Area (also Middle Moselle) of the German Moselle growing region (see in detail there). The eponymous municipality of Bernkastel-Kues with a population of around 8,000 is located on the Middle Moselle in the district of Bernkastel-Wittrich, about 50 kilometres from Trier in the federal state of Rheinald-Pfalz. It is divided into the four districts Andel and Bernkastel on the right and Kues and Wehlen on the left bank of the Moselle. Bernkastel-Kues is a state-approved spa. The individual sites Alte Badstube am Doctorberg, Bratenhöfchen, Doctor, Graben, Johannisbrünnchen, Kardinalsberg, Lay, Matheisbildchen, Rosenberg, Schlossberg, Stephanus-Rosengärtchen and Weisenstein belong to the community. Well-known wineries in Bernkastel-Kues and Wehlen are Dr. Loosen, Dr. Pauly-Bergweiler, Molitor, Peter Mertes, S. A. Prüm, Wwe. Dr. H. Thanisch Erben Müller-Burggraef and Wwe. Dr. H. Thanisch Erben Müller-Burggraef. The community also houses a branch of the Julius Kühn Institute and the office of the Bernkasteler Ring Winegrowers' Association.