Being that I am married to a German native, we are often heading across the Atlantic to visit my husband's family and friends. Hands down my favorite place to visit in Germany is the Mosel Wine Valley. No matter if you are cruising on a boat or climbing to the top of the hill, the views are simply spectacular. It never ceases to amaze me with its vibrant green rolling hills blanketed with seemingly endless grapevines. It's to no surprise as to how it became the source of some of the finest Rieslings this world has to offer!
On this visit, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Hotel Moselschlösschen in Traben Trarbach. It is the perfect place to unwind (and un-wine!). What is very convenient is that you are able to purchase a boat ticket just outside the hotel and travel on the Mosel River to other notable towns. We chose to stop at Bernkastel-Kues for the afternoon to wander around the wine shops and indulge in a slice (or two!) of apfelstrudel. The following day we drove to Trier, Germany's oldest city, which will have you stepping back in time! When traveling through Europe, I just love finding an outdoor seating in the main marketplace to just relax, sip on a local wine and people watch. And in Trier, we did just that!
Please don't take my word for it, rather, may I suggest that you journey here someday to see and sip for yourself.. I guarantee you won't be disappointed! Until then, I share my wine glass views so that you at least get a taste of it right now!
zum Wohl! (To Health/Cheers!)