Since there is not much night life in this small town, when I was here me and a friend hiked up the hill to the deserted castle "Der Berg Ahr" or Castle of Are as it translates. It was a short 25 minute hike, and it gave a great view overlooking Altenahr in the Ahr River Valley. There is a small telescope you can use up there and you can climb on the castles. It is a nice way to see the town for its full beauty! There is still an old sign describing the castle's history. The stair cases and several of the windows are still intact, and it makes for a great photo opportunity!