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River Map Summary
The river meanders between ancient remains, wine and medieval castles.

An important trade route from former gallic areas towards the Rhine. Trier at the Moselle is the oldest german city, its roman remains date back to the year BC 16 and are on the UNECO WHC list. The castles along the lower Moselle indicate its importance during the middle ages. Today it is the second most important river for commercial shipping in Germany.

The Upper Moselle flows from the source in France to Konz, where the Saar River discharges into the Moselle. The distinction between Middle and Lower Moselle is not really important; both segments of the river have the same charateristic - meander and wine terraces.

Total of 28 locks. Cruises usually disembark at Remich (Luxembourg), so only 12 locks are passed on a Moselle cruise.

Cruise it
Vineyards mean steep hills, quaint villages along the river with castles on the hills. Basically you can see the Moselle as an extended version of the Rhine Gorge stretch. Cruises along the Moselle usually include Trier and an excursion to Luxembourg. Cruise itineraries that include Paris go via Metz and it's TGV train station. There is no cruise in the database that goes further up the Moselle as Remich.
Additional Facts
Altitude Profile
Geographical Facts
Length 545 km / 339 mil
Length Airline 278 km / 173 mil
GPS Source 47°53'20.88"N, 6°53'8.80"E
Source Elevation 715 m / 2 346 feet
Mouth Elevation 63 m / 207 feet
GPS Mouth 50°21'54.95"N, 7°36'20.80"E
Basin Area 28 286 km² / 10 918 mil²
Average Discarge 315 m³/s / 11 124 ft³/s
Waters IntoMoselle - Rhine - North Sea
Runs through countries
France - Germany

Upstream KMStation NameYesterday Average
477.00 Remiremont 83
472.00 St-Nabord 91
444.00 Epinal 12
395.00 Tonnoy 174
382.00 Pont-St-Vincent 62
360.00 Toul 37
333.00 Custines 85
289.00 Metz 229
267.00 Ückingen NA
241.80 Perl 220
229.44 Stadtbredimus UW 224
222.20 Wincheringen 223
212.50 Grevenmacher 206
195.30 Trier 246
185.94 Ruwer 229
123.40 Zeltingen UW 251
51.60 Cochem 226
1.91 Koblenz UP 155
1.30 Koblenz_Lützel_DFH 790