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.
St. Martin is a catholic parish church in Lorch am Rhein that is known for its beautiful Gothic altar, a masterpiece by famed German artist Hans von Worms circa 1483. The church's massive tower overlooks the wine and culture rich city. Another unique feature is in a part of the organ called the 'Riesling-register' which once pressed makes chirping sounds of birds and opens the hidden door behind the two bottles places in the Riesling and reveals two wine glasses.
Perched atop a green hill which towers over a picturesque lake, Rheinstein Castle is a dazzling portrait of medieval charm and splendor, with every nook and cranny bearing traces of its historical lineage. Nestled amid thick and verdant foliage, the splendid architectural specimen features exposed brickwork, a portcullis and a drawbridge, with the main structure being flanked by impressive towers surrounded by a garden abundant in grapevine. The interior is as much a delight as the exterior; expansive chambers are adorned in elegant decor which accentuates their old-school nuances, weaving a striking tapestry for awed tourists to admire. Traipse through the hallways as you absorb a wealth of information afforded by insightful displays or make a pit stop at the on-site restaurant to recharge and replenish your strength. The castle also incorporates other attractions like the elaborately carved chapel and a magnificent room named the Knight's Hall which is hailed for its resplendent stained glass windows.
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.
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.
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.
Kath. Kirche Maria Himmelfahrt is a tranquil church located in Hallgarten. This serene place of worship is home to a marvelous architecture that attracts hordes of tourists who come here to explore the architecture of the region. Besides regular prayers and services, the Kath. Kirche Maria Himmelfahrt also hosts concerts, live musicals and community events like weddings in its premises.
Designed by popular architect Ravensteyn, the Coenen Palais was established in 1714. In 2007, the palace was completely renovated. Overlooking the scenic Rhine river, the palace plays host to several events including weddings, parties, corporate functions, and seminars.
The WeinMuseum Schlagkamp is believed to be one of the biggest museums of its kind. The museum has over 10,000 interesting exhibits spanning across three levels. In the wine cellar, you will learn about the wine-making procedures and get to see a variety of barrels. The old Kelterhaus has a variety of interesting items related to wines, of course. In the old ballroom, you can enjoy a glass of premium wine. Children are welcomed to the museum as well and are served grape juice instead of the wines.
This church known as the Triangelis Johanneskirche is a brick structure that is architecturally magnificent. It is neo-Gothic and dates back to 1865. The most striking elements of this building are the butresses that are a key part of Gothic architecture. The tall spire can be seen from afar and is picturesque. Inside the church has three pathways along its main hall. The ceiling is white and there are stained glass windows to give the church a sober feel.
The Weingut Rollanderhof was established in 1963 and has for generations been operated by the Weyerhauser family. Spread over to almost 28 hectares (69 acres), is located in Saulheim, about 40 kilometers (25 miles) from central Frankfurt. Rollanderhof, now managed by Rudolph and Brigitte Weyerhauser, produces 18 variants of red and white wines that have garnered much appreciation. You can find Rollanderhof wines in numerous wine shops and retailers across Germany.