Group Programs in Eltville, Walluf and Kiedrich

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 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: 
phone +49 6123 9098-0
fax +49 6123 9098-90

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, 4 Euro, no registration required.


Rhine Cruises

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:

Eltville for kids and families

Eltville has a lot to offer for children and families.  

„Children discover Eberbach Monastery“
Guided tour for children from age six to twelve. Duration 1 hour, Cost: 50 Euro plus 15 Euro entrance fee

Family City Run
A moderate and fun athletic challenge offering different routes and distances in the Old Town and along the river. Every year in September. Runners of all ages and fitness levels are welcome.

For family activities in the entire Rheingau Region go to


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

Opening hours:
Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
All other days 9:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (last admission 7:30 p.m.)

Entrance fee:
Adults 4 Euro
Children 6 - 17 years 2 Euro

Early bird: 6.30 bis 8.30 a.m.: 2.50 Euro
Late admission from 5 p.m.: 2,50 Euro

For further information call +49 6123 81276.


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 office will be happy to provide detailed information, material and maps.

Fairs, Festivals, Events

One festival or wine market follows another. The Sekt- und Biedermeierfest (“Sparkling Wine and Biedermeier Festival") along the Rhine promenade, the Kappeskerb und Weinlesefest (Wine Harvest Festival) in the fall, and the Erdbeerfest (“Strawberry Festival") in the idyllic heart of Erbach 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 occasion you choose, you will experience the region’s welcoming charm, joy, and hospitality.

Eltville's beautiful historic buildings and locations 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.

Click here to find all festivals dates and locations.


At and 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, small deli shops - 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.


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