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Moselle and Rhine by car in June

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We will be spending four days in Mainz, two of which we will be touring the Rhine by car. (The other two will be a day each in Frankfurt and Heidelberg by train.) And we will spend three days in Mulheim on the Moselle touring that area by car.
Any suggestions as to how to break up the trip on the Rhine going north from Mainz each day? We want to see the quaint towns, castles and fit in a boat ride along the way. On the Moselle we want to spend one day in Trier and see the towns, castles and take a quick hour boat ride on the other two days.
Any suggestions on how to break up the days, need for reservations or great restaurants, wineries or tours would be very appreciated.

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    On the Mosel a great boat trip is from Cochem to Beilstein - a sweet short cruise over one of the most awesome of the awesome Mosel Valley.

    Burg Eltz is one of the most famous castles in Germany - drive to it via Cochem and Moselkern.

    Cochem has a gorgeous medieval-looking castle (Ersatz since it was rebuilt from rubble in the late 1800s) but surrounded by vineyards so neat looking from afar.

    Bernkastel is one of the quaintest towns on the Mosel.

    Trier is not - being blitzed in the war but it has stellar Roman relics like the Porta Negra - to me about the best intact Roman relic outside of Italy - there are several other Roman relics and the Karl Marx House where the economist/philosopher grew up in!

    Trier has no castles in the town itself and the Mosel there is more like a wide ditch than dreamy valley it becomes just downriver from Trier.

    wineries dot the river valley - no problem finding one - most are small operations - wine festivals galore also are found along the valley throughout summer and fall.

    When are you going - the Mosel in July is high season - off-season no need to reserve really - lots of Zimmer Frei (B&Bs) dot the river roads.

    The Moselle in France is not nearly as dreamy as in Germany - do drive from Mainz up the Mosel Valley to Trier and onto Mulheim.

    On the Rhine take K-D boats thru the most gorgeous section of river right from Mainz to Koblenz and take the train back- many suggest aborting the boat ride before Koblenz in say Boppard or at Marksburg Castle (the only castle on the Rhine not decimated in war thru the years).

    Well some suggestions - for a good look at the Mosel in Germany check out www.budgeteuropetravel.com and their online European Planning & Rail Guide that has good coverage of the Mosel in its Germany chapter. www.ricksteves.com also has good coverage.

    Why are you staying in Mulheim - a nice town but for the best of the Mosel I'd stay more in a Cochem or Bernkastel - fairy-tale towns most folks dream of staying in but rarely do.

    Cochem is my favorite:

    https://www.google.com/search?q=cochem+images&espv=2&biw=1745&bih=868&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjmsbTftsHMAhWJjz4KHboTCLMQsAQIHg

    for trains to those places from Mainz see if the local Lander Card covers all of them as I suspect it does - can ride regional trains and buses and city transports all day for about 30 euros for a couple - you only need take regional trains for that.

    Mainz is a nice large town but again I'd suggest a smaller cuter dreamier town on the Rhine downriver - like St Goar, Boppard, Bingen, Rudesheim, etc.

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