Our suggestions for leisure activities
On the way by bike
Your holiday home is located in the immediate vicinity of the Moselradweg.
This 310 or 275 km long cycle path leads from Metz respectively Thionville along the Moselle to Koblenz.
So you have the pleasant agony of choice … visit our French neighbours or the monument of Kaiser Wilhelm I at the Deutsches Eck in Koblenz.
Classically is the section between Trier and Koblenz, it leads you through picturesque and interesting places such as Neumagen-Dhron, Bernkastel-Kues, Traben-Trarbach, Cochem and Treis-Karden, from where you can also make a tour to Burg Eltz.
The Moselradweg is mentioned only as an example for the numerous cycle paths which you can find in and around Trier and along the Moselle.
Further information can be found on the following pages:
365 km of surprise, challenge and enthusiasm – The Moselsteig, awarded as a quality long-distance hiking trail, is not only one of the longest, but also one of the most varied hiking trails in Germany.
From Perl on the German-Luxembourgish-French border it meanders, with side trips, along the Moselle to Koblenz. A total of 24 stages await you, leading you through forests and vineyards as well as along the banks of the Moselle and along idyllic streams. By the way, Pfalzel is near the stage 5 Trier – Schweich.
Especially inviting are the circular hiking paths that follow the Moselsteig trail, the so-called “side jumps” or “dream paths”.
For example, in the vicinity of Pfalzels you will find the side jumps “Longuicher Sauerbrunnen”, “Mehringer Schweiz” or the “Extra Tour Zitronenkrämerkreuz”. Even the “Römerpfad” is not far away and lets you hike history.
An overview of the Moselsteig stages and the circular hiking trails can be found on the Moselsteig-Website.
But these aren`t the only hiking trails in our region … you can find many more under
The landscape around Trier is characterized by the Moselle Valley, the Eifel (www.eifel.info) and the Hunsrück, which give you a variety of impressions. For example, visit the Region Mullerthal, affectionately referred to as Luxembourg’s Little Switzerland. Or the Nature Park Center Teufelsschlucht and walk up to the Irreler Wasserfällen.
You see, the offer is incomparable – look forward to your stay!
Of course, in addition to the scenic surroundings Trier itself
is worth discovering and offers something for everyone.
Stroll through the pedestrian zone or visit the numerous sights. In the city, you will find eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites, with the Igeler column in the district of Igel, there are even nine – together with the variety of other recreational activities, you certainly will have a lot to see.
Therefore, don`t hesitate on spending a day more.
Visit with your children, for example, the large water playground on the Petrisberg or see Trier from both sides of the Moselle, in the east of the well-known Mariensäule on the Markusberg, in the west of the lookout point on Petrisberg.
On the Moselle
Only a few meters separate you from the Moselle. This several hundred kilometers long tributary of the Rhine serves not only the river transportation, also many excursion boats sail this beautifully landscaped waterway.
From the jetty in Pfalzel you can also use several times a day during the summer month a small excursion boat in the direction of Trier.
From Trier it is possible to take one-day and multi-day trips up and down the Moselle with larger excursion boats.
Here you pass picturesque and idyllic wine villages along the Mosel and in between, of course, also have the opportunity for short land excursions.
A selection of providers can be found here:
Prefer something more individual and active? Of course, this is possible too. In the nearby sports boat and yacht marinas Trier, Schweich and Pölich there are certainly enough opportunities for chartering and organizing unique Mosel rides or canoe trips. Here are some internet addresses about:
Desire to submerge?
In Trier and the surrounding area there are numerous swimming pools that invite you to relax and swim in the summer.
In addition, the indoor pool in Trier offers holiday feelings all year round with its relaxing and beautifully designed sauna area.
Find out under “Das Bad”.
Outdoor swimming pools in Trier are the Südbad as well as the Nordbad (for early swimmers it opens during the week at 06:00 o’clock).
You travel by car and are mobile?
Then we would also like to recommend the outdoor swimming pools of the Roman Wine Route – Schweich und Leiwen.
In addition to swimming pools and a spacious sunbathing area with shady trees, Leiwen also offers you an absolute added value – one of the most beautiful views of the Mosel valley – simply worth seeing.
...or in the air.
Above the clouds
Not only in August, when the MoselBallonFiesta attracts thousands of spectators with numerous hot air balloons in the nearby Föhren, you can get up in the air.
The Moselle valley with its gentle to steep mountain slopes attracts numerous paragliders and offers for tandem diving abound.
At the airfield Föhren, only a few kilometers away from Pfalzel and Trier, the offer ranges from sightseeing flights by plane or ultralight, hot air balloon rides to parachuting.
Experience the Mosel from above and take a look from the air on Trier, the Eifel and the Hunsrück.
In Konz, a neighbouring town of Trier, there is a glider airfield. When gliding, enjoy your view in complete silence.
Here are the informations:
In addition to a lot of activities lure many other destinations in the near and far surroundings.
Since 2017, the Zylinderhaus in Bernkastel-Kues offers a fascinating automobile collection. You won`t just discover two- and four-wheeled vintage cars here and feel transported into back decades. Definitely worth a visit.
Also impressively is the Buddha Museum in Traben-Trarbach. Immediately on the banks of the Moselle, in the building of a former winery, there is an amazing collection of around 2,000 Buddha figures. Immerse yourself in the world of Buddhism – modern multimedia installations make art, culture and history come alive. Take your time for this.
Beer lovers beware.
Just a few kilometers from Trier is Bitburg, home to one of the largest and most famous breweries. Learn more about the world of beer in the Bitburger Marken-Erlebniswelt and see, hear, feel, smell and taste what makes Bitburger Premium Pils so special.
Weltkulturerbe Völklinger Hütte – one of the most exciting places in the world. An impressive experience around the history of steel and workmanship. Changing exhibitions, location for extraordinary music, art and cultural projects, the ScienceCenter Ferrodrom – the Völklinger Hütte thrilled across generations.