Places of interest in Bernkastel Kues include the medieval market square with its gabled façades and half-timbered houses from the 17th century, most notably the narrow Spitzhäuschen, which dates from 1416. Around the St. Michael fountain from 1606 you will find a number of well-preserved buildings and the Renaissance town hall from 1608. On the Moselle lies the Catholic parish church of St. Michael and St. Sebastian, whose imposing bell tower originally served as a defense tower. Above the Bernkastel district lie the ruins of Landshut, a former summer residence of the archbishops of Trier, which was destroyed by fire in 1692. Nowadays it is a popular viewpoint over the Moselle valley. Also worth seeing is the only remaining city gate Graacher Tor.
The city also has a number of squares, such as the medieval market square, the square at Bärenbrunnen, and the Carlsbad Square, which was opened in July 2005 (named after the sister city). The St. Nicholas Hospital (Cusanusstift), the late Gothic monastery of Nicholas of Kues, is another well-known attraction. The institution’s library has an excellent scientific reputation. Another landmark which can also be found in Kues is the unique Protestant church. It was completed in 1881 and was built in the style of historicism.
Near the Wehlen district is the former Machern monastery, which today houses, among other things, a winery, a brewery and a restaurant. In the Andel district is the Andel Evangelical church with its bells from the 15th century.
Our beautiful Hotel Sonnenuhr is surrounded by all this beauty and offers a perfect base for exploring historic Bernkastel-Kues and its surroundings.
The government imposed a ban on overnight stays for tourist purposes until 19 April 2020.
All bookings that fall within this period can at any time be cancelled or postponed free of charge.
Same regulations apply to our foreign guests that might not be able to visit us due to border closures during this period.
Even if the authorities extend the official closure, these regulations will continue to apply.
We would be pleased if you would take the following quotation to heart:
“Postponed is not cancelled”, so you will not only secure our jobs but also those of our partners and the local region.
For bookings received via our homepage until 30 May 2020, we grant you a 10% discount when placing a 50% deposit.
We ask for your understanding and hope to see you again very soon.
Katja and Stefan Krebs along with Barbara and Alexandru