During summer, Mainhattan Languages organizes a recreational programme with a wide variety of activities with exciting excursions. You will not only discover the city and the region but you will also meet new people. Among our activities are: visits to the museums, cathedrals, and parks, as well as cinemas, theatres, typical Apple wine pubs or beer gardens.
Following places are some of our excursions destinations.
Romantic Rhine Valley
Due to its stunning beauty, the Rhine is an immensely popular holiday destination
Between Bingen and Koblenz, the Rhine cuts deeply through the Rhenish slate mountains, meandering between hillside castles and steep fields of wine-producing grapes to create a magical spell of beauty and legend. This is Germany’s landscape at its most dramatic – forested hillsides alternate with craggy cliffs and near-vertical terraced vineyards. Idyllic villages appear around each bend, their half-timbered houses and Gothic church steeples seemingly plucked from the world of fairy tales., In 2002, Unesco designated these 65 kilometers of rivers cape, more prosaically known as the Oberes Mittelrheintal, as a World Heritage Site.
Lorelei, the intriguing Rhine temptress, is probably the most famous figure of German folklore. Heinrich Heine’s poem is just one of the many fictional narratives inspired by the myth of the Rhine’s siren whose singing guided sailors into shipwreck and death.
The festival “Rhine in flames”, a combination of music and fireworks, presents the Rhine Valley’s beauty in a contemporary context.
The Taunus Nature Park is a protected reserve that is composed of mountains, meadows, valleys and vineyards. It is best known for the rich collection of birds and animals that thrive here. Visitors may encounter many species of wildcats, hedgehogs, bats, snails and wasps as they hike through the park. There are widespread trails spread across the Rhein-Taunus Nature Park that allow visitors to explore the wilderness safely.
The hills are generally well wooded with beech and some pine plantations; large areas of forest were cleared for cultivation in the Middle Ages.
Among numerous ancient monuments in the Taunus are Falkenstein Castle, Königstein Fortress, a Cistercian abbey at Eberbach, and two concentric lines of pre-Roman fortifications at Altkönig (mountain). The chief historical monument, however, is the Saalburg, a Roman fort that served as the centre of communications along the limes, which was a fortified frontier line built in the 1st century ce from the Rhine to the Main River by the Roman emperor Domitian.