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    Enjoy the Wine Regions Along the Rhine

    Enjoy the Wine Regions Along the Rhine
    Starts from

    Basel

    Transportation

    By Car

    Guidance

    Self-Guided

    Activities

    46

    Duration

    4 days

    Length

    588 mi

    Guide details

    Starts from

    Basel

    Transportation

    By Car

    Guidance

    Self-Guided

    Duration

    4 days

    Length

    588 mi

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    • Half-timbered romance awaits you in Alsace.
    • Follow the oldest wine route in Germany.
    • Visit one of the top wineries in the Palatinate region.
    • Discover wine knowledge and the wine lifestyle in the Rheingau region.
    • You can see large and small castles between Heidelberg and Basel along the Baden Wine Route.
    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe once said: "Life is much too short to drink bad wine”. This is guaranteed not to happen to you on this trip, as it takes you through the best wine-growing regions along the Rhine. First, you’ll discover the vineyards in Alsace with their villages, which are worth a trip not just because of the winegrowing. Many of them are among the most beautiful villages in France. The wines of the Palatinate are among the best that Germany has to offer.
    Along the German Wine Route, vineyards, castles, and palaces are strung together like a string of pearls. The Rheingau is Hesse's small wine region on the Rhine. Perhaps that’s why you can experience the style of a wine region particularly intensively there. Visit a vintner's estate tavern or enjoy gourmet food from an award-winning chef and take in the views of the Rhine Valley. You can also discover that wine is still grown in monasteries there. Finally, the last stage of this trip along the Baden Mountain and Wine Road is a scenic and culinary experience. Enjoy the wonderful routes that lead through the vineyards. Visit one of the most beautiful spa towns in Germany and let gourmet chefs spoil you. A trip along the Rhine is pure pleasure for the eyes, the palate, and the soul.
    The period from May to the end of October is the best time to travel to the wine regions along the Rhine. It’s best to start your tour on a Friday. Then you can enjoy all the Michelin star restaurants.
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    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe once said: "Life is much too short to drink bad wine”. This is guaranteed not to happen to you on this trip, as it takes you through the best wine-growing regions along the Rhine. First, you’ll discover the vineyards in Alsace with their villages, which are worth a trip not just because of the winegrowing. Many of them are among the most beautiful villages in France. The wines of the Palatinate are among the best that Germany has to offer.
    Along the German Wine Route, vineyards, castles, and palaces are strung together like a string of pearls. The Rheingau is Hesse's small wine region on the Rhine. Perhaps that’s why you can experience the style of a wine region particularly intensively there. Visit a vintner's estate tavern or enjoy gourmet food from an award-winning chef and take in the views of the Rhine Valley. You can also discover that wine is still grown in monasteries there. Finally, the last stage of this trip along the Baden Mountain and Wine Road is a scenic and culinary experience. Enjoy the wonderful routes that lead through the vineyards. Visit one of the most beautiful spa towns in Germany and let gourmet chefs spoil you. A trip along the Rhine is pure pleasure for the eyes, the palate, and the soul.
    The period from May to the end of October is the best time to travel to the wine regions along the Rhine. It’s best to start your tour on a Friday. Then you can enjoy all the Michelin star restaurants.
    Compare different car rental companies conveniently online via the TCS car rental platform. Whether in Switzerland or abroad, whether on holiday or on business trips. With TCS, you remain mobile and flexible and benefit from the best rental car offers, including many advantages and services.
    Book Car Rental Now
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    • Half-timbered romance awaits you in Alsace.
    • Follow the oldest wine route in Germany.
    • Visit one of the top wineries in the Palatinate region.
    • Discover wine knowledge and the wine lifestyle in the Rheingau region.
    • You can see large and small castles between Heidelberg and Basel along the Baden Wine Route.

    Travel itinerary

    The Alsace Wine Route and Some of the Most Beautiful Villages in France
    21 Activities

    Day 1

    107 mi2 mi

    The Alsace Wine Route and Some of the Most Beautiful Villages in France

    A day full of enjoyment awaits you. Thann is the start of the southern Alsace Wine Route, which stretches north through the vineyards on the left bank of the Rhine almost to Strasbourg. Some of France's most beautiful villages lie along your route. Stroll past beautifully decorated half-timbered houses along ancient cobblestone streets. Taste the region's excellent wines and enjoy Alsatian specialties such as Munster cheese, foie gras, truffles, and even lobster.
    From Alsace to Rheingau via the German Wine Route.
    6 Activities

    Day 2

    185 mi

    From Alsace to Rheingau via the German Wine Route.

    Today promises to be a treat for the eyes and the palate. You’ll start it with a visit to the monastery on the Odilienberg near Ottrott, which is dedicated to the patron saint of Alsace. From there, the drive continues through the wine villages of the northern Alsace Wine Route to Wissembourg. Enjoy a lunch of Alsatian or French specialties before the drive continues along the German Wine Road, where castle ruins and châteaux are always in view. Sample wines from one of the top wineries in the Palatinate. Wiesbaden awaits with one of the most magnificent castles along the Rhine, Biebrich Palace. In the Rheingau, you’re spoiled for choice: you can enjoy the ambience of a winery over dinner in cosy Gutsausschank. Or would you rather sample the gourmet cuisine of Nelson Müller before enjoying the rest of the evening with a magnificent view of the Rhine Valley?
    Discover the Wine Region in the Rheingau
    10 Activities

    Day 3

    119 mi0.5 mi

    Discover the Wine Region in the Rheingau

    The Rheingau is the only wine region in Hesse. Nevertheless, it’s home to a wealth of wine experiences, winegrowers, and stories about wine. The monasteries in the region are still involved in viticulture today. Discover gourmet restaurants, wine taverns, and estate taverns in local wine villages. Enjoy views of the Rhine Valley and explore famous places such as Rüdesheim am Rhein.
    On the Baden Wine Road
    9 Activities

    Day 4

    176 mi0.5 mi

    On the Baden Wine Road

    Magnificent castles that once belonged to prince-bishops or monastic orders await you on the journey from the Kraichgau region south back to Switzerland. Walk in the footsteps of kings, princes, and artists through one of Germany's most beautiful spa towns and sample the healing waters in the pump room in Baden-Baden's spa gardens. Enjoy a side trip through the beautiful landscape of the Black Forest. You simply must try a Black Forest sundae or a Black Forest gâteau there. Beautiful views of vineyards await you on the last stage of the trip in Markgräflerland. On the way, you’ll stop again and again in gourmet restaurants that will spoil your palate with regional but also international specialties.
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