carathotels proudly present – part 2: Wenke Jungk

carathotels proudly present – part 2: Wenke Jungk

Today, you’ll get to know another face of our carathotels family: meet Wenke Jungk, managing director of hoteltraube in the beautiful Rhine city of Rüdesheim. Wenke is almost an institution within the carathotels brand.

Exploring the legacy of Hildegard von Bingen in Bingen am Rhein

Exploring the legacy of Hildegard von Bingen in Bingen am Rhein

The legacy of Hildegard von Bingen is still clearly visible in the city of Bingen, where she did most of her work. After all, the Rupertsberg Monastery, which was founded by her, used to belong to the municipality of Bingen. As Saint Hildegard lived in the 11th and 12th century, only few buildings from that time were preserved until today.

Back to the roots of wine cultivation: Rüdesheim’s wine museum

Back to the roots of wine cultivation: Rüdesheim’s wine museum

Follow in the footsteps of the brothers Grimm, Mendelssohn and Goethe, who have walked the famous halls of Rüdesheim’s “Brömserburg Castle!” After his visit to the castle, Goethe praised the “winding steps leading through dark passages in the walls and up to the battlements from where one has the most amazing view.”

Exploring the legacy of Hildegard von Bingen … in Rüdesheim

Exploring the legacy of Hildegard von Bingen … in Rüdesheim

Tourists travelling through Rüdesheim and Bingen, located on the other side of the river Rhine, will inevitably come across the name of Hildegard von Bingen. The Benedictine nun from the 11th century still has a great influence today, in particular due to her writings on medicine and natural therapies. The so-called “Hildegardian medicine” has been regaining popularity over the past few years. However, Hildegard von Bingen has also been famous for her poems, musical pieces and intellectual writings long after her death.

Oh, what fun a boat trip can be…. (A voyage to Lorelei rock part 2)

In last week’s blog entry, we described the first half of our voyage on the Rhine from Rüdesheim to St. Goar. On our way towards Lorelei rock, we passed the cities of Rüdesheim, Bingen, Assmannshausen, Trechtlingshausen and Niederheimbach and admired the riverside view of Klopp Castle, the ruin of Ehrenfels Castle, Rheinstein Castle, Sooneck Castle and Heimburg Castle.

Oh, what fun a boat trip can be…. (A voyage to Lorelei rock part 1)

Oh, what fun a boat trip can be…. (A voyage to Lorelei rock part 1)

… especially when you’re navigating the Rhine between Rüdesheim and St. Goar! A boat trip on this particular route is not only fun, it’s informative, exciting AND relaxing at the same time!
In June 2015, we boarded the MS Ehrenfels operated by “Bingen-Rüdesheimer Personenschifffahrt” to visit the Lorelei rock. In today’s blog entry, we’d like to share our impressions with you!

Upper Middle Rhine Valley – the UNESCO World Heritage at its best

Upper Middle Rhine Valley – the UNESCO World Heritage at its best

The Upper Middle Rhine Valley was added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage sites in 2002. Since then, the nearly 67-kilometer stretch of the Rhine valley between Rüdesheim and Koblenz has been protected by UNESCO. The distinction given to the region is due to its extraordinary and amazing natural and cultural landscape, which is mainly characterized by steep slopes, striking rock formations on the banks of the Rhine and sun-kissed vineyards, but also by its many historic castles, fortresses and landmarks along the river.

Rheingau specialties – “Spundekäs”

Rheingau specialties – “Spundekäs”

It’s a truth universally acknowledged that people in the Rheingau region love to drink wine – preferably a fine Riesling produced by one of the many local winemakers. However, a fine glass of wine is even more enjoyable if it’s accompanied by a delicious meal or an exquisite snack. The perfect side dish is the region’s famous “Spundekäs”, a kind of cream cheese dip which is very tasty and really brings out the flavor in any wine. The best part is that you can easily prepare Spundekäs at home – today, we’ll show you how it’s done!

10 reasons for a trip to Rüdesheim in the Rheingau region

10 reasons for a trip to Rüdesheim in the Rheingau region

Rüdesheim is not a particularly big city and the Rheingau region is certainly not as popular as the mountains or the sea when it comes to choosing a destination for a holiday.
Nevertheless, there are many reasons making Rüdesheim on the Rhine the perfect place for a short break from everyday life or even a longer vacation. Today, we’ll reveal the 10 best reasons for a trip to this beautiful region: