The Top 9 Things to See and Do in Bacharach, Germany

View from the Postenturm
View from the Postenturm | © Jiuguang Wang / Wikimedia Commons
Anwesha Ray

In the historic town of Bacharach, time seems to have stood still. Architecture dating back to eras long gone still proudly grace the area’s skyline. From lazy river cruises to hilltop castles, romantic ruins to sparkling wines, this town comprises all of those things that make a holiday beautiful. Keep reading to discover why Bacharach, perched on the bank of the River Rhine, is one of the loveliest hamlets in Germany.

River Cruise

Bacharach is one of the most popular stops during a cruise down the Rhine and is also a great starting point for one of the most picturesque river cruises you will find in Europe. As your boat glides lazily down the river, you get to feast your eyes on rolling vineyards, storybook towns, and a series of hilltop castles. This castle trail along the Upper Middle Rhine Valley has no match anywhere in the world and has thus earned the status of a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Rhine River Cruise

1. St. Peter's Church


St. Peters Church
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St. Peter’s Church is the largest church in Bacharach and dominates the skyline of the town. The architecture of the church is mostly Romanesque, with a clear influence of the French Gothic style. Visitors love this church because of its peaceful ambiance, simple but elegant layout, unique sculptures scattered throughout, historic organ, and beautiful frescoes.

Vineyards and wineries

Bacharach, surrounded by miles of vineyards, is the stuff of dreams for wine connoisseurs and a historically important town for wine production. Wolfshöhle, Posten, and Hahn are the three major wine regions in Bacharach. One of the most popular activities in Bacharach is a tour of the vineyards, accompanied by wine tasting and purchase. A few popular names for wine tours include Weingut Fritz Bastian, Toni Jost, and Weingut Ratzenberger, among others.

Bacharach vineyard

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