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River Moselle

Travel along River Moselle

by Bert Schwarz

The Moselle flows through France, Luxembourg and Germany, past picturesque medieval towns and dizzying slopes full of vines. It meanders comfortably from place to place and offers views of fairytale castles and fortresses, some of which have been destroyed or lovingly restored and entertained by battles long past. Behind every bend of the river there are wine restaurants and small places glued to the slopes where time seems to stand still.

River Moselle

Story, Camera, Edit : Bert Schwarz

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River-Stories: The Moselle
Bussang
Near Bussang, in the southeast of the Vosges, the source of the Mosel is situated.
Beilstein
is also called the «Sleeping Beauty of the Moselle».
Bernkastel-Kues
is considered a popular city and center of the Middle Moselle.
Cochem
is the tourist centre between Trier and Koblenz.
Grevenmacher
is the metropolis of the Luxembourg Moselle.
Koblenz
Here we stand at the southernmost tip of the Palatinate.
Metz
has a beautiful old town centre and promenades along the Moselle.
Remich
the «pearl of the Moselle». This is also reflected in the prices of the restaurants.
Schengen
is the cradle of borderless Europe.
Toul
Located on the Lyon-Trier route, Toul has been an economic hub since Roman times.
Trier
is the oldest city in Germany, founded in 16 BC.

Our Route

The Source of the Moselle is located on the western slopes of the Vosges Mountains in Alsace. Then it flows through Lorraine west of the Vosges. Then it winds its way through Luxembourg to Germany, where it separates the Eifel from the Hunsrück. Finally, it flows into the Rhine at Koblenz.

Moselschleife © pixabay.com

From the source we follow the river, which meanders through pretty, small villages with friendly people and close by Nancy turns northeast to Metz. Then it continues in the direction of Remich in Luxembourg and through the German Moselle valley to Trier passing its famous Porta Nigra, the only preserved Roman city gate.

Grafik: © pixabay.com
Toul © Bert Schwarz

The enchanting wine village Bernkastel with its half-timbered houses may of course also not forgotten to be visited.

I travel further downstream, where the Ehrenburg castle is well hidden in a valley from the gaze of passing travellers and well fortified against attackers in ancient times. is lying. A little further on we are expected by Beilstein and Cochem with the imperial castle enthroned on top of a hill above the small town.

In the 2,000 year old Koblenz Rivers Moselle and Rhine meet at the German Corner heading then for Holland.