Moselle Valley


Carole Raddato
published on 07 January 2021
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The Moselle Valley is known as Germany's oldest wine-growing region and is home to the world's steepest vineyards. The Romans brought viticulture to this area and planted vines along the Moselle River 2000 years ago. Along the entire Moselle from Trier to Koblenz, archaeologists have found remains of Roman estates, temples, mausolea, and various wine presses at the foot of several vineyard slopes. They constitute the most extensive collection of Roman ruins north of the Alps.

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Carole Raddato
Carole maintains the popular ancient history photo-blog Following Hadrian, where she travels the world in the footsteps of emperor Hadrian.

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Raddato, Carole. "Moselle Valley." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 07 Jan 2021. Web. 21 Oct 2021.