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The Middle Rhine wine region, Kaub, Gutenfels Castle and Pfalzgrafenstein Castle

The Middle Rhine wine region: viticulture as world heritage

For the 120 kilometres between Bingen and Bonn, steep vineyard slopes join castles, glorious residences and the famous Loreley rock as the river twists and turns through a landscape steeped in history. The Siebengebirge hills and the Loreley divide the region into two distinct areas in terms of wine classification. The southern section, the Upper Middle Rhine Valley between Koblenz and Bingen, was granted UNESCOWorld Heritage status in 2002 for its outstanding, vineyard-sculpted countryside. Ample motivation for the growers to continue their sterling work on the steep, vine-clad hillsides.

Regional characteristics

Area under vine and grape varieties

Soil types

Climate

Growers and cooperatives

Character

Highlights from the wine region

The Rheinsteig Trail makes its way along the Rhine from Wiesbaden to Bonn, passing a succession of historical castles, cliffs, vineyards and fixed-rope routes.


Tip: Loreley, St. Goarshausen

The mysterious Loreley and her fabled rock high above the Rhine valley have always captivated people travelling along the river. The visitor centre retraces the steps of the first tourists to the Rhine, taking a look at the history, culture, nature and legends surrounding the Loreley.


At a glance:

  • Starts: Wiesbaden
  • Ends: Bonn
  • Length: 320km
  • Number of stages: 21
  • Altitude variation: ascent 11,500m, descent 11,500m
  • Terrain: 45% unmade, 15% asphalt, 40% other, e.g. farm tracks

Hotel Landsknecht (three-star superior), your romantic destination, is on the banks of the Rhine surrounded by the castles and vineyards of the UNESCO World Heritage Upper Middle Rhine Valley. We have our own winery where we produce high-quality wines, mainly riesling, which you are welcome to taste over a meal in the restaurant. River cruises and walks add to the enjoyment of your holiday.
Romantic weekend breaks, walking tours or wellness holidays – Romantik Hotel Schloss Rheinfels with its stately home and art nouveau villa provides plenty of options for getting away from it all. Located in the grounds of one of Germany's biggest castles on a hill above St. Goar on the Rhine, the hotel has fabulous views of the UNESCO World Heritage Loreley valley.

Landgasthaus Blücher is surrounded by vineyards and forests in the heart of the lovely Rhineland, close to the Loreley rock and the Rheinsteig Trail. Enjoy the tranquil countryside and relax completely in our individually furnished rooms. Our menu features creative, fresh regional cuisine and game dishes.

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