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Visit the village of Bernkastel-Kues. Half-timbered houses crowd the streets and provide a fairy-tale atmosphere. Trek up the hill for a close-up look at the ruins of Landshut Castle, first built in 1277, then destroyed in 1692. Visit a family-owned vineyard for a wine-tasting and traditional German meal. The Kaiserslautern USO has a Mosel dinner and wine-tasting tour and Bernkastel-Kues orientation Saturday, April 20th. (Photo by Bert Kaufmann)