Experience the Riesling-Shuttle

Would you like to enjoy some wonderful Rheingau Riesling while being driven around the beautiful Rheingau area? Not a problem.

Don’t worry about how to get from here to there or about how much wine you may drink and still be able to drive. Let Kai Teggemann and his team take care of you. They do a wonderful job. And they all speak English!

The shuttle will take you along gorgeous scenery to a few typical Rheingau stops. You will get to see Schloss Vollrads, one of Rheingaus most prodigious castles in the midst of glorious vinyards. Also see Schloss Johannisberg, situated on the top of a small mountain viewing the Rhine river. Highlight of the tour is your very personal wine tasting in the middle of the vinyards, always with a great view of the Rhine river.

Tours are 55 € on the weekends, 45 € on a weekday. Wine tasting is included. The tour lasts about 4 hours, always starting and ending in Eltville. As words spreads around, be sure to make your reservation in advance with the Riesling Shuttle.

Download the information flyer here.

Ruedesheim & Assmannshausen in one day

Ruedesheim is a great place to spend an entire day. And it’s a classic. If you are traveling to the Rheingau you have to have been to Ruedesheim. Here’s an idea how to spend your day:

Walk through town, definetly through Drosselgasse, go into any shops, restaurants and bars that feel good to you. Eventually you will come by the cable car station. It’s almost in the middle of the town, a bit up the hill. Get a one-way ticket (it’s 5 Euros) and get on.

You will enjoy a beautiful and unforgetable ride up to the statue of Germania. Once you’ve arrived and left the cable car station it’s a short walk to the memorable monument. Enjoy the great view from up here, maybe get some refreshments.

Once you’re ready, walk passed the monument, parallel to the Rhine river and follow the path through the forest to Assmannshausen. You will pass by the Hotel Jagdschloss Niederwald – if you feel like it, sit down and have a snack and some refreshments, It’s a nice place to rest for a while. From there it’s only a few minutes walk to the the cable car station of Assmannshausen.

Depending on how fit you are and what your plans are for the rest of the day – decide now wether to walk down to Assmannshausen or take the cable car. The walk will lead you through a bit of forest, it’s all downhill, fun to walk but not much view. The cable car ride is spectacular, quite steep and with a view of the Rhine almost for the entire ride.

Whatever you do – enjoy your way down. Once you’ve accomplished that, take a quick walk around the town of Assmannshausen. There’s not very much much to see, but nice places to sit, have a drink or lunch.

You will then take the boat back to Ruedesheim. The cable car station on top of the hill of Assmannshausen will be able to provide information at what time the next boat will leave. Of course you can prepare in advance and get all the information you need on the internet.

 

Here are some helpful links:

English page of the Ruedesheim Cable car

English page of the Ruedesheim/Assmannshausen Boat Tours

 

A Daytrip to Rheingau

While browsing through some other blogs I found this wonderful article about a daytrip to the Rheingau and I thank my blogger-colleague Jessica very much for letting me re-post it here. If you care to read more about Jessicas travel experience be sure to visit her beautiful blog: https://lavidabonitablog.com/

 

A Daytrip to Rheingau – Germany`s most prestigious Wine region

Rheingau

 

Wine is typically associated with the region of Bordeaux in France, the California Napa Valley or Italy. Germany`s Rheingau, howeverranks among the most distinguished wine regions of the world. The area along the shores of the “Rhein River”comprises hilly vineyards, charming villages with half-timbered houses and countless historic wineries.  Local as well as international wine enthusiasts succumb to the charm of the region that attracts thousands of visitors each year. Since the slopes of the vineyards bordering the riverbanks of the Rhein River are particularly suitable for white grape varieties, the area is especially known for the cultivation of “Riesling” –  the epitome of German wine culture.

 

img_9138Besides the wine culture, the region offers numerous other sights. Ancient estates and aristocratic villas from up to the medieval times can be found in each of the five Rheingau cities of Eltville, Oestrich-Winkel, Geisenheim, Ruedesheim and Lorch. Lovely restored and maintained wine estates like Schloss Vollrads and Schloss Johannisberg, host different activities throughout the year, such as festivities, concerts and other events related to wine and social culture. Between June and August, the “Rheingau Musik Festival” hosts a series of concerts every year before the scenery of important cultural sites.

The tradition of winemaking in the Rheingau region goes way back in history. Started by abbeys many centuries ago, monks constructed stately cloisters & monasteries like the renowned Eberbach Abbey running the wine growing and handling in an economically successful way.

img_9135

Eberbach Abbey (Kloster Eberbach), located at the outskirts of Eltville, exemplifies the history of German viticulture like no other place. Founded in the 12th century by the Cistercian brothers, the Romanesque & Gothic abbey represents nine centuries of wine culture. As Hessen`s most important historical monument and one of Europe’s best-preserved medieval monasteries, the 1000 year old estate takes you to an impressive time journey back in history. The well-preserved monastery has been used as a setting to film Umberto Eco`s renowned novel “The name of the Rose”, featuring stars like Sean Connery. With 300 hectares of land and a wine route of 100 km, the vineyards of Eberbach Abbey used to be the largest in medieval Europe. Today, wine is still produced at the impressive site, which is the largest winery in Germany. At the local wine house or via guided tours, you can sample various types of wine. Experience with all senses the beauty of this region, centuries of history – and the excellence of German wine culture.

PORTA PATET, COR MAGIS

The door stands open, but the heart even more so!

img_9142

img_9145

img_9166

img_9108

img_9105

img_9095

img_9168

img_9163

img_9165

img_9106

img_9133

img_9136

img_9132