Information about Traben-Trarbach and the state of Rhineland-Palatinate
Information about the place Traben-Trarbach
Traben-Trarbach the delightful health resort and wine-producing town is in a heavenly setting among vineyards and forests. Straddling both banks of the river Moselle, it offers a wonderful range of discoveries and experiences and is perfect for a holiday or a short break. The little town is an architectural treasure. In around 1900 when the city became second-largest wine trading centre after Bordeaux a number of Art Nouveau houses were commissioned by the town’s cosmopolitan wine merchants. These wonderful buildings by Professor Bruno Möhring, the distinguished Berlin architect, are still in an excellent state of preservation and are admired not only for their form but also their stylistic details.
Our famous Moselle wines brighten up every day of your holiday and you will have plenty of opportunity to get to know them. Our amazing landscape resemble a huge amphitheatre with vineyards clinging to breathtakingly steep hillsides of slate – a sight to quicken the pulse of all wine lovers.
A landscape to feel comfortable, to fall in love with and to came back again.
Information about the state of Rheinland-Pfalz
The Moselle region has the longest cultural and winegrowing tradition in Germany. It is shaped by the river Moselle and two of its tributaries, the Saar and the Ruwer. The Moselle rises in the southern Vosges mountains in France and meanders through France, Luxembourg and Germany for a total of 545 kilometres before flowing into the Rhine at Koblenz. The German stretch of the Moselle cuts its way between two sets of highlands, the Eifel and the Hunsrück. Lying in a protected valley, the Moselle region has one of the mildest climates in Germany.
This remarkable landscape is characterised by neatly terraced, steep vineyard slopes, slate, sandstone and the twists and turns of the Moselle. The vineyards are often dizzyingly steep and trap the sun that gives the wine its intensity and flavour.
Moselle-Saar-Ruwer Rieslings are some of the best in the world. Wine tasting and guided tours of vineyards and wine cellars are an opportunity for visitors to enjoy wine and learn about winegrowing at the same time. The grape harvest and the countless festivals celebrated throughout the year attract large numbers of people to the Moselle region.
Way back in history the Moselle region captured the imagination of the Romans, who had a maxim "Ubi bene - ibi patria" (Where one feels good, there is one's country). They settled along the Moselle for an extended period and Trier became a magnificent imperial seat and the capital of the western Roman Empire.
Visitors today still come across the many legacies and reminders of the era. For instance, wine, introduced and cultivated here by the Romans, and the monumental architecture in Trier (UNESCO world heritage), such as the Porta Nigra, the amphitheatre and the remarkable imperial baths.