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Moselle Valley

Moselle Valley

By car, 137 km, 1 day

An excellent introduction to verdant and authentic Germany, the Moselle valley has picturesque villages like Bernkastel-Kues and its wine estate, visits to convents like the one at Marienburg, or castles, such as at Eltz. Take the time to make stops because this valley can be discovered equally by foot, bicycle or during a cruise.

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Bernkastel-Kues

Bernkastel-Kues
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Markt   Interesting

Markt 54470 Bernkastel-Kues
Architecture, castles and historic districts

Colourful and mostly half-timbered houses line this small sloping square in the middle of which is the 17C St Michael fountain.

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Marienburg  

56859 Marienburg
Religious buildings

This former convent stood on an exceptional site at the narrowest point in the meander of the River Zell. The restaurant terrace and the wooden tower afford impressive views of the river and vineyards.

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Burg Eltz   Worth a detour Worth a detour

56254 Treis-Karden
Architecture, castles and historic districts

This castle is crowned with several towers and turrets. The interior boasts an extensive collection of period furniture and a treasury. It also houses a collection of paintings, including the Madonna with Grapes by Lucas Cranach. Don't miss the lower hall with its timbered ceiling (15C), the Knights' Hall and the kitchen dating from the late Middle Ages. The nearby Thurant and Kobern-Gondorf castles are also of interest.

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Deutsches Eck   Interesting

Peter-Altmeier Ufer 56068 Koblenz
Nature and gardens

From the top of the pediment (107 steps) of Wilhelm I's statue, there is a view over the city and the right bank of the Rhine, dominated by the fortress of Ehrenbreitstein.

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