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Mülheim an der Mosel Overview
The municipality lies surrounded by vineyards, meadows and forests in the natural and cultivated landscape of the Moselle valley not far from the university city of Trier. Mülheim is found on the river’s right bank, where the valley begins to broaden out into country marked by even slopes on the banks and by former riverbeds. The village lies at the foot of a small, narrow mountain, a former river island surrounded by an old riverbed of the Moselle that has now been cut off from the mainstream. This is planted all round with grapevines and is purportedly the only mountain in Europe wholly given over to winegrowing.
Things to See in Mülheim an der Mosel
Local history and wine festivals are held regularly in Mülheim. The highlight is the Mülheimer Markt, a market and court day established by the Counts in 1555, today a wine festival marked with a parade, market stalls and a midway. The Mülheimer Markt is not held on a weekend, but rather each year between the first Tuesday and Thursday in August. Nevertheless, it is in no way inferior to other wine festivals in the Verbandsgemeinde of Bernkastel-Kues and draws a good number of visitors.
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More about the History of Muelheim an der Mosel
In nearby areas, remnants of human habitation have been found from the Bronze Age, as have the ruins of a flight castle, the Heidenmauer (“Heathen Wall”), which is found a few kilometres away from Mülheim, behind Schloss Veldenz. As early as about 500 BC there came settlement by the Treveri, a people of mixed Celtic and Germanic stock, from whom the Latin name for the city of Trier, Augusta Treverorum, is also derived. From about 50 BC until sometime about AD 500 came the Romans. After the collapse of Roman hegemony, the area around Mülheim was taken over by the Salian Franks, which their king, Childebert II, eventually donated to Bishop Agericus of Verdun. Episcopally installed princes from the Nahegau made themselves ever more independent and beginning in 1129 bore the title Count. Thereafter, Mülheim was part of the County of Veldenz, although after both the first and second comital families had died out, the County passed first to the new Principality of Palatinate-Zweibrücken and eventually in 1694 through inheritance to Electoral Palatinate. In 1752 in Burgen, not far away, the notorious robber, Johann Peter Petri, known as “Schwarzer Peter” (“Black Peter”), the outlaw Schinderhannes’s henchman, was born. Until 1795, Mülheim belonged to Bavaria.
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Mülheim is an Ortsgemeinde – a municipality belonging to a Verbandsgemeinde, a kind of collective municipality – in the Bernkastel-Wittlich district in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.
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