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  Holiday at the Moselle 2005

 

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Campsite Zum Feuerberg

Wines in Ediger-Eller

The Calmont

Moselle trips by boat

Citadels at the Moselle

Places at the Moselle

 

 




Campsite Zum Feurberg

 

Campsite Zum Feuerberg lies to the bank of the Moselle in the picturesque little town Ediger-Eller at the district Ediger. The campsite has 160 partly screened places. Half of the places are occupied with season places. Also several Dutch whom here feel themselves well here at the campsite. There are several nationalities on the campsite but the most of them are German or Dutch tourist. Some of them come here every year to place their tent and/or caravan here for some weeks for a sociable holiday at the Moselle. This year (2004) the campsite has been taken over by the family Bielous. Barbara and Victor Bielous are the new owners which been   assist of their daughter Hanna and her husband.

 

The main building in which all supplies are standing on piles to ensure that during the winter months at high water everything remain dry. The canteen is the heart of the campsite. Here you can submit an application (and pay), order rolls or bread for the next day, buy a nice ice cream or get the necessary camping things or sociably eat a nice meal what the women of the house nicely can prepare.

 

In the lady toilets you find the wash place, a washing machine and drier. Since the camper place is situated just outside the campsite every camper on the campsite gets a key to enter the toilet building. At both the ladies and the lords are there cabins for washing and taking a shower whereas between this space and the toilets also a door sits. This door is very necessary with the not too pleasant air that is here from time to time to smell.

Between the piles of the head building you find a place for all the dish wash. Here you see, after the daily barbecue, a sociable chat with all the other campers when they clean their dirty goblets and plates. In a small corner you have place for emptying the chemical toilet.

 

 

 

Campsite Zum Feuerberg has further a small recreation ground with several plays for the little ones and a swimming pool. The swimming pool is not already too large, but sufficient during the warm summer days just for a nicely cool down. Before entering the swimming pool you must take a shower, however, a very cold one. Everyone does not do this that way. Also in the Moselle you have some nice bathing places. For the campsite at a part between some groynes you have sufficient space to swim. The water is not to deep and you can stand there everywhere. However, you must watch out of course that you come not close too the channel concerning the stream of beyond sailing ships.

 

Near to the Moselle there is a space been made where you can find a nice place to stay without electricity. Here thus especially the tent campers and the cyclists stand whom stay here for one or some days. Between this tent field or the Moselle and the campsite lies further a bicycle path which must be used also for a part as arrival way. The bicycle path is much been used. Van Trier to Koblenz can you cycle nearly continuous along the Moselle, what many people do then (partially).

 

 

When you have o boat, then you must take along these certainly. The campsite has a slipway where you can leave the boat at water. Between the lock of Fankel and Saint Aldeglund can show then your quartermaster arts and enjoying the nice view on the many wine mounts along the Moselle.

In the area several trips can be make. We call there a couple.

 

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Wine farmers in Ediger-Eller

 

In Ediger-Eller are themselves dozens of wine farmers who here on the different mounts shrubs their grape and make their wine here. The wine mounts in Ediger-Eller are the Feuerberg, Osterlämmchen, Elzhofberg, Engelströpfchen, Pfirsichgarten, Stubener Klostersegen, Höll, Hasensprung and the steepest wine mount of Europe the Calmont. Nearly each wine farmer has also a pension so that celebrate your holiday at the wine farmer certainly is a possibility.

The following grape races have been planted, Riesling Muller-Thurgau, Elbling and Kerner for the white wines and the Dornfelder for the red wine.

 

All wine farmers in Ediger http://www.ediger-eller.de/2winzerediger.htm

All wine farmers in Eller http://www.ediger-eller.de/2winzereller.htm

 

Types wines:

  • Kabinettwijn: for this wine uses one the grapes of the first harvest.
  • Spätlesewijn: the grapes have longer matured at this wine and were later harvested.
  • Auslese: the bests mooring ropes of a late harvest are only selected for this wine.
  • Beerenauslese: for this wine one will separately appreciate each grape on its maturity before to be used.
  • Trockenauslese: wine from almost grapes dried to grapes.
  • Eiswein: this wine was prepared with frozen grapes that have been picked by night frost.

 

Everything concerning the German wine you find on http://www.duitsewijn.nl

 

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Calmont

 

Looking for the steepest vintage in Europe? Go then to the Calmont. This is find between the Moselle villages Ediger-Eller and Bremm.  The mount is 380 meters high and raises him in "steepness" of 68 degrees to here and there perpendicular above the Moselle valley.

You can start of in Eller or Bremm to the very spicy walk to the top where you have or a breathtaking view concerning the Moselle and the surroundings.

 

Several routes have been marked. A walk of 5 kilometers that is rather to do to heavy rises where you must have a fixed feet and certainly not to be afraid of heights.

By means of all kinds of step ladders and a lot of clamber parts you must then try to reach the top.

The Riesling that is planted here on mineral ground feels herself here at home.

The warm and wet summery and dry after summers offer to the Riesling grape with their long increase time here the best climatology circumstances to reach high quality on the south side of the Calmont.

 

 

A splendid site where you can find everything concerning the Calmont is http://www.calmont-mosel.de

 

Beside the Calmont on the side of Ediger-Eller is the Kaiser will helmet tunnel.

This tunnel was for a long time (1877 up to 1987) the longest train tunnel in Europe. The total length of this tunnel is 4405 meters and runs of the station of Ediger-Eller to Cochem.

 

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Moselle boat trips

 

The river the Moselle rises in Bussang (vogezen) and flows in Koblenz in the Rhine (Deutsche Eck).
The distance in bird flight amounts to 278 km, but in reality is the Moselle from source to mouth 550 km long. Of this lie 305 km in France and 245 km in Germany. It is a river with many meanders and knows a total decline of 84 meters on the navigable part, regulated by 14 locks driven since 1964, of which the last in Koblenz.

 

If you want to make a day trip by boat on the Moselle, you can go away near the campsite for a trip. Both direction Cochem and direction

Traben-Trarbach. If you sail direction Cochem with the boat "stadt Zell", then you sail among other things along the picturesque Beilstein and a lock. If you arrive at Cochem have you a fantastic view on the Reichburg. After you have walked around for about two hours in Cochem you sail quietly back to the campsite. If you want to go direction Traben-Trarbach,, then this is possible also. Here brings the "Maria von Beilstein" you where you want to. Underway you can get off at each little town you pass and later on take the same boat back to the campsite.

Internet site of the firma Kolb with information about the Moselle boat trips.

 

 

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Citadels

 

In the Moselle region several old citadels can be visit.

They stand all on solitary altitude and have as from the top a fantastic view concerning the surroundings.

Burgruin Metternich in Beilstein

Reichburg bij Cochem

Burg Pyrmont

Burg Eltz

 

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Tourist places at the Moselle

 

 

Along the Moselle finds you many small, cosy and picturesque places that a visit is more than worth. Especially the smaller villages what distinguishes it self with splendid profession works houses from the early middle ages and some still from the Roman time. The places mentioned below lie between Koblenz and Trier. On the site http://www.mosel reisefuehrer.de you find all places that lie between these cities and still much further information.

 

Koblenz

The name is originating from "Confluentes" what means "junction". Here flows at the "Deutsches Eck" the Moselle in the Rhine. Because of this the city with 120,000 inhabitants is a very important wine centre of both the Moselle - and the Rhine wine.

Some trips in Koblenz are the winedorf, the Deutche Eck on the border between the Rhine and the Moselle with the statue of Emperor Wilhelm I, Ehrenbreitenstein, one of the largest rock settling in Europe or shopping in the Lohr center with its side streets.

 

Winningen

Winningen is called also the wine village at the Moselle and has the longest tradition with the wine festivals in Germany.

 

Treis-Karden

A romantic wine village that lies on both sides of the Moselle. You can walk here along the Moselle or in the woods of Lutzbachtal. In the surroundings there are some castle ruin. In Karden stands the nice Saint Castor church and to the other side of the Moselle in Treis you find the citadel ruin Treis and Wildburg.

 

Cochem

Cochem is a pronounced tourist town. It is certainly more expensive to stay on one of the many terraces then in another place at the Moselle. The most important place of this wine city is the market with its fountain and the18th century’s town hall. Here also the new build Saint Martinkerk lie. In this church of 1950 there are still a couple nicely kept art treasures of the former church.

Above the city the castle repaired in the 19de centuries stands. The Reichburcht was around 1020 built; Lodewijk XIV destroyed her in 1689. A steep road takes you up for a breathtaking visibility concerning the Moselle.

The wine festivals are here during the last weekend of august. Then there is not only much wine but also many people, too many!

 

Bruttig-Fankel

This quiet wine village, with a lot of atmosphere, lie between the steep vintages in the valley of the Moselle. Both villages lie beside each other on one side of the Moselle. From Bruttig one can follow the beautiful outlined footpaths or make a boat excursion on the Moselle. In Bruttig the wine festivals take place during the 2nd weekend of august, in Fankel during the 2nd weekend of July. Both places have a nice village square where you can walk deliciously

 

Beilstein

For Beilstein you can easily take off a day. The very tourist village become many visited for its film past. A lot of especially German-speaking films have been taken here. Above Beilstein the ruin Metternich rise above everything in the area. As from here have you a spectacular view concerning the Moselle. Both left and right you can see lying a lot of Moselle villages.

Almost all profession works houses have meanwhile a restaurant destination. He who has strong calves can climb up the 100 steps to the "Schwarze Madonna", the superb baroque conventual’s church.

The traditional flying bridge (cable), was in former days the only connection to the other villages along the Moselle, because there was no street along the right side of the river.

 

Ediger-Eller

The picturesque village Ediger-Eller is a must if you stay for your holiday at the Moselle. At the Moselle street you find the highest profession workhouse in the surroundings of the Moselle. In 1995, Ediger was the most beautiful village at the Moselle. During a walk by the village you come by swinging lanes, along quiet angles and can you see that the original town classification from the 14e centuries still is kept remained. The narrow streets everywhere has been dressed with bunch of grapes that give still more cachet to the wine village. The old town wall is built in 1363. Moreover the occupants have restored their houses such as those in former days must have looked like. The Pfarkirche St. Martin from the fifteenth century is certainly worth to visit. Just outside Ediger-Eller lies another tourist attraction "the Kreuzberg". As from the church you can follow the Way of the Cross which leads through the wine mounts to the cruciform church. You find the world famous stone relief of "Christus in der Kelter".

 

Furthermore there are sufficient possibilities for walks and bicycle excursions. Also for the wine is Ediger-Eller an ideal main point, the dozens of wine farmers in these villages are very welcoming and gladly invite you to try out a draught of one or several wines of their vintage. Of course you buy a couple bottles wine that you drink up at home with much pleasure.

 

When you come with the caravan or camper to Ediger-Eller follow then the way along the Moselle to reach the village. The shortest way of Cochem to Ediger-Eller concerning K19 and K20 stops the range in one of the two villages. The streets are this small, where also still frequently the houses on the first floors roof in the streets, which make passes for the broader or higher vehicles impossible.

 

During the wine festivals in the second weekend in august all brakes go separately. Four days celebrate. If on Friday against six o clock the Weinbrunnen are opened already many people buy the first bottle wine. The first glass you have to buy. This glass you can hold to you till the end of the festival. On Saturday the wine festival will be at the height. Afternoon under musical accompaniment Bacchus, the old wine queen and the new wine queen are picked up. At the festival ground then the wine festival officially will be opened. Evening the wine god Bacchus is taken away in a spectacular manner of the mount. With torches and small boats Bacchus is picked up as from the opposite site of the Moselle. Sunday mornings there is the traditional fruhschoppen and in the afternoon follow then the traditional procession in Ediger-Eller. Sunday evening is the Mosel und heimatabend. The wine festival is concluded on Monday with the Ediger Stuhlgang. You walk through the narrow streets of Ediger where the hundreds of participants on brought their own food and cooled drinks to share it with the others. One sociable gangs which pass then through the streets, some with a home made cart, some even with a beer tap on wheels. Evening the festival is then continued in the tent until the last bite have been divided and the last drop has been drunk up.

 

Do you like a real walk or the real climb, then the Calmont is a real challenge. This steepest wine mount of Europe with an increase percentage of more than 65% can be climbed in several manners (see part the Calmont).

 

St.Aldegund

St. Aldegund is well-known for its lock, with a decline of 6.5 meter, which is also partial to reach for the tourist. The old town core accommodates still a lot of well maintains profession works houses therefore certainly a walk worth. Walk thus even also to the romantic mount church "apud Sanctam Aldegundam” built in 1144.

 

Alf

Between the wine mounts, pastures and bunches lies the holiday village Alf.  Very high you see the old Burg Arras. Romantic profession works houses, beautiful walk and bicycle areas make the area of Alf an interesting holiday. Alf is a junction point between the ways along the Moselle in the ways direction the Eifel.

 

Bad Bertrich

Bad Bertrich does not lie to the Moselle, but is it worth here even be called. It is a real health resort. An idyllic and green paradise between the Moselle and the volcano lakes or “maren” of the Eifel. And with in place of it the restful expectancy to all worries let blow away and once real picked up again thus the Internet site of bad Bertrich.

 

Zell

The wine city Zell/Mosel with the town parts Kaimt, Merl and Barl offers the charm of a living small city to its guests. Curiosities and events and entertainment in abundance, of the round tower - a vestige of the old town ramparts – the late gothic castle of the elector with building from the Renaissance and the wine - and region museum until the multi-purpose leisure activity. The wine mount of Zell/Mosel is the Schwarze-Katz with its boasted wines. The history mentions that the name Schwarze-Katz come into existence by a cat of a vine grower is who was preferably seated on the best wine barrel of the cellar.

 

Traben-Trarbach

Since 1904 Trarbach en Traben have formed one municipality. Above in the hillocks stand a castle ruin, the remainders of a castle that was blown up by the French in 1735. Nowadays it is a restaurant. The bridge that connects both cities has tidied up very recent was built in 1898. Of the medieval town little has remained after heavy fires in 1761, and 1857. Moreover Traben had also a great fire in 1879. In both parts, on each sides of the Moselle, is through the different fires no profession works houses anymore. Especially in Traben you find the modern construction styles such as Jugendstil (Art Nouveau).

 

Bernkastel-Keus

This town at the Moselle lies on both sides of this river. And such as all cities they have here too a castle ruin, burg Landshut, a while of the centre and a beautiful aim for a walk. It was built still for the year 1000, afterwards rebuilt in 1260, increased in 1662 and burned down in 1693. Now there is restaurant. The culminating point of Bernkastel is the market square and its surroundings with its wonder-beautiful profession works houses, it 17de centuries town hall and the Saint Michaelsbronnen. In the Karlstrasse you find as a matter of fact a very small angle house in profession work.

 

In Kues one has Saint Nikolaus Hospital. Nicolaas Krebs founded it and he looked after 33 poor men. The number 33 stands for the age of Jesus. The number of 33 is now still the maximum. You can visit the vault and the convent. There became as a matter of fact also the wine museum for the Moselle. Bernkastel-Kues is one of the most visited tourist places along the Moselle.

 

Trier

Trier (120,000 inh.) is the oldest city in Germany. That the Roman already founded the city in the year 16 for Christ, you can see to the vestiges of the Roman construction works which stands there still. Some of it stands on the UNESCO--list of World heirloom. Trier was approximately in the years 275 up to 375 even capital of the West-Roman Empire and the place of residence of the emperor. For this reason it also was called the second Rome.

 

It is a city with a lot of fascinating faces and impressive buildings. From the Roman time you still find many places of interest, such as the Porta Nigra, the Kaiserthermen or the amphitheatre.

 

The Porta Nigra (black gate) is the authentication of the city Trier. The Roman city gate dates from the 2e centuries and has been built from sandstone bricks. As from the 11 centuries until the 18th century the city gate was in use as the dual church Saint Simeon.

 

Trier has so many curiosities that in fact one day is too short to visit everything well and to see what you want to see.

 

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