MoselVilla is located in an environment where deep tranquillity and lively village life will alternate, depending on the season. At times a winegrower is sizzling the street along with his tractor, sometimes an outdoor party takes place, and shortly after you only hear birds singing and see a squirrel jumping from twig to twig. Summer or winter, spring or fall, the scenery is colourful and overwhelming. Five hundred meters away the Moselle bends through the mountains, passing villages and small towns.
The town of Traben-Trarbach has 5800 inhabitants and is located halfway between the cities of Trier and Koblenz. For centuries the town was the center of the wine trade in the Mosel and after Bordeaux the biggest distribution center for wine in Europe. Large parts of the town center were destroyed by a fire in 1887. A true Art Nouveau craze arose in the years after, during the reconstruction of the town. The rebuild was driven by the wine growers and traders during that time. They had the money to commission elaborately decorated villas constructed in a metropolitan building style. In one of the major villas on the banks of the Moselle, the Buddha-Museum is located.
In the center of Trarbach a steep staircase leads to the ruin of the Grevenburg, where in the middle ages The Counts of Sponheim resided. After the steep ascent, the climber is rewarded with a magnificent view of Traben-Trarbach and the Moselle.
There are many hiking, cycling and mountain bike trails through the surrounding mountains, vineyards and woods and along the river. The change in elevation can occasionally be substantial. Some of these routes start right in the vineyards opposite the house. Both Moselsteig as well as Jacobsweg run almost next to the house.
The large indoor pool and sauna complex Moseltherme and a famous Ayurveda Clinic are within two kilometers of Mosel Villa on the road to Idar-Oberstein.
The ancient Roman city of Trier is located sixty kilometers upstream near the Luxembourg border. Luxembourg City can be reached from Traben-Trarbach within an hour by car.
The Moselle valley creates a natural border between the Eifel and Hunsrück mountain regions. Wide sceneries with vast forests and waving cornfields are a stone’s throw from Traben-Trarbach away.