Traben-Trarbach Travel Guide

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    In Traben-Trarbach
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Traben-Trarbach Things to Do

  • Brückentor

    The most distinctive construction in town is the ornate bridge crossing the Mosel River. It should be noted that the bridge you see is a replica. The original bridge was destroyed by the Nazis at the end of World War II. My landlord told me the story of how one of the local vintners tried to ply the Wehrmacht Lieutenant in charge with plentiful...

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  • Grevenburg

    Overlooking Traben-Trarbach is the remnants of a castle, Schloss Grevenburg. It stood proudly for centuries until Napoleon came through and decided it was a threat to his army. As a result, he ordered the castle destroyed. You can go up and visit the ruins if you wish. There are a number of trails and steps from Trarbach which will take you to the...

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  • OLD RATHAUS

    The old Rathaus, and what a lovely building it was. It was covered in Ivy and once again, another interesting building with distinctive architecture.I can't find out any info about the building, sorry!

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  • ENJOY AN ICE-CREAM

    I had just walked from one end of the Bridge to the other, and happened to notice people standing by a small, peaked roof Art Nouveau building that was part of the Bridge.As I went to walk by, I had a look, and would you believe, this was an Ice-cream Shop, I certainly would not have guessed that!So, if you want an Ice-cream in a cone, then look at...

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  • SHOP'S & GIFT'S

    I always like having a browse in Shop window's in a different country, and here I had some quite interesting find's.Gift line's were very different! I saw some unusual gift's that I had never seen anywhere else before, also Troll's which I didn't expect to see in Germany.

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  • HOTEL MOSELSCHLOESSCHEN

    Another beautiful building I saw was the Hotel Moselschloesschen.It's a historical estate comprising of three buildings, including the "Half-timbered house," "Villa" and "Schloesschengasse", connected to each other through a small park and a courtyard with a well. It has been beautifully restored and now is a 4* Hotel.

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Traben-Trarbach Restaurants

  • Magnificent Pastries

    What must be among the best bakeries in the Mosel Valley is Cafe Balles. This place, right along the river, is famous among locals for having absolutely the best pastries in town. Fresh, moist, decadent... you just can't go wrong here. If you have local friends, you can impress them by bringing a box of sweets from Cafe Balles.As if that weren't...

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  • Good Italian Restaurant in Traben

    Ristorante Taverna turned out to be a perfectly good choice to have lunch. Sit inside, or outside on the terrace with a view of Grevenburg. Service is good, and the food is tasty and reasonably priced. Multi-course lunch specials for around EUR 10 are a good deal. I went for the 2-course meal consisting of tomato soup and pasta with chicken in...

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  • The Jail?

    We stopped for a bite to eat before the hike to Bernkastel. We had spotted this place the previous day but decided to go to Storcke Stuetz instead. Today we decided to give it a try. We had the small plate of fried camembert with local preserves and bread. It was a good choice, not too much food but enough to keep us satisfied for the long hike. We...

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Traben-Trarbach Nightlife

  • Club

    If you're a member of Lions Club or Rotary Club, you might want to know that Hotel Bellevue is the place where they have their meetings. Whatever the 'old boys' wear!

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  • The bar at Hotel Bellevue

    It's a tiny bar with a very dedicated and friendly bartender (M. Borsch) who can make you a wonderful cocktail. Unfortunately it only seats about 10 people (and another 10 standing, I suppose).I saw him make a cocktail with:chunks of lemon and lime crushed with cane sugar, crushed ice and wodka.Or a mojito: crushed chunks of lemon, lime and mint...

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  • Nightlife Trabach

    Although Traben-Trarbach is a quite little town, there is an awesome nightclub where locals and tourists come from as far as 30 Km's away. Exclusive is located underneath the main bridge.It's open on Friday Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday (I think). It's best to go from around 23:00pm to 06:00am. Music wise runs between pop and house music to 80's...

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Traben-Trarbach Transportation

  • Train to Traben-Trarbach

    Traben-Trarbach is served by a very slow but scenic local train. Hourly trains go between Traben-Trarbach and Bullay, a station on the Trier-Koblenz line. Local train deals such as the Rheinland Pfalz/Saarland Ticket and the Schönes Wochenende Ticket are valid on this line. Trains to Koblenz and Trier are generally timed to coincide with the train...

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  • Frankfurt-Hahn

    I found this lovely village with a help of Ryanair. I was wondering where exactly is the Frankfurt-Hahn airport. Many people say that this airport is far from everything. I say it's located right in the middle of everything. It is also a compact airport and also easy to find. It is easy to rent (and also return) a car in Hahn so I'm pretty sure I'm...

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  • River boats

    The Mosel is very busy with sightseeing boats. There is a boat stop right in front of the Bellevue hotel and another on the other side of the river. The schedules are frequent. It takes about 2.5 hours to sail to Bernkastel-Kues, another very popular Mosel town.Each Mosel town actually has a boat stop or two (often on both sides of the river). You...

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Traben-Trarbach Shopping

  • wine and liquer

    the krypta (crypt) at the kloster machern has a very interesting wine and liquer store. they offer a large selection of mosel wine and local berry liquers.

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  • Market

    On Thursday's there's a tiny market between the train station and Tourist office. Local produce like bread, milk, cheeses, eggs, vegetables and meat.

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  • Cook book with Mosel recipes

    It's the Tourist Office! For all information regarding sightseeing, transportation and accommodation. Our hotel already gave us a lot of information and brochures. At the Tourist Office I found two cookbooks with Mosel recipes. A large one for 15 euro and a smaller one for 6,50 euro. I choose the smaller one.I always try to buy a cookbook of the...

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Traben-Trarbach Local Customs

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    The kind bakery lady

    by ATLC Written Sep 8, 2007

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    The local custom is, as I experienced, that people are polite and kind. I found it so in our hotel, the restaurant where we had lunch, when you ask directions, the lady in the bakery that allowed us to photograph and gave us a recipe between helping other customers... everywhere we had coffee or drinks. It really makes your holiday so much nicer if the people of the country you're traveling in make you feel at home.

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Traben-Trarbach Warnings and Dangers

  • School trips!

    In the beginning of July the local schools make their school trips. Often they take the riverboat to visit Bernkastel-Kues. And believe me; you don't want to be in the same boat with them!We took our boat from Traben side of the river and from the other side (Trarbach) almost one hundred school kids invaded the boat. Well, luckily the boat staff...

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  • Check on which side your boat departs

    Boat landings are situated both on the Traben and on the Trarbach side of the river. If you arrive on a river boat cruise, enquire a) on which side your boat will be landing and b), more important, whether the return cruise departs from the same landing or from the other side. Some cruise ships arrive in Traben, stay there for the intermission and...

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  • High water

    This is not really a travel warning because high water is quite rare. The last dramatic high water was in 1993 and it is by far the highest. In the 1st and 2nd photo you can see that they've made measures to keep eventual water out by raising a barrier in the street on the Trarbach side of the Mosel.On hotel Bellevue you can see how high the water...

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Traben-Trarbach Tourist Traps

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    Kurhaus Wildstein

    by ATLC Updated Sep 8, 2007

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    It took us quite a while to walk to 10 and 11 of the Jugendstil walk. Only to find there was very little to see.
    See here. It is one of the last tips about the Jugendstil walk in my Off the Beaten Path tips.

    Unique Suggestions: Skip it!

    Fun Alternatives: Explore some more little streets on either the Trarbach or Traben side.

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Traben-Trarbach Off The Beaten Path

  • VISIT THE VILLAGE OF "WOLF"

    If you are not doing a Mosel River Cruise, then you may want to drive to the small town of Wolf.This is another town, with plenty of interesting half-timbered building's.Like the others, it also is an important wine producing town and area.Located about 3kms away.

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  • Hiking path: Traben-Trarbach to...

    I had heard about this path over the hill and was expecting it to be more popular but I was wrong. We met only two french speaking elderly ladies on our way. Normally it takes two hours to cross the hill but we got lost. We were told to take the path T8. In the first crossing with T6 there was no problem. The signs in the other crossing told that...

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  • Walk with a view

    Take a walk from Traben-Trarbach into the hills to the village of Starkenburg.It's like an eagle nest above the river and you have excellent views on the city of Traben-Trarbach

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Traben-Trarbach Sports & Outdoors

  • Cycling along the river

    Cycling can be done by people of almost all ages and is certainly very popular because the Mosel valley is reasonably flat. I've noticed bicycle hire (Fahrrad Verleih) in just about every Mosel town. Often, hotels loan or rent them out as well.I've seen scooters on hire as well.There are cycling paths along the Mosel valley. Sometimes the route...

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  • Wellness center Hotel Bellevue

    Well, here I go again, gushing about the hotel we stayed in. As guest of the hotel you can enjoy free use of swimming pool, steam room, sauna, rain shower, trepidarium, solarium, relaxation room. Open every day from 7 am to 11 pm. Robes and towels are all provided by the hotel (already in the room). You only need swimwear unless you're comfortable...

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  • Walking/hiking

    Well peeps, I walked and walked in Traben-Trarbach. Not that it's so large. But rather because 2 of the Jugendstil highlights were quite way off the map that was in the brochure. So I'm not very sportive and that really was quite some walk all the way to Bad Wildstein.Some of you may laugh. Yep, it isn't that far. We started walking the Jugendstil...

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Traben-Trarbach Favorites

  • Chicken!

    For whatever reason, I remember what I ate when I worked the "Swing Shift" (3PM-11PM). Before I went in, I would quite often stop at this "Schnell-Imbiss," the Grill am Markt, and order a 1/2 chicken. I'd bring in the chicken and enjoy it throughout the evening. Sometimes, it's the simple pleasures that you remember.

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  • My Landlords

    I had the great fortune of having wonderful landlords: Ernst and Gisela Käss. They were so kind and tolerant, I will be forever in their debt. As a retired vintner, Herr Käss taught me an enormous amount about wine.UPDATE: When I walked by the Käss residence in July 2010, it was shuttered and empty. The garden and greenhouse were gone from the...

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  • Economic importance

    Traben began to have great economic importance in the 19th century. The region was mainly agricultural and winegrowers from Trabach began to show interest in winegrowing in Traben. Even the fires of 1857 and 1897 did not stop the economic growth. The Trabachener winegrowers started a large winetrading center in Traben which gave the town a leap...

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BUDDHA MUSEUM
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Jugendstil walk- no. 11 Kurhaus Wildstein
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