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Vineyards overlooking Bernkastel kues, Germany (Photo via marie martin  / iStock / Getty Images Plus)


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A cultural town with old charm, Bernkastel-Kues, Germany is undeniably a striking destination, which dazzles visitors with its charismatic atmosphere.  From its vibrant cobblestone streets painted with medieval architectural gems to its abundant vineyards bursting with succulent grapes, the town’s diverse landscape begs to be explored.  Get ready to bask in Bernkastel-Kues’ fascinating heritage shaped by its friendly people, delicious foods and wines, as well as its colorful history.  With adventures lurking on every corner, Bernkastel-Kues is an ideal location to discover the treasures of history and nature while indulging in the exquisiteness of a vintage delicacy.

Bernkastel-Kues’ spirit glistens along the river Moselle in Germany.  Consisting of five unique districts: Bernkastel, Kues, Andel, Wehlen, and Kues plateau; this old town is a feast for the senses.  Whether you contact the “Bernkasteler Doctor” (wine tour) or visit the ancient castles and other iconic jewels, its culture is inevitable.  The Wine Museum and vineyards lure lovers of this fine specialty with enlightening stories and flavors.  The primitive medieval architectures serve as memoirs of the Romans that once walked along the historic streets, while the birthplace of Nicholas of Cusa celebrates the life of the famous German humanist with its décor of elaborate collections.  In addition, do not miss the opportunity to visit the town’s market square.  Draped with medieval houses, this dynamic area is also adorned with St. Michael’s Fountain and the significant pointed house, both dating back to the 1600s; as well as the Renaissance-decorated town hall.

While discovering Bernkastel-Kues’ highlights, take some time to fulfill your shopping desires.  For an amazing shopping experience “Bernkast'ler Fenster” along with its other boutiques and shops makes Bernkastel-Kues a paradise for fashionistas.    There is a wide spectrum of merchandise lurking behind every door.  From clothing to books, everything is within arm’s length and readily available for your buying pleasure.  Take a break from shopping and stimulate your taste buds with a cultural feast.  Authentic German cuisines are hypnotizing as their scents refreshingly overflow throughout the local restaurants.  With a bottle of red or white wine, this is the icing on the cake!

The climate and rich soil contribute to Bernkastel-Kues being a great producer of wine.  During the course of a year the town experiences a mild humid temperate climate.  In the months of May to September (warm season), temperatures averages from a daily high in the 70s and decrease to the mid-50s.  During November to March (cold season) the weather ranges between an everyday high of 40 °F to a low within the 20s.

Bernkastel-Kues’ surroundings are perfect for hiking and biking, which are a thrilling way to experience the town’s highlights.  There are also boat tours, providing majestic views of the Moselle as well as the neighboring towns of Bernkastel-Kues.  However, tourists are encouraged to hop aboard the Scenic Train.  For 45 minutes, this train is uniquely designed for your travelling pleasure.   Here, guests are able to see various attractions such as the church of St. Michael and the Birthplace of Nicholas of Musa, while the Moselle region’s scenery sparkles in the background.