Bernkastel-Kues, Germany ~ Charming Old Town, Fabulous Riesling, Low Bridges

August 5th ~ Bernkastel-Kues, Germany 

Old Town Bernkastel-Kues

Old Town Bernkastel-Kues

The town in its current form came into being on 1 April 1905 through the merger of the town of Bernkastel with the winemaking village of Kues across the river. Located in the Moselle Valley, this charming town screams traditional German culture.  Well known for their wine, the Riesling is a stand out. 

The old town and medieval marketplace are really the highlights of this village. I’ll just let my pictures do the talking today as I share what we snapped while slowly wandering around the center of town.

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Our walking tour included a wine tasting at the Dr. Pauly-Bergweiler cellar. And as I have previously claimed, I am not knowledgable when it comes to tastings, but I very much enjoyed them.

We sampled four Rieslings

We sampled four Rieslings

By the time we were back on board for our afternoon cruising, the sun was shining and being up on the sundeck was finally inviting.

From the sundeck, cruising down the Moselle!

From the sundeck, cruising down the Moselle!

At one point, the crew took down the shade canopies as we approached a very LOW BRIDGE that we needed to pass under.

Everything was collapsed to fit under the bridge

Everything was collapsed to fit under the bridge

The crew made sure that everyone on deck remained seated – in fact many ducked!

DO NOT STAND UP!

DO NOT STAND UP!

And then it was time to pass through another lock.

Approaching the lock

Approaching the lock

About to enter it

About to enter it

Getting tied into position so that the water can be pumped out

Getting tied into position so that the water can be pumped out

In this picture you can see that the water level is almost to the top of the end gate.

Water has been drained and we are ready to sail out

Water has been drained and we are ready to sail out the other end

Continuing on our way...

Continuing on our way…

We spotted a new bridge under construction

We spotted a new bridge under construction

And some more miscellaneous sights along the river:

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And I will leave you drooling over our dessert – Creme Brûlée with berries…

My sweet tooth has cavities

My sweet tooth has cavities

GRATITUDE MOMENT: Today I am grateful for a small cafe that allowed us to sit a spell, people watch and get refreshed while soaking up the ambiance that was Bernkastel.

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About Tim and Joanne Joseph

Hi and welcome! We are Tim and Joanne Joseph and we have just embarked on our "next chapter". At a stage in life where traveling the world, taking pictures, and sharing our adventures with friends and family will be our dream come true.
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8 Responses to Bernkastel-Kues, Germany ~ Charming Old Town, Fabulous Riesling, Low Bridges

  1. mycountryepoque says:

    Tempting Time and Joanne. I love the pictures. The sceneries are absolutely beautiful, you captured the beauty of them all. Wouldn’t ask if you enjoyed it, as am sure you did. Will check your trips again. Happy Week to you!

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  2. Terry says:

    Such a lovely time on the river.

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  3. Latifat says:

    The pictures look so tranquil and relaxing. Glad you enjoyed yourselves

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