Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler Travel Guide
The Roman Villa
Average age of visitors rather high
In a nutshell
you won't regret having made time for Ahrweiler
Walk the "Red Wine Trail" (Rotwein-Wanderweg")
The "Red Wine Trail" winds itself through the entire Ahr valley, mostly on its sunny south side, where also most of the vineyards are located. The trail offers breathtaking views down into the vally. Most of it is paved, so it would be suitable for wheelchair users, although...
Federal Bunker - Bundesbunker
For decades the government bunker in Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler was the most secret building complex in the Federal Republic of Germany. The end of the East-West conflict sounded the death-knell of the monstrous complex. It is now being converted into a museumIn the era of the...
In March 1980 during the construction of a road on the outskirts of Ahrweiler workmen discovered the remains of an ancient building, which turned out to be quiet a sensational archeological fine. After 10 years of excavation the discovered building turned out to be a large,...
Eis in the Eifel
There are loads of lovely places here to get great icecream! Choose one - it's the perfect thing to do after shopping on a summer's afternoon. I can't remember the name of the place we had ours but the waitress was friendly and it seemed popular with the locals! :))
Einkaufsbummel in the Eifel
Situated in the Eifel mountains, Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler is the delightful capital of the Ahrweiler district in Rhineland Pfalz. We spent a little while just strolling around the town centre just window shopping and enjoying the summer afternoon. There is a good variety of...
AHRWEILER: Weißer Turm and museum
The Weiße Turm (white tower, Europe's northernmost dynasty tower) contains the Museum der Stadt (town museum). The museum shows ancient Roman finds, medieval religious art, the silver treasure of the riflemen's guild, and an exhibition on the town's history in the 19th...
BAD NEUENAHR: "Downtown"
"Downtown" Bad Neuenahr has a number of nice little shops, cafes, galleries, wine stores in the pedestrian zone in Poststraße, Kreuzstraße and Ahrstraße. Since the average age of the visitors to this place is about 70, the fashion shops are mostly devoted to this clientele...
BAD NEUENAHR. The Apollinaris Spring
Apollinaris, "The Queen Of Table Waters", is known worldwide. Did you know that the queen's throne, pardon: spring, is situated in - Bad Neuenahr?In 1852 a winemaker bought a vineyard West of Ahrweiler. The vines he planted, however, wouldn't thrive. He tried to find out why...
BAD NEUENAHR: Protestant Church
The first protestant church in the entirely Catholic Ahr valley was built for the visitors of the new spa in the late 19th century. In the 1950s the growing community had the church extended. All that's left of the original church is the facade towards the Kurgarten bridge,...
BAD NEUENAHR: Ahr-Therme - the spa
Swimming and relaxing in warm water, being massaged by bubbles and streams - my favourite thing (well, one of my favourite things). The website has all details in English and better pictures - no need to repeat everything here. Enjoy!
AHRWEILER: Church of St. Laurentius
The gothic church of St. Laurentius is the catholic parish church of the town. The church was erected in the 13th and early 14th century. It is one of the few medieval buildings that survived the fire of 1689.
Restaurant/Hotel "Zum Ännchen": Excellent Regional Cuisine
This restaurant and hotel is situated in Ahrweiler's wonderful pedestrian zone, close to one of the mediaeval gate towers of the walled historic center. If you want to taste the regional German cuisine, this is a good restaurant to go to. Many dishes with beef and pork...
Körtgen's Weinstube: What is a "Strausswirtschaft"???
A "Strausswirtschaft" is a special kind of restaurant only to be found in wine growing areas as a side-business of the vineyards. It is also very typical for Austria, where these places are called "Heuriger" and are extremely popular with the locals who usually know where to...
The Ahr valley can easily be explored without a car. A local DB train route, named Ahrtalbahn, runs from Bonn and Remagen all the way up the valley to Ahrbrück and stops at more or less every village.
Written Jun 4, 2008
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Ahrwein Engel: Senf - a delicious sideline
This is a wine shop (Ahrweiler is in the Eiffel region - a big wine producing area) - they also sell speciality mustard from the Historische Senfmuehle Monschau here - all kinds of gorgeous mustard! I bought several jars as gifts to take home (but haven't been able to part...
Chic o' Bello: BAD NEUENAHR: Gifts for the Dog
Need a gift for a V.I.D. - a Very Important Dog? Here you'll find the fanciest of the fanciest collars, leashes, raincoats, blankets for your Four-Legged Friend that match any fur colour and pattern.Me and my step-mum had big fun browsing through the shop window and...
BAD NEUENAHR: The "Kurschatten"
The institution of the "Kurschatten" ("spa shadow") is said to be popular among spa guests, especially those of a certain age. Being stuck in a spa town for treatment over four or six weeks can be boring and meeting other people who are also bored bears a certain risk. The...
BAD NEUENAHR-AHRWEILER: Easter Bunnies
We visited around Easter, and the Easter bunnies were everywhere.The funny pair was put up in a shop window in Bad Neuenahr.In Ahrweiler they had Easter bunnies attached to all the street lanterns in the main street. Cute!
BROHL: Brohltalbahn - Historical Train
The Brohltalbahn, aka Vulkan-Express, departs from Brohl on the Rhine and follows the Brohl river up to Engeln. The narrow-gauge railway is operated by a private club and runs only on weekends. Details and timetable on the website.Passengers need some patience because the 18...
The Rotweinwanderweg (Red Wine Hiking Trail) leads from Bad Bodendorf to Altenahr. The trail is situated in about the middle of the slopes, thus high above the valley. The views are splendid.
The total length of the trail is 35 kms. There is no need, though, to do it all at once. You can enter and exit the trail near every village and train station.
Equipment: Comfy walking shoes. The Eastern part of the trail is well paved. Approaching Altenahr it may become rougher, soles with a good grip are useful.
Written Jun 4, 2008
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- Wine Tasting
- Hiking and Walking
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