Roman discoveries in and around Piesport

Like a giant amphitheater whose ranks, ascending steeply from the bed of the Moselle river, are full of vines and whose scenery is created by the thatched roofs of the houses, Piesport presents itself to visitors and guests. 

It is the home of the „Goldtröpfchen“, that world-famous wine.  Even the Romans appreciated these steep slopes that are so favored by the climate. Roman wine presses dating from the 2nd and 4th century CE testify to this 2,000 year old wine tradition.

One of the vats has been faithfully restored, is fully functional and, every year in early October, it is the center of the "Roman wine festival", a historical play. More testimonies of a powerful Roman presence are the finds of a valuable Diatret-glass and a golden cloak pin, called "The Emperor Fibula" (exhibited in the Landesmuseum Trier). Locally, the Rococo parish church of St. Michael and the "Moselloreley" are definitely a must-see for every visitor.

Autor: Jörg Kinn