Treasures on the Naheweinstrasse
The holiday region of Langenlonsheim is located in the midst of surrounding forests and vineyards. Its greatest treasures are the premium wines and sparkling wines of the ‘Naheregion’. With a winegrowing surface area of 1,300 hectares, Langenlonsheim is the largest operating winegrowing municipality on the ‘Naheweinstraße’ (‘Nahe Wine Route’). Langenlonsheim Forest stretches up to 300 metres above the Nahe, where hikers can enjoy an unlimited view of the winegrowing regions of Nahe, Rheingau and Rheinhessen. Over 100 vineyard operations feature cosy wine taverns inviting you to try the local Riesling, Silvaner and Blauer Spätburgunder. The mysterious hermitage in the forest and the enchanting Nahe landscape invite you to revel in your daydreams.
The town of Langenlonsheim is located in the Nahe holiday region, approximately 58 km to the east of Frankfurt-Hahn Airport (see map on bottom of page).
The Nahe is one of the nine holiday regions of Germany's Rhineland-Palatinate. This is a landscape full of poetry and colour, dotted with old towns and villages full of history. The region's highlight is undoubtedly the German Gemstone Route, together with the gemstone capital Idar-Oberstein and the German Museum of Precious Stones. The region is also known for its three spa resorts that are located in the Nahe wine-growing area. ... read more about the Nahe holiday region
- The beauty of this village is equally reflected in the character of its residents. Surrounded by old chestnut trees, framework gables and a historic castle, the annual Wine Festival is an absolute highlight.
- High above the Nahe River, Dorsheim is located on the cliffs of the Trollbach Valley. Since ancient times a delicious wine of excellent quality has ripened here that is a premium endorsement of the Dorsheim winegrowers.
- A fruity Riesling, a velvety red wine or a striking sparkling wine. With 500 hectares of vineyard space, Guldental is the largest winegrowing community on the Nahe.
- An expansive forest area is irresistible with its concealed routes for hiking, cycling, trimming and grilling, surrounded by breathtaking vineyard areas.
- Winegrowing has been a tradition here for over 1,000 years, and the local winegrowers still profit today from this experience. The Romans already appreciated the sunny southerly location even back in their day.
- Rümmelsheim/Burg Layen
- Its top connection to the Rhine-Main area and its idyllic location between forests and vineyards make this village a most attractive holiday spot. On over 200 hectares of land, Rümmelsheim’s top industry remains winegrowing. Wines are delivered throughout the world from here.
- Sweet grapes are not the only thing that grow on the sunny slopes of the surrounding hills. Sweet sounds are also at home here. For generations, Oberlinger has been the name that sets the hearts of organ music lovers fluttering. The unique organs created here can be heard all over the world. And as if that wasn’t enough, this wine village has another highlight up its sleeve: Beer. The art of brewing has a long tradition here.
Riesling, Silvaner, Blauer Spätburgunder — nature has blessed the local climate in Lower Nahe and these grapes flourish particularly well here. There’s something delicious for every taste here, whether it’s a sumptuous adventure in the top-class restaurants or perfect wine tasting evenings in the numerous wine taverns; whether it’s a glass of ‘Sonnenberg’ or a tankard of Windesheimer beer!
The locals provide their guests with a diverse program: Take a coach through the vineyards, enjoy a glass of Riesling and explore the history of winemaking, tour with astonishment through the local museums lending an insight into the local culture and winegrowing, or visit a ‘Straußwirtschaft’ (seasonal wine room) to enjoy the local cuisine and beverages and their unpronounceable names, such as Hausmacher Worschtplatt, Spundekäs, Wingertsknorze, Spansau, Federweißer or Handkäs, to the accompaniment of local traditional music. Every season holds something special in store for you, not least of which are the annual Wine Festivals held in many districts of the communities.
- orgel Art Museum
- A tour of the organ ART Museum Rhein-Nahe in Windesheim conveys musical inspiration and a comprehensive understanding of the development of organ and piano construction.
- Eremitage Monastery
- One very special sight is the cave monastery, “Eremitage Bretzenheim”, in which monks sought a closer relationship with God since the 11th Century in the seclusion of the forest. The last monk serving this church, carved in living stone, died in 1827.
- Field of Misery
- The fields south of Bretzenheim became famous for tragic reasons. Innumerable German soldiers died here in a POW camp following the end of World War II. A monument along today’s B48 roadway continues to commemorate the ‘Feld des Jammers’ or ‘Field of Misery’, as does the documentation post, ‘Kriegsgefangenenlager Bretzenheim 1945-1948‘ (‘Brentzenheim POWs 1945-1948) in Bretzenheim’s ‘Alten Amtshaus’.
- Museum of Viticulture and Local History
- The museum will give you an overview of the viticulture, agriculture, rural life and local history of the region. Displays provide information about the wine-growing districts and grown vines. In the rooms dedicated to local history, the museum exhibits a living room form the turn of the century. The museum is located in Guldental.
- Railway Museum
- On display are 38 engines from the years 1903 - 1977. The museum offers excellent information about the railways that were used in the wine-growing districts. The railway museum is located in the charming Guldtalbachtal Valley in Guldental.
Here in the region of Germany that receives the least rain, there are a number of possibilities for spending your holidays– from top-class accommodation to campgrounds, from an adventure holiday to more serene hikes along the endless paths through the forests and vineyards (hiking and cycling maps are available at the ‘Rathaus’ or ‘City Hall’) or a ride on the light railway. Boredom is an alien concept here, with the array of first-class restaurants serving delicacies, afternoons in the solar-heated Langenlonsheim outdoor swimming pool or the spring-fed outdoor pool in Windesheim, canoe tours on the Nahe River, hot-air balloons above the hills or a couple of hours at the firing range high up in the forest. A small airfield invites sport and flying enthusiasts to discover the ‘Naheland’ from a bird’s eye view.
There is always something happening — whether it is art, music, wine festivals or a host of other activities. The Events Finder gives you an overview about what is on, where and when. Here you can search for events and festivals in the region.
Here you have direct access to the online accommodation reservation service of the Tourist Board of Rhineland-Palatinate. No other hotel reservation system on the Internet offers you such a broad and comprehensive list of accommodation in Germany's Rhineland-Palatinate regions. You can list accommodation, search accommodation, contact accommodation establishments and make online reservations.
Frankfurt-Hahn Airport has no direct railway or bus connection to Langenlonsheim. However, the buses from the airport will take you to railway stations where you can connect with Deutsche Bahn trains or local transport links.