Why I fell in love in Moselle

“You’ve got to see this!” This is what this post all about.If you are thinking of going to Germany & wants  a place to have some serious adventure, or maybe a planned escape with friends ,with serene, and yet fulfilling experience  away from the hustling city life vibe , then  Moselle is the perfect trip for you. Germany is not only famous for its Oktoberfest and  castles, It is also renowned for its lovely river Landscape Nature. For my daughter’s first international trip , we brought her here. Who says you can’t have fun with a baby ?  Here’s why ,Moselle wine region ranked # 34 for Top Places to go in 2016 .From my personal experience, This should be in your Bucket list.

The Views are simply Breathtaking

Nature at its best. The River landscape of the Moselle is seen as one of the most varied in the whole of central Europe. There is a folk legend that says that the Devil once visited the area with a large sack which He gradually emptied, thus forming the many different castles and fortresses along the area. The Moselle is the largest left-handed tributary of the Rhine River with a length of 544 km. It stretched from West to Northwest in large loops. Below Trier,the most beautiful landscape of Moselle begins. Its bank s are covered with vineyards , quaint houses,small romantic wine growing communities and medieval looking fortress towns.The Mediterranean flair is inescapable.

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View of the Moselle River and beautiful villages  from Landshut Castle

 

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The River Moselle ,viewed from a luscious vineyard in Bernkastel-Kues

Hop on a bike , or just spend lazy times walking is the best way to make the most of your Moselle journey.The streets are stroller friendly. You can let your baby nap beside the banks of the river while you admire the calm beauty of the Moselle or simply,feed the ducks.My daughter took a nap during our hike up to the Landshut castle and while enjoying the view above. How many babies napping with a castle view and surrounded with vineyards? You need to make memories in your journey.

Architecture that surround the whole region

There’s so much detail in every structure that I see. One example is the Lieser castle.It was built in the previous century by the Baron of Schlorlemer in a middle of a feudal park.Nowadays this building serves as a luxury hotel.As you step out of it,20 meters away and you can gaze at the banks of the River Moselle.We had a morning walk here,and although the weather is slightly gray, it was worth the stop.

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The Castle of Lieser
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Lieser Castle : Fairy Tale Hotel along the River Moselle

Just Let loose and be charmed in the Market Squares.

Its like being transported into a frenzy Jumanji . History come alive.Everywhere you look, creative pubs,quaint little shops,of beautiful Half-Timbered houses,fountains and Hauptmarkt (Main Market ) makes the city a fascinating metropolis.You can admire the unique,ancient historical monuments that were of significant testament  to the importance of this time. Some fountains were adorned with small ogres and mischievous monkeys.My daughter loved the play area near Saint George’s fountain. Children flocked to the area with flowing waters which they could play, stomp their little feet and running around and just shrieking with delight,  while their parents are munching on warm pretzels and people watching.

 

The best glass of Wine

You can always enjoy a good glass of Beer in Germany, but in Moselle, you simply need to try the Riesling wine ! Even if you are not a Wine Enthusiast like me, you will surely love their wine.We have stayed in an apartment which has their own Weingut and from the moment we arrived, we have sampled their wine. It was really good.There’s no better way to enjoy it than just sitting back in the balcony &  enjoying the view. Prost!

 

Don’t forget to try the local food.We love the restaurant along the banks of Moselle in Bernkastel Kues,The Hotel & Restaurant Cafe Rosi.It has a Beer Garden,River Banks, and a Hotel.Imagine feeding your gastronomy delight with a view of the Landshut Castle and feeling the typical air of the region.Well, in Germany,enjoying Eis ( ice cream ) is a typical sight and of course we tried it.But unfortunately I am not so fond of Ice cream with liquor.It tasted too strong for me that the chocolate flavor was overpowered by the liquor.If you have a thing on this,they probably you would enjoy their Eis.

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Ice cream or Eis with liquor
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A Wine Ship Monument in Trier
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The steep vineyards along the streets of Osann-Monzel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Timber frame houses

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I am already looking forward to go back and explore the other parts of Moselle.There’s so much more to see and explore. All in all,it was a great trip! and of course ,we brought home some fine wine !

 

Thank you for reading !

 

 

 

 

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6 thoughts on “Why I fell in love in Moselle

  1. Aww Girl Thank you! You are the sweetest..you should definitely visit Europe & see Moselle,its fantastic there.Anyway,so grateful that you took time to nominate me on this one lovely blog thing.Thanks for the Inspiration!

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