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On the Horseshoe Bend of the Moselle

Snugly surrounded by the steep vineyards of ‘Rosenberg’, ‘Hubertuslay’ and ‘Römerhang’, the wine village of Kinheim is beautifully located at the largest horseshoe bend of the Moselle River. Wine from Kinheim will make the hearts of all wine connoisseurs beat faster. Visitors from near and far enjoy the surroundings of the idyllic wine village with its romantic alleys, unique timber houses and old wineries, where you can lodge both in homely holiday apartments or small pensions and modern, luxurious hotels and friendly inns.

1. Location of Kinheim in Germany

The wine village of Kinheim is located in the Moselle-Saar holiday region, approximately 29 km to the west of Frankfurt-Hahn Airport (see map on bottom of page).

The Moselle-Saar is one of the nine holiday regions of Germany's Rhineland-Palatinate. Of the Rhine's tributaries, the Moselle is considered the loveliest. Idyllic wine villages perched on steep, vine-clad slopes, and romantic little towns with a medieval feel, such as Cochem and Bernkastel-Kues, lend the Moselle valley its unique character. Trier, over 2,000 years old, is the oldest town in Germany and its stone relics dating back to Roman times have now been designated a UNESCO world heritage site. Come and discover for yourself the jovial hospitality of local Moselle people — and don't forget to treat yourself to a delicious glass of that famous local Riesling. ... read more about the Moselle-Saar holiday region

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2. Love for Riesling Wine

Here at Kinheim, the wine obtains its spirit and fresh taste, flavour and fine acidity from the Riesling grapes and schist soils. The heart of the middle Mosel region combines a highly favourable soil situation with the heat storing properties of the Mosel River. This ideal marriage produces wines which have become famous all over the world. Depending on the appellation and vintage, the large number of varieties of the Mosel grape juice may sometimes have a light and smooth or strong and meaty or tangy and steely taste. Whether Kabinett , Spätlese, Auslese, Beerenauslese, Trockenbeerenauslese wines until Eiswein wines and noble champagne — Kinheimer wines reflect the manifoldness of the central Mosel region, the largest Riesling viticulture area of Germany.

Excavation findings have proven that the Romans were the first lovers of Kinheim wines around 400 A.C., followed by the nobility and cloisters. Today, the winegrowers have the great pleasure to invite you to learn about Kinheim wines. Either at one of the homely wine tasting events at the winegrower's or the many wine fests, the spring festival, the open day of wine cellars, some wine and street fests, winegrowers' fest or any other joyful occasion that one or the other wine lover makes friends with Kinheim wines.

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3. Culinary Delights in Wine Cellars

Food and drink keep body and soul together — this is a proverb which has come true every year at one of the nicest street festivities of the central Mosel region. End of August, the winegrowers open their cellars, liven the village mall with decorated wine stands, benches and tables, inviting you with music and dance to tickle your palate with typical Mosel dishes: crispy steaks from the swinging grill, aromatic onion pie, fresh Mosel eel, spicy sauerbraten and many other local delicious food. And accompanied, naturally — by Kinheim wines, fine as the perfume of roses.

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4. Leisure Activities

Kinheim and its vicinity offer numerous ways of recreation, relaxation and activities for your leisure time: diversified cycling and hiking trails through the picturesque vineyard and forest landscapes including barbecue sites and refuges, a heated public open air pool with a 76 metre wild water shoot, a mobile home parking space, mini golf and tennis courts, water treading facilities, fishing and water sports, boat cruises, sailing and hang-gliding, and many interesting activities more. Excursions to the large range of Eifel maars, to the Hunsrück hills, the town of Trier (Treves) or to the precious stone cutters of Idar-Oberstein, along the ‘Deutsche Wildstrasse’ (German Game and Venison Route), or to Luxembourg guarantee many great and interesting holiday experiences.

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5. Events Finder

There is always something happening — whether it is art, music, wine festivals or a host of other activities. The Events Finder gives you an overview about what is on, where and when. Here you can search for events and festivals in the region.

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6. Hotel & Holiday Flat Finder

Here you have direct access to the online accommodation reservation service of the Tourist Board of Rhineland-Palatinate. No other hotel reservation system on the Internet offers you such a broad and comprehensive list of accommodation in Germany's Rhineland-Palatinate regions. You can list accommodation, search accommodation, contact accommodation establishments and make online reservations.

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7. How to get there from Frankfurt-Hahn Airport

7.1 By Rental Car

Google Maps: Route from (A) Frankfurt-Hahn Airport to (B) Kinheim
(29 km distance / 35 minutes driving time) » get directions

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7.2 By Rail and Bus Services

Frankfurt-Hahn Airport has no direct railway or bus connection to Kinheim. However, the buses from the airport will take you to railway stations where you can connect with Deutsche Bahn trains or local transport links.

Weblink: Deutsche Bahn — show integrated Rail and Bus Services from Frankfurt-Hahn Airport to Kinheim

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Tourist Office Address

Kinheim Tourist-Information
Moselweinstrasse 14
54538 Kinheim-Kindel

Tel.: +49 (0) 65 32 - 34 44
Fax: +49 (0) 65 32 - 14 99