In the Moselle region there is no place with more bridges than castles. The over 2000 year old wine community owes this to the Frohnbach, which flows through the middle of the village.
The small and idyllic wine and holiday resort of Burgen is characterised by the Frohnbach, which flows through the village and holds a regional record with its 20 bridges and footbridges. Numerous wineries, water mills and historic winegrowers' houses bear witness to the eventful history of Burgen. A past which also includes a man named Johann Peter Petri, better known to his contemporaries around 1800 as "the Black Peter". A notorious robber captain, who is actually considered the inventor of the card game "Black Peter".
Peace and relaxation
In addition to the changeable history, it is above all the idyll and the peace and quiet that characterise the castles. This natural seclusion makes this small holiday resort an oasis of relaxation, far away from the hustle and bustle of working life. Located directly on the border between Hunsrück and Mosel (distance: 3 km), Burgen is the starting point for numerous well signposted and varied hiking trails. A paradise for hikers, cyclists, e-bikers and animal lovers. Vineyards, meadows, brook meadows and beech forests offer the recreation seeker a variety that is rarely found on the Middle Moselle.