Zeltingen-Rachtig on the Moselle
The perfect starting point for your trips along the Mosel and to the Hunsrück and Eifel Mountains! Beautiful hiking tours, interesting bike paths, quaint wine festivals, and, of course, the famous regional wine all promise a rather heady holiday.
Located between the romantic Moselle towns of Bernkastel-Kues and Traben-Trarbach, Zeltingen-Rachtig is a recognised holiday town that's the ideal starting point for your activities.
There's always a party going on somewhere in wine country and that's true at Rochter, too. And in addition to the big four festivals, there are winery parties, concerts on the village square, and many club events.
Down the Moselle: from Zeltingen-Rachtig to Cochem
Downstream along the Moselle, you will find numerous old Moselle villages with half-timbered buildings, the Art Nouveau town of Traben-Trarbach, and Beilstein, the Sleeping Beauty of the Moselle.
Newly created hiking trails as well as quaint, but ancient tracks encourage active holidays. Climb the Calmont, the steepest vineyard in Europe, and enjoy the wonderful views over a glass of Moselle wine.
Up the Moselle: from Zeltingen-Rachtig to Trier
If you head upstream, you'll want to stop in Bernkastel-Kues. Enjoy the incomparable atmosphere of a picturesque old town full of history and culture, with a historic marketplace and many winding lanes. Visit Landshut Castle and the Cusanus-Stift with its wine shop and viniculture centre.
A few villages further, you can immerse yourself in Roman history in the wine town of Neumagen-Dhron, before continuing on to Trier, the oldest city in Germany. Along your route, there are small ostrich farms and wine cellars that invite you to linger in many a village.
To the Eifel
An excursion to the Eifel is also worthwhile: As varied as the landscape around the deep blue volcanic lakes are the wide range of hiking and cycling tours you can take.
Here, it's well worth taking a break to visit one or more of the ancient monasteries, viaducts, and castles. Tip: One of the cycling paths leads back to the Moselle: just roll on downhill.
To the Hunsrück
The Hunsrück is great for a variety of tours in this low mountain range and quiet natural landscape.
Hike the premium trail in Herrstein or discover the gemstone centre of Idar-Oberstein. There's something for everyone!
Restaurants & Wine
Whether country or city cooking, one-of-a-kind or international, the choice of restaurants on the Moselle leaves nothing to be desired. Enjoy your meals on beautiful Moselle terraces, in quaint courtyards and wine bars, but also modern restaurants, coupled with Moselle hospitality in the largest Riesling wine region of Western Europe!
The seemingly endless twists and turns of Moselle are lined by endless vineyards. And we're here, right in the heart of it all: Rochter Apartments & Landhotel. Whether beginner or connoisseur, start your holiday with a good drop of wine and immerse yourself in the diverse cultural landscape of our beloved Moselle Valley.