Altenahr Travel Guide

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    The River Ahr in Spring Time
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Altenahr Things to Do

  • A relaxing Walk

    There are so many walks to choose from and as we are novices to walking/hiking we took the 8km option from the chairlift down.Firstly i would like to add that i am hopeless with heights and will admit that the chairlift bit was scary for me.But for €4.50 it was worth the ride.The walk down is not too steep and is a proper track so footwear was not...

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  • Burg Are

    These are the ruins of a 12th century castle and supposedly the oldest castle in the valley. High up on a hill overlooking Altenahr, it is easy to see why a fortress was needed here. It was used to rule the valley with the help of the Diocese in Cologne and villagers were often imprisoned here if they didn't pay their duties and such. It was ruined...

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  • Wineries

    There are several wineries in town. We just had time to go and sample wine from one of them, the Winzergenossenschaft Mayschoss on Tunnelstrasse.

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Altenahr Hotels

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  • Hotel zur Post

    Brueckenstrasse 2, Altenahr, Rhineland-Palatinate, 53505, Germany

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Hotel Ruland

    Brueckenstr. 6, Altenahr, Rhineland-Palatinate, 53505, Germany

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Hotel Lang

    Altenburger Str. 1, Altenahr, 53505, de

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

Altenahr Restaurants

  • Schnell Imbiss

    A delightful little Imbiss near to the river,you eat at the table outside or take your lunch down to the river side and sit on the benches watching the world go by .But what a backdrop to have your lunch at.The trickle of the river nearby with a fantastic view. We had Curry wurst with Pommes frites and mayonnaise, it was lovely and all for €7:50...

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  • "Jager Shnitzel"

    We found this restaurant purely on the basis that we wanted to have Jaeger Schnitzel with Bratkartofel, our favorite that we haven't had the chance to savor in 25yrs or more.Looking from the outside it dosent look anything special, however inside it was clean modernish? with very good service and friendly people to match.Nothing was too much...

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  • Wine tasting

    Let's face it, this is what a lot of the Ahr valley is about and you quickly realise why when you discover the micro climate here - there were midges in late October along the riverside! We stopped at the one in the picture, a "Winzergenossenschaft" with vineyards in Altenahr and the nearby village of Mayschoss (see website below). The rosé we...

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Altenahr Nightlife

  • Nightime Music

    Well? Nightlife,im not sure if we went at the wrong time of the year or maybe its a week-end hot spot? Starting with Hotel Bahn Hubel when they played the traditional German Music everyone clapped and cheered me included, however they seem to have it in their head that we would prefer music like the Village People (YMCA) or Elvis Presley.I...

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  • The Party Keller

    The most happening place in Altenahr is right in the centre of the village. The Party Keller is atmospheric as only a cellar with barrel furniture can be. Blasting tunes, friendly staff and clientele, open late, perfect way to end the evening. None

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    3 Hotels in Altenahr

Altenahr Transportation

  • "Very Modern Trains"

    I was amazed how modern and clean the trains were,Panoramic windows for the views.Getting a ticket is very easy and the trains are very punctual.Even the train station itself was very pleasing to look at.Inside is also the Tourist Information office,and they speak English.You can view how much your ticket will cost on the machine before purchasing...

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  • Travelscope/Bus

    The bus trip to Altenahr depends on where you pick up the coach? we would have picked it up at Ipswich but thought better of it and got the coach at Ashford.Money well spent ,if wed got the coach at Ipswich we would have traveled 5hrs before even getting to Ashford in Kent. At the time we went it cost £62:00 for B&B at the Holiday Inn North...

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  • By train

    Buses exist but are not that frequent in the valley. Better is to catch the one train an hour to/from Bonn and Remagen which take you on a pretty ride through the hills. If you buy a day ticket, you can hop around the villages as long as you bear the timetable in mind and with the train, you can of course get home even after sampling all that wine.

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Altenahr Shopping

  • Wine!!!

    Just stop anywhere that takes your fancy and buy a bottle or a crate. This is when you might want a car to transport it all, but hey, bring a rucksack and at least a couple of bottles can go home with you. This picture is from a tiny village outside Altenahr.

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  • Pumkins galore!

    During season there is a very much improvised open-air shop which sells pumkins in all shapes. Most of them are for decoration purpose only.

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  • Red Wine

    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...

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Altenahr Local Customs

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    by kevin36 Updated Feb 23, 2007

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    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.

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Altenahr Warnings and Dangers

  • Not the Rhien

    I think many people who looked at Travelscopes website,were under the impression that The River shown on the front page is the River Ahr? this is not the case.I have put some pictures of the the River Ahr below which is the River that runs through Altenahr.

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  • Watch out!

    Watch out for dog poo in other parts along the river. Or alternatively, if you take your dog along don't let him drop his business just anywhere.

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  • Game Warning

    The Eifel Region consists of plenty forested landscapes that are home to deer and wild boar as well as other game. Driving during the night may end suddenly when game jumps out into the road and every year hundreds of accidents, sometimes even fatal occur here. Hence take the foot of the gas and drive carefully – once you have hit a full grown deer...

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Altenahr Tourist Traps

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    Down the end of the main street towards the winery is an impressive looking house with Bells
    that ring attached to the building?
    A lot of tourist wait until the hour to see and hear the Bells ring, and some wait a little longer?.

    Unique Suggestions: If You Have To Go To The Tourist Trap, At Least look at the wall carefully?
    There is a box that takes 2€ on the wall and a button to press to get the bells to ring.
    Beats waiting for the bells to ring, thats if they do ring? or do you think it might need 2€.

    Fun Alternatives: There is no alternative, and why spoil the fun anyway?

    To the right of his head To my right The walks Chairlift Altenahr
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Altenahr What to Pack

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    by kevin36 Updated Mar 6, 2009

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    Luggage and bags: The Usual Luggage and bags

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: 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.
    Walking shoes
    220V voltage Adaptor
    A good digital camera with spare batteries.

    Photo Equipment: At least 3.2megal pixel DigitalCamera

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Waterproofs

    Miscellaneous: UK Citizens,E111 Nhs Medical cards can now be done online link below.

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Altenahr Off The Beaten Path

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    by kevin36 Updated Sep 5, 2008

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    The three valleys tour was part of Travel scopes (now Phoenix Travel co.uk) trips,and this was certainly worth every penny.
    Starting with the Ahr valley into the rhein region then on to the Mosel, stopping off at :
    Ahrweiler
    Koblenz
    Boppard
    Cochem
    and passing the Nurburgring.
    It was a day well spent traveling and exploring, the guide was very good explaining all about the area the different wines and the history too.
    Below is a nice link to 360% panoramic views in different locations, you will need Java to use it.

    Ahrweiller Koblenz Boppard Cochem Cochem
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Altenahr Sports & Outdoors

  • Camping

    There is a fairly big campsite nearby to the town, we had a look around while we were there and seemed very well equipped, shower and toilet blocks even its own pub on site.There was a lot of dutch people staying here, so it must be good.The river runs around the campsite itself. The Usual camping kit.

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  • Ski lift

    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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  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

Altenahr Favorites

  • Very Scenic

    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...

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  • Must-do Walks

    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 walksThe first and easiest being the view from Berg Are, the ruined castle...

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