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Bernkastel-Kues

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  • Stephan N

    Attractions:Towered over by the Landshut castle ruins, the city invites you to stroll through its rich history. Perhaps the most splendid half-timbered ensemble in the region is the old town of Bernkastel. The highlight here is the medieval market square with the picturesque Michaelsbrunnen and the Renaissance town hall from 1608. The “Spitzhäuschen” on the market square in particular attracts a lot of attention thanks to its unusual design. Since 1416 it seems to have been balancing on a pedestal that is far too small.On the shore, on the banks of the Moselle, is the mighty parish church of St. Michael, whose steeple used to serve as the watchtower of the fortified city. The local history museum is located in the Graacher Tor in the old town. In addition, the old town is adorned by four different fountains. In addition to the Michaelsbrunnen on the market square, there is the Bear Fountain, dedicated to the city's heraldic animal, the Karlsbader Fountain on the Karlsbader Platz of the same name and finally the Doctor Fountain, which depicts the famous legend about the Bernkasteler Doctor wine.But there is also a lot to see and discover on the other side of the Moselle, in Kues. This is where the city's namesake, Nikolaus Cusanus, the famous scholar and cardinal, was born. His foundation, the 500-year-old St. Nicholas Hospital, includes, among other things. a Gothic chapel. In addition to the birthplace of Cusanus, it is a symbol of the city.
    Source:
    mosel.de/index.php?id=212&tx_ttnews%5Bcat%5D=9&tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=18&cHash=e6a19d75d24fa5d5281cc25d03754405

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    • December 11, 2021

  • Jo

    The Bernkastel district is located at the head of a wide Moselle loop, in the mouth of Tiefenbachtal, which leads down narrow and steep from the Hunsrück. Kues and Bernkastel, united since 1905, are connected by a bridge. The city also includes the formerly independent wine towns Andel and Wehlen.
     The area has been inhabited for a very long time, in Kues in 1962 a village from the Neolithic (4000 - 3000 BC), the oldest known settlement on the Moselle ever. Surely also Treverer and Romans have lived here, but the first written mention falls into the 7th century. Merovingians and Luxembourgers were masters of the castle until 1017, when the archbishop of Trier, Poppo, destroyed the fortress and incorporated it into its own territory. In 1277, today's Burg Landshut was built by Archbishop Heinrich von Vinstingen. In 1291 Bernkastel received the city rights of Emperor Rudolf von Habsburg.

    Source: mosel-reiseführer.de

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    • March 12, 2018

  • JakobusPilger

    For those who not only continue on the Moselsteig steadily from stage to stage, towards the destination Koblenz, but also want to linger a little in one or the other place, we recommend the Moselsteig side jump "Bernkasteler Bärensteig" as an additional hike in Bernkastel-Kues:
    komoot.de/tour/91154476?ref=wtd

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    • May 24, 2021

  • Kati, James & Elli🐾🐾

    Beautiful city. So rustic with the whole half-timbered houses.

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    • September 5, 2018

  • Peter Luthe

    Nice place with a historic old town and many half-timbered houses.

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    • October 21, 2021

  • Simone N

    The village of Bernkastel-Kus has a very long history:
    3000 B.C.E. Archaeologists discover the first evidence of human settlement in Kues, one of the largest ribbon ceramic settlements of the New Stone Age in the Moselle region.
    600 BC Celtic finds in the vicinity of the districts of Kues and Wehlen. (1936: excavation of a Celtic settlement on the plateau "Ober dem Lieserpfad"
    50 B.C.E. up to 400 Roman settlement in the Moselle valley with Trier as "Augusta Treverorum", Roman imperial city that became Christian under Constantine I.
    370 Decimus Magnus Ausonius, Roman poet and teacher at the imperial court, writes his poem "Mosella".
    400 A Roman fort (princastellum) in the area of today's Landshut castle ruins. This is indicated, among other things, by fittings, ceramics and iron finds found below the castle.
    475 Bernkastel and the Moselle Province in the hands of the Merovingians (Franconia).
    700 "Princastellum" is what the "geographer of Ravenna" calls the place from which the place name Bernkastel is unequivocally derived.
    Additional:
    bernkastel.de/regionen/bernkastel-kues/chronik

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    • December 11, 2021

  • Stefan Weingärtner

    Absolutely to the hospital for wine tasting. Then it works out even better.

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    • November 2, 2017

  • Heilo

    Here you will find a very cozy village with beautiful half-timbered houses.

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    • June 1, 2020

  • Wanderer

    The city seems to have stopped in time. A journey into the past.

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    • June 11, 2020

  • Gadabout

    About 7100 people live in Bernkastel-Kues. And they are joined by almost two million day tourists every year.

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    • October 9, 2020

  • JakobusPilger

    If you don't just keep going from stage to stage on the Moselsteig, heading towards Koblenz, but also want to linger a little in one or the other place, we recommend the "Burg-Olymp-Tour" holiday country trail in Bernkastel-Kues as an additional hike :
    komoot.de/tour/91155125?ref=wtd

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    • May 24, 2021

  • JakobusPilger

    For those who not only continue steadily on the Moselsteig from stage to stage, towards the destination Koblenz, but also want to linger a little in one or the other place, we recommend the holiday country path "Maria-Zill Panoramaweg" as an additional hike in Bernkastel-Kues:
    komoot.de/tour/91156483?ref=wtd

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    • May 24, 2021

  • Peter_H_65 🐻

    "The town of Bernkastel-Kues is one of the most popular holiday destinations on the Moselle and can proudly call itself the "Centre of the Middle Moselle".
    mosel.de/region/orte/details/?tx_ttnews%5Bcat%5D=9&tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=18&cHash=e6a19d75d24fa5d5281cc25d03754405

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    • March 7, 2022

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