Eltville am Rhein is a town in the Rheingau area and well known for its wine and roses. It lies on the German Timber-Frame Road (Fachwerkstraße) and is only a few minutes away from our hotel. The famous Rheingau is a sunny landscape with an extension of 38 kilometers of length along the Rhine River between the cities of Wiesbaden and Lorchhausen. It is well known for its mild climate throughout the year. The Rheingau with its countless vineyards is located on the Northern bank of the Rhine River and therefore is blessed with extensive sunlight all year. It has been a wine-growing region for hundreds of years and is home to the world-famous premium Rheingau Riesling grapes.
Eltville is the biggest town in the Rheingau. It bears the nicknames Weinstadt, Sektstadt, Rosenstadt and since 2006 also Gutenbergstadt. Some of Germany's most famous vineyards (Steinberg, Rauenthaler Baiken, Erbacher Marcobrunn, Schloss Reinhartshausen) are found within Eltville's municipal limits.
For over a thousand years this has been a place where nobility and clergy have settled and created some of the most significant historic monuments in Germany, including the famous former Cistercian Abbey at Eberbach monastery as well as Eibingen monastery and the castles in Johannisberg and Vollrads.
Eltville am Rhein is a special "pearl" of the Rheingau and is well known as "the city of wine, Sekt (sparkling wine) and roses". It is picturesquely situated amid forest, vineyards and the Rhine River. This very historical place and its gently restored old- town quarter is an oasis of peace for wine friends and historians who want to enjoy Eltville's landscape, wine and culture. Worth a visit is the Electoral Castle with its walk-in tower, gift shop, Gutenberg memorial and viewing platform. The rose garden around the castle fills with enthusiasm romantic people from all around the world. The magnificient noble estates and aristocratic villas on the river promenade as well as the beautiful Crass Castle, today a hotel and restaurant, are witnesses of Eltville’s historic significance and wealthy past.