Marienburg, Zell, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
© Eiben, Hans Georg/Alam
The eye-catcher in today’s image is Marienburg, a former Augustinian monastery which was converted into a fortress after its dissolution in 1515. At the foot of the castle, the Moselle, a river that starts its journey in France and flows through Luxembourg to western Germany, meanders through the picturesque landscape. This fairy tale area offers the best conditions for extensive hiking tours and outdoor activities. The almost 14-kilometre-long Moselle cycle loop owes its name – Zeller Hamm – to the nearby town of Zell. The Moselle valley separates the two low mountain ranges Eifel and Hunsrück, which visitors can view from the lookout tower on the Prinzenkopf, located not far from Marienburg.