The picturesque Ahr Valley
The Rhine tributary, the Ahr, gives its name to the Ahr Valley. Geographically speaking, the Ahr Valley begins at the source of the Ahr in Blankenheim to wend its way through the federal states of North Rhine Westphalia and the Rhineland Palatinate. The section of the Ahr Valley around the town of Altenahr is particularly popular, with its vineyards clinging to the slopes of the Ahr hills.
Holidaying in the Ahr Valley
The Ahr Valley is blessed with a lot of sunshine. With the annual number of sunshine hours exceeding the average, the Ahr Valley is equally popular among hikers, nature lovers, sports enthusiasts, wine aficionados and holidaymakers. The mild Ahr Valley climate is the perfect reason for opting to stay in the valley. Whether you aim to walk the Red Wine Trail, are intending to explore the Ahr Valley on your bike, or would simply like to enjoy a nice meal in a cosy restaurant after a wine tasting: the Ahr Valley has something to suit all its visitors. Of course, there are plenty of hotels in the Ahr Valley, but there’s only one Hotel Restaurant Ruland. We would be particularly delighted if, during your next visit to the Ahr Valley, you would stop by for a meal in our restaurant in Altenahr and sample the culinary specialities of the region. Our hotel rooms provide rest and recuperation, enabling you to explore the Ahr Valley with enthusiasm and energy.
Sightseeing in the Ahr Valley
One highlight is naturally the Red Wine Trail, a hiking path well-known beyond the limits of the Ahr Valley. And that’s not to forget the Ahr Cycle Way, a popular cycle track for cycling trips along the Ahr Valley. Without doubt, one of the main sights worth seeing in the Ahr Valley is the Roman villa at Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler. Here visitors can view the excavated remains of a Roman settlement. The excavation site is, moreover, directly located on the Red Wine Trail. Those interested in history can also visit the Cold War Documentation Centre, which opened in 2008, beneath the vineyards outside Marienthal. Here visitors can gain a vivid impression of modern history in a section of the former government bunker.