Experience Rheinhessen without limits
Vines as far as the eye can see. The largest wine-growing region in Germany lies in the sunlit hillsides of Rheinhessen. It is here where the Rhine makes a sweeping arch on which top-class wines age and ripen. Wine culture is taken seriously here. The quality seal "Selection Rheinhessen" has been awarded to 13 wine shops to date and stands for expert advice in selecting wines, extraordinary architecture and authentic ambience.
Visiting the state capital of Mainz
Disabled accessible tours are offered in Mainz, the capital city, which together with Rheinhessen is a member of the Great Wine Capitals Global Network. This network combines the ten most exclusive wine growing towns in the world. Wheelchair users can take part on a public tour with no problem, however prior registration at the Tourist Service Centre is recommended.
A visit to the Mainz State Museum can't be missed. You can witness 200,000 years of cultural history there. The museum is completely disabled accessible and is characterised by interesting, diverse exhibits.
Wine and Cuisine
Limitless wine experiences
Of course, a special wine experience must be a part of any holiday in Germany's largest contiguous wine-growing region. Experience a new generation of young vintners and top chefs, surrounded by unique wine architecture. The Domhof vineyard offers both disabled accessible wine experiences and rooms for wheelchair users. Accessible vineyards include, for example, Böhm's Wine Vault in Wörrstadt or Paulinenhof Vineyard in Selzen. There you can taste not only great wine but also enjoy regional specialities.
Selztal Cycling Path
The Selztal cycling trail provides a good cross section through Rheinhessen from the North Palatine Uplands across the Rheinhessen hill country to the Rhine. Charming, wide valleys alternate with soft rolling hills from the source to the estuary. The trail is almost entirely concrete and has a low gradient for the majority of its length. A few inclines to master are in and around Alzey, among others. Therefore, a close look at the map and the route is highly recommended. You can find out more detailed information about the route, road surface and elevation profile from our tour planner.
Please note that there is an increase in the number of cyclists during peak season. We absolutely recommend that you do detailed research on the route and infrastructure before your arrival. We can also assist you with that!