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Set near Germany’s western border, Mosel is the oldest of the 13 wine-growing regions in the country. The area gets its name from the Mosel River and the Mosel Valley, both of which wind alongside each other throughout the region. Mosel is known for its lush rolling hills, quaint villages, Medieval towns, historical sites, and vineyard vistas. If you love wine, history, Medeival architecture, and exploring charming old European villages, then a trip to Mosel is an absolute must.Your perfect Mosel accommodation
Choose from hundreds of charming rentals all over the Mosel region. This region is home to an abundance of rentals in varying shapes, sizes, and budgets for all types of travelers. Stay at a rental in a quaint village with Medieval-style architecture and a cozy interior. Several rentals in this region come with a sauna, to warm up in the colder months. Book a rental with a private balcony and enjoy stunning views of the surrounding region. Pet-friendly rentals are available for those traveling with pets.
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The area and getting around
One of the factors that makes the Mosel region so appealing is how far removed it is from the hustle and bustle of modern life. There are no major cities in this region, as it is primarily made up of quaint, peaceful villages in the rolling hills along the Mosel River. The closest airport to the region is Hahn (HHN) Airport, which is 34 miles away, or Cologne (CGN) Airport, 38 miles away.Getting around Mosel
Unless you intend to hitchhike or exclusively cycling throughout your stay, it is advisable to have a rental car during your time in the Mosel region. The area is vast, with many of the sights and landscapes spread far apart from each other. When you are in the villages, however, you will be able to walk around to the different sites since the villages are walkable.
Travelers and activities
The Mosel region is filled with wine, castles, and Medieval villages, which automatically makes it one of the most romantic destinations in Europe. One of the best ways to see the region is on foot, with an abundance of hiking trails throughout. Head to the Moselsteig Trail to explore the Mosel Valley to your heart’s content. The trail network is easily one of the best in Germany and connects all the main sights, landscapes, and villages throughout the region. From this trail, you can see castles, discover the vineyards, taste incredible wines, and savor panoramic views.Mosel for families
The Mosel region is a playground for families of all ages. Filled with a fascinating culture, a rich history, and spectacular nature, there is no shortage of things to enjoy with the entire family. Rent bikes and head down the Mosel Bike Path, which winds along the river as well as through several villages, meaning that you can see several villages at a time. If you and your family are up for an extra memorable biking adventure, head to one of the most popular bike routes in the Mosel Valley which goes from Trier to Koblenz and passes through several small villages throughout the way. You can choose just to do a small portion of it if you prefer a shorter bike adventure, or you can break up the full trip into several days.
„The Mosel region is home to over 180 different soil types, making it a record-holder for the greatest soil diversity in Germany. This factor contributes to the region's successful wine-growing.“
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The Mosel region is made up of several incredibly charming villages all along the Mosel River. If you have time, you’ll want to visit as many of the villages as possible, as each one has their own flare, and most of them were constructed up to 500 years ago. Some of the most popular villages worth visiting in the Mosel region are Zell, Hatzenport, Cochem, Traben-Trarbach, and Bernkastel-Kues. Also, be sure to visit Trier, which is Germany’s oldest city and is home to 9 different UNESCO World Heritage Sites.2. Visit wineries throughout the region
As one of the most renowned wine-growing regions in Germany, Mosel is best known for its incredible wines and stunning vineyards. If you’re a wine lover, or just curious about trying the regional wines, a trip to the wineries is a must. Be sure to visit Winermaker J. Koll & Cie in Cochem. Here, wine experts will guide you through explanations of the wines on offer. There are many other wineries and vineyards to visit in other villages throughout the region. Be sure to check online before visiting wineries since opening times may be seasonal.3. Do a river cruise
One of the best ways to see the Mosel River and its surrounding nature and villages is by river boat. River cruises are popular in Germany and offer a wonderful perspective of the area. You can leave from several starting and ending points, including Koblenz, Cochem, and Triar. Choose from quick, 1-hour trips, or entire day-long river cruises.4. Visit the region’s castles
The Mosel region is home to several medieval castles and old fortress ruins. Two of the most popular castles in the region are Reichsburg Cocheamongm and Burg Eltz. Reichsburg Cochem is a 12th century, Gothic Revival style castle that overlooks the quaint town of Cochem. Burg Eltz is considered one of the most beautiful castles in all of Germany and is set on the hills above the Mosel River. If you have a private car, you could do a self-guided, mini castle-viewing tour around the region. Some other popular castles include Pyrmont Castle, Grevenberg Castle, and Burg Arras.5. Explore the picturesque churches
If you enjoy historical architecture, then the Mosel Valley is a great destination for you because it’s full of fantastic architecture. It is home to several old, stunning buildings, but some of the most noteworthy are the churches. Head to Treis-Karden, which is a popular town among tourists and where many of the most beautiful churches are located. Saint Castor’s Foundation Church, a 4th-century Gothic Evangelical church and High Cross Chapel are two of the must-see churches in the region.
FAQs: Vacation Rentals in Mosel
What is the average price for vacation rentals in Mosel?
We can see from our data that Mosel has an average price of $119.96 per night, a relatively high one under the destinations in Germany.
During which months can you find the best price for vacation rentals in Mosel?
After analyzing our data from last year, the months with the most reduced prices in Mosel are May, March and February, with average prices of $115.65, $117.05, and $117.45, respectively.
In which months is it more expensive to rent a vacation rental in Mosel?
At the time of booking a vacation rental in Mosel, the highest prices can usually be seen in the month of July (with an average of $128.14 per night), followed by August ($125.26), and December ($123.22).
Are there usually many vacation rentals available in Mosel?
It is better to book your stay well in advance when visiting Mosel, as only 35% of our accommodations are usually available throughout the year.
What are the best months for a spontaneous getaway?
The months that offer the most accommodation options are, on average, January (with an availability of 62.5%), March (57.5%), and February (56.6%), according to the trends observed in 2020.
When are fewer rentals available in Mosel?
The months with the lowest properties available in Mosel are, in order, September, August, and July with respective average availability figures of 7.25%, 8.4%, and 12.25%, based on data collected in 2020.
How many vacation rentals are there in Mosel?
Our inventory features around 1800 properties from 28 partners, giving you plenty of choice when searching for your next dream vacation rental!