Snowbound Steam in Deepest Germany
By Jack Stacey
6 November 2018
As part of an ongoing series, our content team share their favourite railway experiences in destinations across the world.Read more
Although now officially a district of Rüdesheim, the delightful Assmannshausen was originally an entirely separate village. Situated on a curve in the beautifully scenic Rhine Valley, the village is surrounded by a backdrop of terraced vineyards, in which some of Germany's most popular red wines are produced. The village boasts a remarkably well-preserved centre, crammed with timber-framed houses and crooked narrow streets - ensuring Assmannshausen retains a reputation as a fantastic tourist attraction. One of Assmannshausen's best-known sights is the quirky Painted House. Here windows, doors and people have been painted very realistically on a flat wall - fooling a number of passers-by with its startling detail.
Discover two of Germany's most picturesque regions on this fantastic two-centre tour. We explore the halftimbered villages and stunning peaks of the Harz Mountains by heritage railway before visiting the stunning Rhine Gorge, where the legendary Lorelei Rock still casts its spell.… see more
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