In a valley of epic looking castles, which ones are worth visiting, and which are best looked at from a distance? This guide will take you through the castles and ruins that I think are worth getting off the boat for.
The Best Castles of the Mosel
The castles of the Mosel and Eifel have a different charm than the those of the more famous Middle Rhine valley. Untouched either as ruins or frozen in time, the Mosel has the most interesting castles in Germany. Here I describe the ones I feel most worthy of a visit.
The Elector of Trier
Follow in the footsteps of the Elector at the height of his power. The tour starts in the fortress city of Koblenz and follows an old trade route to the ancient gates of Trier. The valley is dotted with castles and church spires built by the Elector as a show of power.
Exploring the Mosel Valley
A land of ruined castles, dark forests and hidden glades, the Mosel Valley is a mysterious corner of Germany. Go beyond the river valley itself, and the forests of the Hunsrück and Eifel conceal a wealth of beauty and mystery waiting to be uncovered.