The Mosel v the Black Forest

Fancy a trip to Germany, but can’t quite decide which area is right for you? We’ve asked the team in our German office for their highlights of both regions to help you decide.

Eating & drinking

The Mosel

The area is famed for its wine, so a trip here wouldn’t be complete without a spot of wine tasting. There are many wine festivals over the summer months to choose from. While you’re in the mood, you should also try a glass of Viez, a cider-like regional speciality.

For a meal out with a difference, head to Trier restaurant Domstein. Chef, Gavius Apicus, cooks following ancient Roman recipes.

The Black Forest

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Black Forest Gâteau – a must try if you’re in the area

There’s really only one thing you must try on a holiday here. Black Forest Gâteau.

Enjoy a lazy afternoon (after a morning hiking of course) in one of the many cafés. There are plenty to choose from and they all serve the rich and creamy cake.

There’s a recipe here if you fancy making your own.

Doing

The Mosel

Trier is the oldest city in Germany and just a short drive from the campsite at Saarburg. The city is home to 9 buildings on the UNESCO World Heritage list – catch the best of them with a guided tour from a Roman Emperor.

The Mosel is perfect for hiking. Marco, from our German team, recommends walking part of the Mosel-Hunsrück trail for some stunning views.

The Black Forest

It would be impossible to visit the Black Forest without exploring at least some of the hiking trails which criss-cross the region. In fact, hiking was ‘invented’ here when Phillipe Bussemer opened the first tourist information centre more than 100 years ago. Find out more, and see some of the most popular trails here.

The lovely city of Baden-Baden is an hour from the campsite at Steinach and is well worth the drive. From thermal baths to casinos, grand buildings and beautiful gardens, the city has plenty to offer tourists.

Seeing

The Mosel

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Castle on the banks of the Mosel River

Take a day trip to Luxembourg and explore the Bock Casemates. This is a 24km system of caved and tunnels built into the rocks. Be sure to take good shoes!

One of the best ways to see the scenery of the area is by taking a boat trip along the Mosel river. You’ll see dozens of medieval castles and ruins along the banks.

The Black Forest

The area is famed for the production of cuckoo clocks, and you can visit a museum dedicated to them (and the world’s largest cuckoo clock) in Schonachbach (around 40 mins from Steinach)

There are many other museums and exhibitions in the area dedicated to crafts – visit glassblowers workshops, or watch the intricate work of a woodcarver. Don’t forget to buy souvenirs!

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