Destinations along the Ahr

The Winegrowing Regions of the Ahr

The course of the Ahr river is threaded with small and larger winegrowing towns. These include your holiday destination Mayschoß below the picturesque ruins of Saffenburg.


The destination Ahr lies in the centre of the Ahr Valley at the foot of the ruins of the Ahre castle, which was built in 1100. The castle of Kreuzburg and the romantic parish church there are also well worth a look. The best recommendation for an all-around view of the valley is the chair lift. If you like things at a faster pace, you should pay a visit to  the summer sledding course above the town – a lot of fun for young and old alike!


A visit to the little medieval town of Ahrweiler with its completely preserved city walls is especially to be recommended. The city wall with its wall moat, gates and towers from the 13th century is completely preserved.

The old city is mostly free of cars, so that you can view the picturesque, dream-like fachwerk houses in Ahrweiler free from stress. A bit less idyllic, but just as well worth seeing is the government bunker in Ahrweiler. The bunker, built to withstand atomic bombs, has been a museum and documentation archive for some years. Parts of the bunker are accessible to visitors on guided tours.

Bad Neuenahr

A traditional healing bath. Along with the Ahr’s thermal baths, the spa park and numerous sports opportunties, fun doesn’t come up short here either: Bad Neuenahr is known for its casino.

The idyllic spa panorama along the Ahr invites you to take a walk and relax for a while. Likewise the ornate buildings– such as churches or chapels, fachwerk houses or decorative facades from the founding period– all invite you to take a tour.

Very Close to Your Holiday Spot: The Eifel


The Ahr comes to the surface in Blankenheim in the cellar of a fachwerk house. The medieval centre of the town for example or castle Blankenheim, which is used as a youth hostel today – are well  worth seeing, as is the Eifel Museum Blankenheim.

Bad Münstereifel

The small medieval Eifel town of Bad Münstereifel is especially worth seeing. It is a jewel – pressed into the narrow Erft Valley – with a nearly completely preserved city wall. The small river Erft shapes the city and lends it a painterly atmosphere.

Discover the small historic town with its painterly fachwerk houses along the narrow streets and alleyways. You reach the medieval core of the town through the four impressive city gates. And above the city the imposing castle ruin of Bad Münstereifel stands enthroned.

The Ahr Mountains

Northwest of Altenahr extends the range of the Ahr mountains– also called the “Ahreifel”. The Mittegebirgszug, which is approximately 25 km long, forms a part of the Eifel. The actual Eifel connects to the Ahr on the south side. Among the many sights worth seeing along the the Ahr Mountain with its elevation of more than 620 meters includes the watch tower of the medieval castle of Aremberg and the fortress and castle ruins associated with it.

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