Bernkastel is a well-known winegrowing centre on the Middle Moselle in the Bernkastel-Wittlich district in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. Situated on both sides of the river, this medieval town is a state recognized health resort and the birth place of famous scholar Nicolas of Cusa.
The historical old town of Bernkastel-Kues features medieval buildings built as far back as the 15th century. Visitors can marvel at the Spitzhäuschen", built in 1416, the splendid renaissance town hall built in 1608, the marvellous St. Michael's Well and the pretty St. Michael's Parish Church with its mighty tower. Other places of interest include the impressive Graacher Tor, an old town gate where you will find the town museum. You might as well visit Cusanus-Haus where the famous scholar Nicolas of Cusa was born in 1401.
Things to See & Do
* Wine tasting
* Old town buildings & Old town gate
* Mediaeval market place
* Town Museum & Mosel Wine Museum
* Nikolaus Hospital & library
Cruise Season – March to Dec
Currency – Euro (€) (EUR)
Language – German
Land Area – 23.66 km²
Population – 7,000 approx.
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT/UTC plus one hour
International Country Telephone Code – + 49
Port Location – There are a number of landing stages along the shore of the Moselle at Bernkastel-Kues.
Travel Links – Bernkastel is accessible from Hahn airport which is a major destination for various budget airlines.
A number of bus companies operate direct services to Hahn from cities in the region, including Frankfurt, Trier, Luxembourg, Metz, etc