The best way to take in German wine country
This is the tour for people who don't like tours. A stunning and inexpensive way to see this beautiful part of German wine country, this self-guided 'tour' starts in the picturesque town of Rüdesheim am Rhein with a ride over the vineyards in an enclosed chair lift (wine and souvenir glasses to enjoy on the way up optional). Then a light hike through a forest with notable lookout spots and sights throughout takes you around to a chair lift back down the hill, then a boat ride across the river for a tour of castle Rheinstein perched on the hillside, and finally, you take a leisurely boat ride back to where you started (more wine and snacks available to order on the boat). An entire day of being outdoors and enjoying sweeping views of the Rheingau for under €20. In a word: Amazing!
By Kate Wirth
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