The Mosel Valley’s Best Viewpoints

The Mosel Valley is one of Germany‘s most popular vacation destinations. The valley is surrounded by tall mountains that sometimes resemble cliffs coming straight out of the ground. The Mosel Valley is also home to Europe‘s steepest vineyard, which you can climb on the famous Calmonter Felsensteig trail. There‘s plenty to do and see, but in this article we are going to focus on the numerous incredible viewpoints in the Mosel Valley. Get ready to be amazed!

  1. Moselschleife Bremm

    This is probably the most popular viewpoint and justifiably so. You are standing on top of Europe’s steepest vineyard looking down into and across the Mosel Valley where the river beautifully bends. You can get here by hiking up the famous Calmonter Felsensteig or you can drive to a nearby parking lot on top of the mountain.

    Mosel Valley Moselschleife Bremm

  2. Kompuskopf Treis-Karden

    This viewpoint remains a hidden gem as it is not part of a popular hiking trail (even though we think it should be). You can either hike up here on a beautiful short valley hike up the mountain from Treis-Karden or you can park on the side of the road at the Hofkapelle zu Windhausen on top of the mountain. The Kompuskopf is definitely one of our favorite viewpoints along the Mosel valley.

    Mosel Valley Kompuskopf

  3. Off’m Kasteschkopp Klotten

    This is a viewpoint that is hard to get to as you need to hike up a mountain. You can’t get here by car, so hiking is your only option. However, the hike leads through the beautiful Dortebachtal which is a nature preserve. It truly feels like hiking through a jungle, so we highly recommend taking this short 6 km hike.

    Mosel Valley Kasteschkopp

  4. Winzerhütte Hatzenport

    This viewpoint features a beautiful church with mountain backdrops and river views. It’s a really unique viewpoint and it’s part of one of the Mosel Valley’s most popular hiking trails: the Hatzenporter Laysteig. However, you can also park in town and take the short walk through the vineyards to get to this viewpoint.

    Mosel Valley Winzerhütte Hatzenport

  5. Hitzlay Niederfell

    This is another viewpoint you will definitely have to hike to, but if you don’t want to go on the whole hike, you can just park in town and walk up to it. This viewpoint is so special because it overlooks a beautiful part of the Mosel river that features an island.

    Mosel Valley Kasteschkopp

  6. Hubertushöhe Brodenbach

    This viewpoint is the easiest to get to of all the viewpoints in this list. It’s located right on a highway that leads up the mountain in Brodenbach. This is a wider part of the valley and you will see a lot of ships coming through this section.

    Mosel Valley Hubertushöhe Brodenbach

  7. Laysteig Hatzenport

    The last viewpoint on this list doesn’t have a specific name, but it is part of the Hatzenporter Laysteig trail and definitely worth mentioning. It is only accessible by hiking the trail and features a big viewing area. You can find it by putting in the following coordinates: 50°13’15.8″N 7°23’36.9″E

    Mosel Valley Hatzenporter Laysteig

Where to Stay in the Mosel Valley:

Zum Bachhexje – Alken is a very beautiful and highly rated low-budget vacation rental with a kitchen.
Pension Winnemüller – Cochem offers gorgeous hotel rooms including breakfast and is centrally located in the city of Cochem.

About the Authors

Authors Ryne Cook and Denise Braun from He Said or She Said

Ryne and Denise Cook: We have been living in or near the Mosel Valley for decades and spend as much time in this beautiful region as we can. We hope our local guidance can help you make the most of your next trip to the Mosel region!

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