On 12 July, 13 September and 13 October 2019, our day cruise to the historic town of Saarburg will depart from three places (Remich, Wormeldange and Wasserbillig). At Konz, the Saar – the longest tributary of the Moselle at 235 km – flows into the Moselle. Here we leave the Moselle and head up the narrower valley, noted for its slate slopes and for the production of Riesling.
As you sit out on deck, admiring the stunning landscape, you are bound to fall under the spell of the area.
Enjoy the relaxing atmosphere as you cruise past the sleepy villages, the many beautiful vineyards, the rolling hills and the forests.
The voyage through the idyllic valleys of the Moselle and the Saar passes a number of interesting sights, such as Schloss Buschland in Remich; ‘Ski Nautique’ in Ehnen, where a number of water sports are on offer during the summer; the ‘Wormerkoeppchen’ Chapel in Wormeldange, which can be clearly seen on the bank of the Moselle; stone sculptures, such as ‘the Hand’ in the village of Nittel; the only freight port in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg since the canalisation of the Moselle in 1964; the Palmberg nature reserve which lies behind Ahn and where orchids and other exotic species flourish; the Igel Column; several sets of locks and much, much more. At Wasserbillig we pass the lowest point in Luxembourg, at 130 m above sea level.
At 12:00 we will serve you a three-course lunch.
When we reach Saarburg you can leave the ship, and you will have an hour and a half to explore this historic town. You can choose between a walk along the river or a stroll through the pedestrian area of the Old Town, past the waterfall and the old water wheels. Take the opportunity to enjoy an ice cream or a coffee in one of Saarburg’s inviting cafés, or visit the many tempting shops.
At 15:30 we will leave Saarburg and head back to Luxembourg.