The Moselle District is one of the five districts of Luxembourg, located along the eastern border with Germany. The Moselle District is also known as the Grevenmacher District.
- — capital of the region.
- — An old spa town and the only larger destination not located along the Moselle river.
- — Former Roman settlement that over time turned into the town it is today.
- — Signing place of the Schengen Agreement.
- — City on the merging point of the Sûre (Sauer) into the Moselle.
The Moselle District or Grevenmacher District is the most eastern district of Luxembourg, bordering Germany on the other side of the Moselle river. The region lends itself to the cultivation of wines, which is why the hills will be filled with vineyards.
By carThe N10 road runs along the Moselle and Sauer rivers, and connects nearly all of the cities along the eastern Luxembourgian border together. When travelling from Thionville or Metz, the road is marked as the D654, which connects to the A31/E25 at Illange. North of the Moselle District the N10 connects to the Mullerthal after following the same road as the N1 between Grevenmacher and Wasserbillig. The N10 passes straight through Echternach, then passes by Vianden, only to end near Clervaux. Other routes through the region are the A1, which connects Luxembourg City with Trier via Grevenmacher, and the A13, which connects Esch-sur-Alzette with Merzig and Saarbrücken via Mondorf-les-Bains and Schengen.
By public transit
While none of the cities have a proper train station themselves, on the German side of the Moselle, a train link exists, connecting Perl (Schengen), Nennig (Remich), Wellen (Grevenmacher) and Oberbillig (Wasserbillig) with Trier. This line's services terminate at the border tripoint.
The CFL Line 30 runs through the northern part of the region via Mertert and Wasserbillig and connects Luxembourg City with Trier and Schweich across the border. This line roughly passes by Luxembourg-Findel airport. The nearest station to the airport is Cents-Hamm
Bus services run between Luxembourg City and Remich via Mondorf-les-Bains (177) and Schengen (185). Remich connects to Grevenmacher via line 450, which connects to Luxembourg City (135) and Echternach (485).
By boatSchengen shares a harbor with Remich,
The N10 makes it easy to get around the region by car, but it is highly recommended that, given if you have the time, you rent a bike instead. Especially during the summer this is a highly recommended mode of transport, as you will get to see more of the region than if you were to go by car. In the Moselle District Rentabike Miselerland is the most popular company when it comes to renting a bike. They can be found in Wasserbillig, Mertert, Flaxweiler, Grevenmacher, Ehnen, Remich, Schwebsange, Remerschen and Schengen. Regular bicycles go for €12 per day. You would pay €5 more if you'd rather have a mountainbike, or €8 more should you prefer an e-bike. You'd save the €12 should you have purchased a Luxembourg Card.
- Though Luxembourg has many beautiful castles on offer, the Moselle District only have one prominent castle, being the Schengen Castle.
- As mentioned previously, the region is perfect for cycling. If you don't have a bicycle available, you best bet would be checking up with Rentabike Miselerland, which has a handful of locations in towns along the river Moselle.
- Besides cycling, hiking is also a popular activity. Mertert, for one, has a route circumnavigating the town.
- Visit the Mondorf Spa, which make Mondorf-les-Bains Mondorf-les-Bains, as without them, it would simply be called Mondorf(!)
- Besides a spa, Mondorf also has the only casino in the district, Casino2000.
- Some of the vineyards and wine cellars in the region are open to give visitors a tour, occasionally with a wine tasting included.
- Aside from the wine-related tours in the region, places like Schengen have their own city tours, and the same goes for Wintrange.
- Though the region borders the Moselle River and seen that it is notable in nearly all parts of the region, it is highly discouraged to go for a swim in the river, as it is actively used by shipping vessels. The currents caused by these ships can be very misleading. When you do not have your feet on the riverbed, you can easily get pulled in towards the rotors with all consequences involved.
Nearby places within Luxembourg
- Land of the Red Rocks — The mining region of Luxembourg, which gives the region its industrial character. The region is, however, focusing more and more on tourism, offering tours of former mines, making heritage railways out of old industrial railways, whilst also housing the university city of the country, Esch-sur-Alzette, which brings a lively nightlife to the city.
- Central Luxembourg — The more business-side of the country, revolving mostly around the capital, Luxembourg City
- Mullerthal — Also known as Luxembourg's Little Switzerland due to its stunningly beautiful terrain. The region is located around Echternach, which is the oldest city of Luxembourg. The city's basilica contains the crypt of Saint Willibrord.
Nearby places across the border
- Trier — The oldest town of Germany, being founded during Roman times, is located not far downstream.
- Bordering the Moselle District is Saarland, a small federal state by German terms, but in contrast about the size of Luxembourg as a whole. The compact state holds natural wonders to behold and quite a bit of interesting heritage.