is an especially nice "pearl" of the Rheingau and is
known as the city "of the wine and the roses". The
historically significant city with its warily restored Old Town
is an oasis of the leisureliness for wine friends and historians
who want to enjoy scenery, wine and culture in Eltville.
must visit, above all, the princely castle of Eltville with its
passable tower in which are accommodated a gallery and a pressure
workshop. The rose garden all around the castle inspires romanticist
from all over the world not only during the "rose days" in
May. The splendid nobility houses and town houses on the roses-covered
Rhine shore and the historical castle Crass which became rebuilt
ones only some years ago today hotel and restaurant are also especially
The vast complex of the Eltzer court invited to walks
which was acquired 1629 of the counts to Eltz and was equipped
works of art and the park with farm house of the baron Langwerth
von Simmern, the native country of an ancient Rheingau wine dynasty.
The way leads the visitors through ancient, paved Old Town lanes
who present Biedermeier small half-timbered houses over and over
again. The local Biedermeier association and the yearly champagne
and Biedermeier party remind of this contemplative old time. Eltville
is also close-knit with the name Gutenberg. The printer master
lived and worked at times in the city and left some traces. And
of course Eltville is also a wine city whose winegrowers invite
not only in the absolutely nicely situated wine stand on the Rhine
shore to delightful wines. Parties, concerts and cultural arrangements
are convincing the whole year of the hospitality of Eltville.
time by the car from Ruedesheim: 20 minutes
For the excursion to Eltville you should find time ½ days.