Nature lovers are in for a treat as the Ahrsteig is the perfect place for you pick your hiking boots and set off on a journey of self-discovery. The hiking company provides an opportunity to hike through Sinzig and reach Blankenberg. There are beautiful meadows, lush green trees, tons of natural monuments, stunning cultural treasures, and narrow cliffs that pave way for narrow paths. The scenery is amazing and every route is equally wondrous and mesmerizing.
The Ehrenbreitstein Fortress sits atop a mountain with the same name. The fortress was built on the mountain top between the years of 1817 and 1828 by Prussian forces, though another fortress had stood on this same spot until 1801 when it was destroyed by the French. Of course, early people had also seen the benefits of building on top of the impressive Ehrenbreitstein mountain; some archaeologists believe that structures may have been built on this same site as early as the 9th-Century BC. The fortress that visitors can see today was never attacked while the Prussian military owned it. It was, however, occupied by U.S. troops during the Occupation of the Rhineland. Having escaped destruction in World War II, the fortress served as a variety of establishments before being made into a museum in 1956. Visitors can take a cable car up to the fortress where they can wander around the grounds and explore the many rooms on docent-led tours.
Laacher See or Lacch Lake is a round-shaped lake and was formed by a volcanic caldera. This crater lake created around 12,900 years ago and is very near to the river Rhine. There is a camping site on its shores. The Maria Laach Abbey is also nestled on its banks.
Shooting foamy jets of cold water in the air at a height of 196.85 feet (60 meters), the Andernach Geyser is the world's highest cold water geyser. Along the banks of River Rhine, the spectacular landscapes of Namedy Peninsula encompass the geyser with the verdure of dense trees and grasslands. The geyser is fed by a 1149 feet (350 meter) deep aquifer which was dug with a purpose of extracting carbon dioxide for mineral water. Today, the location of the geyser and its environs have become a major tourist attraction, called the Andernach Geyser Adventure Center. A ferry ride through the river is a favored activity and the best way to explore the scenic landscapes of the Rhine. A tourist information center allows visitors to get detailed information about the geyser. A sight to behold, the high rising water jet is a unique phenomenon to witness.
Located along the shores of River Lahn, Bad Ems has a history that can be traced to Roman times and is known for its scenic beauty. An important military base on the Upper Germanic Limes in the Roman era, the town was established in the 14th Century. Breathtaking in natural charm, prolific figures like Richard Wagner, Fyodor Dostoevsky, German emperor Kaiser Wilhem I and Tsar Alexander II of Russia built their summer residences in this picturesque town. The mineral springs of Bad Ems has given rise to spa and sauna facilities and outdoor pools. The funicular railway is also a major tourist attraction and affords views of the town from the Bismarck Tower.
If you are a nature lover and want to learn more about the animal kingdom, then drop at the Zoo Neuwied while in the city. The zoo has a host of different animals including ostriches, meerkats, penguins, camels, cheetahs, flamingos, crocodiles, tigers, and peacocks. The zoo makes a great place for a family outing, as children will surely enjoy a visit to this place. A fun array of activities keep them engaged and offer learning opportunities alongside enjoyment.
Sprawled across France, Germany and Luxembourg, the Moselle Valley is one of the most picturesque regions. Comprising of several towns, the German communes and cities like the Koblenz, Trier, Konz, Schweich etc. are located along the course of the Moselle. From forests, mountains and vast meadows, the river valley is largely composed of sprawling terraced vineyards. Famous for its white-wine, the Moselle valley grows world class Riesling, Elbling and Muller Thargau. Haven for wine lovers, Moselle Valley is a spectacular romantic getaway.
Constructed in the year 1270, Bischofstein Castle was ravaged in the year 1689 but rebuilt in the year 1930. Fichte Gymnasium purchased Bischofstein Castle in 1954 and presently, it is used as a retreat center by the school. One striking aspect of Bischofstein Castle is its towering cylinder-shaped pillar beset adorned with a white streak of plaster. The chapel in ruins adjoining Bischofstein Castle is also one of its prominent attractions. Bischofstein Castle served as a bastion for Archbishops of Treves. Today, the 800-year old Bischofstein Castle serves as a fine specimen of 1930s' architectural style.