Located near, the charming town of Sankt Goarshausen, the natural rock of Lorelei, forms one of the best known features of the Upper Middle Rhine Valley. Towering about 120 meters (433 feet) higher than the water surface, the cliff is said to be named after a mythical sorceress called Lurley, who jumped off the cliff into the disturbed waters of River Rhine. Lorelei is blessed with breathtaking beauty, making it quite a popular tourist attraction.
Stretching to an area of 75,000 square meters (807293 square feet), the Kurpark in Wiesbaden is a spectacular public park that has been praised by many as the most scenic park in the city. Established in 1852, the park boasts of a lake in the middle of the park where visitors can enjoy boating. Also found here is a fountain that is 6 meters (19 feet) high.
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.
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.
Connecting the villages of Mörsdorf and Sosberg, Geierlay is a unique suspension bridge spanning 360 meters (1,180 feet) and is high above the ground at an elevation of 100 meters (330 feet). Offering breathtaking views of the surrounding region, the bridge is for pedestrians only and can be be accessed only by walking from the designated parking spot which is a few minutes away.
Established in the 1970s as a wildlife park, Wild- und Freizeitpark Klotten has since been expanded to include exciting attractions over the years like roller coasters, slides and other children's rides. The park also has gastronomical facilities within the premises, making it a worthwhile trip with friends and family.
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.
Nestled on the eastern banks of River Rhine, Kamp-Bornhofen is about one and a half hours away from the city of Frankfurt in west Germany. This historic town is known for its medieval castles Sterrenberg and Liebenstein. Set against the backdrop of the scenic hills and the River Rhine, Bornhofen Pilgrimage Monastery is dedicated to Mother Mary and is visited by pilgrims all year round.
Part of the Rhine Gorge World Heritage Site, Lorch am Rhein is a quiet little town in Hesse, Germany. The charming town is replete with wonderful scenery due to its location at the mouth of the River Wisper and its sprawling vineyards which provide several interesting photography opportunities. The streets of the village are filled with numerous architecturally-fascinating buildings such as The Strunk – a former prison, a leprosy house dedicated to the welfare of lepers called Leprosenhaus and the famous ‘Witches Tower’ dating back to the Middle Ages. The extremely devout and predominantly Catholic town is also home to a beautiful 14th-century parish church dedicated to St Martin.
Germany is blessed with many scenic towns, and Trechtingshausen is one of them. Nestled alongside the Rhine river, the town is situated near a small promontory, on top of which stands the Reichenstein Castle. As you come down the wooded slopes towards town, you will find the small but captivating Clement Chapel, a Romanesque masterpiece. Offering a sense of calm and beauty like no other, Trechtingshausen is a quintessential German town.