Tier- und Pflanzenpark Fasanerie was once a royal hunting area. Opened in 1955, its rolling hills, meadows, forest zone, lake and rivers is a haven for exotic and rare plants as well as for 50 European species. There is also a petting zoo for children. You can avail of their nature tours which are fun and informative at the same time. While touring, you get to encounter bears, lynxes, herons, wolves and many more. Later, head towards the former hunting lodge, which, now functions as a restaurant.
A museum solely dedicated to mechanical instruments, the Siegfried's Mechanisches Musikkabinett is delightfully refreshing and unique. The museum offers guided tours for large groups where the guides demonstrate the intricacies of these antique instruments whilst also playing them.
Surrounded by lush greenery, Neroberg is marked by the Neroberg temple, which is a round structure topped by a dome constructed in 1851. Apart from the temple, some of the hills notable features include a sculpture of a lion and panoramic views of the town below. Thanks to the aforementioned features, the peak is also a popular hiking destination.
Germany is a land known for its magnificent castles and almost every city has at least one of its own. Overlooking the river, Schloss Stolzenfels is situated on the outskirts of the ancient city of Koblenz. This medieval castle was built by Arnold von Isenburg, the Archbishop of Trier and used as a toll station. Later it was the office of the Electorate of Trier. During the Nine Years War, it was damaged by the French and was in ruin for 150 years. It was gifted to Frederick William IV of Prussia in 1815. He delegated Karl Friedrich Schinkel to rebuild the building. The neoclassic architect turned it into a beautiful neo-Gothic building. It was the Prussian King's favorite summertime residence. Take a stroll through the gardens, halls and royal rooms of this romantic castle to get a glimpse into the past.
Rüdesheim-am-Rhein is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and there are many interesting places to explore. The Drosselgasse in the city's old town is a tourist magnet and is a popular street for locals as well. This 15th-century cobbled street is dotted with quaint restaurants, cafes, wine bars, garden taverns, historical structures and souvenir shops. Live music is the norm any time of the day or night.
Housed in the region above the Braubach town within the Rhineland-Palatinate region of Germany is the fortress of Marksburg, an iconic castle and a famous sight. Designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the fortress dates back to the 12th Century. However, it was reconstructed and remodeled many times throughout the course of its existence. Guided tours are available and lend valuable insight into the history and culture of the castles' inhabitants as well as the surrounding regions.
This quirky museum showcases an extensive collection of teddy bears and dolls. Spanning several different periods, these invite you to indulge in nostalgic reminiscences.
The Rhine Gorge lies between the city of Koblenz and Bingen in Germany. This area consists of a valley with River Rhine flowing in between. This valley contains rocks with fossil-bearing sediments which are mostly slate. The river marks an important route for trading with central Europe since olden times. This site has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since June 2002.
Located on the banks of River Rhine, Hilchenhaus is a mid 16th-century stone building that houses a wine bar, restaurant and a multi-purpose hall. The restaurant serves palatable meals along with delicious wines from the local vineyard.
Dating back to 2007, Limeskastell Pohl is known for recreating the life of the people in 100 C.E. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this open-air museum provides insight into life in the northern border of the Roman empire.