International visitors vote for Mosel and Rhine Valleys


Germany has a wealth of fantastic tourist sights and wine regions, which people travel from all over the world to see. But which places of natural beauty are the most popular? The German National Tourist Board (GNTB) put this question to its international visitors, and around 15.000 people from around the world chose their personal favourites for 2021/2022.

The wine growing regions of Mosel and Rhine made it amoung the Top20 destinations of a Top100 short list. The Rhine valley comprises Pfalz, Rheinhessen, Mittelrhein, Nahe and Rheingau. Together with the remaining regions of Ahr, Baden, Württemberg, Franken, Sachsen and Saale-Unstrut all 13 regions stand for "wine culture" that is part of Germany's intangable world heritage (UNESCO).

Romantic Rhine and the joy of wine

"Why wander far afield when the good things are so close at hand?" The eminent 18th century German writer and naturalist Johann Wolfgang von Goethe knew all about the beauty of the Rhine Valley and travelled throughout its unique cultural landscape. The Rhine was one of Germany’s first tourist destinations. Today it offers an enormous variety of cultural attractions, leisure pursuits and recreational activities.

Even under the current exceptional circumstances, a holiday on the Romantic Rhine is still worthwhile: Tourists hike along the Rheinsteig and RheinBurgenWeg trails, cycle along the Rhine Cycle Route or relax and watch the world go by on one of the riverboats. There are more than 60 castles, fortresses and palaces as well as vineyard sites just waiting to be discovered. One can easily round off the day with a glass of Riesling and a view of the Rhine.

Antiquity and the modern world - #moselinspires

Winery experiences, exclusive hotels, a refined culinary scene and cultural treasures: modernity and tradition are two opposites that quite simply attract. Man international visitors experience how famous castles become adventure playgrounds for both young and grown-up conquerors. They learn about the Fall of the Roman Empire in an acclaimed exhibition in Trier. This and fine wines await tourists on their Mosel holiday.

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Rheingau, Lorch. Ruin "Nollig". photo source: Kalbacho for The German Wine Institute

Famous Site "Roter Hang", Nierstein, Rheinhessen. photo source: The German Wine Institute

Mittelrhein. photo source: The German Wine Institute

Krahnenberg, Mittelrhein. photo source: The German Wine Institute

Famemous "Moselschleife". photo source: The German Wine Institute

Saarburg, Mosel. photo source: The German Wine Institute

Trittenheim, Mosel. photo source: The German Wine Institute

Vinyard site "Bremmer Calmont". photo source: The German Wine Institute

Moselschleife. photo source: The German Wine Institute

Matthias Meierer vom Weingut Klaus Meierer in Kesten an der Mosel am 15.10.2009, hier begutachtet er kurz vor der Lese die Riesling-Trauben