What to do and see in Andernach, Germany: The Best Places and Tips

December 17, 2017 Giuseppe Pratt

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").
Restaurants in Andernach

1. Geysir Andernach

Konrad-Adenauer-Allee 40, 56626 Andernach, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany +49 2632 9580080
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4 based on 208 reviews

Geysir Andernach

Der Geysir Andernach ist ein seltenes Naturphanomen. Er befindet sich im Mittelrheintal und ist ein Relikt des noch jungen Vulkangebietes der Osteifel. Der hochste Kaltwasser-Geysir der Welt mit seiner bis zu 60 Meter hohen Wasserfontane steht sogar im Guinness Buch der Rekorde. Mehr als 110.000 Besucher lassen sich pro Saison von dem einzigartigen Naturphanomen begeistern. Vulkanisches Kohlenstoffdioxid treibt den Geysir an und sorgt dafur, dass ungefahr alle zwei Stunden eine beeindruckende Fontane aus der Erde schiesst. Der Besuch beginnt im interaktiven Erlebniszentrum in Andernach mit einer imaginaren Reise 4000 m unter die Erde zum Ursprung des Geysirs. Gut und spannend informiert uber die naturwissenschaftlichen Hintergrunde und die vulkanischen Gegebenheiten der Region wird die Reise mit dem Geysir-Schiff ,,Namedy" fortgesetzt. Nach einer kurzen Schifffahrt auf dem Rhein wird das Naturschutzgebiet Namedyer Werth erreicht, wo der Geysir-Ausbruch den Hohepunkt der Exkursion darstellt.

Reviewed By Nick B - Maynooth, Ireland

This is another must see in Iceland it's a easy walk in from the car park & The geyser when it blows is quite a sight .Dear Nick, dear Caroline, Thank you for your assessment. But there is a little mistake. We´re in the middle of Germany, next to the river Rhine. So please visit us too and enjoy our cold-water geyser in Andernach. :-) l

2. City Wall and Fortifications Andernach

Am Stadtgraben, 56626 Andernach, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany +49 2632 9879480
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4.5 based on 40 reviews

City Wall and Fortifications Andernach

Reviewed By Jan V - Canberra, Australia

Unfortunately it was raining when we visited Andernach. That did not stop us from walking the town viewing it's historical city wall and surrounds.
Would have loved to have spent at least a whole day in Andernach taking in the beautiful town but our river cruise left all to soon.

3. Castle Namedy

Schlossstr. 32, 56626 Andernach, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany +49 2632 48625
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4.5 based on 39 reviews

Castle Namedy

Reviewed By Ralph T

The Namedy Castle is a wonderful place to enjoy Music and have distinguished parties. Princess Heide von Hohenzollern attracts wonderful theatre and music events to the castle and people from all over the region love to come and enjoy outstanding Performances and events. Particulary the "Andernacher Musiktage" have earned wide recognition. It is possible to rent the Castles public rooms and Gardens for weddings and major events.

4. Alter Krahnen

Koelner Str. 23, 56626 Andernach, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
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4 based on 19 reviews

Alter Krahnen

Reviewed By vakantiejozef - Olen, Belgium

For 350 years it loaded the coveted millstones and other volcanic rocks on the Rhine ships. One of the many commercial products is the volcano lava, also called the "Eifel gold", which is in Andernach extracted and shipped since more than 2500 years.

5. Rheintor

Konrad-Adenauer-Allee 26, 56626 Andernach, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
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4 based on 21 reviews

Rheintor

Reviewed By vakantiejozef - Olen, Belgium

The Rhine port is the main entrance to the city from the Rhine side, it is one of the oldest dual port-sites on the Rhine and is one of the most important sites of the joint city reinforcements. The city side part was built around 1200. The two more than life-size Roman martial figures made from Tuff "guarding" the courtyard are vernacularly called "Andernacher Bäckerjungen" (according a 19th century legend).

6. Runder Turm

Konrad-Adenauer-Allee, 56626 Andernach, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
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4 based on 16 reviews

Runder Turm

Reviewed By vakantiejozef - Olen, Belgium

Entrance to the tower costs only 50 cent and after climbing 100 steps offers a great Panorama over the city and the Rhine, as well as an interesting small museum about the tower. There also is a small museum in the upper former “Jugendherberge” but this is closed during weekends. Is the landmark of the city as this tower can be seen from every direction. It is one of the largest medieval towers in Germany: total height 56 meters, 1440-1453 built partly on Roman foundations and is fully preserved: during the Palatine succession war it even withstood in 1689 an inflatable attempt by the French soldiers of Sun King Louis XIV, a witness of this is a hole on the west side of the tower.

7. Koblenzer Tor

Hochstrasse, 56626 Andernach, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
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4 based on 15 reviews

Koblenzer Tor

Reviewed By vakantiejozef - Olen, Belgium

The "port of Koblenz", also "Burgpforte" (Castle gate), was built around 1200 with the aim to protect the Castle and was at that time the main entrance to the city, this port and Castle were destroyed by the French during the Palatine succession in 1689. Next to this Koblenz gate is the 12th century castle ruin of the Cologne archbishops located.

Kirchstr. 13, 56626 Andernach, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
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4 based on 12 reviews

Mariendom

Reviewed By vakantiejozef - Olen, Belgium

also named: Pfarrkirche Maria Himmelfahrt or Liebfrauenkirche (Church of Our Lady), Romanesque, built in 1198 as a three-nave Gallery Basilica. The rich decor and frescoes are remarkable. Double Tower façade, its northern Tower flank is a remnant of an early 12th century choir forerunner, tympanum South Portal (sculptor presumably the so-called "Samsonmeister").

9. Hospitalkirche St. Josef

Salentinstrasse, 56626 Andernach, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
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4.5 based on 8 reviews

Hospitalkirche St. Josef

Reviewed By vakantiejozef - Olen, Belgium

Former late-Romanesque Hospital Chapel St Michael and Watchtower from 1210 (brick Smock mill from the 19th century and water tower) of the hospital and Monastery “Annunciation St. Maria vor den Toren” (Saint Thomas), at present Hospital Chapel St. Joseph. It's entire interior is painted with century old frescos. Breathtaking!!!

10. Helmwartsturm

Untere Wallstr. 15, 56626 Andernach, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
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4 based on 10 reviews

Helmwartsturm

Reviewed By vakantiejozef - Olen, Belgium

Part of the medieval city fortifications. Renovated in 1994, in the vicinity of the Tower is a wooden structure located which mimics an accurate wallwalk and overspans the passage to the market. Embedded in the wall an antique Roman graveslab from Firmus (50 AD) and a cannon dating from 1988.

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