The wall lizard loves the Riesling vineyards. It finds an ideal habitat in the slate rocks of the Moselle. That's why it likes to be the leading animal on the wine adventure trail!
Directly above the historic centre of Bernkastel rises one of the most famous and once most expensive vineyard sites in the world: the Bernkasteler Doctor. It is part of the Bernkasteler Badstube, which, with its 68 hectares, is the smallest large vineyard site on the Moselle and is located exclusively in the Bernkastel district. On the clay slate weathered soil, primarily the Riesling vine is cultivated.Some of the Riesling wines produced here are considered by wine critics to be among the best white wines in the world. A good reason to take a closer look at these legendary plants.With this in mind, the initiative "Living Moselle Vineyards", with the support of the town of Bernkastel-Kues, has created the wine adventure trail "Lizard loves Riesling", which runs for 3.7 km through the Bernkasteler Badstube. There are 11 stations where you can discover the varied interaction of flora and fauna as well as man and nature. Exciting and entertaining stories about winegrowing in Bernkastel are also told.
Guided tours of the Wine Experience Trail can be arranged for groups by appointment (Mosel-Gäste-Zentrum Bernkastel-Kues, Phone +49 (0)6531-500190)
Updated: November 05, 2020
Getting thereJourney to Bernkastel-Kues
ParkingPaid parking spaces on the banks of the Moselle in Bernkastel and Kues. At the Tourist Information (MGZ, Gestade 6), 3-day parking tickets are available for 5 euros or monthly parking tickets for 10 euros.
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