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Dernau is a famous red wine village in the Ahr valley, situated in Northern Rhineland-Palatinate. From August to November thousands of visitors from abroad enjoy the annual wine festivities, which culminate on the last weekend of september.

Get in[edit]

  • Train: Ahrtalbahn, get off at Dernau station
  • Road: Autobahn A61 Exit Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler. Follow the B257, direction Altenahr.

Get around[edit]

Use the Ahrtalbahn (Ahr valley railway) which stops in the village and in all neighboured towns. Direct connections to Bonn and Koblenz. In addition the bus #841 serves the whole valley from Remagen to Kreuzberg (Ahr).


  • The Krausberg offers a nice view over the Ahr valley and as far as Cologne and Bonn, if weather conditions allow
  • Historic stone bridge crossing the Ahr
  • Old jewish cemetery.


  • Wine tastings
  • Hiking (Red wine hiking trail)


  • Local red wine


  • Many small and bigger restaurants offer regional specialities at reasonable prices


  • Wine tasting almost everywhere possible, Try Weinhaus Sebastian in the center of the village.


  • Gästehaus Pension Krämer (Bed & Breakfast, B&B), Pfarrgarten 12a (close to the church), [1]. checkout: 11 a.m.. Continental breakfast included. Seems to be widely recommended... 19-24 EUR pp/pn.  edit

Get out[edit]

  • Wine tasting almost everywhere, especially in September and October
  • Popular events and fests all over the year from May to November
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