World famous Riesling vineyards

Nierstein

Nierstein is located directly on the Rhine about halfway between Mainz and Worms. To the city Nierstein belongs the district Schwabsburg, whose name derives from the castle Schwabsburg. Characteristic for the environment of Nierstein is the so-called "Rotliegende" - an approximately 290 million year old clay shale layer of striking red color. This "Red Hang" runs around the northern half of the town and is rightly considered one of the best vineyard locations in the world. Here grow excellent Rieslings, but also other white and red wines.

Nearby is also the "Glöck", the oldest known vineyard location in Germany. It was first mentioned in documents by the Frankish king Karlmann in 742.

Nierstein's attractions include the Paleontological Museum, which has a good reputation internationally among fossil explorers, the old half-timbered noble courtyards around the market square, the Wartturm as a vantage point in the vineyards above Nierstein and the 1802 discovered "Sironabad", a Celtic Roman spring bath and sanctuary. Festivals such as the Winzerfest, the "Days of Open Wine Growers" or "Wine on the Rhine" attract visitors as much as the numerous ostrich farms and caterers, where you can spend wonderful summer evenings.

A tour through Nierstein

Roter Hang Blick Richtung Nierstein

Roter Hang

One of the most important “terroirs” for wine worldwide is right at your feet - the “Rote Hang” in Nierstein! Do you love exceptional wines? Do you appreciate uniquely beautiful views? Are you not put off by clear, fresh air? Then you have come to...

Startpunkt Haxthäuser Hof Nierstein

KulTOUR historisches Nierstein - Tour 1

Startpunkt Rathaus Nierstein

KulTOUR historisches Nierstein - Tour 2

Altes Backhaus Schwabsburg

KulTOUR historisches Nierstein - Tour 3

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Contact details:

Tourismus- und Kulturbüro Nierstein

Bildstockstr. 10

55283 Nierstein

Tel: (0049) 6133 960506
E-Mail: info@nierstein.de

Contact details:

Tourismus- und Kulturbüro Nierstein

Bildstockstr. 10

55283 Nierstein

Tel: (0049) 6133 960506
E-Mail: info@nierstein.de