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Grevenmacher (Greiwemaacher)

12km (7 miles) SE of Echternach

This scenic Moselle town, on the riverside road southeast of Wasserbillig, is noted both for its wine and its waters. There are regular buses from Echternach. The Syndicat d'Initiative et de Tourisme is at route du Vin 10, 6701 Grevenmacher (tel. 75-82-75; fax 75-86-66; www.moselle-tourist.lu).

For tours of their wine cellars, visit the Caves Coopératives des Vignerons (Cooperative Wine Cellars), rue des Caves 12 (tel. 75-01-75). They're open May to August Monday to Saturday from 10am to 5pm (by appointment other months). The tour is 2.50€ ($4) for adults and 1.50€ ($2.40) for children.

Bernard-Massard, rue du Pont 8 (tel. 75-05-45-1; www.bernard-massard.lu), has wine tours April to October daily from 9:30am to 6pm; admission is 2.75€ ($4.40).

The tourist cruise boat Princesse Marie-Astrid (tel. 75-82-75; www.moselle-tourist.lu), which has an onboard restaurant, plows a furrow up and down the Moselle from Grevenmacher, from Easter to the end of September. Cruises range from 4€ to 20€ ($6.40-$32), without meals; children ages 6 to 12 pay half fare, and children 5 and under travel free.

Wormeldange (Wuermeldeng) & Ehnen (Einen)

8km (5 miles) SW of Grevenmacher

By bus and car, it's a quick trip on the riverside road from Grevenmacher to Wormeldange, where the Caves des Crémants Poll Fabaire, route du Vin 115 (tel. 76-82-11), are open May to October Monday to Friday from 7am to 8pm, Saturday from 10:30am to 8pm, and Sunday from 3 to 8pm (tastings are on a more restricted schedule). The tour is 3.95€ ($6.30).

Less than 1km (1/2 mile) farther on is Ehnen. The pretty village's Musée du Vin (Wine Museum), route du Vin 115 (tel. 76-00-26), is set in a beautiful old vintner's mansion that has been lovingly restored. It serves as an information center for the region's wineries. A comprehensive exhibit explaining viniculture processes now occupies what was once the fermenting cellar. The museum is open April to October Tuesday to Sunday from 9:30 to 11:30am and 2 to 5pm. Admission is 3€ ($4.80) for adults (includes glass of wine).

Remich (Reimech)

6km (3 1/2 miles) S of Ehnen

On the riverside road south from Grevenmacher, Remich (pop. 3,000) is an important wine center. The Syndicat d'Initiative et de Tourisme, Esplanade, 5533 Remich (tel. 23-69-84-88; fax 23-69-72-95; www.moselle-tourist.lu), at the bus station, is open July to August daily from 10am to 5pm.

The Caves St-Martin (St-Martin Wine Cellars), route de Stadtbredimus 53 (tel. 26-66-14-1), offers an interesting and informative tour. They're open April to October daily from 10am to noon and 1:30 to 6pm. Admission is 3€ ($4.80).

Wellenstein (Wellesteen)

4km (2 1/2 miles) SW of Remich

Wellenstein's Caves Coopératives des Vignerons (Cooperative Wine Cellars), rue des Caves 13 (tel. 26-66-14-1), offers guided tours. It's open May to October daily from 11am to 6pm. Admission is 3€ ($4.80).

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