Nov 14, 2014

Bacharach, Germany


It's no surprise that we LOVED the Rhine River region during our 3 years living in Germany. In fact, I can't count how many time we frequented various villages along the river…sipping local wine, wandering the cobblestone streets, enjoying the slow-paced European way of life. Ahhh…total bliss. Living in the entryway city to the upper Rhine region (Wiesbaden) provided many perks, most notably the close proximity to fabulous wines and spectacular views, so it's easy to see why it ranks right up there as one of my favorite areas of in all of Germany (followed closely by Rothenburg & literally all of Bavaria). A few months before we said our final goodbyes to our life in Deutschland, we made it a point to have one last visit to a town we hadn't visited along the Rhine. Needless to say, our day exploring Bacharach was nothing short of lovely.


Bacharach is another one of those charming wine towns brimming with half-timbered houses, wrought-iron signs, and rich history peeking around every colorful alleyway. Did I mention wine? Of course, how could I not? There's a handful of great vintners stationed right in town, with their vineyards wrapped all around the city like blankets of grape heaven. We spent the afternoon snapping photos all around town, ducking in and out of cute antique shops, and taking in the amazing views from the town walls and Wernerkappele ruins. We also tried a scoop of Bacharach's famed Riesling wein-eis (Riesling ice cream)…DIVINE!

While you won't need a full day to explore (unless you fancy a castle hike to Burg Stahleck or a long, leisurely visit to a winery), Bacharach is yet another perfect example of quaint German charm. If you're visiting Germany from the states, I'd recommend making a weekend out of the Rhine River region--including stops in Boppard, St. Goar, Rüdesheim, and Bacharach, of course!


Have you ever visited Bacharach?

Want to see more Rhine River villages? Find them here!

25 comments:

  1. Bacharach is such a beautiful place! I visited earlier this year on a whim and absolutely loved it! I especially like that it's not as crowded and touristy as Rüdesheim - it's much more relaxing! :)

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  2. Love Bacharach and the Riesling Gelato!! The Burg Stahleck castle hostel is wonderful as well!

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    1. Now I wish we would have made the hike up to the castle! HA!

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  3. What a magical looking place! Riesling gelato has got to be one of the best things I've ever heard of. Amazing. Thank you for sharing!

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    1. It was just as good as it sounds, too! :) Always happy to share…thanks for reading!

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  4. So fun! It is so fairy tale like. www.eatallovertheworld.weebly.com

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  5. Yeah looks like a bloody marvelous place how luck you have been able to visit so many great places

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    1. Feeling very blessed to have been able to experience such fabulous places in Germany! :)

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  6. really nice! i must visit it!
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  7. Oh its so cute, I love it!! Looks like it could be out of Disneyland. Sometimes I feel we miss out on the true Germany living in Berlin, guess we'll just have to have a weekend away :P

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    1. Oh yes, definitely venture down south every chance you get! It's a whole different world! :)

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  8. Thank you for feeding the wanderlust this morning! I can't wait to visit Germany's villages and Christmas markets. Happy weekend!

    Kelly
    www.alovelylifeindeed.com

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    1. No problem! Always happy to get people wandering! :)

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  9. The place is adorable. I stayed there years ago in the Burg Stahleck hostel. Your post made me realize I should head out there some time again.

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    1. Somedays I wished we hadn't lived so close to the Rhine River region so we could enjoy some of the fabulous hotels everyone tells me about! :)

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  10. This places looks postcard perfect! I'd be happy to sip wine and take in the view for an afternoon!

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    1. Doesn't it?! I'd be happy to join you! :) :)

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  11. Super jealous! I have always wanted to go to Germany!

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  12. Your pictures are always so gorgeous! And those buildings look like something out of a fairytale. :)

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  13. Beautiful post- how stunning is their architecture? Definitely putting that on my must see places list! www.thetechgypsy.com

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    1. So stunning! Much of Germany has the same. One of the many reasons I loved living there so much!

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  14. I love Germany and this town is SO adorable! Great pictures!

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  15. Loved this post and the pictures! Took me right back to when my hubby and traveled down the Rhine on our bicycles and stayed in cute little towns like Bacharach :-)

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  16. I've never been much drawn to Germany, but these pictures make me want to add Bacharach to my travel list!

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