Succumb to the beauty and history of this wine-making village beside the Rhine
Tucked away in the north-western corner of the German cultural region of Hesse, Assmanshausen is a traditional and charming rural town with a history of winemaking that can be traced back to the twelfth century.
Assmanshausen nestles on the banks of the mighty River Rhine at the foot of gently sloping hills, 185 acres of which have been terraced to allow the grapes of the town's vineyards - the largest contiguous plantation of Pinot Noir vines in Germany - to ripen to perfection in the region's sunny Mediterranean-like climate. The fine red wine produced as a result can be sampled in many of Assmanshausen's inviting and traditional inns and cafes.
Steeped in natural beauty, the landscape surrounding the town rewards exploration and walking trails to suit all abilities begin in the wooded coppice that crowns the hill overlooking the town. This is reached by the Assmanshausen Cable Car which gently ascends from the town to a hunting lodge where deer wander freely through the woods.
Providing the option to visit numerous wineries, take a river cruise along this spectacular section of the Rhine or simply enjoy and admire this pretty town and its beautiful surroundings, visiting Assmanshausen guarantees a relaxing, rewarding and unforgettable break.