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Brueckenstrasse 2, Altenahr, Rhineland-Palatinate, 53505, Germany
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The River Ahr in Spring Time
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Keith and Sabsi
Burg and river
Anyone going to Altenahr for New Year?
My partner, daughter and I are heading to Altenahr for new year this year and just wondered if anyone else was?
We've been to Altenahr before and loved it and thought it'd be great to spend New Year there and see if anyone else had the same idea :-)
Re: Anyone going to Altenahr for New Year?
I live close to Altenahr.
when and what time of year did you go to Altenahr? It is not a typical place to celebrate NYE, but you could head for Koblenz for instance in order to watch the fireworks over the city and the Rhine and Moselle valleys.
It will be very quiet that time of year. The vineyards will be barren. If that's okay for you, and you liked it in general, then why indeed not go there? :)
Re: Anyone going to Altenahr for New Year?
I know this is a bit late for the OP but it might help anyone else looking around.
I lived in Altenahr for a year and spent a lot of time there before and after that time (I now live in Köln). Altenahr is DEAD for most of the year, except for walkers visiting and during high season and the Weinfest on the weekends between end of September and end of October. Unless you are there staying in a hotel for some reason, there is really nothing going on for New Year. It really is a beautiful place and I still like to visit the area from tmie to time, especially to see old friends, but it is as dead as a dead thing from the planet dead.
Travel Tips for Altenahr
I cant really name one thing in particular as there are so many different things to do.
I enjoyed the walks the scenery, the people the Buildings everything really.
Its a place you have to see to be able to understand what is unique about Altenahr, for example have you ever seen an eagle in real life?
We did on a couple of occasions,also Red deer.
Its a place you have to explore,there is a ruined castle (at the top of the picture),viewing points,The devils Hole to name a few. The Scenery and the Wine.
The hills surrounding Altenahr are very scenic, easy to climb to panaramic views, and lead on to extensive walks around the hills, vineyards and other villages (part of the Rotweinstasse). There is a big map on the notice board by the station/bridge showing the different walks
The first and easiest being the view from Berg Are, the ruined castle above Altenahr. The view from just below the ruins is spectacular - take a camera. I walked up at 06:00 one morning (approx 20-30mins walk alongwide wooded sloped paths, starting from the RatHaus) and saw a woodpecker pecking which made my day. The other walks and milestones along the Rotweinstasse start from here and are clearly marked.
The second must-do walk is up to the White Cross & "hole in the Rock" above the village. Start by walking between the river and the station. The riverside path leads to a tunnel underneath the tracks and from there a 20-30min walk along slate stepped paths to several vantage points. Again there are further walks from these points. The cross is a nice place to come at sunset
The Ahr valley is renound for its red wine,and in Altenahr there is a winery at the bottom of the town.
This is the place to get your red wine to take home,the winery is very well set out and you can taste any wines before you buy.
We got a very good red wine for €5:50 a bottle we noticed that the hotels and restaurants were selling the same wine for €17:90 so not a bad saving.
If you go give it a visit even if you don't buy any wine.
The Usual Luggage and bags Sensible all weather gear depending what time of the year you go,we went in August and it was warm,but it also rained too.
220V voltage Adaptor
A good digital camera with spare batteries. At least 3.2megal pixel DigitalCamera Waterproofs UK Citizens,E111 Nhs Medical cards can now be done online link below.
In winter, it is a ski lift but during the rest of the year, it doubles as a way for you to get up the mountains above Altenahr for what I presume must be great Eifel views - we never had time to test it. Up here is also where the "Red Wine Trail" of the valley starts.
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