Escorted Rail Tours to Bernkastel-Kues
Sample the wines of the Mosel region
The twin towns of Bernkastel and Kues, situated opposite each other on the banks of the Moselle, have shared a very similar history. Both grew as little market towns, also trading their wines and using the river to export them further afield.
Bernkastel was always the larger town; it was granted its charter in the 1290s, and even had a sizeable castle during the Middle Ages. Yet there was little difference between the two places. The first official road bridging the towns was built in the 1870s and the railway link, designed to serve both towns from its inception, opened in 1883. The two places were finally officially merged in 1905.