Bernkastel-Kues

Guests on a wine tour in Bernkastel-Kues, Germany
Guests on a wine tour in Bernkastel-Kues, Germany

Known as the 'heart of the Middle Moselle', beautiful Bernkastel-Kues is an enchanting twin-town spread along both the east and west banks of the River Mosel at the centre of the picturesque Moselle Valley. Set amongst a backdrop of stunning lush-green scenery and world-famous vineyards, including the revered Berkasteler Doctor, Bernkastel-Kues is best known for producing some of Europe's finest and most expensive wines.

As you might expect, many consider Bernkastel-Kues' plethora of wineries and taverns – there are around 100 here serving various types of Mosel and Riesling wines – as the main attraction, however the town has much more to recommend it than just the delicious local tipples. [ReadMore]

The charming Old Town of Bernkastel-Kues is a gem, with its medieval market square, collection of well-preserved historic monuments and landmarks, and rows of gabled half-timbered houses which date back to the Middle Ages. The 15th century Spitzhauschen (Pointed House), the Renaissance-style Town Hall built in 1608 and Graach Gate – the only original town gate still standing today – are among the most popular attractions.

Take time to venture away from the historic heart of the town and you can uncover the pretty squares of Platz am Barenbrunnen and Karlsbader Platz too, as well as the ruins of Landshut Castle and the birthplace of Nicholas of Cusa – one of the earliest German humanists. Alternatively you could choose to simply indulge in a rewarding and relaxing walk along the river banks, taking in the scenic surroundings at your leisure.

Cruises to Bernkastel-Kues

Schloss Drachenburg Castle in Konigswinter on the Rhine river, Germany Schloss Drachenburg Castle in Konigswinter on the Rhine river, Germany

Scenic Gems of the Rhine & Moselle • R2103

 Cologne
Brabant
Sat 24 Apr 2021
7 nights
  • A journey of scenic beauty, history and culture, devoted to the Rhine and Moselle’s most charming, beautiful and engrossing regions and destinations.
  • Uncover the best of the Moselle, including Cochem, home to Reichsburg Castle; Bernkastel-Kues, with its welcoming wine taverns; and the glorious countryside scenery of the Moselle Valley.
  • On the Rhine, you’ll revel in the diverse delights of the Rhine Gorge; see majestic Marksburg Castle – by day and night – in Braubach; and visit Rüdesheim, renowned for its wine production.
Sorry, this cruise has been cancelled.
Deutsches Eck - headland where the Moselle joins the Rhine, Koblenz, Germany Deutsches Eck - headland where the Moselle joins the Rhine, Koblenz, Germany

The Scenic Moselle & Rhine to Luxembourg • R2110

 Cologne
Brabant
Wed 07 Jul 2021
7 nights
  • Sailing three different sections of the sublime Moselle River, all the way from Germany to Luxembourg and back, you’ll discover scenic, architectural and cultural highlights aplenty.
  • Take in the landmarks of Cochem and Koblenz, such as Reichsburg Castle and Ehrenbreitstein Fortress; taste local wines in Bernkastel-Kues; and uncover Traben Trarbach’s ‘underground world’.
  • Explore famous wineries and exotic gardens in Luxembourg, and revel in views of picturebook scenery as you journey through the beautiful Lower Moselle and Middle Moselle valleys.
Sorry, this cruise has been cancelled.
Marksburg castle ariel view, Braubach, River Rhine Marksburg castle ariel view, Braubach, River Rhine

Scenic Gems of the Rhine & Moselle • R2111

 Cologne
Brabant
Wed 14 Jul 2021
7 nights
  • A journey of scenic beauty, history and culture, devoted to the Rhine and Moselle’s most charming, beautiful and engrossing regions and destinations.
  • Uncover the best of the Moselle, including Cochem, home to Reichsburg Castle; Bernkastel-Kues, with its welcoming wine taverns; and the glorious countryside scenery of the Moselle Valley.
  • On the Rhine, you’ll revel in the diverse delights of the Rhine Gorge; see majestic Marksburg Castle – by day and night – in Braubach; and visit Rüdesheim, renowned for its wine production.
Sorry, this cruise has been cancelled.
Brabant cruising the Middle Moselle river Brabant cruising the Middle Moselle river

The Scenic Moselle & Rhine to Luxembourg • R2113

 Cologne
Brabant
Wed 28 Jul 2021
7 nights
  • Sailing three different sections of the sublime Moselle River, all the way from Germany to Luxembourg and back, you’ll discover scenic, architectural and cultural highlights aplenty.
  • Take in the landmarks of Cochem and Koblenz, such as Reichsburg Castle and Ehrenbreitstein Fortress; taste local wines in Bernkastel-Kues; and uncover Traben Trarbach’s ‘underground world’.
  • Explore famous wineries and exotic gardens in Luxembourg, and revel in views of picturebook scenery as you journey through the beautiful Lower Moselle and Middle Moselle valleys.
Sorry, this cruise has been cancelled.
Reichsburg Cochem on the Moselle valley Reichsburg Cochem on the Moselle valley

Scenic Gems of the Rhine & Moselle • R2114

 Cologne
Brabant
Wed 04 Aug 2021
7 nights
  • A journey of scenic beauty, history and culture, devoted to the Rhine and Moselle’s most charming, beautiful and engrossing regions and destinations.
  • Uncover the best of the Moselle, including Cochem, home to Reichsburg Castle; Bernkastel-Kues, with its welcoming wine taverns; and the glorious countryside scenery of the Moselle Valley.
  • On the Rhine, you’ll revel in the diverse delights of the Rhine Gorge; see majestic Marksburg Castle – by day and night – in Braubach; and visit Rüdesheim, renowned for its wine production.
Sorry, this cruise has been cancelled.
Wonderful landscapes from the wine road along the Moselle river in Luxembourg Wonderful landscapes from the wine road along the Moselle river in Luxembourg

The Scenic Moselle & Rhine to Luxembourg • R2116

 Cologne
Brabant
Wed 18 Aug 2021
7 nights
  • Sailing three different sections of the sublime Moselle River, all the way from Germany to Luxembourg and back, you’ll discover scenic, architectural and cultural highlights aplenty.
  • Take in the landmarks of Cochem and Koblenz, such as Reichsburg Castle and Ehrenbreitstein Fortress; taste local wines in Bernkastel-Kues; and uncover Traben Trarbach’s ‘underground world’.
  • Explore famous wineries and exotic gardens in Luxembourg, and revel in views of picturebook scenery as you journey through the beautiful Lower Moselle and Middle Moselle valleys.
Sorry, this cruise has been cancelled.
Marksburg castle ariel view, Braubach, River Rhine Marksburg castle ariel view, Braubach, River Rhine

Scenic Gems of the Rhine & Moselle • R2117

 Cologne
Brabant
Wed 25 Aug 2021
7 nights
  • A journey of scenic beauty, history and culture, devoted to the Rhine and Moselle’s most charming, beautiful and engrossing regions and destinations.
  • Uncover the best of the Moselle, including Cochem, home to Reichsburg Castle; Bernkastel-Kues, with its welcoming wine taverns; and the glorious countryside scenery of the Moselle Valley.
  • On the Rhine, you’ll revel in the diverse delights of the Rhine Gorge; see majestic Marksburg Castle – by day and night – in Braubach; and visit Rüdesheim, renowned for its wine production.
Sorry, this cruise has been cancelled.
Brabant docked in Cochem, Germany Brabant docked in Cochem, Germany

The Scenic Moselle & Rhine to Luxembourg • R2119

 Cologne
Brabant
Wed 08 Sep 2021
7 nights
  • Sailing three different sections of the sublime Moselle River, all the way from Germany to Luxembourg and back, you’ll discover scenic, architectural and cultural highlights aplenty.
  • Take in the landmarks of Cochem and Koblenz, such as Reichsburg Castle and Ehrenbreitstein Fortress; taste local wines in Bernkastel-Kues; and uncover Traben Trarbach’s ‘underground world’.
  • Explore famous wineries and exotic gardens in Luxembourg, and revel in views of picturebook scenery as you journey through the beautiful Lower Moselle and Middle Moselle valleys.
Sorry, this cruise has been cancelled.
View of the Drachenfel castle, River Rhine View of the Drachenfel castle, River Rhine

Scenic Gems of the Rhine & Moselle • R2120

 Cologne
Brabant
Wed 15 Sep 2021
7 nights
  • A journey of scenic beauty, history and culture, devoted to the Rhine and Moselle’s most charming, beautiful and engrossing regions and destinations.
  • Uncover the best of the Moselle, including Cochem, home to Reichsburg Castle; Bernkastel-Kues, with its welcoming wine taverns; and the glorious countryside scenery of the Moselle Valley.
  • On the Rhine, you’ll revel in the diverse delights of the Rhine Gorge; see majestic Marksburg Castle – by day and night – in Braubach; and visit Rüdesheim, renowned for its wine production.
Sorry, this cruise has been cancelled.
Marksburg castle at night, Braubach, River Rhine Marksburg castle at night, Braubach, River Rhine

The Complete Rhine • R211112

 Cologne
Brabant
Wed 14 Jul 2021
14 nights
  • Embark on a magical fortnight-long discovery of the Rhine, taking in fairytale-esque scenes of beautiful valleys and famous vineyards, as well as historic, culture-rich towns and cities.
  • Highlights include a chance to see Braubach’s Marksburg Castle lit up at night; sample some of Germany’s finest wines in Rüdesheim; and cruise the fabled Rhine Gorge.
  • There are also chances to explore Strasbourg’s UNESCO-listed heart; seek-out spectacular St Stephen’s Cathedral in Speyer; marvel at the Middle Rhine Valley; and much more.
Sorry, this cruise has been cancelled.
Vineyards, Rudesheim am Rhein, River rhine Vineyards, Rudesheim am Rhein, River rhine

The Complete Rhine • R211415

 Cologne
Brabant
Wed 04 Aug 2021
14 nights
  • Embark on a magical fortnight-long discovery of the Rhine, taking in fairytale-esque scenes of beautiful valleys and famous vineyards, as well as historic, culture-rich towns and cities.
  • Highlights include a chance to see Braubach’s Marksburg Castle lit up at night; sample some of Germany’s finest wines in Rüdesheim; and cruise the fabled Rhine Gorge.
  • There are also chances to explore Strasbourg’s UNESCO-listed heart; seek-out spectacular St Stephen’s Cathedral in Speyer; marvel at the Middle Rhine Valley; and much more.
Sorry, this cruise has been cancelled.
Timbered buildings in Petite France, Strasbourg Timbered buildings in Petite France, Strasbourg

The Complete Rhine • R211718

 Cologne
Brabant
Wed 25 Aug 2021
14 nights
  • Embark on a magical fortnight-long discovery of the Rhine, taking in fairytale-esque scenes of beautiful valleys and famous vineyards, as well as historic, culture-rich towns and cities.
  • Highlights include a chance to see Braubach’s Marksburg Castle lit up at night; sample some of Germany’s finest wines in Rüdesheim; and cruise the fabled Rhine Gorge.
  • There are also chances to explore Strasbourg’s UNESCO-listed heart; seek-out spectacular St Stephen’s Cathedral in Speyer; marvel at the Middle Rhine Valley; and much more.
Sorry, this cruise has been cancelled.