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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Near Bussang, located in the southeast of the Vosges, is the source of the Moselle. The village is surrounded by mountains with beautiful fir and beech forests. To the south is the village of Servance, which is part of the Ballon des Vosges Nature Park, with its 1,216 m high peak Ballon de Servance, to the east is the 1,208 m high Drumont. The Col de Bussang pass is the border between the Vosges and Haut-Rhin.
Between 1871 and 1914, this was also the border with Germany, where the customs station at the entrance to the tunnel was opened in 1848.