Rheinbach has a history that goes back to the 8th century and is replete with fascinating legends of kings and witches. Interesting episodes are marked by enigmatic landmarks that make for an exciting vacation for the whole family.
Trace its turbulent history as you stroll along its medieval streets and visit old monuments. You can’t but be drawn into a period in history when life was certainly not as simple as you’ve been led to believe.
Rheinbach holds much historical value for those inclined that way. Visit the ruins of castles such as Tomburg and Wormersdorf to get an actual feel of the era. The Wasem Tower, the Kalle Tower, and the Windmill Tower are all amazing representations of history that have plenty to narrate to visitors.
Perhaps the most interesting of all would be the Witches Tower or Hexenturm which stands for a dark chapter that saw actual witch hunting. This tower is where they carried out trials, tortured and even imprisoned people who indulged in witchcraft. You’ll get to hear horror stories of real happenings if that’s of interest to you…
For those that love the sunnier side of history, there are many more monuments to be enjoyed in Rheinbach. Visit the Forest Chapel or explore the Roman aqueduct and the Himmeroder Court.
Maybe what you’re looking for is some good old fashioned fun and relaxation? Visit the Monte Mare Rheinbach which promises luxurious comfort and pampering. This here is a spa, restaurant, sauna all rolled into one experience and under one roof. That’s certainly a great way to enjoy your vacation. :-)
Rheinbach’s other fun destination, especially if you’re traveling with kids, would be the Glass Museum. You’ll be amazed at the things they accomplish with glass when you thought it was just an utensil to drink from! View the thrilling collection they exhibit and you’ll never look at another glass the same way again. They have open workshops at the Rheinbach Glass Museum that will surely be of interest to young and old alike.