Bernkastel-kues is one of the most beautiful and romantic towns in Germany. An authentic jewel of cobbled streets, half-timbered houses, flower-filled balconies and unique corners.
Bernkastel-kues is located in the Moselle Valley, a privileged enclave. It is close to Cochem and the Reichsburg Castle. The entire area is famous for its wine production, so if you dare to take a Road Trip through the Moselle Valley, you will enjoy landscapes of vineyards, surrounded by small mountains and charming villages.
In this post I tell you what to see in Bernkastel-kues, how to get there with and without a car, and where to stay.
WHAT TO SEE IN BERNKASTEL-KUES, GERMANY
Although the population is small, there are several places to visit. Ideally, you should walk through it aimlessly, admiring every detail and enjoying the special atmosphere that reigns in it.
Marktplatz, the main square of Bernkastel
The Market Square is the most romantic corner of Bernkastel, without a doubt. It is surrounded by colorful half-timbered houses from the 17th century.
In it we can find the Town Hall and a fountain. It is a pedestrian area, with a cobbled street and a meeting point for both locals and travelers. Here you will find small shops and restaurants.
Bernkastel-Kues Town Hall
This architectural jewel dates from the year 1608. During Christmas, an Advent calendar is revealed in its windows. We visited the town in summer, in its windows hung a lot of pots full of flowers.
Spitzhäuschen, the most peculiar building in the city
It is one of the most curious buildings in Bernkastel. In addition to being the oldest in the town, dating from 1416, the fact that the base is narrower than the upper floors is very curious. And unlike many of the buildings in the city, which are attached to each other, this small house has the advantage of being unique and not having neighbors attached to the sides.
In the town there are several fountains. All of them are usually a meeting point, since there is no way to photograph them without people sitting in them. The most popular and important in the city is the Fountain of San Miguel, located in Marktplatz. Also find the fountain of the Bears and the fountain of the doctor.
San Miguel's Church
This beautiful church is located on the banks of the Moselle River, it stands out mainly for its clock. Although all of her is very flirtatious. Its tower was built 600 years ago and is one of the most remarkable buildings in the city. Do not miss it!
Graacher Tower and Bernkastel Regional Museum
The Graacher Tower was once the welcome gate to the city. Today it is housed in the regional museum of Bernkastel.
Bernkastel-Kues Castle was built in the 13th century and was used by the Archbishops of Trier. A fire almost completely destroyed it in 1692, so today only its ruins remain. Giving it a mystical air.
You can go up here, discover the corners that remain of the ruins and enjoy spectacular views of the town.
Wander the streets
The most beautiful thing about this town is that all its streets are beautiful and have many details. With houses attached to each other, they find houses of all colors, although pastel tones and red predominate.
In summer, all the balconies have flowers and plants. And you will find little terraces to have a drink on every corner and every square.
HOW TO GET TO BERNKASTEL-KUES
The closest airports to Bernkastel-Kues are, in order of proximity, Luxembourg, Cologne and Frankfurt Hann. You can look for flight deals to Germany or Luxembourg from this link.
From these airports you have a train to the vicinity of the town and then to get to the town you have to take the bus. From this link you can see transport schedules and prices.
The easiest option and one that gives you more freedom is to rent a car at any of these airports. So you can get to know the outskirts of the town, tour its vineyards and its landscapes. In addition, you can add more destinations to your route without being aware of bus schedules, etc. You can see car rental offers in Germany from this link.
We start our route in Munich, almost 6 hours from here. Making a route stopping in Stuttgart, Heidelberg... If you want to know our route through the South of Germany and the Moseta Valley, you can read our post by clicking on it.
WHERE TO STAY IN BERNKASTEL-KUES
In the town you will find some great accommodation options. Ideally, you should stay in the center of town.
Some recommendations in the center:
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