Secret dating Koblenz
Maybe it was our morning run through the misty vineyards above the river and town that made the whole area feel mysterious, as if the clouds were hiding secrets.
Perhaps it had something to do with the fact that Lorch wasn’t very touristed and featured a slow, relaxed pace.
Among the more sight-loaded towns in the region, Bacharach also features a 1000 year-old castle (Burg Stahleck) perched high on the hill.
Our recommendation: find the walking path behind the church and head up through the woods to get to the castle (now a youth hostel) for a view of the town and river.
This region is mostly known for whites – Riesling, Silvaner, Weissburgunder, and Grauburgunder. This will likely yield generous samples and a lesson on the different grapes in the area, the characteristics of this wine region, and the varietal in which the vineyard you are chatting with specializes.