Nittel (D) – Excursion on the Moselle

We set off upstream from the wine-producing village of Nittel, past the beautiful wine-growing localities flanking both banks of the Moselle. Admire the wine landscapes with their terraces and slopes, where you can discover breathtaking hiking trails such as the “Nitteler Felsenpfad”, the nature conservation area on the “Orchideenweg”, the scenic “Palmberg Ahn” wine and nature circular loop, and much else besides. On the opposite bank, as we pass Luxembourg’s smallest Moselle village, Ahn, with the popular gourmet restaurant “Mathes” we see the newly developed exclusive residential area of Auf Mont. An absolute highlight is the small chapel in Wormeldingen “Wormeldenger Koeppchen”, considered to be one of Luxembourg’s most beautiful lookout points. At the entrance to the village you will spy the “Vinsmoselle” wine and sparkling wine cooperative. This is where Crémant was created in 1921, receiving the designation “Poll Fabaire” in 1991. On your right at the bridge at Wormeldingen is the upmarket winery “Alice Hartman”. Ehnen is home to the wine museum and Luxembourg’s only round church. In days gone by this was also a transhipment point for barges. Cast your eyes up admiringly to behold the “Beverly Hills of the Moselle” and discover the riverside statue of Nicholas, the patron saint of seafarers, on the German bank of the Moselle. From here we travel back downstream past Nittel as far as the lock. Nittel is known for its shell lime soil, which produces outstanding wines. These wines are known beyond the Grand Duchy’s borders thanks to several wine festivals, wine educational trails, cellar days, WeinBOOTschaft and much else besides. Upon arrival at the Grevenmacher/Wellen lock we turn about within sight of the TKDZ limestone cement works and the “Deisermillen”, one of Luxembourg’s best-known vineyards. This is the only point on the Moselle where the water is up to 10 metres deep rather than 3.5 metres.

PROGRAM JUNE – OCTOBER 2020 (Wednesday & Friday)

TIMETABLE:

DEPARTUREARRIVAL
11:3012:45
14:0015:15
15:3016:45

PRICES:

ADULTSCHILDREN (6-12 years)
10€ 5€

TICKETS available on the boat “MuselSchëff”