Places in The Romantic Rhine Valley
Thanks to its scenic location on a horseshoe bend in the river – and the fact that the riverfront and historic centre are both on the same side of the train tracks – Boppard (pronounced bo-part) is one of the Romantic Rhine’s prettiest and most enjoyable getaways. A gateway to lots of great hikes (eg in the Hunsrück), it’s also a proper town, complete with a small cinema.
Rüdesheim & Around
Rüdesheim, part of the Rheingau wine region (famous for its superior rieslings), is deluged by some three million day-tripping coach tourists a year. Depending on how you look at it, the town centre – and especially its most famous feature, an alley know as Drosselgasse – is either a ‘mass tourism nightmare from hell’ or a lot of silly, kitschy, colourful fun.
Thanks to its strategic location at the confluence of the Nahe and Rhine Rivers, Bingen has been coveted by warriors and merchants since its founding by the Romans in 11 BC. These days it’s an attractive, flowery town that’s less touristy – and less cute – than its smaller neighbours.
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