Things to Do in Beilstein, Germany

by shortgirlontour

I first fell in love with the Mosel river valley a couple of years back when I visited the town of Cochem. There’s something so charming and fairytale like about this area. It’s covered by rolling slopes of vineyards, with storybook castled perched on top and the gentle river Mosel peacefully gliding down below. Beilstein, knows as the “sleeping beauty of the Mosel” is a quaint town situated along the Mosel. It’s relatively small and easy to explore. This post covers all the things you can do in Beilstein.

Things to Do in Beilstein

Things to Do in Beilstein

As I mentioned, Beilstein is tiny and can be covered in half a day or a few hours. My recommendation is to visit Beilstein along with a visit to Cochem. These two towns are only 12 minutes a part by car. You can also travel between the two cities via boat or public bus as well. I cover visiting Cochem in depth in THIS post.

Things to Do in Beilstein

Wander Around the Town

Cobbled streets, lots of greenery, picturesque small squares, and half-timbered houses are a regular sight in Beilstein. The town really puts the Q in quaint and is indeed straight out of a fairytale. Life seems slow and easy in Beilsten.

Things to Do in Beilstein
Things to Do in Beilstein
Things to Do in Beilstein
Things to Do in Beilstein

Dine and Shop

There are a ton of cute cafe’s, restuarants and shops along the winding cobbled stone streets of Beilstein to sit and enjoy or purchase a souvenir or two.

Things to Do in Beilstein
Things to Do in Beilstein

Zehnthauskeller 

One of the best things I did in Beilstein was to visit this wine bar. Situated in the heart of the old Market Square (Marktplatz), it’s a great place to grab a table outside and enjoy the surroundings. Try one of their wine flights. It was absolutely delicious!

Things to Do in Beilstein

Visit Metternich Castle

Perched high above the town of Beilstein is Metternich Castle. Although destroyed by the French in 1689, some of the ruins still exists and offers great views of the surrounding area.

Things to Do in Beilstein

See the Monastery Steps or Klostertreppe

These steps and the restaurant called Winzerschenke at the bottom of the steps is one of the most photographed parts of Beistein. In fact, this area has been used in many German films.

Things to Do in Beilstein
Things to Do in Beilstein
Things to Do in Beilstein

Visit the Carmelite Church of St. Joseph

A short walk up the steps lies the Carmelite church of St. Joseph. The church itself is from the 17 century and completed in the baroque style with vaulted ceilings.

Things to Do in Beilstein

Take Pictures of the Mosel

Climb up to higher ground and enjoy stunning views of the Mosel river flowing peacefully down below, between the lush rolling hills. If you are looking to dine with the view of the Mosel from above, check out the restaurant run by the church of St. Joseph. It offers a lovely terrace with some great views of the Mosel.

Things to Do in Beilstein

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8 comments

ourcrossings October 9, 2022 - 10:21 am

Wow what a lovely little place to explore and photograph. I love German architecture, therefore I would love to visit this beautiful river valley one day. Thanks for sharing and have a good day 😊 Aiva xx

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shortgirlontour October 9, 2022 - 7:37 pm

Thank you so much! Yes, Mosel is so pretty and definitely worth visiting! Hope you’re having a great day too 🙂

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Juliette October 11, 2022 - 1:23 am

What a stunning place! It seems like the quintessential German little town, almost like it comes straight out of a movie set! I would love to visit it one day!

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shortgirlontour October 11, 2022 - 5:24 pm

Yes! It was so pretty and charming! Germany sure has some beautiful little towns!

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Lencrest Photos October 12, 2022 - 7:21 pm

It is a pretty little village but then there’s so many places that are beautiful and worth seeing.

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shortgirlontour October 12, 2022 - 10:06 pm

Correct!

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WanderingCanadians October 15, 2022 - 8:04 am

What a picturesque area with those rolling hills, cobblestone streets and charming buildings. It does look like it’s straight out of a fairytale. The wine bar sounds fantastic. Cheers. Linda

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shortgirlontour October 15, 2022 - 7:25 pm

Yes! It sure felt that way 🙂

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