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Ideas for 2-3 activities and daytrips?"My wife's father's descendents (Schmutter) came from Eltville. We are visiting Eltville (3days) in Nov 2015 to search for records and to take day trips by train or car to places of interest in Hessen. Any suggestions? Kevin & Beryl Ryan." (posted 03/24/2015)
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How to get around and find best means of local transportation?"Hi! I'm planning to visit Eltville on June 14th. As I have limited mobility (not on a wheelchair, but walking on crutches). Some people recommended Eltiville as it is a flat city where you can seat by the Rhein, which I found very interesting. Is it true? How is the easiest way to go from Eltville to Rüdesheim? Train, bus or KD boat?" (posted 02/21/2015)
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Eltville am Rhein Overview
Eltville am Rhein is a town in the Rheingau-Taunus-Kreis in the Regierungsbezirk of Darmstadt (Darmstadt vacation rentals | Darmstadt travel guide) in Hesse, Germany. Eltville is the biggest town in the Rheingau. It bears the nicknames Weinstadt, Sektstadt, Rosenstadt and since 2006 also Gutenbergstadt. Some of Germany's most famous vineyards (Steinberg, Rauenthaler Baiken, Erbacher Marcobrunn) are to be found within Eltville's municipal limits.
Eltville, which belongs culturally to the Rheingau region, lies on the River Rhine, 12 km westsouthwest of Wiesbaden (Wiesbaden vacation rentals | Wiesbaden travel guide). Eltville borders in the north on the communities of Schlangenbad (Schlangenbad vacation rentals | Schlangenbad travel guide) and Kiedrich (Kiedrich vacation rentals | Kiedrich travel guide), in the east on the district-free city of Wiesbaden and the community of Walluf, in the south – separated by the Rhine – on the communities of Budenheim und Heidesheim and the town of Ingelheim (all three in Mainz-Bingen in Rhineland-Palatinate) and in the west on the town of Oestrich-Winkel (Oestrich-Winkel vacation rentals | Oestrich-Winkel travel guide).
Things to See in Eltville am Rhein
- Electoral castle from the 14th century
- Remains of town fortifications
- Timber-frame from the 16th and 18th centuries
- Eberbach Cistercian monastery
- Schloss Reinhartshausen (palace)
- St. Peter’s and Paul’s parish church from the 14th century
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More about the History of Eltville am Rhein
The earliest traces of humans settling here go back to the New Stone Age. There has been continuous habitation since the late 4th century. Eltville had its first documentary mention in Vita Bardonis (
Bardo’s Life) from 1058, a biography of Archbishop Bardo of Mainz (Mainz vacation rentals | Mainz travel guide). In 1329, the archiepiscopal castle and the town wall around Eltville were built. On 23 August 1332, Emperor Louis the Bavarian granted Eltville town rights. With the granting of town rights, Eltville ended up being a pawn in the then ongoing dispute between the Emperor and the Pope. Archbishop Baldwin, one of Emperor Louis’s followers and administrator of the Mainz monastery, was the one who asked for Eltville to be raised to town. From 1347 to 1480, Eltville was the residence of the Archbishops of Mainz. From Dietrich Schenk von Erbach, Archbishop of Mainz (1434-1459), the outlying centre of Erbach presumably got its name.
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Eltville am Rhein lies on the Rhine River and is located near the city of Wiesbaden in Hessen. Wine aficionados in particular should be interested in Eltville, as some of Germany's most famous vineyards (Steinberg, Rauenthaler Baiken, Erbacher Marcobrunn) are to be found within the town's municipal limits. When in Eltville, be sure to take the time to visit the Electoral Castle, Eberbach Abbey, and the Reinhartshausen Palace.
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