineyards, which are among the oldest in Germany. The most famous and expensive vineyard is undoubtedly the "Bernkastler Arzt" - one of the best and noblest Riesling wines. But the vineyards Badstube, Graben, Schlossberg, Kueser Weisenstein, Kueser Kardinalsberg, Rosenberg, Wehlener Sonnenuhr, Andeler Goldschatz may call themselves top sites. It is best to taste it directly at the winery - after all, there are more than 100 wineries that cultivate the steep vineyards around Bernkastel-Kues and the region. While drinking, we will learn one or two anecdotes in addition to the history of wine, which can be found in any travel guide. In addition, you will be spoiled with homemade Moselle specialties such as "smoked Moselle eel" and "Scholes".