Andernach (German pronunciation: [ˈandɐˌnax]) is a town in the district of Mayen-Koblenz, in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, of currently about 30,000 inhabitants. It is situated towards the end of the Neuwied basin on the left bank of the Rhine between the former tiny fishing village of Fornich in the north and the mouth of the small river Nette in the southeast, just 13 miles (21 km) north of Koblenz, with its five external town districts: Kell, Miesenheim, Eich, Namedy, and Bad Tönisstein. A few hundred metres downstream of Andernach the Rhine valley narrows from both sides forming the northern part of the romantic Middle Rhine stretch. Already in Roman times the place the narrow passage begins was named "Porta Antunnacensis" or Andernachian Gate. It is formed by two hills, the Krahnenberg (engl. Crane hill) and the Engwetter (Narrow weather) on the right bank near the wine village Leutesdorf (external town district of Bad Hönningen). The crane hill is named after the old crane beneath his foot (see below); in earlier times (until 1650) the hill was named "Geiersberg" ("Vulture's hill").
Things to do in Andernach
4.5 based on 85 reviews
The Middle Rhine Valley is the romantic part of one of Europe's big rivers. It is here between steep hills that the river develops its dramatic quality (Loreley, medieval Castles and more). Although this is a prime destination of tourism there are not some many places where you can find decent food in a nice environment. The Merowingerhof is definitely one of them.
You find this small restaurant in a townhouse a couple of meters from the river banks and the historical landmarks. In the summer the restaurant is extended to the inner courtyard.
The food is regional/German but of high quality, i.e. carefully prepared and cooked to the point. Nice list of regional wines (here there are not the big names, but some high quality Rieslings which follow still the traditional philosophy, i.e.not simply dry, but a subtle balance of fruit and acidity. As Andernach is close to the Ahr Valley which is famous for being the northernmost red wine zone in Europe, they serve also some pinot noir from there.
3.5 based on 48 reviews
When abroad I always eat where the locals eat and when visiting Andernach I found this restaurant, the food is honest German cuisine and they serve local wines in little 25cl carafes.
We paid €19 for 2 very tasty Jaeger schnitzels with French fries and a large salad accompanied with 4 carafes of local wine.
I’m always pleasantly surprised how good German food tastes and how affordable it is to eat out, no wonder the place was packed and that on a Friday afternoon.
4.5 based on 75 reviews
My wife and a family friend were in Andernach to see the famous Geyser there and stopped at the Rehber restaurant to have something a little different than the widely available German fare. The restaurant was clean, attractively decorated and the owner very courteous and gracious as we arrived. We ordered a variety of Indian dishes and I have to say.....it was Indian food Heaven!!! Everything was done to absoute perfection! I have visited India and Pakistan and eaten many Indian/Pakistani dishes in both countries; in addition I eat Indian/Pakistan food often as I travel in my profession. In all my years of travel and Indian/Pakistan dining I have never found food as delicous as at the Rehber....hands down, the most delicious I have ever tasted. The chef came out to visit us at the end of the meal and it turns out he worked previously in a five star restaurant in a larger city....his expertise at preparing and seasoning Indian/Pakistani dishes reflected that five star quality. Well worth the stop and a heavenly experience at dining.
4.5 based on 30 reviews
Adorable cottage where you can enjoy a quiet meal away from the busy lifestyle of the city. We had a delicious fondue and beer but other customers were enjoying cake and coffee. It is typical to leave your car further down the road and hike uo to the restaurant so you can exercise and then enjoy a nice meal! Highly recomended.
4.5 based on 9 reviews
4.5 based on 22 reviews
We had dinner in this restaurant during our stay in Andernach. The apartment owner recommended it - saying it was one of her favourites. We understand why - great atmosphere, friendly staff, delicious food and reasonable prices. There was no English menu but the waitress translated a few options for us. We ate early 6pm (on a Saturday) and the restaurant was already getting busy - so a reservation may be advisable for later in the evening. The restaurant is easy to find - a little outside the old town and close to Lidl supermarket.
4 based on 22 reviews
Sehr rustikales Ambiente, aber die Terrasse ist der Hammer, und die Skyline von Andernach ist gut zu sehen.
Speisen und Getränke Auswahl sind sehr gut, nachmittags Kuchen und Eis
Die Qualität der Speisen "gut bürgerlich"
trotzdem lecker und preislich ok und große Portionen, die hausgemachte Remoulade ist grandios. Die Weinkarte ist ein Querschnitt durch die Leutesdorfer Weingüter und preiswert dazu.
Personal immer freundlich und nie gestresst. (wir sind öfter mal hier )
Fazit : im Sommer kann man einen super entspannten Nachmittag oder verbringen.
Unser Tipp :
Mit dem Geysirschiff von Andernach aus rüber fahren und am frühen Abend zurück.
4.5 based on 14 reviews
We stopped for coffee and a toilet stop while we were sightseeing.
The coffee was good and we cannot fault the service. The staff were very helpful in directing us to toilets and telling us we did not need to pay.
There were lots of locals at the tables so that tells me something about the cafe: it is worth going to.
4.5 based on 43 reviews
On arriving in Andernach and parking close to the old city walls we strolled into the market square and decided to have a short, late lunch at the Cafe Winzig. The weather was sufficiently mild enough in late March to sit outside. We re-arranged the patio chairs and tables to accommodate our party of 6 + baby and waited for a rather churlish young lady to step out of the warmth of the café to provide us with menus and eventually take our orders. She did not appear that friendly and seemed somewhat impatient with us which I did not appreciate at all. Our request to warm some baby food was also received in a pretty abrupt and unfriendly manner leaving us with something to discuss. I would certainly recommend that she attends some training on providing a service with a smile…
As to our short lunch most of us has toasted cheese type sandwiches. I ordered a plate of smoked salmon/rösti with creamy horseradish sauce washed down with hot chocolate. That was nice. Towards the end of the meal another waitress, perhaps the manager/owner came out and offered us comfortable cushions for the chairs to sit on. That was a nice gesture but again left us wondering why the previous waitress hadn’t thought of such a thing for us.
In short, a nice place in a nice, quiet square in this town but the friendliness of the service needs to be improved.
4.5 based on 16 reviews
Opa took us here on a wonderful summer's evening. The food was wonderful and perfectly presented. The courtyard was a stunning place to eat simple, honest and delicious food. Vielen Danke!
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