Cruising through central Europe is a pastime that many thousands of holiday makers enjoy every year. The area is home to a unique culture and scenery that really is unrivalled anywhere else in the world and it is a trip that everyone should consider going on at some point in their lives.
The Moselle river isn’t the longest in Europe (far from it in fact) but it is situated where you can really get the best out of the countries that it flows through and some of the towns and cities that can be found on its banks.
On a Moselle Cruise you can see magnificent beauty and benefit greatly from the sheer number of castles that can be found in the area. This part of Europe is almost synonymous with fairy tales and the idyllic and scenic landscapes that we all have in our imagination and, in all honestly, the reality of it is not far off.
Nearly 20 striking castle line the river and even if you do not get the chance to actually see them up close just their setting in the distance or even closer to the river itself is enough to give you a tranquil feeling of serenity.
The Moselle, not just about Castles
Cruises in this part of the continent are not all about castles and there are many other sights which drive so many people to holiday here very year. The Moselle River itself is a far more intimate and friendly river than most in that it is small and welcoming meaning that your cruise liner is likely to be on the smaller scale and therefore the whole journey should feel more personal as a result.
A great deal of people prefer small vessels for this very reason and you will be able to visit places on Moselle Cruises that would be virtually impossible on any other route further adding to its charm and appreciation.
The wine growing town of Bernkastel-Kues where many cruise ships will have an excursion too is a real place of charm and sophistication. Extremely scenic and picturesque, the small town has built a reputation for growing local wine and it would be a shame to miss out on this scenic little town and its winery. One popular destination is the city of Koblenz which has become very famous as a tourist destination.
It is a funny city in the sense that it sits both on the Rhine and the Moselle and all most all cruises will undoubtedly stop off here. The old part of the city is always popular among history enthusiasts and displays and old rustic architecture and appeal; similarly a Romanesque and Gothic nature to the buildings can be seen throughout the city itself.
A trip along the Moselle is a unforgettable journey right into the heart of Europe with all its scenery and chocolate-box like landscapes and buildings. If you want a more personal feel to your holiday and one that will take you places slightly off the beaten track then a cruise is a great option for a holiday you will be unlikely to forget.