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Excursion Medieval Eltville

  • The Rhine
  • Eltville Castle
The RhineEltville Castle

Discover a charming town on the Medieval Eltville trip with The River Cruise Line. Eltville is in the Rheingau region of Germany on the Rhine and is surrounded by beautiful scenery made up of forests, vineyards, stunning estates and castles. It rose to prominence in the middle ages when it became the residence of the archbishops of Mainz. More recently it is known for its beautiful rose gardens and was granted the title Rose City in 1988. It is also home to one of the top sparkling wine producers in the country. During our excursion you are free to explore the old town centre, which is filled with countless historic buildings, noble estates, aristocratic villas, beautiful courtyards and a romantic promenade along the Rhine. It’s a beautiful place to explore at your own pace and while away a few hours.

Facts:

• Eltville was granted official town status in 1332

• It was also granted the title Rose City in 1988 by the Association of German Rose Growers

• More than 20,000 roses grow in Eltville, including the flaming red City of Eltville and Beautiful Eltville which smells like apples

Highlights:

• The fairytale silhouette of Electors’ Castle, which was built in 1330 and overlooks the Rhine

• The roses set out along the city wall, in the castle moat and along the Rhine promenade, which delight all who visit

• Martin’s Gate, the only remaining of the original four city gates

•  The ornate half-timbered buildings of the old school and the town hall

Book our Medieval Eltville excursion as part of a package and save money. Take a look at our cruises for more beautiful destinations or contact our Holiday Advisors for further information on any of our holidays.