"Zeltingen: Vineyards and the river lock" Zeltingen-Rachtig by Kathrin_E

Zeltingen-Rachtig Travel Guide: 11 reviews and 38 photos

The two neighbouring wine villages of Zeltingen and Rachtig form one municipality today.
Their history is particular: Zeltingen and Rachtig were property of the Archbishop of Cologne till 1806 while more or less the whole surroundings belonged to the Archbishop of Trier. Wine regions have always been wealthy. The houses in the village still tell the story.

River promenade, the village and the steep vineyards of "Zeltinger Sonnenuhr" in the background.

The river lock

Several barrages regulate the Mosel and prevent - or are supposed to prevent - floodings. The part far left contains turbines to produce electricity.
The small ramp next to it allows the fish to pass the barrage. The local herons know very well that fishing is worthwhile at that spot, we've observed them several times. The lock for the ship is on the right. Since the existing lock is rather narrow a new, larger one is being built.

This photo was taken from my room in the Hotel Winzerverein. I'm glad I caught the rainbow! Is there a pot of gold at the end of the river lock?

  • Last visit to Zeltingen-Rachtig: Apr 2008
  • Intro Updated Aug 8, 2008
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  • german_eagle's Profile Photo
    Apr 27, 2011 at 10:05 AM

    That name of the town alone! LOL, just like Steinigtwolmsdorf :-) Beautiful views from the ruin. The Intro pic with the lock is awesome.


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