25th October 2014. We were waiting for our flight home, and killing time decided to stop at Bernkastel-Kues. Great decision! It's a delightful town, full of beautiful buildings; quaint alleys and squares; cobbled streets; some interesting wine shops; and lots of other shops; and chocabloc with restaurants. It was busy too - not surprising for such a lovely little town. We also took a 1 hour round boat trip on the Moselle...you don't actually get to see a huge section of river in that time, but it's a pleasant experience and we had lunch on the boat too. The town is really well worth a visit as Michelin would say.
Stopped off here on way to Barden-barden after reading about it in a travel magazine. So glad we did as such a pretty town . Looked like something out of Chitty-chitty bang bang, when the child catcher is around! It was really busy and we struggled to get into a restaurant. Loads of quaint shops selling all sorts of things. We ate in St Sebastians cafe, food very good and wine the best Reisling ever tasted. Public toilets were really clean as had on-site attendant which we tipped. Ice-creams here were also very good. Highly recommend a visit.
My husband lost his glasses on a recent trip to the town. After searching he went to ask if they had been handed in at the 'lost and found' office . The lady behind the desk was very intimidating to the point where He did not feel it appropriate to leave my details or was even offered the chance to.This experience was a shame, as otherwise we had had an enjoyable trip. However he did experience excellent service with Joachim Sturmer ,Bahnhofstrabe 17 in nearby Bullay. A replacement pair of prescription glasses were made within 24 hours.
Leaning buildings of Bernkastel makes you head go crazy! Add to this the historic beauty, the art, the colours, wines, and narrow streets - well if you have wished for a perfect heady recipe this would be it.BErnkastel - Kues is a beautiful village by the Moselle river in Germany. For those uninitiated connoisseurs of wine, stop whining about the french ones and take a bow to the german one's - especially from the valley of Moselle. Lovely wine, combined excellent and efficient service makes your visit and experience unique.Bernkastel is for all those who appreciate the finer things of life.
This is a most attractive village and our visit was enhanced by the Christmas Market, with lots of attractive stalls, some selling the obligatory gluhwein and bratwurst. Although it was crowded, being two weeks before Christmas, car par space was plentiful alongside the Mosel river. A downside was the price the wine shops were asking for their wares, considering the relatively low alcohol content of many. A place we will return to for a summer stay.
I first visited Bernkastel-Keus in 1975. It was empty, a quiet rural village on the banks of the Mosel. It’s still on the Mosel, it’s still rural, but today it’s a major tourist attraction. The narrow streets, the narrow buildings at all angles, the shops, cafés and weinstubes all combine to bring people in. Naturally, don’t even think of driving or parking here, this is purely for pedestrians, and tourists specifically. If you’re planning a Bernkastel visit, rather than just passing through, you can plan around the various activities that take place, such as wine festivals, and you can book wine tasting tours, including an overnight stay at a vinyard. After all, you’re in the heart of Mosel winemaking. See if you can find the fountain of two bears in the town centre.
It was very nice place to go shopping, to eat or get something to drink. And you go on a boat for a trip on the moezel
Its harvest time, the vines are yellow, some still with grapes, and the river and town are stand out against the blue sky and green and yellow hills. The town is quite lovely and worth a stop. The shops are quaint with germanic building styles, some leaning precariously, some tall and skinny. Everyone is friendly and the opportunity to just relax and people watch at the wine and beer gardens abound. I found that prices were reasonable, and this time of year, not too crowded. Bernkastel reliies on tourism for it economy, but its claim to fame is the Doktor winee and vineyards. The dry rieslings are worth a try.
We try to make it to Bernkastel-Kues every year, and of course we made it in March (slow with the review). Probably one of the great forgotten cities in Germany for Americans - I was stationed at Hahn AB up the hill back in the 80's so I know this little secret.If you are in the Middle Mosel - visit and walk the old town - marvelous.
Well worth a day trip! Lovely shops, lots of pubs and restaurants and plenty of beautiful buildings.
People in this centre were helpful, willing to search for information that was not immediately available.
Ask for a map of the area, The staff are always pleased to help a smiling face.
Que ces petites villes sont belles le long de la Moselle .Typiques ,originales ,les maisons donnent l'impression d'avoir traversé le temps et gardé leur caractère original. De toute beauté pendant les Marchés de Noel.
génial! et très sympa ! les cheminées ajoutent un certain charme , les serveurs sont dynamiques et conviviaux malgré la langue et vous conseillent !
Ob die Anreise mit dem Schiff, per Auto oder Fahrrad geschieht, die Stadt bietet aus allen Blickwinkeln einen imposanten Anblick. In der Altstadt kann man eine unvergleichliche Atmosphäre der Geschichte und Kultur erleben. Die Römer haben ihre Spuren hinterlassen und die jetzigen Einwohner haben das Erbe erhalten und liebevoll gepflegt. Auch Goethe weilte schon im Jahr 1792 in der Stadt.