Explore the surviving legacy of the Age of Absolutism. Once upon a time, great palaces, churches and cityscapes dominated the landscape, but since then, have slowly faded away. This guide aims to explore what's left of Absolutist and Enlightenment ideals in the Valley.
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.
With his lands devastated by the War of Palatine Succession, the Archbishop invested the massive power and wealth of the Schönborn family into the reconstruction. This guide you through the Baroque symbols of absolutist and ecclesiastical power.
The Mosel Romanesque isn't really a style in the sense that Rhenish Romanesque is. If anything the Mosel is characterized by both the embrace and the rejection of the Romanesque, reflecting its connection with other cities in Europe. This guide takes you on a short, if not somewhat eclectic, journey to the most interesting landmarks of this style.
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.