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Never stayed in Bernkastle except overnight on a river ship, but some day hope to. Hotel standarhs in Germany are very high. Recommendations aren't worth much because nearly everybody loves wherever they stay-- all Bernkastle hotels have at least **** out of ***** stars in TripAdvisor (via Michelin lists more hotels). If you must have a recommendation, get a Michelin Red Guide to Germany or check Fodor's web site. After a few weeks of travel in Germany, we stopped looking up recommendation & went by looks and price.

the remarkable old city center is very small and compact. I would stay there or very close.

You picked a great place to stay. Look for the hole in the wall wurst stand & get a Bratwurst mit brot und senf. one of the world's great lunches or heavy snacks

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I suspect that B-K is more expensive than, say, Traben-Trarbach. One advantage of staying in B-K might be a hotel Concierge who can get you a last-minute appointment for a high-end wine tasting that really should have been booked before you left on the trip. Assuming you want to do that.

Both towns I named have many tourists, but the visit area seems larger and less crowded in T-T. Besides being turned away from a winery in B-K where we didn't have a reservation (which did sour our opinion), we thought the historic center was a little too groomed and touristy. (Opinion!) In T-T, we found a public walk through an vineyard, and encountered a quiet winery-guesthouse where we had some (extremely modest ... ) wines for tasting. There's also a nice steep climb to a view over the river in T-T.

We simply took a look and had coffee inside, but T-T does have an authentic historic hotel, Romantik Jugendstilhotel Bellevue.

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thank you tim and KB very helpful, any other towns you might recommend in the mosel valley like beilstein prefer something less toursty and quaint