Bernkastel-Kues is located on the Mosel River. This area is very well known for their wine. You will mainly find white wine made from Riesling grapes. Every year they are host to the largest wine festival in the Mittle-Mosel region. Bernkastel-Kues also is host to a wonderful Christmas Market.
Burg Landshut: Sitting above the Mosel river is a castle built in 1277. It offers an amazing panoramic view of the towns below. The ruins now are used as a cafe. They serve drinks ranging from beer to latte macchiato. Food is also offered. Such as the usual schnitzel all the way to an apple strudel with ice cream on top. The ambiance of the castle is something that you can not find in many other places.
The castle does sit on top of a hill which does mean that there is a short hike to it. There is a parking lot near the castle. If you choose to park near the river so you can explore the city, there is no need to drive to the castle yourself. The town offers a bus shuttle that goes to the castle and will bring you back to the city core. I consider this to be a great option during the tourist season when parking tends to be difficult to find near the city.
This town square is host to stages during festivals. During the Christmas market, the buildings are transformed. The building that now houses the apotheke is transformed into an Advent calender every year. Each window represents a day. When flipped over, each window shows a fairy tale.
Named the Spitzhäuschen, this is the oldest half-timbered house in all of the Mittle-Mosel. It was build in 1416. It is often refered to as the Gingerbread House. Now it is a nice little place to grab a glass of wine.