Germany Trip Plan:
4 Day Hiking Trip along the Rhine River

Germany trip plan: 4 Day Hiking Trip along the Rhine River
Along the Rhine River
[ source: Wikipedia]

Nestled in the valley of the vineyards are some of the most stunning hiking trails in Germany. Travel along the Rhine River and collect views of old churches, the meandering Rhine River and iconic vineyards.




Note: This is a trip plan (self-driving, stay in a vacation apartment, explore on your own)
Duration: 4 days
Recommended Destination Airport: Düsseldorf Airport

Trip Plan Details:

This trip includes the following items in the price calculation:

  • 3 x nights accommodation in rooms with shower / toillet
  • 1 x wine tasting in the vineyard
  • 1 x Boat cruise on the Rhine

Additional services on request:

  • Hiking Guide on request
  • Additional night possible

Cost Estimate:

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

Lodging: starting at $270 for 2 persons / 3 days
Admissions: starting at $30 for 2 persons / 3 days
Estimated Total Cost:2 persons, starting at $300 / 4 days
 4 persons, starting at $430 / 4 days

Travel Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival

Day 1: Arrival
Overview of Bingen
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From the airport rent a car or take a train to the town of Bingen. Bingen is home to the infamous Mouse Tower and is situated at the southern tip of the UNESCO World Heritage Site the Rhine Gorge. It is a small town which makes it ideal for touring on foot or bicycle rental.


Day 2: Rheinsteig St.Goarshausen - Kaub (22.4 km / approx 6 hours)

Day 2: Rheinsteig St.Goarshausen - Kaub (22.4 km / approx 6 hours)
View of Rheinsteig from one of the many hiking trails
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There are many beautiful hiking trails along the Rhine. Here we recommend the following. Well rested after breakfast, take your rental car to St. Goar-live. This sets the stage for the highlight of the entire long-distance Rheinsteig. The trail takes you past the world famous Katz Castle and Loreley Rock. There is also the Visitor Center Loreley, where you can obtain comprehensive information about the Heritage of the Upper Middle Rhine. Hiking through the vineyards will take you to many great vantage points of the Rheinsteig. By taking the Spitznack, with magnificent views of the Lorelei, or the Ross Stein of you can admire Oberwesel with Schönburg. By Dörscheid over the plateau of the Rhine, it is now back down to Kaub. Once there, it's back to the ship towards Bingen.


Day 3: Rheinsteig St.Goarshausen - Kestert (12.2 km / 4.5 hours)

Day 3: Rheinsteig St.Goarshausen - Kestert (12.2 km / 4.5 hours)
Famous Mouse Tower in Bingen
[ source: Wikipedia]

After a hearty German breakfast, you can take your car or train to St. Goarshausen. Here you start from Hasenbachtal and walk up the hill with splendid views of St. Goar and the Rheinfels Castle. On the way to reach the Mouse Tower it is not unlikely to spot Eagles and Falcons. After, you walk further through the Pulsbachklamm up to Kestert. Return by bus or car to your apartment. In the evening you can experience a proper tasting with one of the many winemakers in the region.


Day 4: Jouney Home

Day 4: Jouney Home
Travelers on the Trail
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After breakfast it is time to pack up! Hopefully you will carry with you many long-lasting memories of the beautiful Rhine River


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