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"Can I travel by public transport from Frankfurt Hahn airport to Zell? If so, can you please tell me the cost and journey times, etc. thank you." (posted 07/06/2014)

There is a shuttle to Bullay, a village near Zell. Kind regards, Marie-Helen Thiel
Answer provided by Marie-Helen Thiel on 07/07/2014
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https://www.hahn-airport.de/default.aspx?menu=by_bus&cc=en There is a bus to Cochem via Zell. Best regards, Andreas Radtke
Answer provided by Andreas Radtke on 07/07/2014
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I do not think so! Please speak with a tourist information office in Zell or Frankfurt Hahn Airport
Answer provided by Andreas & Eveline Eibes & Eibes-Heinz on 07/07/2014
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"We will be in Zell August 31 - September 3. What are good things to do? What are the best wineries to visit nearby?" (posted 08/17/2014)

Weingut Karlfels in Zell (www.kallfelz.de) has top-quality wines and is one of the best vineyards in Germany. In the Merl neighborhood of Zell, there is also Weingut Fischer (http://www.weingut-stephan-fischer.de/html/Weine.html), which also has super wines. Warm Regards from the Mosel. Anita`s Vacation House in Cochem an der Mosel Anita Siweris - Esser
Answer provided by Anita Siweris on 08/19/2014
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The town of Zell, since ancient times the capital of the Zeller Hamm, is located on the eastern vertex of the so-called Mosel arch on the narrow edge of the shore. Behind the vine-covered slopes rise the forests, and the plateau of the Hunsrück begins. The formerly independent communities of Kaimt and Merl belong to Zell, as well as the development area Barl. Even the suburb Corray, which today merges seamlessly with the city, was once a separate village. Zell is built on Roman foundations, as reflected in its name (= cella), although thereares no concrete remains of buildings in the city core. In 1978, archaeological finds in the sewers revealed that the city itself was already inhabited in Roman times. There were the remains of a bathing facility that was equipped with a hypocaust heating, as was customary. The bath house had proportions of more than 10 x 20 m, and it ranged from Upper Street, Käsgasse to Mariengasse. Another finding that year was 150 yards of a longer piece of Roman road with traces of settlement. Between the Roman main streets, Trier-Mainz and Trier-Andernach, there was an important connection that led from Wittlich and crossed the Moselle on a ford between Zell and Kaimt. As a Roman road station with warehouses (Cellae), possibly with a port, Zell arose. The 1978 discoveries were perhaps a small consolation when the city lose its status of county town, after a 10-year administrative battle. Zell had received the city rights in 1222, and in 1229 the city wall was finished with three gates. In 1532, in defense against attacking forces of Trier's Franz von Sickingen, 300 fighters turned the Zeller Hamm into a name known for its special bravery. Their steadfastness became proverbial, and since then it is called in dialect: "Hey steiht ferm (solid) as a Zeller us em Hamm" Elector Richard of Greiffenklau thanked the fighters by moving the seat of the imperial office for the area from Burg Arras to Zell, and he had built the beautiful castle here, which is the most attractive building in the city today. Fires in 1848 and 1857 destroyed a large part of the old buildings. Zell was then constructed with widened streets again and therefore acts "urban" than most Mosel towns. The structures that did survive included the "house Caspary" in the Baldwin Street, an interesting Gothic building, erected in 1515 for the Trier bailiff John of Senheim. The parish church of St. Peter and Paul from 1786 also survived the fires. Two views of old cells from the medieval fortifications have been preserved, including two towers: the "Square Tower" in Zeller river valley and the "Round Tower". The cemetery is located above the town, offering itself as a foreground for panoramic images of Zell and is featured on most postcards. The Jacob Street, a narrow lane with small winegrowers' houses, branches off from the main road near the parish church. You should also check out the unique door of the former synagogue of the Jewish community of Zell. At the center of the city is the small marketplace that connects the Baldwin Street, the main shopping street, with the green plants on the river bank. Here stands the fountain as the hallmark of Zeller wines that "Black Cat". Diagonally across from the Town Hall, wine is occasionally served under the arches of the old market arbor. But here is also the starting point of those old Roman roads that goes up steeply from the Moselle to the Hunsrück and to which Zell owes its origin.
Answer provided by Andreas Radtke on 08/17/2014
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Zell an der Mosel is a municipality in the district Cochem-Zell, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. Zell is the seat of the Verbandsgemeinde ("collective municipality") Zell. Zell is known for its white Riesling wines, such as Zeller Schwarze Katz.

A hospital and a home store called Globus (much like Wal Mart) mark the commercial center atop Zell-Barl, a suburb nested on a hill, providing health care and general home shopping needs for families in all the nearby villages and towns.

Zell is renowned for his viticulture. The surface covered with vine comprises 331 hectares. Due to this Zell is behind Piesport (Piesport vacation rentals | Piesport travel guide) (413 hectares) the biggest viticultural municipality of the Mosel region. The Riesling grape ist the traditional grape grown in the region. The Lage Zeller Schwarze Katz has gained supraregional publicity and is now the name of a Großlage. Zell is the siege of the Zimmermann-Graeff & Müller winery.

Things to See in Zell

The river Mosel runs through the town, which overflows every couple years, an event the locals have come to expect, but hardly embrace.

Local vineyards

Parish Church of St. Peter

Wine of the Zeller Schwarze Katz is always on the last weekend in June

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More about the History of Zell

Zell was built during Roman times just after 70 AD but was only first mentioned in 732. The city finally earned its city rights in 1222. Zell was under French rule for a bit during the French Revolution but then went back to being a Rhineland-Palatinate administrative district.

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Zell an der Mosel is a municipality in the district Cochem-Zell, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. Zell is the seat of the Verbandsgemeinde ("collective municipality") Zell. Zell is known for its white Riesling wines, such as Zeller Schwarze Katz.

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