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The Middle Rhine Valley has recently been declared a UNESCO world heritage site, and deservedly so. The river Rhine - set in a spectacular natural scenery - is dotted with medieval castles and cozy whine villages (like Bacharach) with half timbered houses all along its course. The best way to experience is to hike the "Rheinsteig", the "Rheinhöhenweg" or the "Rheinburgenwanderweg", popular hiking paths that run roughly parallel to the river course and allow spectacular views on the Rhine Valley.
You get a pretty good impression of a beautiful stretch of the Rhine by hiking the route between Castle Rheinfels in St. Goar via the village of Biedernheim to Oberwesel (the path is marked with a red icon all along). Many Rheinsteig-hikes are one-way in the sense that you can leave your car at your starting point and return by train.
The only setback of the Rhine Valley is that it can be crowded with tourists at times as it is regarded as a must-see attraction by all foreign tourists with little time. But they tend to concentrate in the villages and wine cellars and less so on the hiking paths.
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