The Rhine and Moselle Valleys Tour

November 25, 2015

Among Germany’s prettiest and most scenic regions, the Rhine and Moselle valleys are dotted with wonderful small villages and towns, lush and verdant countryside and vineyards which produce some of the best wine in Europe.

Taking a tour of the valleys and the surrounding areas makes for a refreshing and relaxing trip, so we’ve prepared a tour for you, as it can be difficult to know where to start!

Visit our Great Journeys page for a full itinerary of this tour, or check out our brief guide below.

Koblenz

Koblenz is home to Deutches Eck, the point where the Rhine and Moselle Valley meet. Known as one of Germany’s most beautiful corners, Deutches Eck offers stunning panoramic views across both rivers. The city of Koblenz is also famous for its abundance of historical monuments and buildings, some dating back thousands of years.

Rudesheim am Rhein

Rudesheim am Rhein is a winemaking town between Koblenz and Mainz. The beautiful town is also part of the Rhine Gorge, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and hosts a wine festival each August, where visitors can sample wonderful wines and join in the parade of the Wine Queen.

Speyer

One of Germany’s oldest cities, Speyer has existed in various forms since the year 346. Centred around the gorgeous and simple Romanesque cathedral, Speyer’s Old Town is like stepping backwards in time, with beautiful old buildings that have somehow survived to this day. In fitting with both the historical and winemaking traditions of the area, Speyer’s specialist wine museum even hosts the world’s oldest unopened bottle of wine.

Trier

Another spectacular old city, Trier is perhaps best known as a university town these days, but has been a centre of German civilisation since the Roman times. The city is dotted with Roman monuments and buildings all over, and Karl Marx Haus is the birthplace of the famous philosopher and political thinker.

Aachen

Dom cathedral is one of Germany’s most striking religious buildings, and was originally built by Charlemagne when he lived in the city. To this day the cathedral still hosts his remains. In 1978 the cathedral became Germany’s first UNESCO site, showcasing its importance to the history and culture of the country.

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