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Burg Landshut

Landshut Castle in Bernkastel-Kues

One of the first things a vacationer notices upon arrival in the Moselle town is the Landshut castle ruins. It towers high above the old town. A visit is rewarded with a breathtaking view of the city, the countryside and the Moselle.

Landshut Express Castle

YOU WILL RECOGNIZE IT IMMEDIATELY.

the sunny yellow "Burg Landshut Express", which slowly makes its way to the castle.

The open vintage bus gives you a unique tour experience because it was specially designed for these tours

built - therefore an incomparable experience ...

The market square with Michael's fountain

Marktplatz mit Michaelsbrunnen

Das Cusanus Geburtshaus

The birthplace of Cusanus in the Kues district.

Nikolaus von Kues was born in Kues in 1401 as the son of the merchant and Moselle shipper Johann Cryfftz (Cancer) and his wife Katharina Roemer. Although his path as a student, archiepiscopal secretary, papal legate, prince-bishop and cardinal, among others. led via Heidelberg, Padua, Cologne, Trier, Basel, Constantinople, Brixen and Rome, he remained connected to his place of birth and in 1458 founded the St. Nikolaus Hospital there, which still exists today. Together with the house where he was born, the hospital, to which Cusanus left his library for safekeeping in his will, represents a cultural heritage of high standing.

The Michaels tower: The bell tower of the parish church St. Michael used to be a defense tower of the old city fortifications

St. Nikolaus Hospital / Cusanus Foundation

The scholar, cardinal and prince-bishop Nikolaus von Kues, also called Cusanus, founded a "poor hospital" in his place of birth for 33 old men from all classes: 6 noblemen, 6 clergy and 21 commoners and elected St. Nicholas as the patron of the house.

In agreement with his siblings, he endowed the foundation with the rich parental legacy, primarily real estate. The properties also include a winery. The late Gothic monastery complex, based on the monastery model, has never been destroyed over the centuries. In an uninterrupted tradition to this day, it offers old people (now women) accommodation and care.

The Mosel Wine Museum and the Mosel Vinothek are also located within the walls of the Cusanus Foundation.

More Attractions

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  •  Spitzhäuschen 
  •  Doctor fountain (Due to construction work, the doctor fountain is currently not open to the public) 
  •  Bear fountain 

With the panorama train through town and vineyards

Board for a short journey of discovery!

Board for a short journey of discovery!

Bernkastel-Kues has many faces.

Faces that you will discover, get to know and thoroughly enjoy on a panorama & city tour. Experience a picturesque town, dreamy idyll, great architecture and a history worth seeing in the midst of an unmistakable landscape that has shaped viticulture for over 2000 years.

> to the panorama train

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