Rugged rock faces, gentle hills, steep slopes, and juicy grapes: although small, the Ahr valley offers perfect conditions for spectacular wine. The river that gives the valley its name, the Ahr, covers just 85 kilometers as it meanders through the hill country that plays host to the cultivation of the crowned head of red wines: our Pinot Noir can easily compete with French wines due to the Mediterranean microclimate.

“It’s not just our wines that are exceptional.”

But it’s not just our wines that are exceptional – the people who live here also have special qualities. Although the 2021 flood hit us hard, as warm hosts we still welcome you with open arms and a good glass of wine. True to the motto: "We AHR Open - far from finished, but open and happy about your visit" we invite you to our region to discover the beauty of  Ahrtal.


Truly wondAhrous

Cultivated area


Some 542 hectares are the basis for cultivation of 80 percent white wines and 20 percent red wines.

Soil characteristics and grape varieties


The vineyards on the Ahr are steeper and rockier than elsewhere. Clay, loess, graywacke, and basalt are found here, in addition to the widespread shale. These soils leave their mark on the wines of the Ahr valley. Over nearly two-thirds of the vineyard area, the winemakers grow Pinot Noir by hand, followed at a distance by Riesling and Pinot Noir Précoce.

Wine styles


The dry Ahr red wines have elegant fruit notes, a fine tannin framework, and the typical aromas of red fruits, violets, and bitter almond. Aging in large wooden barrels or in small oak barrique barrels also adds woody notes and subtle hints of vanilla and sandalwood.

Wineries and annual yield

66 wineries

A total of 66 wineries and wine cooperatives produce an annual average of some 32,300 hectoliters of wine – in accordance with the principle of quality over quantity.

Things to see and do

The ancient Romans already enjoyed the picturesque view of the Ahr valley while holding a glass of wine. We’re sure you’ll appreciate the landscape in a similar manner. However, it’s not just nature lovers who feel at home here; adrenaline junkies will also find just what they’re looking for.


Mountain wall made of slate
View of vineyard

Hills in the sun

Red wine

Once a year on the last weekend of September, this scenic themed hiking trail, recognized as a wine culture highlight, beckons visitors to explore the beautiful vineyards of the Ahr with impressive views of the valley and the surrounding hills.


If you want to take a deep dive into German history, visit the German government’s former nuclear bunker, which was built during the Cold War. Today you can participate in a guided tour of a building that was formerly one of the most closely guarded secrets in the history of the Federal Republic of Germany.

Roman Villa

In 1980, archaeologists discovered the remains of a Roman estate dating back nearly 2,000 years. Since then, visitors have been able to see how even the Romans enjoyed the beautiful Ahr valley. Take a journey through time in our “Little Pompeii” – you don’t even have to cross the Alps to see it.

Man in the climbing park in the sun

climbing park

Forest climbing park Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler has one of the longest zip lines in Germany at 450 meters, a unique climbing labyrinth, and a panoramic climbing course with stunning views of the scenic Ahr valley. If you want to head for the heights, stop by and check it out.

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