Germany: The Moselle Valley - one of the top 100 places to visit
The Moselle region is Germany’s oldest wine-growing region, and the steep slopes of the river valleys are densely planted with vines. More than almost any other wine-growing region in the world, it is an area dominated by steeply sloping vineyards. The Moselle and its tributaries, the Saar and Ruwer, flow through a cultural landscape steeped in tradition – Celts and Romans were planting vines and making wine here 2000 years ago. The grape harvest in the Moselle Valley usually starts in September and carries on into November. Whether you are looking for a romantic weekend for two or a family day out, the Moselle region has lots to offer visitors of all ages.
The mineral and fruity white wines are the hallmark of the Moselle wine-growing region. They go particularly well with light dishes inspired by international influences. Winzersekt, Crémant and Secco are now established features of most of the wine-growing estates along the Moselle. These sparkling wines not only make great aperitifs, but also go very well with a large number of dishes.
One of Germany’s most beautiful hotels is to be found in the Moselle Valley: the Romantik Jugendstilhotel Bellevue in Traben-Trarbach. Its multi-award-winning Belle Epoque restaurant combines top-class cuisine with local wines. Chef Matthias Meurer delights his guests with dishes that blend classic and modern cooking styles with French influences. His exquisite meals are of a standard to make every gourmet’s mouth water. The extensive wine list offers connoisseurs a wide choice of Moselle wines as well as selected varieties from the Old and New World.
As well as its culinary delights, Romantik Jugendstilhotel Bellevue boasts fantastic spa facilities. Its penthouse sauna landscape, swimming pool with counter-current system, cardio room and roof terrace invite guests to relax and unwind.
Spend unforgettable moments in one of Germany’s most beautiful regions while enjoying local hospitality. Explore the diverse attractions of the Moselle Valley!