For Luxembourgers, the 'Musel', the Moselle River is more than just a river drawing a natural border of 42 kilometers between the Grand Duchy and Germany. It is a picturesque region in the east of the country, full of life, stretching from Schengen in the south to Wasserbillig in the north.
Lush vineyards producing the best wines
Protected from the winds, with a relatively mild and sunny climate and steep, sun-kissed slopes, the valley of the Moselle is primarily a wine region with a long tradition.
The Wine Route, which follows the Moselle through its valley, allows the discovery of small, wine-producing villages with numerous wine cellars, eager to share their treasures. Especially renowned for its dry white wines of great quality, the Moselle region today sees its wines and sparkling wines proudly exported beyond its borders.
With its particular charm and atmosphere, the Moselle valley constantly attracts wine lovers and bon vivants who want to enjoy the new wines, being presented around Easter, or who want to let themselves get carried away by the spirit of celebration surrounding the wine festivals and participate in the grape harvest upon the arrival of autumn.
Land of flavours
Alongside the viticultural tradition, a great culinary tradition has naturally developed, which can be discovered in charming restaurants close to the Moselle or in small traditional villages with narrow streets, whose charm largely stems from the cultivation of wine. With its stately homes, Ehnen is certainly one of the finest wine-growing villages of the Moselle.
A place for relaxation and leisure.
The Moselle region also offers an extensive network for hiking and cycling, as well as a variety of water sports such as water skiing, sailing and surfing. Wellness enthusiasts can relax in the spa of Mondorf-les-Bains, the Grand Duchy's only thermal spa.
Schengen, where the Schengen Agreements were signed
The Moselle, and specifically the village of Schengen, located where Luxembourg, France and Germany meet, is not just renowned for its quality of life, but also for the famous Schengen Agreements, signed here in 1985 and 1990. The Schengen Agreements, which constitute a decisive step towards the introduction of the free circulation of goods and people in Europe, are undoubtedly one of the key elements of EU policy.