Café Restaurant Rusticana

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Bacharach (Rhine)

Zum Goldenen Schlüssel

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Braubach (Rhine)

Worschtebud Imbiss

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Budenheim (Rhine)

Imbiss-Stube "Bootsklause" 

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Niederheimbach (Rhine)

Gasthaus Winzerkeller

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Rüdesheim (Rhine)

Drosselhof Rüdesheim

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Rüdesheim (Rhine)

Restaurant-Cafe Seilbahn

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Rüdesheim (Rhine)

Graf von Rüdesheim

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Rüdesheim (Rhine)
     

Haus Lipmann

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Beilstein (Mosel)

Alt-Cochem Speisegaststätte

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Cochem (Mosel)

Hotel zum Römer

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Reil (Mosel)

Restaurant Litziger-Lay

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Traben-Trarbach (Mosel)

Villa Hügel

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Trier (Mosel)

(Recommended by Mary)

Hotel Haus Lipmann
Marktplatz 3
56814
Beilstein (Mosel)
Tel - 2673/1573 ~ Fax 2673/1521
Email -
hotel.haus.lipmann@t-online.de
Garden terrace on the Mosel
November to April - Closed

We picked up the Mosel route at Trier and followed the river past the miles and miles of vineyards. We passed barges, ruins and tiny attractive villages, some of which we noted their names as they looked inviting for another trip. But this time we had a destination in mind?.Beilstein and our old, friendly Haus Lipmann (80 Euro). We arrived sans reservation which has proved disappointing in the past but yes, he had a room, number 4, where we had stayed several times before. It comes complete with balcony and view of the Mosel. We drank the house wine, best wine in all of Germany, ate a great supper, and retired to our balcony to watch the road and river traffic.

(Recommended by Joan - PP1820JA)

Hotel Villa Hügel
Bernhardstraße 14
54295
Trier (Mosel)
Tel - 651/937100 ~~ Fax - 651/37958
Email -
info@hotel-villa-huegel.de
Ten minutes from town central. 1.5 km from train station

..The Hotel Villa Hugel is on a hill overlooking the city. It's about a 10-15 minute walk through a nice area to get to the center of town. We just parked our car at the hotel and walked into town each day. Our room was large, clean, had a balcony overlooking town, breakfast was very large (included in the room rate) and we had dinner there one night and it was one of the best meals we had on the entire trip! The hotel staff was very accommodating and friendly. I recommend it highly.


(Recommended by Ben & Clan)

Restaurant-Cafe Seilbahn
Oberstraße 43
65385
Rüdesheim (Rhein)
Tel - 6722/2927 ~ Fax - 6722/48187
Email -
info@cafe-seilbahn.de

Located next door to the Seilbahn (cable car ride to the Niederwald monument)

While walking back to the hotel we spot an interesting looking little garden restaurant with overhead fans nearby and have our final dinner at the Restaurant-Cafe Seilbahn. Good food - excellent wait staff. Dee Dee enjoys a Putensteak in Pefferrahmsauce mit Pommes und Salat (10 ?), and Amy and I have to have our final Wiener Schnitzels mit Pommes und Salat (8.50 ?). Several 'Bitte ein Bit' Bitburger Pils and we are back to the zimmer for a final repack of our luggage...


(Recommended by Ben & Clan)

Restaurant Graf von Rüdesheim
Obergasse 35
65385
Rüdesheim (Rhein)
Tel - 6722/2428 ~ Fax - 6722/48728
Email -
info@graf-von-ruedesheim.de

...For the evening's entertainment and refreshments we take the short backroad once again to Rüdesheim and we locate a restaurant with some nice looking outside tables. The weather is great and we want to enjoy it while we can. This place - The Graf von Rüdesheim at Oberstraße 35 - is just catty-corner to the upper entrance to the famous Drosselgasse wine alley. It is still early in the evening and the nightly summer crowds have not yet arrived. The restaurants along this area are very competitive with their prices and almost all have live music to get your attention. Further down into the Drosselgasse the competition is so intense that you can hardly hear one band over the others next door. The "Graf" is what we are looking for tonight and we settle on Rahmgoulasch and Schinken Omeletts. Excellent meal - excellent service - excellent Bier - the world is good tonight.


(Recommended by Ben & Clan)

Drosselhof Rüdesheim
Postfach 1148
65385
Rüdesheim (Rhein)
Tel - 6722/1051 ~ Fax - 6722/4521
Email -
info@drosselhof.com

Most of the little towns along the Rhine roll up their sidewalks pretty early so if you are looking for some night life in the Rhine Gorge area - Rüdesheim is the place to go. We arrive well before the nightly summer crowd and look for a nice place to lite for that last big meal. The girls want to go where the action is or will be later and that is the Drosselgasse. Having already determined exactly how much money we have left to blow for our final night I let them pick their spot. They select (and I'm sure one of the main reasons was the suave waiter) the Drosselhof (near the top of the alley). The Drosselhof is the oldest winehouse (280 years old) on the Drosselgasse and probably the most expensive. This lively place is open seven days a week (March - November) with live music from 8 pm to 4 am. We select a nice table on the outside terrace and roost for a couple of hours. Everyone enjoys their last Schnitzel and Goulaschsuppe and several large Bier Every hour on the hour everything and everyone stops to listen to the Glockenspiel in the tower of the Rüdesheimer Schloss Hotel just above our heads. Excellent meals - great atmosphere...


Dee Dee with the Mosel and vineyards behind her...

(Recommended by Dee Dee & Ben)

Hotel zum Römer
Moselstraße 15
56861
Reil (Mosel)

...Several hotels have built wooden terraces along the river just across the street from their restaurants and these are just right for the unusually warm weather we are experiencing today. The Römer's tables with large umbrellas and a nice breeze blowing in from the Mosel are perfect for a meal or just nursing Bier or a glass of wine. We select an Omelette mit Schinken und Salat (7.50 ?), Weiner Schnitzel with Pommes Frites und Salat (8 ?), and I try a Römerschnitzel mit Speck, Spiegelie, Pommes und Salat (9 ?). We take our time enjoying the day and while Amy spends her time feeding bread to the local swans and ducks, we relax with cool libations.


(Recommended by Ben)

Restaurant Litziger-Lay
Otto Schmidt
Ab der Mosel 78
56841
Traben-Trarbach (Mosel)
Tel - 6541/4181
Email -
LitzigerLay@t-online.de

This nice little restaurant is located on the Mosel and just around the corner from the Haus Würzgarten where I was staying in 2005. Had a nice dinner with Carolyn and Jim (Stammtisch members) who drove northeast from Schleich (near Trier) where they were renting an apartment.
Beverly and Chuck were suppossed to make it also but we later found out they had problems with their flight from the east coast. Good food and chit chat and back to my Zimmer for the night to pack and CNN updates.


(Recommended by Ben and Larry)

Café Restaurant Rusticana
Oberstraße 40
55422
Bacharach (Rhein)
Tel - 6743/1741

(Larry) ...there is one thing left under my control, and that is where to have dinner. It just so happens that right outside the T.I. office, a couple of doors down, is a cozy little place called the Café Restaurant Rusticana. Both Ben and I, singly and together, have been coming here for years. The owner always seems to remember our faces. The Frau even remembered me ordering roast chicken with Pommes from last year, so I say 'set em up again'. Some Goulasch soup, salad, and a couple of Bier later and I waltz out for only 8.50 Euro...

(Ben) ...Good food - great prices - very friendly owner - love the protected outside table area...


(Recommended by Ben)

Alt-Cochem Speisegaststätte
Bernstranße 31
56812
Cochem (Mosel)
Tel - 2671/1309

The Alt-Cochem Speisegaststätte is located in the Altstadt just across from the T.I. office. Had a great Cordon Bleu with a süße Spätlese for 11 Euro. Warm and comfortable restaurant - friendly wait staff...


(Recommended by Ben & Larry)

Historisches Gasthaus Winzerkeller
Oberstrasse 33
65385
Rüdesheim (Rhein)
Tel - 6722/2324 ~ Fax - 6722/48367
Email -
gasthaus@winzerkeller.com

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Ben) ...While looking for a good place to linger over a final German dinner I finally spoted the perfect place - the Winzerkeller at Oberstraße 33. They had a single table located just outside their main door on the street which was placed there just for these two Texans looking for THE spot to relax and people watch. The Winzerkeller is located directly at the top of the Drosselgasse which has to be the most visited and trafficked wine alley in Germany. Everyone going down or coming up the alley has to walk right by our table and we are just soaking it all in. People watching is one of our favorite international sports. We were certain some member of the Stammtisch would walk by any minute. We finished off our two-week Schnitzel fest with an excellent Wiener Schnitzel vom Kalb, mit Pommes Frites and a nice smooth Bier. Ausgezeichnet!

(Recommended by Ben)

Gasthaus Zum Goldenen Schlüssel
Marktplatz 14
56338
Braubach (Rhein)
Tel - 02627/340
Email -
info@zum-goldenen-schluessel.de

Excellent Schnitzel plates and equally excellent Königsbacher Bier. Smooth Schlager music playing softly in the background. Highly recommend the Goldenen Schlüssel for good meals.
I liked it so much I returned the second night in Braubach...

(Recommended by Larry)


Imbiss-Stube "Bootsklause"

T. Schiller
Hinterbach 3
55413
Niederheimbach (Rhein)

At the junction of the B9 and the road leading up to Oberheimbach (Hinterbach) is a small Imbiss-Stube right on the corner overlooking the river.
Ben and I have stopped here a few times in the past, and last time it was a Pizzeria. But this trip is different. New name, new management, and best of all my kind of grub... Schnitzel. It is now the "Bootsklause", and they are soon serving me up a humongous Jägerschnitzel with roasted potatoes, thick brown gravy, Salat, and a tall Bier vom faß. The tab, only E10, and I actually had to leave some on the plate. Unheard of for me, but that's how much there was. Pleasingly stuffed, and nearing dark, I head back up into the hills to the Sonnenhof. There are certainly no complaints about how this day turned out.

Heike Birkenstock - owner of Worschtebud

(Recommended by Ben)


Worschtebud
Heidesheimer Str. 79b
55257
Budenheim
Tel - 6139/4598989
Email -
info@worschtebud.de

Budenheim is a little town along the southern edge of the Rhine about eight minutes west of Mainz and thirty minutes to the Frankfurt airport. I overnighted in Budenheim in 2011 at the Pension Plappert at Heidesheimer Str. 73. Just around the corner from the pension I found a great little imbiss owned and operated by a nice young lady - Heike Birkenstock. Heike bought and renovated the Worschtebud in April 2011 and runs it entirely on her own putting in 16 hour days. Best of luck with the business Heike... Yummy Jägerschnitzel mit Pommes for 4.90 Euro...

Heike makes what I would consider to be the best burger I've ever had in Germany (Hausgemachter Burger, mit Rindfleisch patty, Salat and Käse, dazu Kartoffelecken).

Best burger in Germany...


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