Middle Rhine Wine
Vineyards have been a
feature of the Middle Rhine since Roman times.
The antiquity of the
stone terraces is clearly evident in some
cases, and one
occasionally sees hillside vineyards which are obiously very old and
long since overgrown with trees and bramble. Most, however,
are well tended and productive. Wine tasting can vary from organized
tours down to simply stopping at a roadside stand and sampling the
products. It’s enjoyable either way.
As well as a place to
tasting, the area is great for exercise as it is laced with
These can be found on both sides of the river, such as those near the Lorelei
and in the steep
hillsides around Burg
Roadside inns such as Loreley-Haus, below, await the
Another, somewhat more expensive option is to stay in a nearby castle-hotel.