Near the banks of the river, at the foot of the best vineyards in the Middle Mosel, lies an inconspicuous grey house. Inside, however, this former winegrower’s house is bursting with bold colours and striking design pieces. The four apartments have been named after fictitious characters, and they have been styled with these imaginary personalities in mind: Gesa Himmelreich, for instance, flew a hot air balloon across the English channel, meaning the apartment is airy and light with seemingly floating light fixtures.
The relaxed playfulness of the place spills outside, where you can kick back in the huge hammock, sipping locally-produced wine and gazing at the rolling vineyards which the garden overlook. If you can bear to drag yourself away from this gorgeous space, complete with BBQ and a spoiling rooftop terrace, head out into the striking Mosel valley to sample different grapes. Sounds like a tough life, right?!
Winehouse 1897 is on the banks of the Moselle.
From Berlin, it's a 7-hour drive.
Sadly, it's a bit difficult to arrive with public transport.