Niederwald Eagle Sanctuary

This centre looks after injured birds of prey and owls, and raises abandoned chicks. As soon as the birds are fully recovered or fully grown, they are released back into the wild. The sanctuary has 16 different species of bird of prey, with 30 to 35 birds in total. Flight training: exact times can be found on the website. Open Friday to Sunday and on public Holidays from Good Friday to the End of October from 12 pm – 5 pm. For groups of 20 persons or more additional opening hours on request. At good weather conditions, flight training takes place in the afternoon. Entrance: adults € 4.50, children 3-14 years € 3.00. Adults with their children 3-14 years € 10.00. Station is closed in the rain.
Tel. +49 (0)6722/47339 Fax +49 (0)6775/960866,

Loreley-Bob – the summer bobsleigh run!

A new attraction awaits visitors to the Loreley when the „Loreley-Bob“
summer bobsleigh run opens for its second season in early 2014. The
comfortable, two-person sleds fly down the 700 m stainless steel run
into the valley below at up to 45 km/h. An automated lifting system
transports guests and sleds to the top station where they are automatically
released and the descent begins. Children from three years of age
are permitted to ride in the company of an adult while children from
eight years old may ride alone. Two brake/acceleration levers enable
passengers to decide exactly how quickly or slowly they wish to descend.
The brand new bobsleigh run has a number of special features, such as a
labyrinth of 7 curves, additional S-bends, waves and jumps for an extra
helping of fun. Further information available at:

Taunus Wunderland – The theme park

Boredom gets left at the front gate at the Taunus Wunderland theme park. It’s a place for outdoor fun and adventure in almost any weather. Taunus Wunderland is popular with young and old, large and small thanks to its unique setting and fantastic location amid the wooded Taunus hills, just outside  Wiesbaden. Top attractions include the Taunusblitz rollercoaster, the huge swinging pirate ship, a 22-metre-high log flume and the Gold Mine Resort – not to mention the adventure land with its slides, climbing course, towers, bridges, underground tunnel system and mini golf (which features all kinds of tricky targets). The park offers thrills and spills in abundance and the ultimate in entertainment for the whole family. For the little ones there is a play centre, a mega ball pit, mini slide and a range of gentler-paced rides. Relax and take a break in our restaurant, our barbecue area or at a snack outlet. Taunus Wunderland theme park opens its doors at the beginning of the Easter holidays and closes at the end of the autumn holidays. For more detailed information on opening times please visit the website:
You can secure your tickets in advance from Rüdesheim Tourist Information. Haus zur Schanze, 65388 Schlangenbad, Tel.: +49 (0) 6124/4081, Fax: -4861,

Asbach pool

A heated outdoor pool, modernised in 2004, on the banks of the Rhine with 6,000m² of sunbathing lawns including a 1,000m² play area, counter-current, wide waterfall, wide slide and toddlers’ area. Opening times: mid-May to mid-September Kastanienallee 3, 65385 Rüdesheim am Rhein Phone: +49(0)6722/910040,

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