This tranquil wine region of West Germany is an ideal destination for students to get to grips with language practice, whilst experiencing a much loved living landscape. Alongside developing language competence, students can enjoy discovering the fascinating folklore culture of the region.
One of Germany’s most important wine regions, Moselle, is a peaceful valley of green hillsides, mountain railways and pretty riverside towns. Of the Moselle’s abundant vineyards, the Calmont vineyard is the steepest in the world and is revered for producing crisp Riesling grapes. In the heart of the region, the town of Cochem showcases timbered architecture and the romantic Reichsburg Castle. Burg Eltz is another of the region’s fairy tale fortresses, found in the hillside above Koblenz; a fortified city at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle rivers.
To truly get under the skin of Germany’s people and culture, exploring the wineries and vineyards of the Moselle Valley is an ideal starting point. Extend your students understanding and vocabulary base to find out more about the wine making process and ask about the cultivation methods used on Moselle’s sheer hillsides. Students can translate timetables and practice using directions as they tour idyllic villages and experience the mountain railway. Apply their linguistic understanding in an exciting setting as they ride the rollercoasters in Phantasialand.
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5 Days to Moselle by Coach
Depart early and connect with your channel crossing. Time permitting, explore the local area. Check in to your accommodation.
Travel along the scenic Moselle valley to Cochem. Visit the Castle for a guided tour. In the afternoon ride the Cochem Chairlift over the Moselle Valley, Castle and Town then take a Rhine river cruise from Cochem to Moselkern.
Take a guided tour of the toy museum in Trier. In the afternoon take a guided sightseeing tour of Trier, Germany’s oldest city, in an open top bus starting at the Roman Porta Nigra, the Roman entrance to the town wall.
Full day visit to Phantasialand theme park.
Check out of your accommodation and depart for port to connect with your return channel crossing.