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The Rheinsteig® - Walking on higher grounds

The Rheinsteig® trail runs 320 km along the right bank of the river Rhine between Bonn, Koblenz and Wiesbaden along predominantly narrow paths and challenging inclines, uphill and downhill, leading to forests, vineyards and spectacular views. The Rheinsteig® is a wonderful area for hiking. But it is also demanding: the steep paths are both challenging and pleasurable. This exceptionally well sign-posted and closely networked trail offers opportunities for ambitious long-distance walking tours or for a variety of short tours. It can easily be reached by train, boat and car and is near several airports.
The Rheinsteig® offers the most beautiful portal to the cultural richness of the Rhine Valley. The cultural history of Middle-Europe the Rhine´s romantic epoch and many historical landscapes all come together into this one small area. You will find 40 castles, stately homes and fortresses in the upper middle-Rhine Valley, between Bingen and Koblenz. This concentration of culture is unique in the world, and has been declared a World Human Heritage site by UNESCO since 2002.
The Rheinsteig® opens onto two wine producing areas, both rich in tradition: Mittelrhein and Rheingau. In the daytime the rambler enjoys the inns and rural wine cellars, in the evening the restaurants and the rambler-friendly hostels. All inclusive offers for "Rheinsteig®" trekking holidays (for groups as well as for individual guests), brochures, an accomodation directory and the Rheinsteig® trekking map 1:50 000 can be obtained through the project office "Rheinsteig®".

Further information:
Rheinland-Pfalz Tourismus GmbH
Projektbüro Rheinsteig®
Löhrstraße 103 - 105
56068 Koblenz
Tel.: +49 (0)1805 / 648 238 (12 Cent/min.)
Fax: +49 (0)261 / 91 520 41