Burg Landshut

Moselle Valley

A rewarding way to get your heart pumping is heading from the Marktplatz up to this ruined 13th-century castle, framed by vineyards and forests on a bluff above Bernkastel. It's a very steep 750m from town; allow 30 minutes. You’ll be rewarded with glorious valley views. The spectacularly renovated restaurant was unveiled in 2018; during restoration, a 4th-century Roman tower's foundations were also discovered. An hourly shuttle bus from the riverfront costs €5 uphill, €3.50 downhill, or €7 return.

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1. Marktplatz

0.31 MILES

Bernkastel’s pretty Marktplatz, a block inland from the bridge, is enclosed by a romantic ensemble of half-timbered houses with beautifully decorated…

2. Pfarrkirche St Michael

0.32 MILES

Facing the bridge, this partly 14th-century-Gothic church has an ornate interior and some colourful stained glass. The tower was originally part of the…

3. St-Nikolaus-Hospital

0.39 MILES

Most of Kues’ sights, including the Mosel-Weinmuseum and Mosel Vinothek, are conveniently grouped near the bridge in the late-Gothic St-Nikolaus-Hospital,…

4. Mosel-Weinmuseum

0.41 MILES

Part of the St-Nikolaus-Hospital complex, this small museum has interactive screens (best appreciated by German speakers) and features such as an Aromabar…

5. Grevenburg

3.08 MILES

The Grevenburg castle, built in the mid-1300s, sits high in the craggy hills above Trarbach, with incredible valley views. Because of its strategic…

6. Mittelmosel-Museum

3.11 MILES

A 1755 baroque villa proud of having hosted Johann Wolfgang von Goethe for a few hours in 1792 is now home to Traben-Trarbach's local history museum…

7. Buddha Museum

3.12 MILES

A magnificent 1906 Jugendstil former winery, designed by Bruno Möhring, is the unlikely home of the Buddha Museum, which has a beautifully presented…

8. Kloster Machern

4.46 MILES

The Moselle might be better known for its wine, but a former Cistercian monastery, founded in the 13th century, now houses this extraordinary brewery,…