Authentic Moselle:

Pure Culture amidst Multifaceted Nature

Enjoy one of the most beautiful holiday regions of Germany by walking, cycling, or by boat. Characterised by the scenic beauty of the Moselle Valley, its historical significance and the traditional vineyards, Cochem and the surrounding area have a lot to offer- for young and old, nature lovers and those who enjoy culture, sports enthusiasts and connoisseurs of leisure:

diverse nature, historical buildings, as well as a world of adventure and much more for the active family's holiday. The romantic town of Cochem on the Moselle is located in a central position, so it is the ideal starting point for excursions throughout the Moselle Valley, the Volcanic Eifel's maars, and the heights of the Hunsrueck.

Hiking

Numerous hiking trails lead through the splendid scenery along the Moselle River and its tributary valleys- through the vineyards upon the surrounding heights of the Husrueck and Eifel with their deep forests and breathtaking views which overlook the romantic river valley. Walks in many flower-filled places on the Moselle with park benches and playgrounds or small harbors along the Moselle promenade invite you to relax. Hikes along didactic vineyard paths, for example in Ellenz-Poltersdorf, Mesenich, and Senheim, promise enthralling and educational information about the area. These hikes lead through vineyards and are designed to

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explain the work of the winegrowers and the growth and ripening of the grapes using picture boards. You can embark on over 390 km of Roman trails, which lie on both sides of the Moselle on the Moselle High Trail. Explore the natural and cultural history of the Moselle valley through the rugged rocks along the steep, terraced vineyards on the diverse themed trails, be it the nature didactic path in the Condor Woods or the archaeological trail of Bruttig-Fankel. Inimitable: The Calmont fixed rope route - climb the steepest vineyard in Europe, the Calmont, and experience a fascinating panoramic view.

Cycle Tours

An especially comfortable way to discover the Moselle region is by bicycle. A well-built and level cycling path network leads from the Upper Moselle through Trier and the Middle Moselle through the small cities of Bernkastel-Kues, Traben-Trabach, Zell, and Cochem to the mouth of the Rhine in Koblenz.

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The valleys of the Saar, Sauer, and Ruwer rivers are also interesting side trips. The excursions and day trips by bicycle are possible from all of the holiday locations of the Moselle area, and can also be combined with a return trip by ship.

Boating Excursions

Discover the Moselle valley, at least once, from another perspective. From April until October, regular ship excursions up and down the Moselle River are offered (http://www.kolb-mosel.de/en/index.php), from round trips to romantic evening trips with dancing and music, to day and half- day excursions to worthwhile destinations.

You can discover a special nature experience on the Moselle on your own- in a canoe (www.derbootsplatz.de). In addition to canoeing, sports enthusiasts are offered various water sport possibilities, such as waterskiing in Bullay or sailing near Enkirch.

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Worlds of Adventure for the Entire Family

The wildlife park and amusement park Cochem-Klotten (www.freizeitpark-klotten.de), with over 120 kinds of animals, a petting zoo, and a playground, is a wonderful destination for a day trip, for young and old alike. It can easily be reached from Cochem by way of the Cochemer ”Sesselbahn“ chairlift (www.cochemer-sesselbahn.de). The chairlift also leads you to the Pinner-Kreuz lookout point, which promises you a unique view high over the Moselle valley and refreshments at the terrace café. Experience the fun of nature or an action-packed adventure in the large Eifelpark Gondorf (www.eifelpark.de) or in the Daun wildlife and amusement park (www.wildpark-daun.de), whether it is marvelling at the native animal species or riding on the summer toboggan run. For those who fancy something faster, experience the fascination of cars and speed when you visit Nuerburgring (www.nuerburgring.de), Germany's most famous race track with its legendary ”Nordschleife“.

Rainy days can also be fun at the family amusement centre Tolli in Mayen (www.tolli-park.de) for climbing and jumping pleasure. Numerous indoor adventure swimming pools guarantee pure relaxation and fun in the water. The Moselbad (www.moselbad.de) in Cochem has outdoor and indoor pools, a wave pool, a play pool and sauna facilities integrated in the recreation centre. Besides pool fun, mini golf, tennis courts, and a sports field await you. You can find additional adventure pools in Saarburg, Konz, Trier, Mertesdorf, Kordel, Leiwen, Schweich, Bernkastel-Kues, and Wittlich.

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We hope we have piqued your curiosity and your desire to visit the Moselle Valley with this insight into the diverse cultural and natural activities available in the area. We are happy to help you plan and help you with advice for your holiday activities. In addition to the extensive information on biking and hiking trails, recreational activities and charming destinations, you’ll find tips in the reception area about current and interesting events in and around Cochem.

For more holiday and leisure time tips, please visit www.mein-mosel-urlaub.com