Little trip from Trier to Koblenz
Our trip along the Mosel begins at Trier, which was founded 2000 years
ago by the Romans and called Augusta Treverorum. The Porta Nigra, the
Kaiser and Barbara thermes, as well as the amphitheater seating 20,000,
are proof of the one time importance of this city. We continue further
on past Schweich, Liester (Bernkastel), Kröv (Traben-Trarbach), Beilstein,
Cochem and Alken until Koblenz where the Mosel flows into the Rhine.
Along the way we pass by Roman villas (e.g., Mehring), monasteries (e.g.,
Marienburg near Zell), medieval castles and fortresses (e.g., Eltz), or
baroque churches such as the one at Briedel.
We see vineyards everywhere and picturesque wine growing villages
invite us to rest. There is no question: Good food and wonderful wine
can be enjoyed in splendid surroundings at one of the many restaurants
with terraces overlooking the river.