A particularly impressive small town pearl on the Moselle is Bernkastel-Kues. It was elevated to the status of a town as early as 1291. Numerous half-timbered houses form what is probably the most comprehensive ensemble in the entire area. You can stroll through winding, narrow streets, enjoy the atmosphere of earlier years, take a break in small picturesque squares and enjoy the town centre, which consists almost entirely of historic buildings. The architectural styles are varied and include the Renaissance, Art Nouveau, Gothic and Baroque eras. Imposing town houses from the 16th and 17th centuries stand densely built next to buildings from the 18th and 19th centuries and thus bear witness to the changing times.