Central Moselle wine festival
The Central Moselle wine festival is one of the major events in the region. Wine tasting evening, fireworks, winemaker procession, crowning of the Mosella: a visit to the wine festival promises a true Moselle-style atmosphere! Vibrant hospitality, world-famous wines and lively traditions: There is no better way to experience the Moselle atmosphere than at one of the best wine festivals in Germany! The attractions of the Central Moselle wine festival include the reception of the Mosella, the big fireworks festival and the magnificent wine festival parade. An extensive programme that includes live music, the Moselblümchen gathering and a wine tasting evening all contribute to making this wine festival a very special event.
Wine tasting evening
The wine festival in Bernkastel-Kues starts with the wine tasting evening. From 5 pm on the "wine route", visitors have the chance to buy their favourite wines in small 5cl bottles, giving them the opportunity to enjoy the many different wines of the Central Moselle.
Reception and crowning of the Mosella
For five days during the Central Moselle wine festival, the Mosella - the wine queen of the town - is holding the reins of the town. On Friday evening, the majesties are solemnly welcomed on the market square of Bernkastel.
The grand firework display takes place on Saturday outside the Landshut castle ruin and on the bank of the Moselle in Bernkastel. Visitors can marvel at this colourful lighting spectacle on both sides of the Moselle and from the bridge.
Wine festival parade
The big winemaker parade starts its 2.5 km tour on Sunday at 2 pm in the old town. The towns and villages of the Central Moselle as well as groups from abroad are represented in the parade with their most beautiful vehicles, marching bands and music groups.
Wine festival Monday
On Monday, the Central Moselle wine festival comes to a relaxed end. The "wine festival Monday" is particularly popular with many aficionados and locals. The wine festival hosts musical performances, and concerts in the evenings on the big stage on the market square and at Karlsbader Platz.
Big amusement park and arts and crafts market
An integral part of the Central Moselle wine festival: the big amusement park on the bank of the Moselle in Kues. The many rides and fairground stalls promise plenty of entertainment, fun and adventure. True to its name, the Family Day on Tuesday offers discounts on the rides. Throughout the festival, high-quality arts and crafts are on offer at the famous arts and crafts market next door.