bad bertrich

Zell an der Mosel is a small town in Rheinland-Pfalz, Southwestern Germany, population ~4,300. It’s a 1-hour drive from Koblenz and Trier, and also close to Cochem, Traben-Trarbach, and Bernkastel-Kues. Frankfurt-Hahn Airport and the spa town Bad Bertrich is only 30 mins away. Zell was founded by the Romans around 70 AD. With the occupation of the Rhine’s left bank by French Revolutionary troops in 1794, the town became French. Then, in 1814, it was assigned to the Kingdom of Prussia, then to Rheinland-Pfalz. Wine is a major business here, Riesling being one of the specialties. There’s a major annual Weinfest in June, and other wine festivals in July, August, and September.