Pfalzel is situated 4,5 km nord of Trier, along the Moselle.
The first traces date back to celtic time thanks to its strategical position for trades. The name and its historical meaning comes from the roman time as a seat of a „Palatiolum“, a palace-fortress and some traces are still visible.
During the Franks time a merovingian princess called Adula built a convent that later was converted into a fortress of the bishop, a medieval collegiate church and surrounded by pitoresque houses. One od these is the oldest stone house of Germany, just in the fornt yard of the church ( built in 1143).
The plan of Pfalzel has romantic narrow streets and the elements of its long and full of changes history from late roman time to middle age, Renassance and Baroque.
Our cottages are centrally situated in Trier-Pfalzel, a few steps away from the Moselle. That´s the right place to enjoy a short or longer stay, a rest for bikers or starting point to discover the main destinations along the Moselle, Luxembourg or Saarbrücken. There are many possibilities to have tours by boat on the Mosela and Saar starting from Trier or Pfalzel. It´s also raccomended to have a wine tasting at the vineyards.
Read more about Pfalzel at Wikipedia.
The current timetable information of the Transport Association Region Trier you can reach here.
The university town of Trier is situated in Rheinland Pfalz region, in Moselle Valley, just 15 kms away from the border to Luxembourg. It´s surronded by vineyards and the hills of Eifel and Hunsrück. The nearby city are Luxembourg (40 km), Saarbrücken (80km) and Koblenz (100 km). Treviri is the oldest town of Germany and has several Unesco heritage monuments as Porta Nigra, Barbara roman bath, the imperial bath, Basilica, roman bridge, Igel pillar, the Cathedral, the church Liebfrauenkirche and the roman amphitheater.
The origin of the name comes from the celtic tribe of Treveri, that starting from 50BC were conquered by the romans. The roman had a first settlement on Petrisberg and Augusta Treverorum was officially founded in 16AC. Today you can see several traces of the imperial time that shows how important. It used to be the most populated town northern of Alps ( 80 000-100 000 inhabitants). After that the roman legions left the area, the Franks had Trier that handed over to the bishops. They ruled over till Napoleon time. Trier was the seat of prince electors, a University (1473), cultural and intellectual center of a region from Lorraine to the Rhine. The traces of this history are visible all around the place till nowadays in historical monuments, churches and monasteries, the Cathedral but also the so called Three Kings house in Simeonstraße or the Frank tower in Dietrichstraße. From 1794 to 1815 Trier was occupied by the French troops and afterwards the Prussians ruled over. Last but not least, Karl Marx was born in 1818 in Brückenstraße. The house is now a museum named after him.
Trier is now an University town, has a theatre, three museums and has events around the year like wine festivals, Carnival, historical events and the famous Christmas market. The old town is easy to reach by train, bus or also by bike thanks to the panoramic cycle path along the Moselle.
The city can be reached by train in 5 minutes or by bike on the way along the Moselle in 15 minutes. Trier is nearby airports like Luxembourg (40km), Frankfurt-Hahn (70km) and Cologne-Bonn (185km).
Find out more about Trier on the website of the Tourist-Information Trier.
Or about the heritage monuments under Zentrum der Antike.
Only a few kilometers from your holiday home is the border with the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.
Luxembourg, the smallest state in the European Union after Malta, is located in the heart of Europe and borders on Germany, France and Belgium.
You should definitely visit the capital of the same name. It is only 50 kilometers from Pfalzel, so only a stone’s throw away. As one of the richest cities in the world, Luxembourg, nationally known as Lëtzebuerg, is considered to be the major administrative and financial center of Europe. With its large collection of important EU institutions (eg European Investment Bank, European Court of Justice, etc.), it has the reputation of being a Third Capital of the European Union – next to, or to, Brussels and Strasbourg.
The old town of Luxembourg is imposing on a rocky plateau and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Around this plateau flow the two city-rivers Pétrusse and Alzette. Here, next to the Grand Ducal Palace and the Town Hall, is the late Gothic Notre-Dame Cathedral, built in the 17th century.
The city’s busiest square, the Place d’Armes, is linked to a pedestrian street filled with street cafés and restaurants. Here everything meets – young and old, strange and indigenous, wild and honest. Therefore, the place is unofficially called “salon of the city”. Its official name goes back to the French troops of Louis XIV, who used the place for parades. It was completed in 1671 and rebuilt in 1986.
From April to September there are daily concerts in the square. For more information, it is best to contact the Luxembourg City Tourist Office.
Luxembourg is a country with many faces,
- Art and culture … historic buildings and a well-known Philharmonic
- Charming landscapes like the Mullerthal or the Luxembourg Ardennes, the Éislek
- Fine and first-class gastronomy, influenced, among other things, by its proximity to France
- Concerts of international music stars
- and many more
and offers variety in abundance.
Further information can be found under Visit Luxembourg.
- Airport Luxemburg 40 km
- Airport Frankfurt-Hahn 80 km
- Luxembourg 50 km
- Cologne 200 km
- Saarbrucken 90 km
- Metz 100 km
- Paris 420 km