Discover the best top things to do in Ingelheim, Germany including Ingelheim Am Rhein Tourist Center, Kloster Eberbach, Seilbahn Rudesheim, Schloss Johannisberg, Erlebnisbad Rheinwelle Gau-Algesheim, Weinpunkt, Weingut Fritz Allendorf, Weingut Robert Weil, Markt, Weingut Wasem.
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4.5 based on 6 reviews
My son and I were interested in learning about winemaking and history in the Mainz area. We found the Ingelheim Am Rhein website which listed several tours in the area. They put us in touch with a local tour guide who was excellent. He had extensive knowledge of the area, it's wines, history, architecture, culture. Not all vineyards are open for winetasting, and our guide knew a winegrower having a festival and winetasting that day. We enjoyed lunch at the winegrower's property, and then descended into the cellar where tables displayed at least 30 wines to sample. Our guide shared his knowledge of the types of grapes and the process for making different wines. Perfect for two novice wine tasters!
Once outside, we walked through a vineyard and learned about the growing and harvesting of the grapes. The vineyard was in Ober-Ingelheim and after winemaking activities, we walked around the beautiful Burgkirche and the defensive walls of the city. Our guide was a city leader and had been involved in projects to preserve the historical sites in Ingelheim. I know we only absorbed a fraction of the extensive history of Ingelheim!
In total, we spent about 6 hours and added a couple kilometers to our tennis shoes. It was very worthwhile to contact the tourist center in Ingelheim.
4.5 based on 374 reviews
This 12th-century monastery has produced wine for the past 800 years.
We visited Kloster Eberbach on New Year’s Day 2018 as a short excursion from Wiesbaden and were surprised we could get there so easily and quickly by public transportation that day: a short train ride to Eltville and from there less than 15 minutes by bus (N. 172) to the abbey gatehouse. Upon presentation of the bus ticket, visitors receive a discount on entry tickets. Although the weather wasn’t too nice the setting of the abbey in the countryside still offered a splendid view.
Many interiors of the film ‘The name of the Rose’, based on the eponymous novel by Umberto Eco and starring Sean Connery as a Franciscan friar, were shot at Eberbach Abbey, but there is little to remind visitors of this fact. The present-day atmosphere is certainly not dark and mysterious. We had to use our imagination. On the basis of wrong expectations, we were also a bit surprised by the external appearance of the abbey complex. We somehow expected it to look more stereotypically ‘medieval’, but it seemed to be a mixture of Gothic and Baroque style. We did like the sobriety of the Romanesque abbey church, which is completely empty except for some tombstones. The adjoining immense early Gothic vaulted dormitory, accessed by stairs from the church, where the monks slept on the floor on straw matrasses, is absolutely stupendous. For the rest, there isn’t much to be seen. We saw some huge wine barrels and old wine presses and weren’t too impressed with the museum in the former library.
There are guided tours (in German) but visitors are allowed to roam around on their own with an audio guide (another 3.50 euro) or a (not very informative) leaflet in English. So, if you want to know more, bring a good travel guide.
Although there are separate Tripadvisor entries fort the hotel (‘Gaestehaus Kloster Eberbach‘) and the restaurant (‘Klosterschaenke, Pfortenhaus‘) on the grounds many reviewers seem to have posted their comments on both under the general entry ‘Kloster Eberbach’, which is skewing the rating of the abbey.
4.5 based on 372 reviews
Ride the little cable cars from the town, over the vineyards, with views of the Rhine valley, to the Niederwald monument. It was not scary, rather smooth, but open air so you will get moist on a wet day (as we did).
4 based on 90 reviews
Very nice castle in the middle of vineyards .Possible trip to castle Vollrads through the surrounding vineyards, with manny nice views on the Rheingau area
3.5 based on 8 reviews
4.5 based on 10 reviews
If you love German wine - you do, if you are a tourist in the hearthland of German wine - do not miss this. A modern vinotheque, a wine bistro. There are several wines by the glass (currently 17). All of them are from 3 top Rheingau producers, whose range of wines is also available in the wine store there.
The price per glass is very reasonable for the quality of the wines.
The menu is short: warm soup, cold cuts, and cheeses. But they match with the wine, which is the main point.
A wine enthusiast will also be delighted about the brigth lightning: the halogen spotlights let you clearly see, what you have in your glass.
Pop in to taste good wine. You will probably buy a few bottles to take home, too.
4.5 based on 18 reviews
Situated on the southern-facing slopes of the north bank of the Rhine, the Rheingau is one of Germany‘s main wine production areas. Blessed with a temperate climate and very warm summers, this area produces some very fine white wines, principally Rieslings, and a smaller number of red wines.
We were disappointed to discover that our first choice for lunch (an elaborate and imposing schloss with extensive Gardens and an outdoor restaurant) was unable to handle our very small family party of three adults. So we drove down the hill for five minutes and came across the small, but welcoming vineyard belonging to the family of Fritz Allendorf. It did in fact appear to be closed at lunchtime, but a knock on the door of the office was met by a welcoming word, complete with smile, from the lady who was entering information into the computer system in the tidy office.
Indeed, the restaurant facility was closed until 6 p.m., that day, but would we care to try a glass of wine at one of the tables sheltered from the heat of the midday sun by a canopy of vines? This offer was eagerly accepted, and chilled mineral water was offered, as well as a bottle of the Allendorf Riesling. Such was the quality of the welcome that I made enquiries about ordering a case or two of this exquisite nectar. While my wife was led off to the tasting room and shop, I made an attempt to settle the bill for our bottle of wine, expecting perhaps a rather extravagant amount to be charged. But no, the wine, the water and the seats under the vine canopy were all “on the house”. Not a penny to be paid. No argument, it was free of all charges! How pleasant to meet people who know exactly how to do business and keep their customers satisfied!
Needless to say, we did order a case of Riesling and a case of red Spätburgunder, to be delivered to our home address in the following week. Once again, a welcome surprise: order just four bottles more and the cost of Delivery to our home address was taken care of by the vineyard.
Visit the website for more details, or better still, make the trip to the Allendorf family vineyard and enjoy the privilege of a warm welcome.
4.5 based on 47 reviews
We rate this weingut as the best in the Rheingau. Their wine tasting area is stunning and the servers are personable and knowledgeable. Both couples bought lots of wine. We were even presented with a more rare older wine that wasn't listed and it was fantastic due to the aging. Everything we drank was superb and difficult to choose which to buy. It was our second time to the weingut. Their sweeter Rieslings are even better than the dry Rieslings. Their wine is not cheap, but it is worth it.
4.5 based on 416 reviews
4.5 based on 5 reviews
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