Benecke Dusseldorfer Hof
Bonner Strasse 59, Remagen, Rhineland-Palatinate, 53424, Germany
More about Remagen
view from the upper building across the river
Oberwinter marina and the 7 hills range
Remagen is derived from Celtic Rigo Magos
close up view of the "Erpeler Ley" cliff
Travel Tips for Remagen
Rhein in Flammen -- Rhine in Flames
Rhine in Flames is a very popular event taking place along various sections of the Rhine valley. There is a Bonn-Remagen one, another one in and around Koblenz and a third one between Boppard and the Loreley cliff further upstream. Every Rhine in Flames involves a tourist boat parade, red fires along the shores and fireworks as the boats pass through. The Rhine promenade in Remagen is one of the better spots to watch the boat parade.
A few hints regarding Rhine in Flames. The whole thing is a bit overhyped in my opinion -- it doesn't quite deliver. The boat parade is nice to watch. I would recommend against buying one of the overpriced boat tickets though. I did it once and the boat was packed with people -- all the boats are -- and some boats have rather smallish observation decks. Usually you must buy a ticket involving some kind of dinner which tends to have terrible quality as it is prepared off board and warmed up in the microwave oven on board. If you are in the Rhineland anyway, you might include Rhine in Flames. But do not come for this event as the main thing of your stay. And if you miss it, no big deal at all.
May 7th, 2005 Rhein in Flammen in Remagen
Rhein in Flammen is an annual event you may find along many places along the river Rhine. It is mainly a parade of lots of ships, daycruisers, hotelships and also some private ships. All of the villages will be lighted, Big fires will be burning at most of the castles along the river and fireworks will make the parade a special event, attracting thousands of people watching it from the banks of the river or preferable from one of the participating ships.
In Remagen the event is called "Rhein in Flammen am Siebengebirge" and will take place on may 7th, 2005 at 09.30 p.m. ! NO entrance-fee, just come along and enjoy the great atmosphere !
Fine Bike Path (and walking too)
If you are in this area both biking and hiking are the "in" thing. Germans all around us of various ages were vigorously taking advantage of this. I only hope that in the rebuilding of New Orleans (even though it is very hot in Summer) they take advantage of the tourist opportunity that these activities present. There is some advertising about it here, but mostly it is a quiet German secret. (we were staying in a "Ferienwohnpark").
beautiful buildings in Remagen
Remagen - about halfway between Bonn and Koblenz - is a place, where lots of weathly people built their villas and summer-residences.
So you may see lots of lovely buildings there, dating back to a time, when traintrafic was not as heavy as today, with long cargo-trains running every 30 minutes in a distance of just 10 meters from this lovely building, that was built at the beginning of the 20th century ,about 100 meters from the trainstation of Remagen.
Roman Graves and a Temple (Lower Level)
The lower part of a small temple up to the level of the bases of the columns is present. Also a partially reconstructed (from fragments) of a funeral memorail. In a corner is a reconstructed smaller tomb reminiscent of Etruscan or other preChristian era tombs (I think). All of the findings are diligently displayed and make for a surprising and pleasant visit.
Popular Hotels in Remagen