Weinberge im Ahrtal - From Bundesstraße (B267), Germany
Weinberge im Ahrtal is a picturesque winegrowing region stretching along the valleys of Ahr and Nette rivers in Mayschoß, Germany. A network of trails, ideal for strolling or cycling, brings hikers to the valley’s numerous wineries. But the stunning scenery — with its vineyards, forests, rolling hills and meandering rivers — is the real draw. Along the Ahr river, hikers will find crystal-clear, fish-filled streams, traditional villages, and stunning castles that look like they’ve been plucked from medieval tales. This is a paradise for those looking for a leisurely escape. Spotting hedgehogs and deer is also not uncommon. Be sure to climb to the village's ruined castle and explore its carefully laid-out vineyards. Nearby, the Ahr Valley Railway, with its vintage locomotives, offers incomparable views, and a wealth of recreational activities, such as fishing and boating, will keep adventurers busy. Don't forget to try the region's renowned red and white wines, from Pinot Noir, Dornfelder, and Frühburgunder to Riesling, Kerner, and Grauburgunder, and sample some delicious “Kreiselschnauzer” pastries at the local bakery.