Germany Trip Plan:
7 day Vacation to Romantic Bacharach near the Rhine River

Germany trip plan: 7 day Vacation to Romantic Bacharach near the Rhine River
Bacharach from the Postenturm
[ source: Wikipedia]

Get whisked away in the romanticism of the Rhineland during a 6 night stay in Bacharach.




Note: This is a trip plan (self-driving, stay in a vacation apartment, explore on your own)
Duration: 7 days
Recommended Destination Airport: Frankfurt Airport

Trip Plan Details:

Bacharach lays amongst a throng of vineyards in the picturesque valley of the Rhineland. It is here that you will find the mysticism of old castle ruins and ancient folklore. Old timber-framed houses and the iconoclast sound of church-bells all flavor this valley with charm. Since the Deutsche Bahn train line makes a stop at the town it is easily accessible and makes day trips economically possible.

Cost Estimate:

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

Lodging: starting at $583 for 2 persons / 7 days
Admissions: starting at $200 for 2 persons / 7 days
Car Rental: starting at $420 / 7 days
Gas: starting at $180 / 7 days
Estimated Total Cost:2 persons, starting at $1303 / 7 days
 4 persons, starting at $1550 / 7 days

Travel Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival at Bacharach

Day 1: Arrival at Bacharach
Apartment Rental in Bacharach

Arrive at your vacation home away from home and get settled in. Notice the beautiful views of the Rhine River from your apartment balcony while having a glass of wine.


Day 2: Stahl Winery Tour

Day 2: Stahl Winery Tour
Wine Cellar at Stahl Winery
[ source: Middle Rhine wine tasting]

After waking up and having breakfast, walk around the town of Bacharach and take in the sights of this centuries-old town. There are hikes all along the river as well, head to the local tourist office and ask for a walking path guide. After you've done a little exploring head over to Stahl Winery and take a tour into the cellars. There you will be able to try the world-famous wine of the Rhineland and catch a glimpse of the intensive process of how it's made. Afterward, enjoy dinner at the Gasthaus Stahl.


Day 3: Bacharach Guided Tour

Day 3: Bacharach Guided Tour
View of St. Peter's Church
[ source: Flickr]

After having a wholesome breakfast go on a guided tour (Fridays only) of Bacharach. Here a guide will make the scenery come alive by showing you historic sites and extensive vineyards in the area. With the Rhine always flowing in the foreground the grassy hillsides, it is easy to get whisked away into a dream.


Day 4: Castle Stahleck

Day 4: Castle Stahleck
Castle Stahleck
[ source: Wikipedia: Bacharach]

Now that you are familiar with the city, today would be the perfect day to walk over to Stahleck Castle. An impressive feat of architecture from the 11th century and a residence to the wine barons of the land. After you've taken that in go the direction of the medieval market place where you can walk alongside timber-frame houses still standing from centuries ago. There is a lovely outdoor area where you can walk around and go shopping or perhaps grab a snack and a coffee.


Day 5: Trip to the Frankfurt Zoo

Day 5: Trip to the Frankfurt Zoo
Rhino posing at the Franfurt Zoo
[ source: Flickr]

Considering that Frankfurt is only a stones throw away, why not take a day-trip to their world famous zoo? Featured is the exotic Grzimek House, where night is made into day. It is a singular opportunity to observe nocturnal animals in their habitat.


Day 6: Boat Cruise down the Rhine

Day 6: Boat Cruise down the Rhine
View of the Rhine
[ source: Wikipedia: Bacharach]

Since Bacharach is situated right along the banks of the Rhine River it makes the perfect opportunity for you to see your surrounding areas. There are over 30 castles strewn along the Rhine and numerous historic sites. Take a round-trip boat cruise down the river and see what all the hub-bub is about. Ask the local tourist office where the nearest spa is so that you can enjoy a sauna and hot bath afterward.


Day 7: Trip Home

Day 7: Trip Home
Tschüss!
[ source: Flickr]

To fill you up with energy for your trip back, stop in one of the local restaurants and have some Frühstück. Then catch the train to Frankfurt for your flight back. Tschüss


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Bacharach

Bacharach
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The beautifully preserved medieval city of Bacharach lies in the heart of the Middle Rhine region. Bacharach is said to have been founded in pre-Roman times, possibly by the Celts. Town highlights include Stahleck Castle (now a youth hostel), many sections…  [ + ] More Details

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