The historically rich town of Bacharach is the ideal location for long adult weekends away. Just on the bank of the River Rhine, Bacharach is home to striking sights including castle courtyards and picturesque vineyards. With architecture and landmarks dating back to the twelfth century, Bacharach is the perfect spot for a trip of scenic exploration and fascinating discovery. |
6 Must-See Spots on Adult Weekends Away in Bacharach
Having been built in 1368, and its name translating directly to ‘Old House’, the building looks like it’s been picked straight out of a childhood fairy-tale. Home to a widely popular restaurant, Altes Haus is a unique place not to be missed. Despite it being busy and having a limited menu, the history of Altes Haus makes it a special dining experience that cannot be matched.
A twelfth-century castle, Burg Stahleck is perfect for explorers seeking the best views of Bacharach. While the castle doesn’t offer tours, visitors are able to observe the breath-taking views of the surrounding area from the courtyard lying amongst vineyards and above the Lorelei Valley.
These ancient ruins are a vital stop-off on the way up to Stahleck Castle. A Gothic structure made up of fine-grained red sandstone, you’ll definitely want to get a few snaps of Wernerkapelle ruins. Home to a plaque memorial dedicated to the tortured Jewish population, Wernerkapelle can be a solemn visit but one that is undeniably worth the experience.
A quick walk through the vineyards leads to this historical watchtower. Free entry to the top provides access to the astounding skyline of Bacharach, a direct window to the quaint sights of Bacharach that simply cannot be missed.
St. Peter’s Church
When admiring the astounding views of Bacharach, it will be impossible to miss St. Peter’s Church. The largest church in the area, St. Peter’s is a must-see for travellers seeking peace and elegance. Both the interior and exterior are to be appreciated, with the architecture combining Romanesque with French Gothic influence and the inside complete with distinctive sculptures and an antique organ. Vineyards and wineries
As a fundamental town in the production of wine, the region is encased by miles of striking vineyards. Wolfshöhle, Posten, and Hahn are the three major wine regions in Bacharach, and the countless vineyards offer both the beautiful sights and the fun of wine tasting, making it the ideal experience for those on the hunt for interesting yet relaxing adult weekends away.
For perfect adult weekends away, it is recommended that you book with a specialist company in order to have the opportunity to explore your chosen destination in an easily organised and budget-friendly way. A company offering cruises around Germany will be sure to make each stop off one to remember – what better way to enjoy adult weekends away?
Perry Mahoney is the Director of GN Holidays, a holiday company specialising in adult weekend breaks, cruises and other excursions for the over 40s. If you're looking to enjoy adult weekends sailing along the Rhine, a getaway with non-stop 60s and 70s sounds or a just an opportunity to bond with some like-minded travellers, GN Holidays will be sure to provide you with an unforgettable experience.
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