"Amazing half-timbered houses" Top 5 Page for this destination Bernkastel-Kues by Jerelis

Bernkastel-Kues Travel Guide: 138 reviews and 332 photos

Famous for its unique Market Square.

This beautiful place is mentioned in the 7th century, but came to it's full bloom in the 12th century. The quality wine made the region and Bernkastel-Kues known worldwide.

Every time visit Bernkastel Keus we see and experience a lot. It's particularly famous for its unique Market Square and the many well preserved half-timbered houses. Bernkastel Keus is the centre of the Middle Mosel Valley. Its unmistakeable identity arised out of the multiplicity of its attractions: its culture, its history, the high quality of its wines and the variety of it touristic surroundings.

International town of vine and wine.

At the steep and slaty slopes you can breath in the magic scent of the wine and even watch the vinters at work. That is fun and makes a holiday on one of the many wine estates in Bernkastel Keus so interesting. The Mosel Riesling is the very best that viticulture has produced. Just have a go at it!

Some old names of the city:

1181: Berncastell
1201: Berincastrum
1281: Berincastel
1299: Barcastrum

  • Last visit to Bernkastel-Kues: Oct 2004
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Feb 15, 2009 at 12:29 AM

    Yeah, amazing architecture... I enjoy such tours too...

  • christine.j's Profile Photo
    May 15, 2008 at 10:00 PM

    A beautiful small town, isn't it? There's also very good wine in the area, we get our wine from a vineyard near Bernkastel-Kues.

  • Luchonda's Profile Photo
    Nov 28, 2007 at 5:49 AM

    Superb page, thx for sharing Greetz from Belgium

  • freddie18's Profile Photo
    Sep 7, 2007 at 7:55 PM

    It is really a must to talk to local people especially in small villages. They are the best tour guide in their own place. You can't go wrong. Bernkastel-Kues is not an exception.

  • Maria250's Profile Photo
    Jul 20, 2007 at 12:21 PM

    Yes, amazing the same photo taken lol! But then again that beautiful spot does nothing but invite to do so. Right? Thank you for stopping by.

  • scottishvisitor's Profile Photo
    Feb 23, 2007 at 8:52 AM

    Lovely half timbered buildings - the market square is delightful - I can't read maps either -always have them upside down!!

  • Kuznetsov_Sergey's Profile Photo
    Jan 12, 2007 at 5:58 AM

    Interesting page with a sense of humor! The Ruin of the Castle of Landshut impresses. "Reading a map" - tip is amasing! In my life everything is just the opposite: my wife is driving wile I'm reading a map... Thanks Jeroen for sharing!

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Nov 16, 2006 at 9:17 AM

    Useful tips. I'll have to return when the page is completed.

  • Dec 22, 2004 at 11:17 PM

    you are right, Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus

  • globetrott's Profile Photo
    Dec 21, 2004 at 5:31 PM

    Kaffee Hansen is a Must !

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