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If you love outdoor pursuits and beautiful scenery then a trip to Emmelshausen will give you both. There are many wonderful areas of Germany where you can go hiking and biking and Emmelshausen has this and much much more.
Spectacular castles, scenic rivers and very importantly, this is an area where you can try out the superb wines from local vineyards. The triangle that makes up the area around the Rhine and Moselle is a superb location for visitors from all over the world.
The town of Emmelshausen was first noted in documents in the 15th century but its settlement dates further back to at least the 13th century. Unlike some of the other well known hiking areas such as Cochem or Boppard, Emmelshausen might be viewed as a secret location and here you can get immersed in of one the nicest countryside and river locations in Germany.
The Hunsrück is a low mountain range and Emmelshausen sits beneath it. The town is an ideal starting point for exploring by bicycle or on foot. There are good transport links too so if you want to take a journey further afield you can go by car or train.
Emmelshausen has a wide range of hotels and B & B accommodation with small friendly establishments that offer a family atmosphere so you will feel right at home.
As a starting point for visitors to the Rhine And Moselle area, Emmelshausen has much to offer. Picturesque valleys with historic castles vie for prominence with the vineyards that are dotted all around the district. You can go on a wine tasting trip and try the light and refreshing wines for which Germany is so famed.
The tourist information centre in the Zentrum am Park has a full list of the programme of events in Emmelshausen. Every year more than 20,000 visitors arrive to enjoy theatre and film events plus hiking tours and there is a full programme for children.
The area in and around Emmelshausen has a lot to offer so why not take a trip there and see exactly what you have been missing.
The Park Hotel is in a quiet location and is 7.44 kilometres from Emmelshausen. Built around 1908, the hotel has three star accommodation with themed rooms and spa facilities. Themes include London, Paris and Rome. Each room has a flat screen TV and some have balconies.
Breakfast is served each morning and is buffet style with lots of choice. In the Park Cafe you can eat lunch and there is an atrium where dinner is served in the evenings. The hotel is just a half a kilometre from the River Rhine and the main train station.
The Landhotel Becker is a romantic four star hotel which lies 8.37 kilometres from Emmelshausen. Run by a family, the hotel has charming rooms, an award winning restaurant and its own wine bar. You can choose a studio, a small double or a normal double room and all of the staff speak English so you will be made to feel right at home.
Close to the river where steamboat rides are available and the Loreley Rock, the Landhotel Becker is an ideal base if you want to explore the region around the Rhine-Moselle-Triangle.
The four star Ferienwohnung Knauf is just 3 kilometres from the town of St Goar, a UNESCO heritage site. The spacious apartment has free Wi-Fi, a flat screen TV and a balcony that overlooks the garden.
Close by there are a number of restaurants which serve delicious meals every evening. The closest bakery and butcher is 3 kilometres away. For a quiet and relaxing holiday in the Rhine region, this apartment sleeps four people and is the ideal place to stay.
Frankfurt-Hahn (HHN) is the nearest airport to Emmelshausen and there is a selection of buses that will take you onward to your accommodation. The shortest connection is bus number 610 which goes from the airport to the main station at Koblenz. Alight at the stop Industriegebiet Tankstelle, Dörth and from there take bus number 627 to the main station at Emmelshausen.
The route by train from the Frankfurt-Hahn terminal takes around four and half hours and involves three changes. You take the bus to Trier Hbf and then take RB12105 to Koblenz Hbf then MRB 25327 to Boppard Hbf. Finally change to VEN88576 to Emmelshausen.
The bus to Emmelshausen from Frankfurt-Hahn in faster than the train and only takes 1 hour 25 minutes. BY car you take the L193 to Kappel then pick up the B327 to to Emmelshausen. Journey time is 31 minutes if the traffic is light.
Hiking Around The Rhine Moselle Triangle
Most visitors who come to Emmelshausen do so for the hiking trails which go through the Ehrbach Gorge and the Baybach Valley as well as many other beautiful places. There are plenty of dark forests and steep rocks to hike over or around and the area is full of tiny brooks that lead eventually to the Rhine or the Moselle.
Ride The Railway
The Hunsrück railway runs from Boppard to Emmelshausen and is the steepest in Western Germany. It climbs over 336 metres in height. Taking in two viaducts and many architecturally interesting bridges, the trip is very enjoyable and will allow you a rest from all the hiking and walking.
Sightseeing And Boat Trips
There are so many castles in this area that you will not be able to see them all but the Eltz Castle and the Stolzenfels are two that make the journey worthwhile. The area is well known for its plethora of castles and if you wanted to you could visit a castle every day.
Cruising on a trip down the Rhine or the Moselle is another delight for visitors to the area. Dotted with hundreds of small vineyards, the Moselle is a good choice and the small towns and many castles situated between Koblenz and Bingen make this a good option for a day out.
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