Apart from wine, the Rheingau region offers many choices for wonderful vacations. The Rheingau region is just 20 minutes away from Wiesbaden, the capital of the German state of Hesse. A prominent global spa town in the 19th century, Wiesbaden is still famous for its restorative waters, wide range of cultural activities, and prime location.
Just over half an hour from Wiesbaden there is Rudesheim on banks of the Rhine. The best way to begin your day in Rudesheim is by taking the 15-minute cable car up to the Germania monument, which overlooks the old town, vineyards, and the river.
The convenient location of the Rheingau region makes it an Eldorado for outdoor activities. Due to the dry and warm summers and the mild winters, the region offers a pleasant climate all year long. Thus, a trip on the river Rhine to the Lorelei rock or active sports such as Nordic Walking, biking, and hiking will be an unforgettable experience. Visitors preferring more moderate activities can take a relaxing stroll through the region to discover its many sights.
For more travel tips, have a look at our travel guide to the Rheingau wine region.