River Moselle.

Grevenmacher

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 city of Grevenmacher is the metropolis of the Luxembourg Moselle as well as an important wine-growing, business and administrative center. The town is situated in a beautiful and sunny valley location and is connected to the German bank of the Moselle by a bridge.

Worth seeing is the old town with its narrow streets as well as the remains of the medieval fortification. The pedestrian zone of the old town invites you to store and linger.

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A varied program is offered by the Kulturhuef, Grevenmacher's former slaughterhouse, which was completely renovated and since its reopening in 2000 houses the Printing Museum, the Jean Dieudonné Playing Card Museum, a gallery, the Culture Café and other cultural facilities.

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In the 12th century, the place was fortified by Luxembourg counts because of border disputes, but Louis XIV's troops nevertheless grinded the bastions. Therefore, the neoclassical church on the market also includes a strong watchtower.

Since 1252 Grevenmacher has had municipal rights and since 1839 it has been the cantonal and district capital. - Today the town lives from viticulture, trade and handicraft, administrative offices and banks, but of course also from tourism and industry. - Above the town, on the Kreuzerberg (Kreizerbierg), in the middle of vineyards, stands the Holy Cross Chapel (Kreuzkapelle), built in 1737, to which a steep Way of the Cross leads. A more leisurely walk follows the promenade along the Moselle. But there are also marked circular hiking trails. Water sports enthusiasts have the opportunity to go sailing, windsurfing and water skiing, fishing is also possible for those who want it very quiet.