Rheingau - free time activities

The Rhinegau offers a variety of free time activities! Here is just a sample of things to do and see. Feel free to contact us if you need help for your holiday planning!

  • Kloster Eberbachexperience the mystic heritage of the distercian monks! The monastery is especially famous for the movie “The name of the rose” with Sean Connery which was shot here
  • Rheinsteig® – wandern on higher grounds 320 km between Bonn, Koblenz und Wiesbaden along predominantly narrow paths and challenging inclines, uphill and downhill, leading to forests, vineyards and spectacular views
  • Rhine shipping – between Eltville and Koblenz there are a lot of  cruise vessels which invite to discover the incomparable and beautiful landscape from a very special point of view
  • Niederwalddenkmal – The “Germania” was build in 1871 and is located above Rüdesheim am Rhein. The 38m high statue is deemed to be the landmark of our region. You can reach it by car (car parking behind the statue) or with the cable car (valley station in the pedestrian area of Rüdesheim)
  • Torture museum -view the instruments used for torture in the middle ages. Learn about the methods of torture, witches, funeral piles, witch-hunts, witchcraft, the Inquisition, and the Medieval punishments (Rüdesheim am Rhein)
  • Ponyland Ebental – a family friendly free time paradise inbetween a lovely countryside above Rüdesheim with sulky rides, horse-drawn caravan rides, helicopter flights, nature camping and much more
  • Siegfrieds Mechanical Musiccabinett – unique museum for mechanical music instruments above the Drosselgasse in Rüdesheim
  • Rüdesheimer Winzerexpress – enjoy the wineyards and a lot of more sights in Rüdesheim with the incomparable noddy train!
  • Taunus Wunderland – amusement park nearby Schlangenbad; fun and adventure for the whole family!
  • Wunderkiste – Indoor-, fun and game park with a lot of possibilities for children up from 2 years old
  • Kisselmühle – Lama- und Alpaca farm yard
  • Rhinegauer wine museum Brömserburg (Rüdesheim am Rhein): wine culture and history presented in the more than 1.000 year old Brömserburg castle – one of the oldest castle at the Rhine

Furthermore countless monasteries, castles and mansions are inviting for exploration, stay and discovery. You can find open-air baths in Eltville, Rüdesheim and Hallgarten, an indoor swimming pool in Geisenheim; adventure pools/thermal baths are located between Ingelheim and Bingen (Rheinwelle), in Wiesbaden (Kaiser-Friedrich-Therme) and Hofheim (Rhein-Main-Therme).

More things to know about wine, sights, events, gastronomy, overnight stays in the Rhinegau you can find on www.rheingau.com.

Rheingau - events

The Rhinegau is world famous for a variety of festivals and trans-regional popular events. Here you can find  a selection of them. Look forward to interesting meetings, fizzy wines and good food, a lot of music and fun!

Events in and around Hattenheim and Eltville:

  • March
    Easter egg market (Kloster Eberbach)
  • April
    spring festival (Eltville)
    gourmand weeks (in the whole Rhinegau)
  • May
    gourmand weeks (in the whole Rhinegau)
  • June
    Days of roses (Eltville)
    wood street festival (Eltville)
    strawberry festival (Erbach)
    Rhinegau Music Festival (in the whole Rhinegau)
  • July
    Sparkling wine- and Biedermeier festival (Eltville)
    Wine festival (Martinsthal)
    Rhinegau Music Festival (in the whole Rhinegau)
  • August
    castle festival (Hattenheim)
    parish fair and wine festival (Rauenthal)
    Rheingau Music Festival (in the whole Rhinegau)
  • September
    parish fair festival (Erbach)
  • October
    harvest festival (Eltville)
    parish fair festival (Hattenheim)
  • November
    glorious Rhinegau days (in the whole Rhinegau)
  • December
    christmas market 1. Advent (Erbach)
    christmas market 2. Advent (Eltville)

Other intesting events nearby:

  • April
    spring festival Wiesbaden (Elsässer Platz)
    Ball of the wine (Wiesbaden)
    Reduit rumpus with middle ages market (Mainz-Kastell)
    Ball of the wine (Schloss Johannisberg)
  • May
    rhine in flames (Bonn)
    Oldtimer Ralley Wiesbaden
    Assmannshausen in red (wine festival)
    children sunday (Rüdesheim am Rhein)
  • June
    Magic Bike Rüdesheim (Rüdesheim am Rhein)
    Oestricher Dippemarkt
    Mainzer Johannisnacht
    Tal-to-Tal (highway Rüdesheim bis Koblenz)
    Flötenweg wander days (Oestrich-Winkel)
    Riesling festival (Kiedrich)
  • July
    rhine in flames (Rüdesheim-Bingen)
    Hochheimer wine festival
    Hilchenfestival (Lorch)
    Lindenfestival (Geisenheim)
    Jazz week in Winkel (Oestrich-Winkel)
  • August
    wine festival Walluf
    wine festival Hallgarten
    Rüdesheimer wine festival (Rüdesheim am Rhein)
    Rhinegauer wine week (Wiesbaden)
    rhine in flames (Spay-Koblenz)
    Rhinegauer Mountain-Bike-Marathon
    music festival Hallgarten
  • September
    rhine in flames (Oberwesel)
    Schiersteiner harbour festival (Wiesbaden, Hafen)
    rhine in flames (St. Goar-St. Goarshausen)
  • October
    Days of the Federweissen (Rüdesheim am Rhein)
  • November
    Hochheimer Markt
  • December
    christmas market of nations (Rüdesheim am Rhein)

 We present only a variety of events and assert no claim of completeness! If you miss an event or a festival please send us an e-mail!