Traban Trarbach

View of the Moselle River in Traban Trabach, Germany
View of the Moselle River in Traban Trabach, Germany

Affectionately known as the ‘Jewel of the Central Moselle’, Traben-Trarbach was once a busy wine trading port, a town of great wealth at the turn of the last century. Today visitors can still uncover the large underground wine cellars and outstanding art nouveau villas on guided tours, sample the local wine or stay in one of the magnificent houses.

Take time to explore the vine-bordered amphitheatre, woods and vineyards of this picturesque town nestled on the Moselle, before discovering a wealth of attractive buildings and architectural treasures.

Discover the ruins of Grevenburg Castle, which house a cosy tavern and castle garden, and offers stunning views of the Moselle River; or explore the Mont Royal Fortress Ruins, where a few remnants of the cellar vaults and casemates are still preserved. The plans of the fortress and archaeological findings are on display in the Middle Moselle Museum, along with examples of the history of Traben-Trarbach and a unique collection of furnishings from a house belonging to wealthy families in the 18th and 19th centuries.

Elsewhere in the city, there are many fine examples of ‘Belle Époque’ architecture, such as the City House and the Old Train Station. Don’t miss the Villa Huesgen, located on the Traven Mosel shore, or the Bridge Gate on the Mosel bridge in Trarbach. The mix of Art Deco, baroque, neo-classical and Moselle typical buildings sit comfortably with each other, making for a not-to-be-missed stop on your Brabant river cruise.

Cruises to Traban Trarbach

Sailing the Scenic Moselle to Trier

Sailing the Scenic Moselle to Trier

Departs: Cologne • Sun 28 Jun 2020
7 nights • Brabant • R2010

  • Taking a rarely-sailed route through Germany to Trier, Brabant will present you with scenic, architectural delights along three difference sections of the sublime Moselle River.
  • You’ll revel in views of the enchanting Lower Moselle Valley, visit Cochem for the fairytale-esque Reichsburg Castle, and stop at Trier, before cruising the Saar River.
  • Your journey back includes scenic cruising of the breathtaking Middle Moselle Valley; time in medieval Bernkastel-Kues; a chance to take a cable car to Ehrenbreitstein Fortress in Koblenz; and marvel at Cologne’s magnificent cathedral.

Fly-cruise from £1,599pp
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Sailing the Scenic Moselle to Luxembourg

Sailing the Scenic Moselle to Luxembourg

Departs: Cologne • Sun 19 Jul 2020
7 nights • Brabant • R2013

  • Taking a rarely-sailed route through Germany all the way to Luxembourg and back, Brabant will present you with scenic, architectural delights along three difference sections of the sublime Moselle River.
  • You’ll revel in views of the enchanting Lower Moselle Valley, visit Cochem for the fairytale-esque Reichsburg Castle, and stop at Trier en route to Luxembourg, where famous wineries and the exotic Päiperleksgaart Butterfly Gardens await you.
  • Your journey back includes scenic cruising of the breathtaking Middle Moselle Valley; time in medieval Bernkastel-Kues; a chance to take a cable car to Ehrenbreitstein Fortress in Koblenz; and marvel at Cologne’s magnificent cathedral.

Fly-cruise from £1,599pp
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Sailing the Scenic Moselle to Luxembourg

Sailing the Scenic Moselle to Luxembourg

Departs: Cologne • Sun 09 Aug 2020
7 nights • Brabant • R2016

  • Taking a rarely-sailed route through Germany all the way to Luxembourg and back, Brabant will present you with scenic, architectural delights along three difference sections of the sublime Moselle River.
  • You’ll revel in views of the enchanting Lower Moselle Valley, visit Cochem for the fairytale-esque Reichsburg Castle, and stop at Trier en route to Luxembourg, where famous wineries and the exotic Päiperleksgaart Butterfly Gardens await you.
  • Your journey back includes scenic cruising of the breathtaking Middle Moselle Valley; time in medieval Bernkastel-Kues; a chance to take a cable car to Ehrenbreitstein Fortress in Koblenz; and marvel at Cologne’s magnificent cathedral.

Fly-cruise from £1,499pp
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Sailing the Scenic Moselle to Luxembourg

Sailing the Scenic Moselle to Luxembourg

Departs: Cologne • Sun 30 Aug 2020
7 nights • Brabant • R2019

  • Taking a rarely-sailed route through Germany all the way to Luxembourg and back, Brabant will present you with scenic, architectural delights along three difference sections of the sublime Moselle River.
  • You’ll revel in views of the enchanting Lower Moselle Valley, visit Cochem for the fairytale-esque Reichsburg Castle, and stop at Trier en route to Luxembourg, where famous wineries and the exotic Päiperleksgaart Butterfly Gardens await you.
  • Your journey back includes scenic cruising of the breathtaking Middle Moselle Valley; time in medieval Bernkastel-Kues; a chance to take a cable car to Ehrenbreitstein Fortress in Koblenz; and marvel at Cologne’s magnificent cathedral.

Fly-cruise from £1,599pp
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Sailing the Scenic Moselle to Luxembourg

Sailing the Scenic Moselle to Luxembourg

Departs: Cologne • Sun 20 Sep 2020
7 nights • Brabant • R2022

  • Taking a rarely-sailed route through Germany all the way to Luxembourg and back, Brabant will present you with scenic, architectural delights along three difference sections of the sublime Moselle River.
  • You’ll revel in views of the enchanting Lower Moselle Valley, visit Cochem for the fairytale-esque Reichsburg Castle, and stop at Trier en route to Luxembourg, where famous wineries and the exotic Päiperleksgaart Butterfly Gardens await you.
  • Your journey back includes scenic cruising of the breathtaking Middle Moselle Valley; time in medieval Bernkastel-Kues; a chance to take a cable car to Ehrenbreitstein Fortress in Koblenz; and marvel at Cologne’s magnificent cathedral.

Fly-cruise from £1,599pp
Fares Explained | What's Included?