Ockfen (population 624)
The idyllic wine-growing and tourist community is located in a charming tributary valley of the Saar and can boast of more than 1,000 years of settlement. In the year 975 Archbishop Tehoderich recorded the new foundation of the Abbey of St. Martin in Trier, among whose possessions the villa "Occava" was also listed. Emperor Otto II endorsed the rights and goods of this new establishment to the abbey in the same year. The said abbey owned numerous properties here, particularly vineyards, but also farmland and pastures. A former administrative building in the abbey still attests to the traditional connections of the locality. Ockfen has remained true to the grapevine for more than a millennium. Wine-growers here established the world-famous “Ockfener Bockstein” wine-producing area over a growing area of 100 hectares of vineyards. There is a wonderful view of the area and the valley to be had from the Bocksteinfels.
Accommodation in hotels, bed and breakfasts and holiday homes, wine tasting, Bocksteinfels with a launch pad for hang-gliders, angling, shipping pier, geological nature trail, leisure and pond area, skating, Nordic walking obstacle course, boules.