Bernkastel-Kues at the Mosel
A city to fall in love with
The twin town of Bernkastel-Kues is often called the heart of the Middle Mosel and is thus regarded as the most popular town and center of the Middle Mosel.
The recognized health resort is the birthplace of the famous theologian and philosopher Nicholas of Cusa (1401-1464). In the Kues district the house with the white pinnacles and red facade where the great Cardinal Cusanus was born still stands.
In hardly any other Mosel town do so many guests from all nations come each year to enjoy the incomparable atmosphere of the "City of Vine and Wine". The picturesque old town of Bernkastel with its many charming half-timbered houses from the Middle Ages and attractions such as the historic market square or the Landshut castle ruins invites you to stroll and explore. In the district Kues, however, there are many wineries and taverns. Furthermore the Mosel villages Wehlen and Andel belong to Bernkastel-Kues. One is on the right, the other on the left bank of the Mosel.
Bernkastel-Kues is famous for its vineyards, which are amongst the oldest in Germany. The most famous and most expensive vineyard is indisputably the “Bernkastler Doctor” - one of the finest and most noble Riesling wines. But the vineyards Badstube, Graben ("Digging"), Schlossberg, Kueser Weisenstein, Kueser Kardinalsberg ("Cardinal Mountain"), Rosenberg, Wehlener Sonnenuhr ("Wehlen Sundial"), Andeler Goldschatz ("Andeler Gold Treasure") may call themselves prime locations. Best you try it directly at the winery - there are after all more than 100 wineries that cultivate the steep vineyards around Bernkastel-Kues and the region. While having a drink we learn, in addition to the history of wine, one or the other anecdote, which can be found in any guidebook. In addition, you will be treated to homemade Mosel specialities such as "smoked Mosel Eel" and "Scholes".