The Rhine flows past the Lorelei, a spectacular landmark, between Bingen and Bonn, and through the landscape of the Middle Rhine Valley. The southern part of this cultural landscape sculpted by vineyards has been awarded UNESCO World Heritage status.

What better motivation could the wine-growers have to keep pursuing their hard work to produce fine wine on the steep slopes? The craggy rocks of the hillsides in the Rhine Valley may make for a stunning backdrop, but that doesn't mean that the vineyard work is any less strenuous. Not to mention that the yield is less than abundant. But quality is everything here, as the fine wines produced in the region more than confirm.

Visitors hoping for a clear view of the picturesque landscape dotted with castles and tranquil vineyards should set off for a walk along the Rheinsteig hiking trail or attend one of the Rhine in Flames events that are held multiple times throughout the summer.

Main grape varieties: Riesling, Müller-Thurgau, Kerner and Pinot Noir

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