To find the typical atmospehere of the Moselle wine region, you should consider a trip to Bernkastel-Kues, which is a mere 40 minute drive from Gerach. There you can visit the picturesque city center or the ruins of Landshut Castle, take a boat trip along the Moselle or follow “The Bernkasteler Doctor” on one of his wine-themed tours.
► More details (on the Bernkastel-Kues website)
► Pictures from Bernkastel-Kues
For the fans of winter sports: 2 skiing areas are just half an hour away! To the west there is the Erbeskopf (816 m) in the Saar-Hunsrück Nature Park, where 3 ski lifts are operational (in summer there is a rodelbahn). And to the north you have the Idarkopf (746 m) in the Idarwald, where both downhill skiing and langlauf are possible.
► More info on wintersport on the Erbeskopf
► More info on wintersport on the Idarkopf
Trier is Germany’s oldest city and definitely worth visiting. Some of the well-preserved remains from the Roman era are the Porta Nigra, the Imerpial Baths, the Amphitheater and the Roman Imperial Throne Room (Konstantin-Basilika). Trier also has plenty of shopping opportunities, some wonderful museums and of course the Dom and the Electoral Palace.
► More details (on the Trier tourist info website)
Historical buildings, picturesque locations, impressive monuments – Mainz has this and much more to offer. Discover the city’s ancient roots with the theme walk “museums, churches and palaces”. On the tour, you will also get to know the Electorate of Mainz and the city’s most famous son, Johannes Gutenberg.
► More details (on the Mainz city website)
This picturesque city, which is in the middle of the “Natural Preserve Palantine Forest” with attractive possibilities for leisure, sports and shopping not only attracts wanderers and soccer fans. It offers many excursion destinations, museums, pubs and taverns and a very lively inner city.
► More details (on the Kaiserslautern tourist info website)