town in Rheingau-Taunus-Kreis in Hesse, Germany

Eltville am Rhein is in Rheingau in Hesse, Germany.


Biedermeier sculptures in front of the Electoral castle

Together with its Stadtteile (adjoining villages) of Erbach and Hattenheim, Eltville is the largest town in the Rheingau.

North of Eltville is the village and community of Kiedrich. To the east is the village of Walluf.

Get inEdit

By carEdit

The B42 between Wiesbaden and Rüdesheim runs through town.

By trainEdit

There is hourly regional service (operated by vias) from Frankfurt via Mainz and Wiesbaden. Trains take roughly 55 minutes from Frankfurt to Eltville. In the other direction there is at least hourly service from Koblenz via Lorch am Rhein, Assmannshausen and Rüdesheim. The Koblenz - Eltville journey time is roughly one and a quarter hour.

By busEdit

Bus line 171 from Wiesbaden Hbf to Rüdesheim

On footEdit

The Rheinsteig walking trail passes through Wiesbaden-Biebrich, Kiedrich, Kloster Eberbach near Eltville, Schloss Vollrads near Oestrich-Winkel, Monstera Marienthal near Geisenheim and Niederwalddenkmal near Rüdesheim.

By boatEdit

Some KD (Köln Düsseldorfer Deutsche Rheinschiffahrt AG) ships stop at Eltville starting in Mainz and Wiesbaden before going on to Rüdesheim and along the Rhine to Koblenz and Cologne

Get aroundEdit

Map of Eltville
  • Bus line 172 from train station Eltville to Kiedrich and Kloster Eberbach.
  • Bus line 173 from train station Eltville to Martinsthal, Rauenthal and Schlangenbad.


St. Peter and Paul parish church
  • Timber-frame, Burgstraße. from the 16th and 18th centuries
  • 1 Kurfürstliche Burg (Electoral castle), Burgstraße 1 (at the Rhine). Courtyard and rose garden: Nov. to March: Daily 10:30AM-5PM, April to Oct.: daily 9:30AM-7PM; Castle tower: April to Oct.: Friday 2PM-6PM, Sat, Sun and holidays 11AM-6PM. The 1330 to 1345 erected castle of the prince-electors and archbishops of Mainz, directly at the Rhine, the landmark of Eltville. In the former residence tower you can now find the Tourist Information, a souvenir shop, a wedding chapel, a Gutenberg memorial and changing exhibitions. Rose garden and courtyard free; Castle tower 2 €.  
  • 2 St. Peter’s and Paul’s parish church (Pfarrkirche Sankt Peter und Paul), Kirchgasse 1, +49 6123 2622. from the 14th century
Eberbach Abbey (Kloster Eberbach)
  • 3 Kloster Eberbach (Eberbach Cistercian monastery) (Bus line 172 from Eltville train station.). – the place where the interior scenes of “The name of the Rose” were filmed in 1985/1986.
  • 4 Domäne Steinberg. Clos (walled vineyard) of Kloster Eberbach.
  • 5 Scharfenstein Castle (Burg Scharfenstein) (Above Kiedrich). Ruined medieval castle.
  • The Catholic pilgrimage church consecrated to Saint Valentine, Kiedrich (Bus line 172 from Eltville train station).


  • Sekt- und Biedermeierfest (Sparkling Wine and Biedermeier Festival) along the Rhine promenade. 29 June - 2 July 2018.
  • Close walk to Walluf for Apfelwein tasting.


Wine from vineyards such as Steinberg, Rauenthaler Baiken and Erbacher Marcobrunn.



  • Wine tasting stands in:
    • Eltville: Rhine River promenade
    • Hattenheim: Rhine River bank
    • Erbach: at the parking area Rheinallee



Go nextEdit

Routes through Eltville
BonnOestrich-Winkel  W   E  WiesbadenDarmstadt
BonnOestrich-Winkel  W   E  SchlangenbadWiesbaden
BonnOestrich-Winkel  W   SE  Wiesbaden

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