Last Sunday I wandered around the charming streets of German town Bernkastel-Kues for the very first time. Despite knowing the German Mosel valley relatively well, I have never visited this twin town called the heart of the Middle Mosel and one of the most popular places to visit in the area.
Located nearly 75 km away from Luxembourg City, Bernkastel-Kues is most famous for its vineyards, amongst the oldest in Germany, and boasts a truly rich history spanning over several centuries.
Its colourful half-timbered houses from the Middle Ages, the historic market square or the Landshut castle ruins overlooking the town give you the perfect excuse to stroll around and explore their history.
While winter can be cold and windy, also due to the proximy of the Mosel river, summer is the perfect season to try over 40 hiking trails around the town and across the region.
But if you do love winter and enjoy the weeks running up to Christmas, it might be worth visiting Bernkastel-Kues in December. The town is home to the largest Advent calendar in the region , which is displayed on the windows of a beautiful medieval building housing the Adler pharmany, located on the market square. Every evening, at 17:30, marks the opening of one door (or rather window), leading to the exhibit of both classic and more recent Disney cartoon characters alike.
Without further ado, I would like to present you the charming town of Bernkastel-Kues with a series of pictures taken by me on 16 December 2018. Enjoy and thanks for reaching this point. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! 🙂