Top things to do in Bacharach

Top Choice Wine Bar in Bacharach

Zum Grünen Baum

Dating from 1421, this olde-worlde tavern serves some of Bacharach’s best whites; the Weinkarussel (€22.50) lets you sample 15 of them. Its nearby Weingut, by contrast, is state of the art. Owner Friedrich Bastian i…
German in Bacharach

Stübers Restaurant

At the Rhein Hotel, slow food-focused Stübers specialises in regional dishes such as Rieslingbraten (Riesling-marinated braised beef) and Steeger Hinkelsdreck (chicken-liver pâté with red wine, toasted almonds and g…
Ruins in Bacharach

Wernerkapelle

Built from red sandstone between 1289 and 1430 in the shape of a clover leaf, the Gothic Wernerkapelle was partially destroyed in 1689 during the Palatine War of Succession. By 1787, the chapel's roof, vaults and ce…
Wine in Bacharach

Weingut Fritz Bastian

On the corner of Rosenstrasse in the town centre, the stark icy-white walls, exposed slate and wooden beams at Friedrich Bastian's Weingut provide a stunning backdrop for his wines (tastings available), and a contem…
Church in Bacharach

Peterskirche

This late-Romanesque-style Protestant church, completed in 1269, has some columns with vivid capitals – look for the naked woman with snakes sucking her breasts (a warning about the consequences of adultery), at the…
Tower in Bacharach

Postenturm

Once part of the city's 14th-century fortifications and now surrounded by vineyards, this tower on the upper section of the wall affords panoramic views from the top, reached by scaling 58 steps.