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.
Story, Camera, Edit : Bert Schwarz
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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.
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.
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.