The slopes of the Moselle Valley are a rich green tapestry of vines harmoniously hugging the hillsides like a comfortable patchwork quilt. Each section of plants has been lovingly cared for and tirelessly tended by generations of the same families over hundreds of years. A veritable 'garden of eden'.
Colourful and very attractive architecture in the pretty riverside town of Bernkastel. Most of the properties date from the mid 17th century being timber framed. Buildings backing on to the valley slopes have the vineyards soaring high above their rooftops.
The source of the river is in the Vosges mountains, from which it flows through France, Luxembourg and finally Germany. Journey's end is when it joins the Rhine at Koblenz. The Moselle has been made navigable for large cargo carrying barges and cruise ships from the Rhine in Koblenz up to Neuves-Maisons, south of Nancy.