Die Burg Sooneck is a castle in Rheinland-Pfalz, Southwestern…

Die Burg Sooneck is a castle in Rheinland-Pfalz, Southwestern Germany, located near the village of Niederheimbach between Bingen and Bacharach. It’s part of the Rhein Gorge UNESCO World Heritage Site and was first mentioned in 1271. Like neighboring Reichenstein Castle, it was managed by the lords of Hohenfels. Its residential areas are furnished with items in the neo-gothic and Biedermeier styles. The interiors are enriched by paintings owned by the Hohenzollern family, the Köth-Wanscheid family foundation, and art by Johann-Caspar Schneider, among others.

Die Drosselgasse in Rüdesheim am Rhein in Hessen, Central…

Die Drosselgasse in Rüdesheim am Rhein in Hessen, Central Germany. You will find pubs and wine bars here, very romantic place. 🙂

It’s a winemaking town in the Rhine Gorge and part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. The area was settled first by the Celts, then after the turn of the Christian Era by Ubii; later by Mattiaci. In the 1st century, the Romans pushed forth to the Taunus. In Bingen they built a castrum; on the other side, near what is now Rüdesheim, lay a bridgehead on the way to the Limes. The Romans were followed by the Alamanni, and with the Migration Period (Völkerwanderung) came the Franks. Archaeological finds of glass from this time suggest that there was already winegrowing happening then. The town had its first documentary mention in 1074.