The 10 Best Things to Do in Geisenheim, Germany

August 21, 2017 Kelli Reichel

Geisenheim is a town in the Rheingau-Taunus-Kreis in the Regierungsbezirk of Darmstadt in Hessen, Germany, and is known as Weinstadt (“Wine Town”), Schulstadt (“School Town”), Domstadt (“Cathedral Town”) and Lindenstadt (“Linden Tree Town”).
Restaurants in Geisenheim

1. Seilbahn Rudesheim

37 Oberstrasse | Talstation, 65385 Ruedesheim am Rhein, Hesse, Germany +49 6722 2402
Excellent
63%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 371 reviews

Seilbahn Rudesheim

Reviewed By Lynn D - Cambridge, United Kingdom

I just loved this trip, I'm not a cable car lover, but this didn't feel at all scary or too high. The cars are open and almost bucket like shaped. The views were amazing and it was such a lovely relaxing journey up to the monument.
Probably ot worth it if the weather is poor though, we were lucky and had great weather, so the views of the Rhine were amazing. 8€ for a return journey was excellent value.

2. Schloss Johannisberg

Schlossallee, 65366 Geisenheim, Hesse, Germany +49 6722 70090
Excellent
33%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
13%
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4 based on 90 reviews

Schloss Johannisberg

Reviewed By AndresDE - Prague, Czech Republic

Very nice castle in the middle of vineyards .Possible trip to castle Vollrads through the surrounding vineyards, with manny nice views on the Rheingau area

3. Rheinstein Castle

Trechtingshausen, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany +49 6721 6348
Excellent
67%
Good
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Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 140 reviews

Rheinstein Castle

"Burg Rheinstein" is nowadays a interesting museum with a long history. There is a restaurant for visitors and if you'd like to a special experience - there two beautiful apartments which can be booked for a overnight stay. The castle "Burg Rheinstein" is located approx. 5 kilometers (approx. 3 miles) westward of Bingen, down the river Rhine, at the south entrance of the UNESCO Cultural Heritage of the Upper Middle-Rhine Valley ("Oberes Mittelrheintal"), face to face with the village of Assmannshausen. The castle was the symbol of the castle-reconstruction period in the 19th century, the so-called Romanticism, because of its impressive location, and also its eventful history had many highlights.

Reviewed By Scott H - north Carolina

I recently visited Burg Rheinstein with Stan from Privatour.com. The walk up is a good workout but the castle is well worth it. A family purchased it in the 70s and worked hard to restore it. They did an amazing job with the structure and the contents. They do have rooms that can be rented as well but the castle is special just to visit. Stan was a great guide and really shared with me the history of the castle. I would've bought a book about it if I had not had Stan to talk me through it. There are some nice hikes in the area to and the views are really good.

4. Weingut Fritz Allendorf

Kirchstr. 69, 65375 Oestrich-Winkel, Hesse, Germany +49 4967 2391850
Excellent
57%
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38%
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4.5 based on 18 reviews

Weingut Fritz Allendorf

Reviewed By Peter C - Kiel, Germany

Situated on the southern-facing slopes of the north bank of the Rhine, the Rheingau is one of Germany‘s main wine production areas. Blessed with a temperate climate and very warm summers, this area produces some very fine white wines, principally Rieslings, and a smaller number of red wines.
We were disappointed to discover that our first choice for lunch (an elaborate and imposing schloss with extensive Gardens and an outdoor restaurant) was unable to handle our very small family party of three adults. So we drove down the hill for five minutes and came across the small, but welcoming vineyard belonging to the family of Fritz Allendorf. It did in fact appear to be closed at lunchtime, but a knock on the door of the office was met by a welcoming word, complete with smile, from the lady who was entering information into the computer system in the tidy office.
Indeed, the restaurant facility was closed until 6 p.m., that day, but would we care to try a glass of wine at one of the tables sheltered from the heat of the midday sun by a canopy of vines? This offer was eagerly accepted, and chilled mineral water was offered, as well as a bottle of the Allendorf Riesling. Such was the quality of the welcome that I made enquiries about ordering a case or two of this exquisite nectar. While my wife was led off to the tasting room and shop, I made an attempt to settle the bill for our bottle of wine, expecting perhaps a rather extravagant amount to be charged. But no, the wine, the water and the seats under the vine canopy were all “on the house”. Not a penny to be paid. No argument, it was free of all charges! How pleasant to meet people who know exactly how to do business and keep their customers satisfied!
Needless to say, we did order a case of Riesling and a case of red Spätburgunder, to be delivered to our home address in the following week. Once again, a welcome surprise: order just four bottles more and the cost of Delivery to our home address was taken care of by the vineyard.
Visit the website for more details, or better still, make the trip to the Allendorf family vineyard and enjoy the privilege of a warm welcome.

5. St. Jakobus

Kellerstr. 1, 65385 Rudesheim an der Nahe, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Excellent
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Good
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Satisfactory
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3.5 based on 28 reviews

St. Jakobus

Reviewed By Xanerin - Alice Springs, Australia

On the far right hand side of the Marketplatz is the St Jakobus catholic parish church which has been reconstructed after almost entirely destroyed in 1944. The church has been reconstructed in a very simple fashion with only the tower chapel, middle altar and gravestones surviving the attack. Interesting.

6. Siegfried's Mechanisches Musikkabinett

Im Broemserhof Oberstr. 29, 65385 Ruedesheim am Rhein, Hesse, Germany +49 6722 49217
Excellent
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4.5 based on 610 reviews

Siegfried's Mechanisches Musikkabinett

Reviewed By global-traveller48 - London, United Kingdom

This is an amazing museum, full of very old mechanical instruments. Quite small, but so many things to see. We were shown round by the granddaughter of the founder. Ma y of the exhibits are priceless. Don't miss it.

7. Markt

Marktplatz, 55116 Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany +49 6131 122283
Excellent
57%
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4.5 based on 416 reviews

Markt

Reviewed By GezginIstanbul - Istanbul, Turkey

Mainz does not have a classic old Altstadt, but a very busy market place where many shops and restaurants are located including a Gutenberg Denkmal.

8. Kloster Johannisberg

Badpfad 1, 65366 Geisenheim, Hesse, Germany
Excellent
52%
Good
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4 based on 16 reviews

Kloster Johannisberg

Reviewed By folieske4 - Antwerp, Belgium

In fact is this former monastery now a hotel, and its basilica serves as festivity hall. One just asks the receptionist and one can have a look at this former basilica. As I heard the restaurant must be famous for its American steak, but as we had dinner at the castle restaurant we must try this one a next time. About its history: early 12th century "was at city district Grund on the Johannisberg (former Bischoffsberg) a Benedictine monastery built, an independent Priory. A few years later a convent (Hermitage) arose at the foot of the mountain but this was by no means related to current monastery Johannisberg. The main building was built as Kurhaus. In 1920 the Benedictine of the Holy Sacrament moved into the former sanatorium, however without a Church. A Hall was temporarily used as housing. Very soon it got overcrowded, thus in1926 the already existing building was increased at the East and west wing by one floor, 79 sisters were recorded in 1927. In 1943, at the request of the Bishop, a nursing home was established outside the eremitage, 1980 it was shut donw. On the night of the 1th August 1944 a blockbuster bomb caused a gteat deal of damage to the monastery. The cornerstone of its basilica Unbefleckten Empfängnis Mariä was laid on 30 September 1928, August 1929 consecrated to the Immaculate Conception by Bishop Hugo Mainz (as a representative of the seriously ill Diocesan). Since then the monastery bears the title: "Maria Immaculata". Due to a lack of raw materials during World War II the bells were melted down. After the Basilica of Castle Johannisberg got damaged and burnt out by an emergency jettison of bombs on 12 August 1942, the "crypt" of the monastery served as an emergency church for the whole parish for nearly a decade. After the war the Church regained three clocks in 1948.

9. Benedictine Abbey of St. Hildegard

Klosterweg 1, 65385 Ruedesheim am Rhein, Hesse, Germany +49 4967 224990
Excellent
60%
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4.5 based on 159 reviews

Benedictine Abbey of St. Hildegard

Reviewed By 101jumper - Kansas City, Missouri

Located just a short drive from both Wiesbaden and Rudeshiem, the Benedictine Abbey of St. Hildegarged (Abtei St. Hildegard in German) is a peaceful refuge from the tourist crowds along the Rhine. You may visit the beautiful church, learn from the multi-language information room, do a bit of shopping (include wine buying) or simply take in the beauty of the Rhine from a high vantage point. The Abbey has a small cafe for those seeking refreshment. Visitors please take note - this is a working religious institution run by dedicated Sisters. Please be respectful of them and their "off limits" areas.

10. Kloster Marienthal

Geisenheim, Hesse, Germany
Excellent
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Good
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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3.5 based on 15 reviews

Kloster Marienthal

Reviewed By folieske4 - Antwerp, Belgium

Franciscan Monastery is known for its Marienwallfahrt (Our Lady pilgrimage) and for being the first monastery in the world to have a printing press. The monsatery is still inhabited. A path leads uphill to the 7 sorrows of Mary (according to me, this series is the most beautiful one), the reliefs are 140 years old but remained beautifuly, at the end of the Calvary stands a vesper image. Behind the monastery are 2 more stations of the cross (amongst them the 7 joys of Mary). The monasterial church was first built as a chapel in 1326, 1313 extended to church and 1330 consecrated by Archbishop Balduin von Trier.

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