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653-jagd 4-star castle hotel
Experience hospitality new that's the motto of the tradtional 653-jagd castle hotel Rhinegau / Rheingau on the Rhine hills above Rudesheim (about 5 km away). The hotel enthrones high above the pretty Rhine river in the middle of the nature park Niederwald forest in the Rhinegau / Rheingau in Hesse. The quiet and scenically charming situation and the special ambience of a former nobel seat offers the best conditions for a relaxing vacation.
The 653-jagd castle hotel Rhinegau / Rheingau has its beginnings from a Lehenshof (tenure courtyard) from the 15th century from the trutzigen castle Ehrenfels at the Bingen Loch (hole). It was acquired in 1705 from the Mainz prince bishop, who reigned the Rhinegau / Rheingau politically, for the family of the counts of Ostein, the chamberlains.
On the property, which is only for agricultural use, the present main building was built into a hunting castle at about 1764 from Maximilian of Ostein. In 1835 the dukes of Nassau took over the manor and began - in consideration of the natural realities - to arrange the Niederwald forest to a park and hereby laid the foundation for the present nature park Rhinegau / Rheingau lower Taunus mountains in Hesse.
In the middle of the 18th century, the hunting castle as well as wide parts of the present federal state Hesse became Prussian. Already from these days it can be read in the old tourist guides that golden wine from the Rhinegau / Rheingau and red wine from Assmannshausen (about 3 km from the 653-jagd castle hotel Rhinegau / Rheingau), a part town of Rudesheim, was served. Dishes were also served.
The main building - in the meantime public ownership of the state Hesse - became a robbery of the flames in 1925. Until 1929 it was rebuilt according to old plans and extended with the first thoughts of use as a hostel. Before the 2nd World War it was a contemplative family holiday hotel, a Army Surgical Hospital during the war and after that a free time center for American officers.
After the war, the hunting castle hotel even became birthplace of the present German fundamental law. In 1948, the German prime minister Konrad Adenauer and the pime ministers of the German states held a meeting here in the green hall in the quietness, but also during a good Rhinegau / Rheingau wine, in order to initiate new developments in the democratic Germany.
In the middle of the 1960s the agriculture was rented and the state Hesse started to rebuild the castle into a hotel and change it into a town of high hopitality step by step.
Viewpoint vineyard Niederwald forest hiking
The view points in the Niederwald forest offer terrific views towards the Rhine river valley, the rock reefs in the Bingen Loch (hole), the Nahe river mouth near Bingen (opposite of Rudesheim) and the lovely wine landscape in the Rhinegau / Rheingau. Vineyards and vast forests invite to walks and hikings.
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Rudesheim on Rhine river
The town Rudesheim (about 5 km from the
653-jagd castle hotel Rhinegau /
Rheingau) lies on the right Rhine river side, where the Rhine river leaves the Rhinegau /
Rheingau behind itself and enters the middle Rhine river valley between the Taunus
mountains and the Hunsruck mountains. It's scenically charming situation lies on the foot
of Niederwald forest, the medieval town wall, the narrow streets and alleys, the romantic
half-timbered houses, the magnificent nobel courts and vine dresser courts, the medieval
castles, but also the rhenish cheerfulness have brought in their international reputation
and have let it become a big touristic attraction in Germany.
Sightseeings and excursions
World Heritage Site middle Rhine
Niederwald monument and eagle observatory near Rudesheim on the
Drosselgasse alley in Rudesheim on the Rhine river
Rhinegau / Rheingau wine museum in the Bromserburg in Rudesheim
on the Rhine river
Lorelei rock near St. Goarshausen on the Rhine river
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