These are the big-hitting landmarks that you can’t miss on a cruise along the Moselle…
Porta Nigra, Trier
You’ll understand why Germany’s oldest city’s often called the Rome of the North when you clap eyes on this mighty city gate. It’s been standing since 180AD.
Deutsches Eck, Koblenz
See the point where the Rhine and Moselle rivers kiss at Deutsches Eck, AKA the German Corner. Once you’re done admiring the views, there’s also a tall monument to the first German Emperor.
If you want to get cultural, this is the place to start. More than 10 museums line the banks of the Main River – where our river cruises cast off before joining the Moselle – so this historical hub is the best spot to get to know Frankfurt’s past.
You might not have heard of these under-the-radar places, but you won’t want to miss them…
This town of two halves has a modern and mature side. Most stick to Bernkastel, on the eastern bank, with its beam-covered buildings, cute churches and snug wine cellars.
This place is an old hand when it comes to winemaking. Back in the day – at the beginning of the 20th century, to be exact – it was the second-biggest wine trading city in Europe, after Bordeaux. Now, it lines up a selection of family-run wineries and vineyards.
Your taste buds will thank you for a trip here…
For such a pint-sized town, Piesport has its fair share of wineries. You can sample everything from Riesling to the light-bodied local white. Food-wise, there’s also Schanz, which has earned two Michelin stars.
Make sure to snap a photo for the album at these scenic spots…
Cochem Castle, Germany
Time-frozen Cochem is watched over by a hilltop castle. From here, you can look down over the multi-coloured town – considered one of the valley’s prettiest – and the vineyard-filled slopes.
Here, you can choose between the chairlift up to Vierseenblick and the Hunsruckbahn train – both spots offer up some impressive views that’ll have you reaching for your camera.
Prepare for your trip with these tips, so you can make the most of your holiday…
Look out for Weinprobe or Weinverkauf signs when wandering Traben-Trarbach – this place has been crushing grapes since Roman times.
If it’s the wine scene that really floats your boat, pick a cruise that casts off in July or August – lots of towns in the Moselle Valley have their annual wine festivals at this time of year.
The Moselle Valley has more sunshine than anywhere else in Germany, so it’s a great place for fruit growers. Make sure you try locally grown kiwis, limes and figs.
If you want to explore the Moselle with TUI River Cruises, pick the Moselle Valley – Vines & Views itinerary. This trip ticks of all the Moselle’s best bits, plus a fair few under-the-radar favourites. Ancient cities, bottle-filling vineyards and fairytale castles are all on the cards.
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