Lorch am Rhein
Ten kilometres down the Rhine from Rüdesheim is the wine-growing town of Lorch, an ideal base for a variety of walking tours and relaxing boat trips. There are many sporting and outdoor activities. The districts of Ransel and Wollmerschied and the climatic health resort of Espenschied are reached through the romantic Wispertal valley. As more and more guests fancy Lorch and its unique atmosphere, the number of accomodation facilities is increasing - besides numerous wine taverns and restaurants. There are a number of seasonal wine taverns and restaurants where walkers can stop off along the way. Dominated by the Parish Church of St. Martin, the small historical old quarter with its half-timbered buildings makes Lorch the perfect choice for a holiday or day out.
Tourist Information of the city Lorch, Rheinstr. 48, 65391 Lorch, phone: +49 (0) 67 26/ 18 15, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.lorch-rhein.de
Opening times: Mon-Fri: 9-12 and 14-16 hours, Middle October until February Friday only until 12 am; Info also on the stand overlooking the Rhine / KD Agency, March-Oct 9.30 - 18.30 hours.
Between Rüdesheim and Bingen in the south, and the Siebengebirge hills in the north, lies a truly magnificent valley waiting to be discovered. This is a landscape unlike any other in Europe, where natural beauty combines with more than 2000 years of culture. And running through the valley, linking together the two UNESCO World Heritage sites of the Roman Limes and the Upper Middle Rhine Valley and countless other highlights, is the majestic river Rhine. The very special symbiosis of palaces and castles, charming medieval villages and wonderful wines is evident at every turn. Explore the valley from the river bank, travelling through romantic lanes and steep vine-clad terraces, or take to the water on one of the many white boats and steamers. Or climb to any of the countless viewing points high above the Rhine and see the unique panorama unfold beneath your feet. This is a holiday region as old as the myths and legends of the beautiful Loreley or the feuding brothers, and yet as fresh and modern as the ARP Museum in the Rolandseck railway station art gallery and the outstanding Rheinsteig trail. Immerse yourself in a colourful picture book full of ideas and history along the Rhine between the Mouse Tower and Drachenfels castle ruins.
Bingen am Rhein
Bingen is the gateway to the Upper Middle Rhine Valley UNESCO World Heritage site. An attractive travel destination, surrounded by the Rheinhessen, Nahe, Rheingau and Middle Rhine winegrowing regions, known as the home of the Mouse Tower and the great doctor of church Saint Hildegard. With the Kulturufer the town enchants visitors with a wide range of attractions set against a stunning scenic backdrop. Stroll along the banks of the Rhine through elegant parklands, past historical industrial monuments and fantastic children’s play areas, and experience the romance of the Rhine rst hand at the poets’ enclosures in Hindenburg Park or find out about Hildegard von Bingen at the Museum on the Rhine. With its remarkable synthesis of magnificent scenery and rich cultural heritage, Bingen has a special charm all of its own.
Informationen & Service: Touristinformation, Rheinkai 21, 55411 Bingen am Rhein, Phone: +49 (0) 67 21/ 1 84-2 05, email@example.com, www.bingen.de
The region has been compared with a little ‘Burgundy on the Rhine’ due to its extremely mild climate, sheltered by the high hills of the Taunus. Here, at the point where the Rhine is almost 1 km wide, nobility and clergy have settled for 1000 years, creating a string of some of the most important architectural monuments in Germany. The famous Eberbach Cistercian monastery, Tiefenthal and Marienthal abbeys, the Prince Electors’ Castle and Crass Castle in Eltville am Rhein, Reinhartshausen Palace and Vollrads Castle Winery – just a few examples of a centuriesold legacy of culture and colourful history in the Rheingau region, which is still very much evident today.
More information about the region can be found in Rheingau E-book.
Information & Service: Rheingau-Taunus Kultur & Tourismus GmbH, Pfortenhaus Kloster Eberbach 65346 Eltville am Rhein, Telefon: +49 (0) 67 23/ 99 55 0, Telefax: +49 (0) 67 23/ 99 55 55, www.kulturland-rheingau.de Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Frankfurt am Main
Frankfurt am Main is a buzzing cultural and financial metropolis at the centre of Europe, characterised by an attractive mix of contrasts such as the traditional and modern, business and culture. Frankfurt has some of the most cutting-edge architecture in Europe, as well as a number of trendy bars and young fashion labels that reflect the city’s zeitgeist. A wealth of attractions bear witness to the important role Frankfurt has played over the centuries. Its skyline can be seen from miles around, while the Römer town hall, cathedral and St. Paul’s Church are all a must. Whether you wish to follow in the footsteps of Johann Wolfgang Goethe or stroll through the many boulevards lined with shops, the city has something for every taste. Frankfurt is 65 km from Rüdesheim; trains to the city depart every hour.
A modern city with a classical feel. Elegant and pretty, attractive and vibrant, musical and sporty, Wiesbaden was often referred to as the ‘Nice of the
North’ in its heyday. And deservedly so: the elegant villa districts, historical buildings around the springs, one of the most beautiful casinos in Europe in the historical Kurhaus, the splendid State Theatre, spacious parks and grand tree-lined avenues all stand as reminders of the city’s famous glittering past. Wiesbaden is just 25 km from Rüdesheim; trains depart every hour.