Oh, I really love to go with the flow while travelling. From the city of Frankfurt and my recent visit of the LIMES World Heritage – Römerkastell Saalburg, it is just another stone’s throw to Rüdesheim at the beginning of the Romantic Rhine Valley. (Yes, it really deserves to be called like that. 😀 ) Shortly after leaving Frankfurt, “romantic vineyards” appear on the horizon while my joy starts to grow. One of the most spectacular river landscapes in Europe … Is it that the Rhine valley could indeed equal “our very own Wachau Danube river valley” in Lower Austria? :p
Romantic Rhine Valley: Boat trip, cycling or hiking, it does get quite so romantic here!
Dear readers. In order to feel romance by the river Rhine, you do not necessarily have to be in love (although this might help). 😉 Here at the Rhine, even the regional tourism destination is called “Romantischer Rhein Tourismus GmbH”! So what can I do other than calling it romantic? Charming local Claudia Schwarz and her happy colleague Elisabeth have organised E-Bikes for us: “But we are only cycling alongside the river … ??” – “E-Bikes are great”, I laugh and think back at my E-Bike experiences during #Balticdiscovery in Germany as well as in the Lower Austrian Weinviertel district.
And off we go – from Rüdesheim to Bacharach, it is about 15 kilometres following the river downstream, then onto one of the countless river cruise boats. Seriously beautiful. And of course, very ROMANTIC !!
Last but not least, our “romantic day” by the “Romantic river Rhine” shapes up to include hiking romance, exploring one of the single most beautiful lookout points over the entire river valley and searching for famous Loreley: Was she a siren, a woman, a myth or a legend to the local sailors and fishermen? Either way, the Rhine valley has clearly cast a spell on us … so much beauty here in this World Heritage District of the Upper Middle Rhine Valley. The long distance hiking trail of the “Rheinsteig” has equally caught my attention: It must be so beautiful to walk out here for a couple of days. Wow!
Disclaimer: I have been invited by the German Tourist Board in order to travel to & experience several World Heritage Sites in Germany. All opinions are my own.