Inline skating right next to the Moselle, canoeing along the shore or taking a floatplane to dizzying heights - the Andel district is ideal for active and sports holidaymakers. Those who like it more tranquil simply enjoy the picturesque scenery of the village.
In search of gold through the Andeler Forest
The Goldbach ripples through an unspoilt forest landscape in Andel. Smaller gold nuggets were found here again and again in the clear water - mainly in the 18th century. And even today a walk along the shady shore is still worthwhile. Andel citizens sometimes hide nuggets here, which small prospectors proudly keep as proof of a successful family hiking day, while older gold washers can redeem for a glass of wine in one of the typical Moselle wineries. The Goldgräberbrunnen in the centre of the village is a remarkable testimony to the Andel gold rush. It is no coincidence that the best-known vineyard is called Andeler Goldschatz.
Pioneers and builders
The church from the 12th century commemorates seven hard-working Andel citizens who built this building on their own. Even oak beams weighing up to ten hundredweights were not too massive for them to be used in the tower and belfry. The most recent example of the pioneering spirit of Andel is the only Moselle lighthouse that has adorned the banks of the Moselle since 2004.