Germany Trip Plan:
Explore Remagen and its beautiful Surroundings

Germany trip plan: Explore Remagen and its beautiful Surroundings
Remagen skyline
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A Live Like a German trip plan for a great 10-day vacation with structured itinerary that incorporates Remagen and the surrounding cities and its sights (e.g., Bonn, Rhine River cruise, Düsseldorf, Koblenz, Siebengebirge, Cologne, and more)




Note: This is a trip plan (self-driving, stay in a vacation apartment, explore on your own)
Duration: 10 days
Recommended Destination Airport: Düsseldorf Airport

Trip Plan Details:

Remagen is a town in Germany in Rhineland-Palatinate, in the district of Ahrweiler. It is about a one hour drive from Cologne (Köln), just south of Bonn, the former West German capital. It is situated on the River Rhine. There is a ferry across the Rhine from Remagen every 10–15 minutes in the summer. Remagen has many beautiful and well-maintained buildings, churches, castles and monuments. It also has a sizeable pedestrian zone with plenty of shops.

The Apollinariskirche was built 1839-1842 on the site of the medieval Martinskirche. The frescos on the inside of the neo-Gothic church were painted by members of the artists group called the "Nazarenes". Three cycles show the life of Jesus, the life of Mary, and the history of Saint Apollinaris, legendary Bishop of Ravenna. In the crypt is a silver bust of the saint, which is raised from the sarcophagus every year at the pilgrimage time at the end of July. From the statue of Saint Francis of Assisi on top of the church, there is a lovely view of Remagen and the romantic Rhine Valley.

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Cost Estimate:

We compiled some starting prices and rough estimates to help you better with your Germany trip planning.

Lodging: starting at $750 for 2 persons / 10 days
Admissions: starting at $180 for 2 persons / 10 days
Car Rental: starting at $600 for 2 persons / 10 days
Gas: starting at $200 for 2 persons / 10 days
Estimated Total Cost:2 persons, starting at $1730 / 10 days
 4 persons, starting at $2110 / 10 days

Travel Itinerary

Day 1: City of Remagen and Rolandsbogen (Roland's Arch)

Day 1: City of Remagen and Rolandsbogen (Roland's Arch)
Apollinariskirche
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Apolinariskirche (church):
Remagen-Bridge (demolished by the Germans in WWII) and museum
Rolandsbogen:
Medieval ruin with restaurant and view over the Rhine towards the Siebengebirge mountains.
Arp-Museum Railway Station Rolandseck:
Art Nouveau railway station with restaurant and view towards the Nonnenwerth island and the Siebengebirge mountains.


Day 2: Bonn

Day 2: Bonn
Beethovenhalle
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  • city tour
  • city center with cathedral (Münster), Beethoven house, university, Rhein Alter Zoll (customs house on the Rhine), Haus der Geschichte history museum
  • Museumsmeile (Museum Mile)

Day 3: Upstream by boat - Departure

Day 3: Upstream by boat - Departure
Rolandsbogen
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Passing by romantic wine villages, castles and ruins.


Day 4: Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler

Day 4: Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler
Kurhaus
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Visit to the casino or wellness day in the spa (for sauna and swimming)


Day 5: Koblenz

Day 5: Koblenz
Deutsches Eck
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  • Deutsches Eck (confluence of Moselle and Rhine)
  • city tour
  • Fortress Ehrenbreitstein


Day 6: Siebengebirge/Königswinter

Day 6: Siebengebirge/Königswinter
Siebengebirge
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  • Drachenfels (dragon's rock) with Drachburg and Nibelung's Hall (excellent opportunities for going on hikes)
  • beautiful view of the Rhine


Day 7: Cologne

Day 7: Cologne
Kölner Zoo
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Cologne cathedral, zoo, museums, Kölsch-Tour (of interest to the beer drinkers)


Day 8: Siebengebirge

Day 8: Siebengebirge
Konrad Adenauer Brücke
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Petersberg, former guest house of the federal government for state visitors such as the US president, Queen Elisabeth and many others

today, hotel with restaurant. View of Rhine and and Bonn


Day 9: Düsseldorf

Day 9: Düsseldorf
Small canal in Düsseldorf
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Tour of historical town center, museums, shopping mile, Königsallee (, the King's Alley, an expensive shopping street to see and be seen)


Day 10: Nürburgring

Day 10: Nürburgring
Nürburgring
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Tour through the beautiful Eiffel


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Bonn

Bonn
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Cologne

Cologne
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Düsseldorf

Düsseldorf
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Koblenz

Koblenz

The history and sites of Koblenz, located where the Moselle flows into the Rhine, stretch back to Roman times. No visitor to Koblenz should skip a tour of the Saalburg—the most fully-reconstructed Roman fortress in Germany. Koblenz (Latin (ad) Confluentes,…  [ + ] More Details

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Remagen

Remagen
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Remagen is situated on the Upper Rhine Plains in Rhineland-Palatinate. Overlooking the west bank of the Rhine just north of the city center is the Apollinariskirche. It has a great observation deck that is only open to parishioners on Sundays. Pedestrians…  [ + ] More Details

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