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.
Tours and activities
River Rhine Cruise from Koblenz to Boppard: Ehrenbreitstein Fortress and Koblenz Cable Car
Ride in the Koblenz cable car, visit Ehrenbreitstein Fortress and enjoy a River Rhine cruise – all in one day! Take a cable car ride to the fortress either before or after your cruise, and then see the sights of the U...
Rhine River Cruise from Koblenz to St Goare: Loreley Rock, Ehrenbreitstein Fortress and Koblenz Cable Car
Glide along the Rhine River on a round-trip cruise from Koblenz to St Goare that passes Loreley Rock, plus visit Ehrenbreitstein Fortress, too! Ride the Koblenz cable car to the fortress before or after your cruise, a...
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