This massive, medieval style church is the grandest attraction in the town of Boppard. Beneath the Severus church (12th century) one can visit the remains of a Roman baths. With tall, dark spices and ivory walls, the church inspires awe and wonder. Walk between the pews and attend the fascinating tour of this marvel.
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.
Traced back to the medieval era, Burg Thurant is surrounded by vineyards and overlooks nearby towns. Archbishop battles, medieval torture devices and finally a peace treaty are some of its true stories that bring people to explore its once glorious past.
Head to the Emser Therme if you want to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. It was established in the year 2012 and offers a fitness center, sauna services, and a swimming pool. Spectacular modern architecture and state of the art facilities make it one of the most renowned spa and thermal baths in the region. Rejuvenate your body and mind by availing of their massages and wellness packages. Replenish your energy levels by dining in the restaurant located on the premises that serve traditional German dishes.
At the confluence of Mosel and Rhine, Deutsches Eck is a headland that has been an integral part of German history during war times. Characterized by an equestrian statue that soars over the city, it is a monument honoring the first German Emperor William I. The original statue was inaugurated in 1897 and a refurbished statue was installed in 1993. A tribute to German unity, the headland is a popular tourist attraction today. Boat rides through the inland waterway of Mosel and Rhine are an ideal way to view the Deutsches Eck.
Basilika St. Kastor is a quaint church that was built by the bishop of Trier. The church has a picturesque architecture and with intriguing interiors. The place is best known for being the site where the famed treaty was signed which divided the Carolingian Empire. Inside you can find old relics, epitaphs of bishops, inscriptions and so on.
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.
Located in the Rhine Valley, the Sterrenberg Castle is an impressive fortress that is perched high up in the mountains overlooking the River Rhine. It served as an estate for the Bolanden lords and is said to have been built in the 12th Century. Much of the original structure lies dilapidated. Today, a popular restaurant with a beautiful terrace operates within the castle. Regular exhibitions are also held that showcase the history of the area.
A sister castle of the Sterrenberg Castle, Liebenstein Castle is another prominent landmark of the area. Both the castles together are called the “hostile brothers” due to the frequent differences between their occupants in the medieval era. Today, the castle exists as a hotel and offers tourists a spectacular holiday in the Rhine Valley. The rooms and suites are well-furnished with modern amenities that provide utmost comfort. One can also request for trekking trips in the surrounding region. Besides, the hotel is houses a restaurant charming medieval style restaurant that is known for offering delicious German cuisine along with an extensive wine list and stunning views of the region. The rates of the hotel are seasonal, it is best to check their current rates on their website before planning your vacation here.
Located amid the idyllic environs of Boppard, the Toni Lorenz winery prides itself on carefully harvesting and cultivating a variety of grapes. The establishment focuses on variants such as Pinot Noir, Riesling, and Pinot Gris among others, and offers visitors a chance to indulge in wine tasting sessions which provide a deeper insight into the viticulture of the region.
Besides Roman finds and explanations about the history of the town it is especially worth seeing the Thonet furniture.