Moselle Valley

The Moselle valley (Moseltal) is largely in Rhineland-Palatinate. The source of the Moselle river is in the Vosges mountains of French Alsace and it then flows north before reaching Germany at Perl and forming the border with Rhineland-Palatinate and Luxembourg.

Understand

The Moselle River is bordered to the north by the Eifel and the to the south by the Hunsrück. It flows into the Rhine at Koblenz.

Cities

Get in

By plane

The main airports in the region are Luxembourg Airport, IATA: LUX and Frankfurt Airport, IATA: FRA, which is about an hour's drive away. Closer are Hahn (IATA: HHN) airport and Bonn/Köln (IATA: CGN) airport which do have a number of low-cost carriers.

By car

The A61 autobahn crosses the Moselle Valley west of Koblenz.

The A 61 Mosel bridge

By boat

Avalon have a number of options of river cruises into the region.

Get around

Moselle river near Bremm

By car

The main road (B49, B53) runs along side the river alternating between the left and right banks.

By train

The Moselstrecke runs from Koblenz to Bullay mainly on the left (North) bank of the Mosel before leaving the valley to return at Trier.

By boat

The KD and Gebrüder Kolb cruise ships stop at a number of points between Koblenz and Cochem.

See

Beilstein and Castle Metternich

Do

Drink

Vineyards on the steep sides of the Moselle valley at Pünderich.

The Moselle is one of the 13 German wine regions, the main varieties of grapes grown being Riesling and Müller-Thurgau.

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