The 2006-opened Arp museum is Remagen's only tourist attraction that can be rated first-class, that is to say, it is definitely worth coming for. The Arp is actually a very interesting building complex consisting of the lower building which is the former Rolandseck railway station and a newly built upper building designed by the famous architect...more
Oberwinter is arguably the most beautiful village that is incorporated into the city of Remagen. About 5 km downstream from Remagen proper, Oberwinter enjoys an even more spectacular setting as from this bend in the Rhine valley there are wonderful views towards the Seven Hills range (Siebengebirge) just south of Bonn. Aside from one of the largest...more
Remagen has a long stretch of river promenade. As a matter of fact, the paved riverside walk- and bike path continues endlessly both north towards Bonn and south towards Koblenz. In downtown Remagen, the promenade offers one or two restaurants with outside seating and a great view across the river towards the town of Erpel and the cliff "Erpeler...more
The broadened valley section around the river Ahr with the towns of Remagen and Sinzig is called "the golden mile", probably pertaining to its fertile soil. Geologically, it is actually a small tectonic depression, just like the much bigger valley section around Koblenz. The best view over the Golden Mile and across the river towards the hills of...more
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...more
The upstairs (Gallery) of the museum is devoted to craft items especially ceramics and a good collection of early Roman glass including blown, blow-moulded and decorated items. There are votive heads, figurine and oil lamps.Apparently the invaders lived as luxuriously as they could.more
The museum automatically divides itself into 3 level. The entry level leading into the apse, a raised gallery at the opposite end, and a lower level partly beneath that arranged to hold an old Roman foundation exhibit. The apse windows are high in the walls and leaves plenty of room for the exhibits below. The cahpel is a 16C ribbed Gothic vaulting...more
The Museum is in a neatly restored and maintained 16C chapel of the old monastery. Further down the block is a church with ancient sections and a gate of an earlier date. The chapel has tree levels and different parts of the collection are on each level. A detailed visit should take about 1/2 hour, inclding time to look at the chapel fixtures. The...more
The museum is a simple collection of artefacts and original photographs relating to the bridge and the activities surrounding its creation, destruction, and the consequences of the war upon Remagen. It is arranged by period and subject with a handout (containing a map of the exhibits). Through the slit-like windows (glassed) there are views of the...more
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This Turkish restaurant situated at the southern end of Remagen's small pedestrian zone is a sure recommendation for anyone who likes the Eastern Mediterranean cuisine with their skewered and grilled meats and great starters. One of the best places to grab some decent food in town! I had a "Tavuk Sis Ordöv" -- a skewer of grilled chicken meat...more
The Brauhaus Remagen is the latest business that dared to open on Remagen's flood-stricken but recently remodeled Rhine promenade. Trying it out for the first time, we were quite pleased with the food. On the menu are typical Rhenish brewery house dishes as pork knuckles or Rheinischer Sauerbraten (bake-roasted marinated beef) and of course...more
The Comeback is impossible to miss, since it is located directly on the B 9 left bank main Rhine Valley road from Koblenz to Bonn. This is a decent roadside inn offering typical German cuisine with a slight Hungarian touch. From the premises you have a gorgeous view across the Rhine to the renaissance town of Unkel. The beer garden is not entirely...more
Being a town of merely 20,000 people, Remagen has a surprisingly large railway station. This is mainly because the "Ahr valley" line branches off here serving not only the Ahr valley but also a large number of commuters from the Eifel region. Hence, quite a few people use Remagen station as the place to change trains in order to reach the large...more
Should you want to cross the Rhine somewhere in the 60km stretch between Bonn and Koblenz, you will have to take a ferry as there is no bridge between Bonn and Neuwied. The Remagen-Linz ferry is particularly useful as it offers an economical and quick crossing. Furthermore, from both Remagen and Linz you get good acces to the Bundesstraßen (Federal...more
The Rhine is a major source of commercial transport for Germany and other countries sharing its banks. So heavy is the traffic and curving its course that modern traffic control methods are employed throughout. It is signposted for distance (km) like a highway, which makes it easy to identify structures if you are on a riverboat. The various types...more
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.
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").