Schwimmerbecken mit rot-weißen-Fähnchen dekoriert. Im Hintergrund sieht man die Freibad-Rutsche und Personen, die im Wasser sind oder auf der Liegewiese entspannen.


What to see and do in Eltville



  • Group Programs in Eltville, Walluf, and Kiedrich

    Eine Straße mit Fachwerkhäusern und Kopfsteinflaster in der Eltviller Altstadt.

    The city of Eltville and its neighbouring towns Walluf and Kiedrich offer an attractive choice of day programs that can be individually arranged. It includes walking tours, wine hikes and tastings, horse carriage rides, guided cruises, vineyard hikes and more.

    Special programs for children, senior citizens and handicapped guests are also available. Upon request our professional guides will accompany you in languages such as English, French, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Swedish and Finnish.

    • For reservations please contact the tourist-information office in Eltville: Phone +49 6123 697-535 or +49 6123 9098-0, Fax +49 6123 9098-90 or E-Mail:
    • Public walking tours (in German language) through the historic Old Town begin every Saturday at 3:00 p.m. at the Electoral Castle, in front of the tourist-information. From April through October, 5 Euro, tickets online or in the tourist-information.

  • Rhine Cruises

    Ein Schiff fährt auf dem Rhein.

    Köln-Düsseldorfer (KD)
    Scheduled cruises on board the Köln-Düsseldorfer (KD) fleet leave from the KD pier in Eltville. Schedules, tickets and group reservations are available in the tourist-information office in Eltville and –shortly before departure- directly at the pier.
    Further information at

    Cruises around the nature preserve island “Mariannenaue"
    Departure from the municipal pier near Crass Castle in Eltville.
    From Easter Sunday through September every Sunday at 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
    Duration approximately one hour, stopovers during the cruise can be arranged.
    Further Information:  Charterliner Van de Lücht, phone +49 6723 4437, Internet:

    Cruise from Eltville to Rüdesheim on board the “Primus-Linie
    From May through October every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. Departs from the municipal pier near Crass Castle in Eltville.
    Further information at, E-Mail:

    Charter Cruises
    Cruise line „Personenschifffahrt Nikolay“, phone +49 6139 378, Internet:

  • Swimming

    Schwimmerbecken mit rot-weißen-Fähnchen dekoriert. Im Hintergrund sieht man die Freibad-Rutsche und Personen, die im Wasser sind oder auf der Liegewiese entspannen.

    Eltville’s public outdoor pool (Rosenbad) is located on Erbacher Straße 22 and is open from May to September. Relax on the lawn, take a refreshing dive into the water and enjoy the beautiful river view.

  • Hiking and cycling

    Zwei Radfahrer, die man von hinten sieht, radeln durch die Altstadt.

    Experience the first rate hiking trail “Rheinsteig", wander through Eltville’s idyllic forest or explore the numerous scenic trails through the vineyards. Whatever your needs - the tourist-information will be happy to provide detailed material and maps.

  • Fairs, festivals and events

    Gäste besuchen aufgebaute Stände im Rosengarten.

    The different festivals in Eltville with their fairgrounds, markets, merry-go-rounds, fireworks, kids' programs etc. are great for families who want to spend a fun day together.

    The Spring Fair in May, the Rose Days in June, the Erdbeerfest (“Strawberry Festival") in the heart of Erbach in June, the Sekt- und Biedermeierfest (“Sparkling Wine and Biedermeier Festival") along the Rhine promenade in July, the Kappeskerb und Weinlesefest (Wine Harvest Festival) in the fall, and the cozy Christmas Market are the major events in this category.

    They are complemented by the smaller Winzerfeste (vintners' markes) in the villages of Hattenheim, Martinsthal, and Rauenthal. Whatever the occasion, you will be sure to experience the region’s welcoming charm and hospitality.

    Eltville features beautiful historic buildings and locations that set the stage for concerts, theater and cabaret performances in a truly unique ambiance. The Burghofspiele, the classical concerts in Kloster Eberbach, and the Rheingau Music Festival are just a few examples of cultural highlights that inspire their audience through an incomparable atmosphere.

  • Shopping

    Die Eltviller Fußgängerzone.

    At you find a list of Eltville's shops and businesses. Downtown Shopping is fun when strolling through the cobblestone alleys and the pedestrian zone. Whether you are looking for small shops with an individual choice of goods and services or large grocery markets, discounters, a drugstore - Eltville has everything you need.

    The cozy gift shop in the historical Electoral castle is open daily and offers a nice selection of souvenirs and presents, books, toys and more.