Bernkastel-Kues - Germany

Bernkastel-Kues lies along the Moselle River, northeast of Trier. Formerly two separate towns, Berkastel has many wine taverns, whilst Kues is much younger and has most sights. Above the town stand the ruins of Landshut Castle. Riverboats tie up on the Bernkastel side of the river close to the Market. The main attractions of Bernkastel are the Market with romantic half-timbered houses and beautifully decorated gables, and Spitzhauschen which is a tiny building (looking like a birdcage with a narrow base and wider, leaning upper floor). The 14th century Pfarrkirche St Michael has a tower which was part of the fortification wall. The main attraction of Kues is the Hospice which was founded by Nikolaus Cusanus and contains a chapel, library, courtyard and Cloisters. Within the Hospice are historic vaulted cellars where you can sample regional sparkling Moselle wines. Bernkastel belonged to the electors of Trier from 1280 and was chartered in 1291. There are more than 30 cruises calling at this port. Click the month or cruise line logo you are interested in to see details of the cruises.