“The Rheingau resembles a treasure chest filled to the brim with fantastic locations”. A quote by Valerie Gorgus describing the area in which she is currently the incumbent Wine Queen. The Rheingau, the area between Walluf and Lorchhausen, up to the heights of the Taunushauptkamm, owes its fame to the wine. It is the wine-growing region in which more than 80% of Riesling is grown; it is the domicile of many famous wineries.
Tourists and excursionists are attracted not only by the Reingaus wine and the social wine taverns. There's also an abundance of historical and cultural highlights to explore. Charming little towns like Eltville and Rüdesheim for example. Castles and monasteries like the Abtei St. Hildegard and the monastery Eberbach, which became world-famous by the movie the “The name of the rose” are totally worth an excursion.
The Rheingau is further an absolute Wanderland. Diverse and partially challenging hiking is possible on the distant hiking route Rheinsteig. Besides this route there are a number of premium circular trails providing a beautiful view on the Rhine river, the vineyards and the numerous castles, which make the tours entertaining as well as exciting.
The Rheingau is not least famous for its high-profile events such as the “Rheingau Music Festival” and the “Rheingau Gourmet Festival”: