Moselle

The Moselle is the country's longest river, creating a natural 42km border between Luxembourg and Germany. The nearby landscapes have been shaped by the Moselle's course, especially the winding twists and turns that form the 'Moselschleife' (the meanders of the Moselle) near the village of Machtum.

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Mertert port is one of the country's top logistics hubs. It is linked to the road and rail networks and covers a surface area of 65 hectares, with two quays creating a total length of 1.6km. The goods transshipped in Mertert are mainly steel, oil and agricultural products and building materials.

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The Moselle valley, sheltered from the wind and graced with a relatively warm climate and steep sunny slopes, has a long tradition of wine-growing. From the hilltops, walkers can enjoy breathtaking views over the valley. These spectacular viewpoints include the famous 'Felsbierg', near Wintrange, with its statue of St Donat – the patron saint who offers protection against thunder, lightning and storms.

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The Wine Route ('Route du Vin') follows the course of the Moselle, crossing the entire valley and taking in a series of wine-producing villages (such as Machtum) with vineyards and cellars. The region's still and sparkling wines are exported far beyond Luxembourg's borders and have already won a number of international prizes (including the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles, the Vinalies Internationales Competition and ProWein in Düsseldorf).

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The Moselle has much more to offer than wines and river promenades. There is a whole region full of natural and cultural treasures waiting to be explored.

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Hikers and bikers are able to explore the astonishing variety of the landscapes as well as the region’s long history stretching back to the Roman Empire.

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Those who prefer firm ground to flowing waters can find, at some kilometres’ distance from the river banks, the vast and luxuriant landscapes of the Moselle region, an orchard for the whole country with fertile grounds and richly varied local produce.

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  • Updated 17-11-2017