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Top Choice German in Oberwesel

Günderode Haus

Hidden sky-high up a steep vineyard-striped hillside, Günderode Haus' flagstone terrace with sweeping views over the Rhine is an incredible spot for traditional dishes like wild boar sausages with rosemary potatoes,…
Top Choice Fortress in Koblenz

Festung Ehrenbreitstein

On the right bank of the Rhine, 118m above the river, this fortress proved indestructible to all but Napoleonic troops, who levelled it in 1801. To prove a point, the Prussians rebuilt it as one of Europe’s mighties…
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…
Castle in Romantic Rhine Valley

Burg Rheinstein

In the 1820s, privately owned Rheinstein, 6km downriver from Bingen, became the first Rhine castle to be converted – by Prussian royalty (a branch of the Hohenzollerns) – into a romantic summer residence complete wi…
European in Koblenz

Schiller's

At the Hotel Stein, 2km north of the city centre across the Moselle, Michelin-starred Schiller's utilises premium ingredients like white asparagus, scampi, foie gras, truffles and smoked sea urchin roe in its artist…
Castle in Romantic Rhine Valley

Pfalzgrafstein

Across the river from the village of Kaub, the boat-shaped toll castle Pfalzgrafstein, built in 1326, perches on an island in the middle of the Rhine. A once-dangerous rapid here (since modified) forced boats to use…
German in Koblenz

Winninger Weinstube

A cavernous stone building that once housed a museum is now a restaurant and wine bar serving local specialities such as Koblenzer Saumagen (stuffed pig's stomach), Riesling-marinated pork knuckle, liver and potato …
Castle in Romantic Rhine Valley

Burg Reichenstein

Looming above the village of Trechtingshausen, 8km downriver from Bingen, mighty Burg Reichenstein harbours a lavish collection of furnishings, armour, hunting trophies (including one of Germany's largest collection…
Museum in Koblenz

Mittelrhein-Museum

Spread over 1700 sq metres of the striking glass Forum Confluentes building, Koblenz' Mittelrhein-Museum's displays span 2000 years of the region’s history, including artworks, coins, ceramics, porcelain, furniture,…
Wine Bar in Koblenz

Alte Weinstube Zum Hubertus

Specialising in Rhine and Moselle wines by the glass and/or bottle, rustic Alte Weinstube Zum Hubertus occupies a half-timbered house dating from 1689, with an open fireplace, antique furniture and dark-wood panelli…