Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler

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Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler is a combined-town in Rhineland-Palatinate. As the name suggests, it is made up of two towns: the spa town of Bad Neuenahr, and the picturesque old town of Ahrweiler. Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler is one of the largest towns in the red-wine producing Ahr Valley.

Get in

By train

The town is accessible by a local stopping service (Regional Bahn) which runs along the Ahr Valley, connecting it with Bonn and Remagen. There are three stations, depending on which bit you want to visit: Bad Neuenahr in Bad Neuenahr, and Ahrweiler & Ahrweiler-Markt in Ahrweiler.

By road

Use the A61.

Get around

The towns are small enough to see on foot, and it's a pleasant 40-minute walk along the river from the centre of one to the other. Alternatively, a bike path runs along the river or there are buses.

See

  • The "Beethoven House" (Beethovenhaus) where Beethoven used to stay for summer holidays.

Do

  • Walk in the hills among the vineyards; try a section of the Red Wine Walking Route (Rotweinwanderweg).
  • Relax in the heated pools of the thermal baths
  • Explore Ahrweiler's medieval streets

Buy

Eat

  • Zwiebelkuchen or "onion cake" is a speciality of wine-growing areas and is the perfect accompaniment to Federweisser (see below)

Drink

  • Federweisser is a very sweet white wine made from the first grapes of the harvest. Federroter is the red equivalent.

Sleep

Budget

Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler has a campsite near the old town of Ahrweiler on the opposite side of the Ahr river from the town's southern gate. It's located at Kalvarienbergstrasse 1, Tel. 02641-26539. Prices are E2,- pet tent and E4,- per adult.

Get out

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