Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler Travel Guide

  • Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler
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  • Things to Do
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Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler Highlights

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    RhineRoll says…

     Very Nice Destination 

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    Kathrin_E says…

     Average age of visitors rather high 

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     you won't regret having made time for Ahrweiler 

Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler Things to Do

  • BAD NEUENAHR: Symphony of the Senses

    The old thermal spa, a pretty neoclassicist building in a lovely garden, has been turned into a wellness spa named "Sinfonie der Sinne" (Symphony of the Senses).

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  • Walk the "Red Wine Trail"...

    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 there are many short, but steep drops and climbs.IMPORTANT: There also is...

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  • 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 Cold War the subterranean building was officially known as the "Emergency...

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  • Roman Villa

    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, well preserved country mansion with a separated spacious bathhouse. It was...

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  • 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! :))

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  • 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 shops here and lots of cafes/restaurants etc. When we visited there was also...

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  • 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 century when the thermal springs were discovered and the rise of the spa town...

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  • 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 and their taste. Such is the nightlife, which is practically non-existent....

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  • BAD NEUENAHR: Catholic Church

    The catholic parish chruch Muttergottes vom hl. Rosenkranz (Our Lady of the Holy Rosary) was built from 1899-1901 in that mix of neo-romanesque and neo-gothic Style which was popular around 1900.

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  • 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 and discovered a mineral spring. Within a couple of years the new spa town...

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  • 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, inside you'll find a church room in pure 1950s architecture and decoration.

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  • 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!

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Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler Hotels

  • Hotel zum Annchen

    Niederhutstr. 11-13, Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler, Rhineland-Palatinate, 53474, Germany

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Privat-Hotel Villa Aurora

    Georg-Kreuzberg-Strasse 8-10, Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler, Rhineland-Palatinate, 53474, Germany

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Ernsing's Garni Hotel

    Telegrafenstr. 30, Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler, Rhineland-Palatinate, 53474, Germany

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler Restaurants

  • 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 roasts, steaks and of course schnitzels. Also some locally available game dishes...

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  • 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 go for great food and great prices. The name "Strauss" means bundle and...

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  • AHRWEILER: Excellent Home-Made Cakes

    Local place that serves local food, wine, and cakes, situated in an old half-timbered house. Nice outdoor seating in the central square of the town.Thes serve but two or three types of cake, but these are home-made and excellent. Their red wine/cherry/chocolate cake (see photo 2) was oh so yummy!!!!

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  • Solid Balkan BBQ Fare

    Despite its German name, the Niederhutklause is actually a small Balkan style BBQ restaurant located in a wonderful cozy mediaeval half-timbered house. The restaurant offers many grill platters -- not the most eclectic cuisine, but pretty good meat at reasonable prices. The place is certainly okay if you feel like having a good BBQ beefsteak

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  • A Pleasant Lunch

    This was a well appointed restaurant in the Bad Neuenahr section. There was a wide array of local and Bavarian fare. Our main dishes ranged from white asparagus with Hollandaise sauce and boiled potatos to schnitzel , to trout and for me the special of the day: 1/2 meter of bratwurst, a small glass of a sort of aquavit, a local beer and of course...

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  • Fresh Bread

    As we returned walking down Niederhutstrasse to our car parked beyond the Tor of the same name, we were bewitched by the smell of fresh bread eminating from this bakery. We bought a small heavy-grained loaf for late snacks (like with Leberkase and onion and beer). This is one of the dividends of touring from an apartment (in our case a time-share)....

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Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler Transportation

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    by Kathrin_E Written Jun 4, 2008

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    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.

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Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler Shopping

  • 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 with any just yet!). My host Win also bought wine - he knows and loves his...

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  • 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 earnestly discussing all our friends' dogs and which item would suit each of them...

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  • Best Selection of Ahr Wines

    This is an excellent shop because it has a very broad selection of wine from the most important winegrowers in the valley. Usually, the prices are the same that you would get if you bought the wine from the winery itself (which in most cases is possible as well and quite recommended as many estates also have tasting, an eatery (and sometimes even...

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Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler Local Customs

  • 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 fear of every spouse who stayed at home is that the better half will get...

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  • ALTENAHR: The Ghost Sign

    I discovered this funny sign along the bike trail near Altenahr. Is it an official warning about a ghost, or just a sign for some local people's weird sense of humour...?

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  • 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!

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Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler Off The Beaten Path

  • 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 kms ride takes one and a half hours, and the same back again. I would not...

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  • Remagen

    not soo much off the Beaten Path..you pass through or by Remagen when driving towards Ahrweiler or Bad Neuenahr, many know from the Movies...the Bridge of Remagen.the Appollinaris Church is worth visiting too.well it was the last Bridge over the Rhein the german Army had not blown up, they needed a retreat....the am.Army an advance....who would be...

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  • the Ruins....

    from the destroyed Bridge have been preserved as a kind of Mahnmal, relict from the War, reminding People how senseless War is

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Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler Sports & Outdoors

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    by Kathrin_E Written Jun 4, 2008

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    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.

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    • Hiking and Walking
    • Wine Tasting

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Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler Favorites

  • Bad Neuenahr

    while Ahrweiler is more hands on approch, Bad Neuenahr is hand in the pocket or better, you must have deep pockets......Bad Neuenahr is for the more rich and Gamblers. The Casino one of the oldest in Germany.Kaiser Wilhem II a frequented visitor here.but the Town has also a wonderful setting right beside the River Rhine and the Promenade a wee...

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  • Ahrweiler

    and the beautiful wee region of the best red wine you can find in Germany many daytrips,walking in a beautiful area of the Eifelregion and of course wine tasting, that will stay most in my memory.ca30km from Andernach, an easy drive up the Rhine's scenic route.check the map on the intro page.

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  • Disabled Access in Neuenahr-Ahrweiler

    Disabled Access in Neuenahr-Ahrweiler is excellent --surprisingly especially in the old town of Ahrweiler. One of the few places in Germany that really make disabled visitors welcome. All large public car parks around the city walls have disabled parking spaces. There are enough disabled restrooms arond. The pedestrianised streets have...

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