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Moselle Valley

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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[edit]

Verlaufskarte Mosel.png

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[edit]

Map of Moselle Valley

Other destinations[edit]

Get in[edit]

By plane[edit]

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

By car[edit]

The A61 autobahn crosses the Moselle Valley west of Koblenz.

The A 61 Mosel bridge

By boat[edit]

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

Get around[edit]

Moselle river near Bremm

By car[edit]

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

By train[edit]

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

By boat[edit]

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

See[edit]

Beilstein and Castle Metternich

Do[edit]

Eat[edit]

Drink[edit]

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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