Most of the day-tourists will arrive by ship from Cochem, Trier or Koblenz.The ships will land directely in the centre of Bernkastel-Kues, where you may enter the bus driving you up to Landshut castle, or you may start to explore the tiny streets of the city.
And of course you may also start your daycruise on the Mosel there.
Take the old Mercedes to drive up to castle Landshut.
Every hour on the hour this lovely vintage-bus will leave at the ship-station and take you within 35 minutes to the castle.
5 Euros is the tour up and down
3,50 Euros for one way up
2,50 Euro for one way down
And of course you may drive up, spend some time in the castle and drive down with a later bus.
Obviously there was a train-station once in Bernkastel-Kues, but now it ends in Traben-Trarbach and the closest station you may arrive by train is Wittlich in a distance of 12km.
Close to St.Michael-church a restaurant is named after the old Mosel train station, as you may see on my picture.
Be careful, when calculating your drivingtime. The Mosel is winding through the valley and the coast-road is really scenic, but driving there needs a lot more time than usually.
Calculate several hours from Koblenz, especially when you like to stop at the most interesting places like Traben-Trarbach, Cochem, Kroev...
I normally need a full day from Koblenz to Bernkastel-Kues.
In the centre of Berncastel-Kues you will find a big parking directely at the Mosel and the landing-stage of the cruise-ships. The parking-meters have to be fed between 09.00 a.m. and 07.00 p.m. DAILY and at night at most places you will be allowed to spend the night in your motorhome.
Frankfurt / Hahn is pretty close to Bernkastel-Kues, maybe 30km ( BUT 150 Km off Frankfurt am Main)
That way the whole Mosel-valley even has it's own airport with cheap airlines like Ryanair landing.
On my picture : The Concorde, that you may visit inside the SINSHEIM technical museum ( about 150km off Berncastel) togeather with lots of more aircrafts, vintage cars, trains etc. - have a look on my Sinsheim-page for more infos and pics !!
At the big parking next to the bridge, there is also a stop for the boats. They offer lots of boat trips, all day long. As the Mosel is a river which makes a lot of turns and because of the locks, I like little boat trips there,
real easy to get there.....I forgotten to tell you: Bike rides are a very fine way to take you from A to B. Bikes can be rented everywhere or bring your own which can be transported by Train, when enough paddling is done :-)
there are Trunkroads and Autobahn, romantic passages and by ship as well as by Train. just 100km from Koblenz, or 90km from Trier....from Cologne ca 160km depense which route you prefer. in my opinion you won't get a better drive then through the Hunsrueck Hoehenstrasse, from KOBLENZ to HERMESKEIL one of the most scenic, romantic and friendliest part of Germany.but I said that already for this region....Koblenz, Andernach and now the Mosel, but I can't help telling you: it is a special region. maybe by history one understands this fondness I have: occupied by the Romans and then by the Franconians..later by the French army...well, something must have rubbed off. the lightness and love for Life is a real feature of the Regions around the Rhine and Moselle
Are you nervous about taking your baby or child on a plane trip? You aren't alone, most parents are nervous about it. We have moved with the kids to Alkmaar by car this holiday and drove some distances by car on when we were there and we learned a few things that hopefully will help you.
Bring books, old favourite toys and new surprise toys. Do remember that balls are not a good idea as they can end up anywhere! Our best buys were definitely books, especially sticker books are great! They can peel the stickers off, are glossy, have thick pages to turn easy, have bright colours and come in endless subjects. They're a nice break from the other books your child might be tired of, too. Put aside fears of setting poor eating habits, and bring on the snacks! We told Iris: “Welcome to the world of boredom eating."
Toy bars meant for stroller use are a big help in the car, as they often feature toys plus a snack cup, and are big and easy for you to grab from the front seat for refills. During the car trip it’s always a good idea to play a game and sing some songs. It sounds rather easy, but it does work!
We only have one last statement! Just do it! Don’t be afraid that it might go wrong. We have learned this, because we have been travelling with Iris from the beginning. She was only 6 weeks young when we had our first short vacation and stayed in a hotel. Iris has been used to it rather fast and (maybe because of it) has always been an easy kid to get along with.
We went there by car. There is a little station, but better take the car! If you like to make a tour on a ship, go there. There is a big parking besides the bridge, where you can leave your car.