River bends of the Mosel
The beautiful views of vineyards and villages on the river bends of the Mosel are unique. The view from the top of the 380-meter-high Calmont vineyard is particularly spectacular, and with an impressive 65-degree slope, Calmont is famous throughout the world as Europe’s steepest vineyard.
Trier offers numerous sights, including the Porta Nigra, the Imperial Baths, and the Basilica of Constantine. As you would expect, the buildings from the era of ancient Rome are also UNESCO World Heritage. Even the Roman emperors resided here, ruling the northwestern portion of their empire from the city.
If you want to get the feeling that you just stumbled into a fairy tale, then you should definitely visit Eltz Castle. This medieval castle, which has been owned by the same family for more than 800 years, stands in the middle of a forest and offers enchanting views of the Mosel valley.
It’s hard to say which town on the Mosel is most beautiful. Traben-Trarbach is definitely among the top contenders. This climatic health resort town has a picturesque waterfront promenade and fascinating Art Nouveau houses.