Untours - Rhine View, Bacharach, Germany - Rhine
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The Rhine View vacation apartment is situated in one of the prettiest towns along the Middle Rhine and offers comfort and great views of the river. This spacious and bright ground-floor apartment is in Bacharach’s former rectory in the center of town, close to numerous restaurants and a grocery store specializing in regional produce and wines.

The vacation rental features a large and comfortable living room with a balcony with scenic views of the garden and the Rhine. The bedroom has a queen size bed and a cot.
Both living room and bedroom have double-glazed windows as they face the train tracks.

The eat-in kitchen is equipped with an array of amenities, including a microwave and dishwasher. The apartment is completed by a large bathroom with a shower stall and a spa tub with a handheld shower.

Bacharach, with its 15th century half-timbered houses, picturesque alleys, and sloping vineyards, is a wonderful home base for your Rhine Untour. From your apartment it is only an 8-minute walk through this quaint, cobble-stoned town to the train station and a mere 4-minute walk to the KD Rhine river boat dock.

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Property Details


1 bedroom with queen size bed


1 with shower stall and separate tub


Full kitchen with microwave and dishwasher


Host will do laundry for a per item fee (call for details)


Ground floor, 4 steps


Ground floor


8-minute walk through town to train station, 5 minutes to KD boat dock


Light sleepers might be bothered by trains at night


Spacious apartment, Wi-Fi, picturesque town, balcony, central location in town


Wi-Fi, balcony

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What's included with the Germany - Rhine Untour?

  • One or two weeks in a private apartment in the Middle Rhine area between Mainz and Koblenz.
  • Suggestions for booking your international flight from the U.S. to Frankfurt, or we can purchase tickets on your behalf. (Click for more information on Untours' air policies.)
  • Transfer assistance in the form of detailed instructions and a rail schedule from the Frankfurt airport to your Rhine village.
  • A 2nd class 7day rail pass (7 non-consecutive days within one month), or a 15day rail pass (15 consecutive days) for unlimited travel on the German rail system and a 20% discount on boats of the Köln-Düsseldorf Line.
  • An orientation session by our superb on-site staff with current information on local events, concerts, and festivals.
  • Local information and our own Untouring Rhineland guidebook, researched and written by Untours staff, full of the best restaurants, sightseeing, and other suggestions.
  • A local cultural event, like a guided tour of Siegfried's Musical Cabinet in Ruedesheim.
  • A stash of groceries upon your arrival, so you don’t need to shop right away.
  • Pre-trip planning advice from our staff, available by phone or email right up until you leave.
  • Ongoing support with our local representative. Help available when you need it.

Landlord or Host for Rhine View, Bacharach, Germany - Rhine

The friendly hosts do not live on-site, but will meet and greet you on arrival day. And our staff person is only a phone call away.

Bacharach, Germany - Rhine, Home of Rhine View

Bacharach, a delightful village on the west side of the Rhine, dates back to 1356. It is a wine town rich in tradition, which gives visitors the sense of stepping back into the Middle Ages. The town has been a major wine-trading center since then. Wine production began there with vines planted when Germany was part of the Roman Empire. The castle, Burg Stahleck on top of the hill, dominates the town and is a good hike above it. At the castle you can see the Werner Chapel, intact city walls punctuated here and there by numerous defense towers. From there you have a wonderful view of the Rhine Valley with the Hunsruck and Taunus Mountain ranges.

Bacharach's architecture calls many visitors from far and near because of its well-preserved half-timbered houses. One in particular is the Altes House, which dates from 1568 and is still operating as a restaurant featuring local fare. From Bacharach you will find good train connections, and it's a short walk to the KD boat dock. From here you can discover interesting day trips to the Roman city of Trier with its magnificent, well-preserved ruins. Other unique villages on the Mosel River include the university town of Heidelberg and Cologne with its awe-inspiring cathedral. Shorter day trips can be enjoyed as you board the KD boats going up the Rhine to Braubach, St.Goar, Oberwesel or Koblenz. Leisurely cruise down the Rhine to Rudesheim and take the chair lift over the endless vineyards for a tremendous view of the Rhine Valley. Continue on to Wiesbaden, Bingen or Mainz to see the Marc Chagall stained glass windows in St.Stephan's church and the Gutenberg Museum. Within this area you will discover 30 castles within a 10-mile stretch of the Rhine.

Bicycling is wonderful way to explore the area. You can rent bikes by the day or week and travel through the area on wide bike paths along the Rhine. You can travel from one town to the next, cross the river on ferryboats, take your bike on the KD boats or board the train with your wheels like the locals. Bacharach has a small food market, bank with ATM, helpful tourist office, good restaurants, sinful bakeries, wine cellars and souvenir shops. Step back in time and make your own history by choosing this historic village.

Customer comments about Rhine View, Bacharach, Germany - Rhine

"Bacharach is an excellent location for exploring the area. Our apartment was amazing and huge! The balcony was great for watching river travel. The kitchen was extremely well-equipped and large! Only drawback is constant train noise but after a few days that wasn't really a problem. Our 'landlord' was available if needed but we didn't need much" Jane Thompson and Dave Belenski (September 2019)

"The apartment is charming: spacious and filled with light. We were warned about the noise of the trains, but we live on a heavily trafficked street in the US, and the train-sounds didn't bother us at all. We thoroughly enjoyed sitting on the balcony in the evenings, catching glimpses of boats on the Rhine. As if that weren't enough, our landlords were incredibly helpful and kind. Cathrin recommended Bacharach as a picture-postcard home village, and she was absolutely right! We're so happy we took her recommended; we enjoyed Bacharach very much." Elizabeth and Jeff Rinck (August 2019)

"The apartment was large and lovely and our hosts were helpful. The location was very good and a short walk to everything in the beautiful town of Bacharach. The only negative was the location so close to the railroad tracks and the frequency of trains going by. It was cool enough so the windows were closed and the trains did not bother us unless we were sitting on the porch facing the tracks and the Rhine. The apartment had double glazed windows and thick drapes that minimized the train noise when sleeping." Neal and Barbara Aaron (July 2019)

Ratings for Rhine View, Bacharach, Germany - Rhine

Modern Kitchen (oven, microwave, dishwasher, stovetop, modern ambience)65
Television (none, TV w/o cable, TV w/cable)22
Attractiveness (décor, charm, windowboxes, antiques)65
Bathroom (attractive, functional)33
Furniture Comfort (comfortable chairs, etc.)66
Outdoor amenties: Patio, Balcony, Swimming pool22
Laundry facilities: (yes, limited, no)21
Sleeping facilities comfort44

Apartment Host Experience (positive experience)1210
Charm, Flavor, Sense of Place: the apartment and immediate surroundings1210
Charm, Flavor, Sense of Place: the neighborhood (if it is in a city or larger town) or the village (if it is in a country/rural Untour)1212
Distance to Transportation/Major Roads55
Shopping (access to everyday supplies)33
Well-Situated To See The Region or City66

An Explanation of the Ratings:
The first column of figures is the highest score possible in each category. The column on the far right is the score for this particular apartment in this category. For this set of ratings, we have asked every Untour staff person who has seen the apartment to rate the individual features. Many of these staff people have been in a position to hear reports (good and bad) from customers over the years, so they offer a particularly well-informed perspective. Nevertheless, customer ratings will be included in the overall ratings as soon as possible.

Please keep in mind that tastes vary. These ratings give an overall sense of how most people feel about a factor; you are in the best position to know if your tastes and requirements are likely to be in the mainstream of opinion or if you have particular needs. If you have any questions about the meaning of any of the factors rated, or about this apartment, please call our office toll-free at 1-999-868-6871. You can nearly always talk directly with someone who has personally seen the accommodation.

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Cathrin Baumbach
Director - Austria, Germany, Eastern Europe, Greece and Scotland Untours
I greatly enjoy the diversity of my responsibilities at Untours, the company's values, and the opportunity to connect with people from other cultures.
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