Surrounding Areas

Almost right in front of the gates of Bonn lies Bad Neuenahr–Ahrweiler which has both appealing nature as well as a favourable therapeutic climate. In the largest self-contained red wine region in Germany, the wine grapes for the famous ruby-red “Ahr Burgundy” mature on volcanic soil. The no-less-famous Apollinaris water and the alkaline mineral springs also bubble forth from the same soil.

HIKING

There are many kilometres of well-marked hiking trails through the vineyards–the famous Red Wine Hiking Trail–reveal the beauty of the landscape.

SPORT

For guests with sports ambitions, there are tennis courts, an indoor tennis facility, a mini-golf course, a bowling alley, outdoor swimming pools, indoor swimming pools and, quite nearby, the golf course with a GREEN FEE DISCOUNT and preferred reservations for tee times, a horse-riding stable as well as a sports field and a glider area as well as sufficient options for joggers and bicyclists on paths directly along the AHR.

HEALTH

Healing mineral springs, volcanic fango, expansive parks and medical spa competence are specifically intended to promote your well-being. The newly-opened Ahr Thermal Baths offer top-class relaxation.

CULTURE

The theatre and concert offerings are abundant and quite varied. The Bad Neuenahr Casino is quite fascinating. In addition, you can visit the interesting Roman Villa and the Government Shelter Documentation Centre.

TOURIST SITES

The historic Old Town of Ahrweiler offers noteworthy Romanticism: Half-timbered houses adorned with oriel windows, winding alleyways, rustic wine taverns and the well-fortified city wall.

The excursion options are wonderful: Rhine, Mosel, the Siebengebirge Mountain Range and above all the Eifel with its dormant volcanos, mysterious crater lakes and countless fortresses. It is highly recommended that one visit the Maria Laach Convent which is among the most exquisite romantic architectural structures, the Kreuzberg Castle, Remagen, the half-timbered little village of Adenau with the Nürburg Fortress and the nearby Nürburg Ring or a Rhine steamboat trip to Coblenz.

HOTEL RODDERHOF

In the year 1248, Augustiner monks from the Klosterrath Monastery near Aachen built what was then known as the Klosterrath Hof–known today as RODDERHOF–directly along the upper gate within the Ahrweiler city wall. It was the centre-point of the monks’ estate management.

The estate consists of a wondrously-beautiful two-storeyed quarry-stone building, a rectangular adjacent building section as well as elongated working quarters with a gateway. The monasterial inner courtyard is complemented to the millstream by an additional modern one-and-one-half-storeyed building. Gems of the RODDERHOF are a Brettbaluster staircase in the architecturally-appealing residential house, the impressive stucco ceiling on the ground floor and the enormous wine cellar. The façade is characterised by the half-timbered style on the upper storey.

The hotel was created in close cooperation with the Rhineland-Palatinate Monuments Office because the existing walls were restored and integrated into the project in order to preserve the essence of the complete object.