When I was buying my house by the Mosel, flooding was a big concern. The thought of getting swamped under several feet of water filled caused endless sleepless nights.
The Moselle region is one of Germany’s picturesque areas in the southwestern corner of this diverse country. Named and defined by its life-giving river: The Moselle. From Koblenz to Trier the river twists and turns about 200 kilometres. Its hillsides are perfect for mountain biking with amazing views and healthy exercise.
The European Travel Team has roamed the area on our own 2-wheelers and offer the last of our 3 recommendations for different cycle trips:
Strenuous climbs, steep descents, narrow paths and generous vistas. In the Moselle region, you have a network of trails with several thousand meters of altitude in a varied landscape that reward with fascinating panoramic views. Ideal for bikers who want a sporting holiday amongst vineyards and woods.
Nothing gives an appetite like a few hours of slowly climbing the steep…
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This summer has been an absolute scorcher, and er must hope that winter does not end up being the complete opposite. Unless it is like back in 1997 when this happened:
Whilst the idea of being able to skate across the river sounds fun, melting ice invariable brings a greater risk of flooding as well as causing considerable damage to the banks. Therefore, let’s keep our fingers crossed (or for my German readers, thumbs pressed) that we only get an average winter.
Have you ever considered what the source of our mighty Mosel river looks like or indeed where it is? Well, believe it or not, the picture above is that very source and it springs from the ground at Ballon d’Alsace in the Vosges Mountains of France where it is called the Moselle. Continue reading “The Humble Source of the Mosel”
If you are a fan of vintage tractors, Kröv, home of the famous “Nacktarsch” (“Naked Arse”) wine, hosts the 16th Kröver Oldtimertreffen this weekend. Continue reading “16th Kröver Oldtimertreffen for Tractors and Bulldogs”