The German-Luxembourgian Region
The holiday area Luxembourg-Trier-Land is the centre of the cross-border German-Luxembourgian Moselle and Eifel region. Steep vine slopes with blue grey gleaming slate alternate with extensive forests and plateaus which are sometimes barren and at other times fertile. Here, nature has let its different moods run free and shows itself from its most beautiful and varied side. There is no limit to the possible leisure activities open to you. The close vicinity to the city of Luxembourg and the city of Trier make this area just for people who wish to have a relaxing and active cross-border holiday with a lot of memories. Enjoy the unique combination of Luxembourgian ‘Joie de Vivre’ and German ‘Gemütlichkeit’.
The area of Luxembourg-Trier-Land is located in-between the Moselle-Saar holiday region and Eifel holiday region, approximately 83 km to the southwest of Frankfurt-Hahn Airport (see map on bottom of page).
The Moselle-Saar is one of the nine holiday regions of Germany's Rhineland-Palatinate. Of the Rhine's tributaries, the Moselle is considered the loveliest. Idyllic wine villages perched on steep, vine-clad slopes, and romantic little towns with a medieval feel, such as Cochem and Bernkastel-Kues, lend the Moselle valley its unique character. Trier, over 2,000 years old, is the oldest town in Germany and its stone relics dating back to Roman times have now been designated a UNESCO world heritage site. Come and discover for yourself the jovial hospitality of local Moselle people — and don't forget to treat yourself to a delicious glass of that famous local Riesling. ... read more about the Moselle-Saar holiday region
The Eifel holiday region is known for its exciting landscape and extinct volcanoes. The blue of the maars — or water-filled volcanic craters — and the bright yellow of the gorse in summer are hallmarks of the Eifel massif. This paradise for walkers and cyclists is centred between Trier, Koblenz, Cologne and Aachen. The Eifel has more than 100 mineral springs that offer an impressive insight into its volcanic past, and there are fascinating 'geo routes' and volcano safaris on which to actively explore this holiday region. ... read more about the Eifel holiday region
The culinary variety here is all you can wish for and more. The varied menu extends from good solid cooking to exclusive culinary delights, from food typical of the German-Luxembourgian region to international Haute Cuisine of the highest class. After a good meal, you can enjoy a leisurely stroll through the local orchards, or if you prefer, you can enjoy their fruit in its liquid form! The fine, fruity high-quality spirits are famous far beyond the borders of Luxembourg and Germany.
The sun smiles upon the holiday region Trierer Land and the Luxembourg Moselle and there is an extremely good climate. The Romans recognised this advantage and brought with them the culture of wine growing including the special rarity, the Elbling vine, which is still grown today. In the meantime, however, other vines, such as the spirited Riesling, the fruity Pinot, the mild Rivaner or the aromatic Auxerrois are predominant. Enjoy the excellent local wines in one of the many the high class restaurants in French style to the wine taverns (Straußwirtschaften) with the typical German Gemütlichkeit.
You will find everything in the holiday area Luxembourg-Trierer-Land. The unique sights and museums of Trier, the classics in the Kaiserthermen (imperial baths), the exclusivity of the casino in Luxembourg, international running race events — everything but boredom! 2,000 years of continuous development has had its influence on the people, too. They go calmly about their work and their positive attitude soon comes across to the visitor.
- Roman ‘Grutenhäuschehn’
- Built in the third century, this Roman temple is located right in the vineyards in Igel-Liersberg. The temple is two storeys high and provides a beautiful view at the Moselle River.
- Ramstein Castle
- It is a landmark of the town Kordel. Its architecture is typical for the castles of archbishop Balduin (1285-1354). The ruin of the medieval castle is open to the public.
- The Pillar of Igel (Igeler Säule)
- The ‘Igeler Säule’ is yet another world-famous piece of evidence for the Roman skill. This is an imposing pillar monument from the first half of the third century — a monument which you can only find once north of the Alps — belongs to the UNESCO World Heritage.
- Roman Herms & Welschbillig Castle
- 112 Roman herm sculptures are exhibited. The sculptures show different population groups (African, Greek, Teuton etc.) and were part of a Roman Villa Rustica. In the medieval ages a castle was built on the ruins of the Roman Villa.
- Roman Copper Mine
- It is one of the largest and oldest Roman copper mines in Germany. The Romans exploited copper and used the mine also as quarry. The marks of the Romans are still visible today.
- Roman Wall
- A reconstruction of a Roman wall can be seen in Butzweiler. Built in the 4th century, the wall had a length of 72 km, was 80 cm in diameter and 2 m in height.
- Trier — Oldest City in Germany
- Nowhere is the Roman past so impressively present as in the former imperial city residence Trier. All periods of architecture since the Romans are represented here. Historical buildings include famous UNESCO world cultural possessions like Porta Nigra (the Black Gate), Amphitheater (amphitheatre), Kaiserthermen (imperial thermal baths) and the Konstantin-Basilika, alleyways and squares, fountains and sculptures - all these have grown together in harmony alongside working modern architecture.
- Luxembourg City — Capital of the Grand Dutchy
- You will be filled with enthusiasm when you visit the former European cultural capital, the city of Luxembourg, with its imposing strongholds and fortresses. Luxembourg boasts a large array of historical and cultural sights that are worth seeing. Lots of interesting and picturesque spots await your visit.
The ‘Route du Vin’ in Luxembourg will take you along the Moselle river from Wasserbillig to Schengen. Here you will discover the Luxembourgian wine-growing region, wine-growing estates and idyllic wine-villages. On the German side of the Moselle, you will find the Elbling, which is the oldest vine variety and very rare among white wines. Elbling vine grows on the Moselle and the Elblingroute takes you along the wine-growing district. The route starts in the town Konz and takes you to Nittel, the largest wine-village.
The Luxembourg-Trier-Land is part of a cultural landscape influenced by many periods of history. The evidence of the settlement, still visible today, literally goes way back to the Stone Age. Follow the traces of the Celts, the Romans and the knights and let yourself be inspired by past cultures. Discover caves full of secrets, excavations with spectacular grave finds and countless relics. The beautiful landscapes of the Eifel, Moselle and Hunsrück with their softly rolling hills and extensive forests, fertile fields and colourful orchards, crystal-clear streams and mysterious lakes — all these invite you to roam around. Here, far away from the hustle and bustle of the city, you can find peace and quiet. You can observe rare kinds of plants and animal life in the romantic Sauertal (valley of the Sauer) and on the banks of the Syr. The little river Kyll flows through the middle of the landscape of low mountain range between the Eifel and Moselle with its healthy air, lush meadows and cool forests. The ‘Eifel Route’ lets you discover the countryside & culture of the Eifel. This theme-oriented route takes you to beautiful sights of the Eifel's nature, historic monuments and idyllic towns.
Countless worthwhile destinations on both sides of the German-Luxembourgian border offer just the thing for everyone, no matter what you are interested in. Pure nature and culture en masse — no slogan is intended here, these are facts. Visit the well-known idyllic wine villages along the rivers Moselle, Saar and Ruwer or just enjoy the volcanic beauty of nature of the Eifel with its world-famous maars.
The long-distance cycle routes which run alongside the Moselle, Sauer and Kyll rivers (partly on shut-down railway lines) simply tempt you to ride along them. You can be carefree, without having to put up with any tiresome traffic. This way you get to know the beauty of the region at your own pace. You have all the time in the world to walk about and get to know the attractions of the region. You can also walk along the many paths or stroll through the vineyards at your leisure. Those who are more sporty can stride through the extensive forests. You can benefit from the peace and quiet and discover the attractive villages and many other unique sights worth seeing in the cross-border country of Germany and Luxembourg.
In the holiday area Luxembourg-Trier-Land you will find a wide range of opportunities for active relaxation. Whether you are looking for the chance to relax by walking, jogging, cycling, in-line skating or water sports, you will definitely find the right thing for you. A whole lot of open-air swimming pools in the surroundings offer both young and old the opportunity to have fun in the water. Canoe and kayak fans can look forward to ideal paddling conditions on the river Sauer, while water-ski fans can indulge in their hobby to their heart's content on the river Moselle or on the river Sauer's reservoirs.
If you are passionate about fishing, the area along the border of Germany and Luxembourg has proved to be a real paradise for fishing. Thanks to the plentiful fish in these stretches of water, fishermen have the chance to relax and abandon themselves to their passion. And if you are passionate about horses, you can find ‘all the happiness in the world on a horse's back’ when exploring the area. Here you will have wonderful possibilities for riding through the forests and fields, the wide expanses of ground in the Eifel and Hunsrück, as well as in the beautiful Luxembourg countryside. A real experience.
Here you have direct access to the online accommodation reservation service of the Tourist Board of Rhineland-Palatinate. No other hotel reservation system on the Internet offers you such a broad and comprehensive list of accommodation in Germany's Rhineland-Palatinate regions. You can list accommodation, search accommodation, contact accommodation establishments and make online reservations.
Buses run from Frankfurt-Hahn Airport to Luxembourg City and Trier.
Bus routes and timetables:
- Luxembourg - Frankfurt-Hahn Airport (Bus Route Timetable)
- Trier - Frankfurt-Hahn Airport (Bus Route Timetable)