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Bernkastel-Kues, and another beautiful German town with lots of halftimbered houses


BERNKASTEL – KUES by the river Moselle (Mosel), in Germany, is another very, very beautiful 11th-century town overlooked by the ruins of the Landshut Castle. The streets in the centre of Bernkastel-Kues are lined by the most fantastic and colourful 13th-century half-timbered houses. The much younger 🙂 Michaels fountain on the main square is only from 1609 but is a central place from where you can find all the exciting sights of this interesting town. One of the most interesting houses is the probably most photographed Spitzhäuschen. The over 600 years old building is now owned by the winegrower family Schmitz-Herges. This is especially interesting because it means you can get inside, enjoy a glass of their excellent wines and at the same time feel the history of the building. In general, do not miss out on tasting the many great Moselle wines. Apart from that, just stroll around the sometimes narrow streets, admire the well-maintained or -renovated houses and perhaps enjoy a meal in one of the many restaurants serving typical dishes. Bernkastel-Kues is surrounded by vineyards, and we stayed at a motorhome campsite just 2 kilometres from the centre, with a direct view of the river Moselle where cargo ships and tourist tour boats pass by all day long, and in the evenings too – very interesting and entertaining. In the mornings, a local baker brings fresh baked bread and rolls. If you are ever in the Moselle area, don’t miss the opportunity visiting Bernkastel-Kues.

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