Our day trip to the Moselle begins on a ridge with a view of the High Mosel Crossing. Part of the crossing is the High Mosel Bridge, which spans the Mosel valley with 1.7 km length and 158 m height. It is the second highest bridge in Germany and is currently still under construction. The opening is planned for mid-2019.
Our next stop is Traben-Trarbach with the district Kröv. Eithne is amused about the wine designation ‘Kröver Nacktarsch’ a name which is not courteous.
Then we cross the Moselle bridge, which connects the quarter Traben with Trarbach. On the south side in Traben, a huge gate, called the Bridge Gate spans the bridge.
Behind the gate, we turn right into the Brueckenstrasse (Bridge Street).
It is evident that we are in a wine region because here everything is dedicated to wine. Many restaurants offer local wine. At the end of the street, we cross the Moselstrasse and continue into the Casinostrasse.
To the right, there is the Museum Mittelmosel. A beautiful old wine press stands in front of that. Again at the end of the street, we stand in front of a pretty medieval tower that houses an icon museum.
Back in Traben, we stroll left along the Moselle to the Romantik Jugendstilhotel Bellevue. It has been fascinating already since the Belle Epoque, the period around the turn of the century from the 19th to the 20th century. At that time famous guests such as Baron von Richthofen, Count von Anhalt, Lord Thyssen and the famous German actor Heinz Rühmann lodged here.
In the spirit of the Belle Epoque, the house is equipped everywhere with Art Nouveau elements.
We want to enjoy a glass of wine on the terrace, and the friendly owner allows us to film inside the house. A conference and seminar area and a spacious beauty and wellness area are part of the hotel.
We stroll a little through the streets of Traben-Trarbach before we follow the Moselle to Bernkastel-Kues.
On the way, we pass a renovated wine press from the Roman times and again the High Mosel Bridge. But this time we drive through the valley. The Moselle valley shows itself from its most beautiful side with its steep vineyards and again and again picturesque villages between them.
The wine town Bernkastel-Kues as well consists of two parts, connected by a bridge over the Moselle. We cross the Moselle and go to the medieval market square of Bernkastel on the right side of the river.
The picturesque gable half-timbered houses originate from the 17th century.
At the first moment, somewhat hidden is the Pointed House (Spitzhäuschen) dating from the 14th century. It houses the wine tavern Spitzhäuschen. The house is so narrow that it is hard to believe that there are habitable rooms inside. We don’t let it take us and stop for a bite to eat. The tastefully furnished rooms offer more space than one would expect from the outside.
We walk through the city for a while, while Eithne has one WOW experience after the other. After all, Bernkastel-Kues is a little bit different from her current place of residence Dubai.
Impressed by what we saw we drive home again. The next morning we, unfortunately, have to say goodbye to Eithne again. She flies on to Ireland, but next year we will certainly see each other again.
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