Schoden (population 735)
The wine-producing region of Schoden is surrounded by forests and vineyards in a romantic river bend in the Saar. Louis the Pious name the place “Scoda” in 900. At this time it was owned by the Trier abbeys who managed the vine cultivation. During the expansion of the Saar to a major shipping route, Schoden received a dam with a practical connection to the neighbouring location of Ayl-Biebelhausen, as well as a fork in the river. While shipping on the Saar canal takes a shortcut to the north, the unspoilt Saar flows past Schoden along its original bed. Walks through the vineyards, along the banks of the Saar or the geological nature trail, a well-developed network of hiking trails with the option to walk to the Bismarck Tower with a wonderful view of the Saar valley or to the elevated plateau of the Geisberg (482m), so rich in wildlife, multicultural leisure centre with a bike stop, beach volleyball field and canoe hire, wine tasting, bowling, water sports and angling round off the activities available.
Accommodation in guesthouses and holiday homes, geological nature trail, dam, Bismarck Tower, minigolf, pleasure boat mooring, leisure centre on the Saar, beach volleyball, canoe hire, bowling, skating, Nordic walking obstacle course, wine festival and fish festival in July.