Zeltingen-Rachtig belonged for over 1000 years to the secular property of the archbishops of Cologne, while ecclesiastically it belonged to the archbishop of Trier. The inhabitants of this traditional wine village owe this to the tradition of St. Kunibert, Archbishop of Cologne and probably born on the Rosenburg above Zeltingen. The ruins of the castle, which can hardly be seen today, were later filled with slate and converted into a vineyard. The cultural trail "From Kurköln to the German Lords" is part of the Moselle Experience Route and leads as a circular route through the vineyards and the historic town centres of Zeltingen and Rachtig. It enriches the highly significant wine cultural landscape of the Moselle with the theme of culture and everyday life in the Moselle village from the Middle Ages to modern times.
Insights into the hiking tour:
Around Zeltingen-Rachtig, the culture trail leads through the vineyards and the historic Ostrkerne of the community. Here you will find evidence of the secular and ecclesiastical past of Trier and Kurköln.