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RheinTerrassenWeg-stage Osthofen - Bechtheim - Mettenheim

Vastness and vineyards dominate the RheinTerrassenWeg near Osthofen. Cultural highlight is the basilica of Bechtheim, before this stage ends in the wine village Mettenheim

Ehemalige Synagoge Bechtheim

Ehemalige Synagoge

  In 1855, the foundation stone was laid for the construction of the synagogue, which the local community acquired in 1900 for use as a kindergarten. Only until 1874…

Historisches Rathaus und Kirche

Historisches Rathaus  und Kirche

The historic town hall and the protestant church of Mettenheim are two particularly beautiful buildings in Rheinhessen. The town hall in the centre of Mettenheim dates from…

Kuhbrunnen

Kuhbrunnen_1

Also this fountain is part of a signposted circular route. He served the soaking of the cattle. At the "Weed" was the Pferdeschwemme.

Miniaturburg Leckzapfen

Leckzapfen Osthofen1

The miniature castle Leckzapfen was built in 1891 by the brother of the Rheinhessen composer Wendelin Weissheimer, the estate and mill owner Gustav Friedrich…

National-Socialist Documentation Centre

Außenansicht ehemaliges KZ Osthofen

Permanent exhibition entitled 'Rhineland-Palatinate: the Nazi period in our region.' The exhibition focuses on two former concentration camps at Osthofen (near Worms) and…

Romanische Basilika St. Lambertus

Romanische Basilika Bechtheim

The 11th-century Basilica dedicated to St. Lambert of Liège (635-700) was formerly owned by the Augustinian canons on Aegidienberg in Liège. Special features…

From the station you walk through the old core of Osthofen, before the Rhine Terraces path dives into nature on the northern outskirts. Now vast vineyards and the wonderful panoramic view dominate the Rhenish Hessian hills and the Rhine plain. A striking interim destination is Bechtheim, which is known for its Romanesque basilica and its wines. From the plateau, there are more great views, while it goes through the middle of the vineyards to Mettenheim.




Degree of difficulty

1 of 5

Recommended equipment

Hiking clothes, backpack food with enough water, headgear, sunscreen

Route guidance

After a short walk from Osthofer Bahnhof you meet in the center, just below the mountain church, again on the RheinTerrassenWeg. The leads the hiker through winding streets to Seebach and on to the northern Ortrand. Along an old railway track you reach the starch mill, where the passage begins through the open corridor. Soon, carefully maintained vineyards surround the path, which, with a few glimpses, conquers a small hill. Now the view can sweep far around and also the next intermediate part is well in focus: in a small valley rises Bechtheim, whose Romanesque basilica stretches the striking square tower into the sky.

In the center of Bechtheim one passes first the beautiful village well, afterwards also splashing on the Aegidiusbrunnen refreshing wet. After a short climb, you will reach the basilica and the market square of the place famous for its wines.

You get quickly to the outskirts and back into the vineyards, from which there are great views of the town, but also to the Rhine.

After an idyllic short Hohlwegpassage you take a leave of Mettenheim saying goodbye to the RheinTerrassenWeg and follows the path into the village. Passing the pretty town hall and the church you get to the train station of Mettenheim.


Requirement:

Between Osthofen and Mettenheim, well-manageable commercial and dirt roads dominate. However, the littered passages can be slippery and a bit soggy after rain. There are no steep slopes to overcome, but you have little protection from the sun, rain or wind on the open areas. In Bechtheim, there is a refreshment stop and bus connection on the way.


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Approach

By car : From the B9 on the L386 direction Osthofen, go straight on the roundabout, turn right into Bahnhofstraße.

Public Transport: Train connections in Osthofen and Mettenheim

Parking

Parking at the station, Bahnhofstraße 10, 67574 Osthofen

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Contact details:

City of Osthofen
Infotheque of the city Osthofen
At the train station, 67574 Osthofen
Telephone: 06242 50 30 109
Email: Infothek@vg-wonnegau.de
Internet: www.osthofen.de/impressum


Local church Bechtheim
Association Wonnegau
Wormser Straße 23, 67593 Westhofen
Telephone: 06244 / 5908-0
Email: info@weinartland.de
Internet: www.wonnegau.de/impressum

Contact details:

City of Osthofen
Infotheque of the city Osthofen
At the train station, 67574 Osthofen
Telephone: 06242 50 30 109
Email: Infothek@vg-wonnegau.de
Internet: www.osthofen.de/impressum


Local church Bechtheim
Association Wonnegau
Wormser Straße 23, 67593 Westhofen
Telephone: 06244 / 5908-0
Email: info@weinartland.de
Internet: www.wonnegau.de/impressum

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