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These three wine villages are along the Mosel and it's worth spending a couple of hours in each. We stayed in Piesport ,not much to see but there is plenty of scope for cycling, walking and wine tasting a good place to base yourself.
Neurmagen-Dhron the next place along the Mosel from Piesport heading out towards Trier. This has a very nice church Maria Himmelfahrt dating back to 1190, open for you to look round.
The next place along the Mosel for us was Leiwen, a placed we'd camped in 15 years earlier, the church and grounds here are also worth a visit.
You can catch a boat from these places to cruise the Mosel or to take you to Trier.
Updated Oct 3, 2012
We only managed to spend a few hours in Bernkastel, it was a Sunday, and we found a small market being held along the river bank. We ventured further into the town and stumbled on a small wine and beer festival in a tiny church square tucked away, the band was playing and everyone was singing. Bernkastel is a beautiful place, with it's timber fronted buildings and cobbled streets, every time you turn round, you find a little gem of a building. The town is two split into two places Bernkastel being on one side of the Mosel, and, Kues with it's wine museum being on the other side.
You can take boat trips down the Mosel, visit the wine museum in Kues, go wine tasting, there are plenty of places beautiful to visit around this area.
Updated Oct 3, 2012
Address: Bernkastle Kues,on the Mosel
From their web site, listed below: "one of the most beautiful and best preserved castles in Germany. Lying in a romantic setting surrounded by an unspoilt landscape, inviting and majestic at the same time - like a fairy-tale castle come to life." The first reference to the name Eltz occurs in the 11th to the 13th centuries.
This is well worth a visit, alone or with the family. The castle is in hilly countryside and you can't see any other buildings around. The tour is interesting, even if you can't understand the German-only guides, and the setting is beautiful.
We followed some driving directions we had found on the web, shown in the directions below. They take you to the upper parking lot, which is only a 15 minute walk down to the castle. Apparently the first signs to the castle take you to lower parking lots, where you can take hikes to the castle lasting 35 minutes or more.
See the 5 attached photos.
Written Sep 16, 2006
Address: Kastellanei, Burg Eltz, D-56294 Münstermaifeld
Phone: +49 (2672) 9 50 50 - 0
In april 2010 we were on a very nice spring-holiday in the Mosel Valley, but had one bad experience with the dining - and this was Hotel Weinhaus Feiden, Moselweinstrasse 22, 56814 Ediger-Eller.
We chose the restaurant because there is a nice terrasse overlooking the river. We ordered local standard food, so-called wienerschnitzel (from pig) and chickenbreast with normal garniture. We got hard pig-meat boiled in oil (not grilled) and not sufficiantly grilled chicken (much too much blod inside). And the potatoes and garniture was all preprepared frozen stuff.
Honestly i do not thing they have educated or interested people in the kitchen. The only thing they could not spoil was the wine which was served well chilled in a nice decanter.
And then when it came to paying they informed me, that this was only cash. No german or foreign cards at all. Even if the german cards do not cost the company any commission.
But the wiev to the Mosel was of course nice.
Updated May 12, 2010
Address: Moselweinstrasse 22, D-568914 Ediger-Eller