The source of the Moselle is at the western slope of the Ballon d’Alsace in the Vosges mountains. The Moselle flows through the Lorraine region, west of the Vosges. Further downstream, in Germany, the Moselle valley forms the division between theEifel and Hunsrück mountain regions. Its total length from source to mouth is approximately 546 km.
Mosel basin area
Towns along the Moselle River are:
in France: Épinal, Toul, Pont-à-Mousson, Metz, and Thionville
in Luxembourg: Schengen, Remich, Grevenmacher, and Wasserbillig
in Germany: Trier, Bernkastel-Kues, Cochem, and Koblenz