Close to the water - the best places for campers on the Rhine and Nahe rivers

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Camping site "Bauer Schorsch" at the Hindenburg Bridge

You want to spend the night directly on the Rhine with a view of the Rheingau and its wine terraces and yet be very close to the city center of Bingen, then the campsite of "Bauer Schorsch" is just right for you.

The campsite is located just outside the Bingen city center and culture bank. The operator "Farmer Schorsch" is known for his hospitality and his warm manner. Since 1949, the site is family-owned and the love of camping and the family nature can be felt. Situated directly on the Rhine you will find 150 pitches, about 80 of which are free for short-term campers. The sites are not reserved, so everyone has the same chance of a waterfront location with a view of the highlights of the Rheingau - the Niederwald Monument, St. Hildegard Abbey and the wine town of Rüdesheim. Up front at the entrance is the heart of the place, the restaurant where you can get home-cooked meals for lunch and dinner and homemade cakes. Especially the cheesecake is a real tip.

You will discover the secret highlight when you walk along the small path at the campsite and into the nature. Surrounded by greenery is one of the bridgeheads of the destroyed Hindenburg Bridge, which gave its name to the campsite. From here you are in the middle of the nature reserve of the Fulderaue and Ilmenaue and can walk or cycle along the Rhine. If you also want to understand the nature of the Rhine floodplains, you will get your money's worth at the nearby Nabuzentrum Rheinauen in Bingen-Gaulsheim. A bit more lively is the Kulturufer Bingen with its varied gastronomy and the magnificent view of the Rhine. You can reach it on foot or by bike in just 10 to 15 minutes.

All the information you need can be found on the website of the Camping Hindenburg Bridge. Also look in advance at the opening hours of the season.

Camping site Nahe-Alsenz-Eck

If you are looking for the idyll and tranquility of nature and like to spend the night at the Nahe, you are absolutely right at the campsite Nahe-Alsenz-Eck, located 20 km further south.

Between Bad Münster am Stein and the Ebernburg very close to Bad Kreuznach you will find the campsite surrounded by mountains and rocks in the valley of the Nahe. Here, the breathtaking natural scenery of the Rotenfels and the castle ruins Rheingrafenstein awaits you and you are directly on the banks of the rivers Nahe and Alsenz. The right spot to go directly on tour, whether you prefer hiking, biking or swinging the paddles in a canoe.

With the new owner, the site has been restructured and now stands for community and nature. Those who are looking for new acquaintances and conversations beyond their own camper can barbecue together at the community site or end the evening with a beer. For this purpose, a site directly on the water was converted. So now everyone has direct access to the Nahe, no matter where his camper or motorhome stands.

When you have had your fill of the cormorants, the swan family, the Nile geese and the kingfisher around the Nahe, numerous other experiences await you nearby - the open-air inhalatorium of the Salinental, an outdoor pool with a saline pool, a hand drawn ferry to the castle ruin Rheingrafenstein or the vital tours for hiking around the Ebernburg and Rheingrafenstein, just to name a few.

You can find all the information about the course on the Website of the campsite Nahe-Alsenz-Eck.

Camping site Rüdesheim on the Rhine

If you did not find what you were looking for at "Bauer Schorsch" in Bingen or if you want to test the view from the other side of the river the view from the other side of the Rhine, then we recommend the campground in of Rüdesheim is recommended.

On the right bank of the Rhine and opposite Bingen lies the Rüdesheim campground on the Rhine. On a park-like site and framed by hedges and rose trunks and framed by hedges and rose trunks, you feel right at home at the at home. Although it is the largest site in our list with 180 pitches.

Directly on the square you will find a kiosk and a small wine tavern with outdoor terrace. With the bread service in the morning your breakfast is also saved. Otherwise you can walk to the center of Rüdesheim in 10 to 15 minutes. Here you can stroll through the Drosselgasse or visit one of the museums.

But the location is also a very good starting point to explore both regions, the Rheingau and Rheinhessen. Just get the Ring ticket. With it you can combine everything - ferry, hiking and cable car and discover the Mäuseturm, the Rhine castles, the Rheinsteig and the Niederwalddenkmal.

All information about the site, the pitches and the seasonal opening times can be found on the Website of the campsite Rüdesheim am Rhein.

Rheingau 524

At the Rheingau 524 campground in Geisenheim, you can also stay vis à vis Rheinhessen. If you want to treat yourself to a very special overnight stay in a wine barrel, you've come to the right place.

The next campsite is again on the other side of the Rhine, on the right bank near Geisenheim. Here, where pretty much all of Rheinhessen's young winemakers have studied viticulture, you can relax super, vacation with your caravan or camper and enjoy the view of the sunrise over the Rhine.

At the Rhine kilometer 524, the namesake of the site, you have everything you could wish for close by. A pizzeria is directly on the campsite. The center of Geisenheim, the wine and university town, with a few more places to stop, you can easily reach on foot. And with the nearby Ferries from Oestrich-Winkel and Rüdesheim you are also quickly on the other side of the Rhine in Ingelheim or Bingen.

Since 2020/21 the campsite has real highlight for very special overnight stays. In addition to the 70-80 normal pitches for campers, a barrel village was built. So if you pass the site on the R3 bike path and are looking for a dry bed with heating rather than pitching your tent, one of the barrels is perfect.

How the barrels and wooden houses of the place look like from the inside and everything you need to know about the pitches and the seasonal opening hours, you can find out on the Website of the campsite Rheingau 524.

Inselrhein Heidenfahrt

Halfway between Bingen and Mainz, not far from the red wine town of Ingelheim, you'll find a place with a beach, marina and its own beer garden right outside the camper door.

The first glance at the map makes you wonder - a campsite near the A60 freeway? Once you arrive at the site behind the Rhine dike on the Heidenfahrter Rhine promenade, you will be surprised how quiet it is here. You will get a real vacation feeling. A small marina right under your nose. And just down the Rhine, a large lawn and a small sandy beach invite you to sunbathe and put your feet in the water.

At the site itself, the first thing you notice is the large tent with the campsite's gastronomy and the beer garden directly on the Rhine. All-time favorites like pizza, pasta and schnitzel are on offer. But there are also seasonal specialties on the menu. Together with a wide selection of wines, you can enjoy the casual atmosphere indoors and outdoors.

The place near Ingelheim is very popular with its seasonal campers. So you should definitely book in advance to secure the best spots near the Rhine and enjoy the great view of the Mariannenaue. It is one of the Rhine islands that can compete with the island of Mainau in terms of size, even viticulture is practiced on it.

Everything about the pitches on the waterline of the Inselrhein Heidenfahrt you can find on the Website of the campsite Inselrhein Heidenfahrt.

Camping site Maaraue

Are you looking for a green spot not far from the city of Mainz on the other side of the Rhine with a view of the cathedral and the city skyline of the state capital? That's exactly what the square on the Maaraue offers you.

The camping site Maaraue is located on the right bank of the Rhine vis a vis the Mainz city center on a small peninsula. So you have to leave Rheinhessen and Mainz via the Theodor-Heuss-Bridge. Don't worry, you are not far away from Rheinhessen. The Mainz Cathedral is just a glance across the Rhine away. In the evening before closing the caravan door and in the morning at the first look out of the window you can look over the Rhine and the city. Also otherwise Mainz is only a relaxed walk of about 30 minutes away, so that you can also without the vehicle an extensive sightseeing or a leisurely stroll to the weekly market at the cathedral and in the Wine taverns can undertake. By bike it's even faster.

Photo: Dominik Ketz

On the Maaraue itself, however, you will find with various restaurants, an open-air swimming pool and a beach bar at the historic fortress of the Reduit not far from the campsite also everything your heart desires.

The site itself offers you 50 pitches and additional places for the seasonal campers. In the kiosk on the site you can find everything you need. urgently needed. There you also get in the morning a small or large breakfast on the outdoor terrace. Between the tall trees on the site and the quiet of the Rhine in front of the door you can relax and enjoy the view. enjoy the view.

For cyclists an ideal location. The Mainradweg direction Frankfurt starts directly at the campsite. And also the Rhine cycle path (right Rhine direction Rüdesheim and left Rhine direction Bingen or Worms) is not far away. far.

On the Website of the camping Maaraue you will learn everything about the opening hours, the season and the prices.

Motorhome parking Worms

You are not looking for a large campground, but a quiet and well-located pitch for your your motorhome? Right in the middle and yet quietly located is the camper site Worms near the Rhine promenade.

On this simple site not far from the Rhine promenade, the Nibelungen Bridge and the Hagen Monument, you are still somewhat shielded and protected from the hustle and bustle of the gastronomy on the Rhine bank. For those interested in culture the Worms city center with the cathedral, the SCHUM sites of the city's Jewish heritage and Luther's memorials just a kilometer away on foot or by bike. And the Rhine cycle path is right outside the door of your camper.

You can find all information about the RV park Worms on the page Experience Worms.

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As an external author for the Rheinhessen blog, I like to take you with me on my discovery tours through Rheinhessen. With camera and notebook always in my luggage, I explore the region of a thousand Hiwwel, get to know the diversity of wine and meet hospitable Rheinhessen.

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