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Ahr - Red Wine Hiking Trail

The red wine from the Ahr is legendary. This should be enough incentive to head out on foot through the dramatic landscape and find out for yourself. Our approximately three and a half hour hiking tour begins at Altenahr train station. From there the path leads towards Ahrweiler.

The first visual highlight is the ruins of Are Castle, built around 1100.  A steep climb leads up here from the intersection of Tunnelstrasse and Rossberg. If you like, you can already take a break here and absorb the stunning view. Or alternatively, continue on to our actual goal, the Rotweinwanderweg or red wine hiking trail (RWW for short).

The castle, once built by Count Theoderich von Are, is a little off the path; however, the great view from the keep makes all efforts to climb the slate path worthwhile. We can also enjoy an impressive landscape panorama on our first stage along the “Altenahrer Eck”. Then it goes through a small mixed forest, which provides pleasant shade in summer. Mayschoß will soon be in front of us. We enjoy the view of this picturesque place nestling into the valley before we start the descent.

 


11
Kilometers Distance

350
Elevation [m]

3,5
Hours walking time

Rotweinwanderweg

Stage

Altenahr-Dernau

Start

Altenahr

Finish

Dernau

Marker

Signs along route - 'Rotweinwanderweg' with picture of red grapes on white background

Route Character

Predominantly solid and paved routes with numerous natural trails. Varies between forest and vineyards with beautiful views over the Ahr valley.

Parking

Parking available at the train station in Altenahr


Route Contact

Ahrwein e.V.


Hauptstraße 80
53474 Bad Neuenahr - Ahrweiler

Phone: +49 2641 / 9171 - 0
Fax: +49 2641 / 9171 - 51
info[at]ahrwein(dot)de
www.ahrwein.de

Activities

Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler
Ahr-Thermen
Thermalbadelandschaft
www.ahrthermen.de

Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler
AhrWeinForum
Museum
www.ahrtal.de/ahrwein/ahrweinforum

Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler
Twin Hallen und Freizeitbad
www.bad-neuenahr-ahrweiler.de

Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler
Roemervilla – Pompeji des Ahrtals
stadt.bad-neuenahr-ahrweiler.de/sv_bad_neuenahr_ahrweiler/Bildung%20&%20Kultur/Museen/Museum%20Roemervilla

Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler
Dokumentationsstätte Regierungsbunker
Museum
www.regbu.de

Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler
Spielbank Bad Neuenahr
www.spielbank-bad-neuenahr.de

Hohberg
Bienenmuseum
www.bienenmuseum.de

Vinery

Most wine taverns in the Ahr are found along the Rotweinwanderweg, one of the most famous hiking trails in Germany. This panoramic trail has been running for 35 kilometers along all the major wine sites in the Ahr Valley since 1972.

The wine taverns should definitely not be missed, they are cosy and full of character and hospitality. Sometimes you sit in the winemaker's private living room - which becomes a dining room for four months of the year - sometimes in beautiful backyards on straw bales. These rustic stopovers are a quintessential part of the Ahr Valley.

The opening times vary here, usually a few weeks in May and / or June, then again in September and October. However, many stay open continuously from May to November.

Information can be found at www.rotweinwanderweg.de. The site is only available in German but there is still a lot of useful images and information.


Recommendations for hotels and restaurants

Winzergenossenschaft Mayschoß-Altenahr eG

Ahrrotweinstraße 42
53508 Mayschoß/Ahr

Phone: +49 2643 / 9360 - 0
info[at]wg-mayschoss(dot)de
wg-mayschoss.de

Hotel Lochmühle

Ahr-Rotweinstraße 62-68
53508 Mayschoß

Phone: +49 2643 / 808 - 0
info[at]lochmuehle-hotel(dot)de
www.hotel-lochmuehle.de

Gasthaus Assenmacher

Brückenstr. 12
53505 Altenahr

Phone: +49 2643 / 1848
info[at]gasthaus-assenmacher(dot)de
www.gasthaus-assenmacher.de

Gasthof Faltin

Kreuzberger Straße 41
53505 Altenahr

Phone: +49 2643 / 7495
gasthof.faltin[at]t-online(dot)de
www.gasthof-faltin.de

Hotel-Restaurant Im Wurstkessel

Bahnhofstraße 2
53505 Altenahr-Kreuzberg

Phone: +49 2643 / 8327
im.wurstkessel[at]t-online(dot)de
www.wurst-kessel.de

Weingut Gebrüder Bertram

Hauptstraße 3
53507 Dernau

Phone: +49 2643 / 8314
info[at]gebrueder-bertram(dot)de
www.gebrueder-bertram.de

Hotel Restaurant Zum Rebstock

Schmittmannstraße 48
53507 Dernau

Phone: +49 2643 / 1790
hotel-rebstock[at]t-online(dot)de
www.hotel-rebstock-dernau.de