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“Very pleasant place for older folks”
Review of Mosel Valley

Mosel Valley
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Owner description: The beautiful rolling hills situated along the Mosel River make for one of Europe's great wine valleys.
Reviewed September 2, 2013

This is a very peaceful, beautiful area ideal for leisurely bicycle touring, since the road along the river on both sides is generally flat, with steep, scenic vineyards running up to the hilltops. It's popular among older Germans, but too traditional for the younger adventure set. If you like wine, bicycling, and/or a friendly older crowd, this is as good as it gets.

1  Thank WileyFahma
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"beautiful area"
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"beautiful scenery"
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"wine country"
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"boat trip"
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"cobbled streets"
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"every corner"
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"picturesque town"
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"great wine"
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Reviewed August 31, 2013

The towns along the Moselle are surrounded by forests valleys and vineyards which are very pretty with many different church spires and the old part of the towns are built in the original German style of half timber dating back to the 17th century. The area is famous for its Reisling wine so it is a must to visit some of the taverns to taste the wines. Koblenz has the cable car going up to Lahnstein castle. Cochem has the Reichsberg castle high above the river. Twin towns of Trben-Trabach is were you can exlpore the ruins of the Grevenburg, built about 1350 and there are many other interesting places to visit.

2  Thank MikeB007_11
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Reviewed August 28, 2013

I find it easy to spend a week or even two in the Mosel valley, and have done it several times. It’s the epitome of relaxation. The river is not large, and although there is some river traffic, it’s not the Rhine. It’s also banked on both sides by steep slopes packed with vines. Dotted along its breadth are the towns and villages, like the popular Bernkastel-Keus, as well as quieter places like Zell, Treis-Karden, Reil, Zeltingen, Üuzig and Piesport, home of Piesporter wine.

All of these offer places to stay, as well as wine cellars, wine tasting, interesting shops, some beautiful architecture, frescos on the walls, some of the buildings being very old indeed. Many of the villages have their own vineyards, and a bottle of (white) wine will typically have a picture of the village where it’s made, on the label.

If you’re a photographer like me, you’re just spoilt for choice. Early morning fog on the hillsides, beautiful sunsets, rainbows, buildings, people, and panoramic views from the tops of the hills.

It’s also good for hiking or biking, and you can take boat trips, too. Go to Koblenz, where the Mosel meets the Rhine at Deutches-Eck, another TripAdvisor attraction. Or visit the market town of Cochem. Also plan a half-day trip to the castle at Burg Eltz.

if you’re driving, the geography can be confusing at first, because the river is so windy. For example, you can drive directly away from it, and after a mile or so you can meet it again. It completely doubles back on itself. Trier is not far by car, well worth a visit, and even a day trip to Luxembourg is not out of the question. Zell to Luxembourg is 118 km, less than a two hour drive.

With all that going on, you’ll find a week passes all too quickly.

5  Thank Jeff P
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Reviewed August 26, 2013

Germany's mosel valley is just beautiful! Take a glass of wine during a day walk & relax. Atmosphere is amazing in this place and a german cusine make your day perfect.

1  Thank Monakijka
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Reviewed August 17, 2013

I had never been to Germany before and chose "wine country" over the more popular destinations. It truly was delightful and relaxing. We rented a charming house in the middle of Zell which is in the middle of the Mosel valley and traveled up and down the river seeing sights. Our favorite places to visit were the castle at Burg Eltz, Vulkaneifel salt thermal spa, and the Bittburg museum. It was the last week of a six week vacation and we were all tired and this was a great place to relax. It is a great place to go if you want to bike or hike.

5  Thank Tina R
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