River bends of the Rhine
The legendary Lorelei rock, which rises high above a bend in the Rhine, is a highlight of any visit to the Middle Rhine – and not just because of its rich history. Here, you also have panoramic views of the river. The same applies to Bopparder Hamm, the largest bend in the Rhine.
Medieval old town of Bacharach
You can sense a storied past with every step down the historic lanes and alleys of Bacharach. As you stroll through the town, you may have to pinch yourself here and there to make sure you haven’t stumbled into a theme park. Bacharach is truly beautiful, like the location of a delightful fairy tale.
If you like hiking and aren’t afraid of facing a climbing challenge or two, then the Rheinsteig on the right side of the Rhine is just the right trail for you. This hiking trail winds along the Rhine for 320 kilometers, enticing visitors with spectacular views of the river and the vineyards.
The Mosel flows into the Rhine at the Deutsches Eck in Koblenz, where the Prussians erected a monumental equestrian statue of Wilhelm I. Despite all this, we Rhinelanders still happen to think it’s beautiful there.