The romantic hiking countryside along the Rhine is captivating: steep mountain slopes with jagged rocks and extensive vineyards, pathways winding through dense forests and dreamy meadows along the mighty Rhine river – sections of which are recognised as UNESCO World Heritage – carry the hiker into another world. The following trails along the Rhine invite the hiker:
Medieval fortresses and castles as well as historic towns like Andernach with extensive parks along the Rhine or Bendorf, Rhens, Vallendar and Weissenthurm, with their richly decorated timbered houses, let history become alive again. The legend of the heroic baker’s boy, the election of the king at Königsstuhl (the King’s Throne), the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Upper Germanic and Rhaethian Limes, and many other cultural monuments are witnesses of a rich cultural history.
The mild climate and good air of the Rhine Valley let the hiker breathe freely. Here, not only can you let your soul be free,but your body will feel really well too. The tired hiker can spoil himself during a break with strawberries from the Rhine island, Niederwerth, and excellent native wines. That is pure enjoyment!