On your arrival at Haus am Zeiberberg you will
be welcomed by the Riedemann family who moved to Germany with their 4
children (3 daughters and son) from Australia in 1990.
A stopover at Haus am Zeiberberg offers you a combination of
Australian and German hospitality.
Sinzig which is situated on the Rhine River and at the entrance to
the Ahr Valley, world famous for it's red wine and very popular with the
tourists for it's bike, walking paths and friendly people. Our house is
very central to the cities of Bonn, Cologne and Koblenz, also ideal for
the business man who is looking for economical accommodation for Fairs/
Expos/Messe which are frequently held in these cities.
The surrounding gardens, terraces (which includes ample seating for
large groups), fruit trees and the nearby fields and forests add to its
beauty and tranquil atmosphere. When you stay at our house you can taste
a combination of Australian and German hospitality. We can help you with
your tour planning if necessary. We have an information corner with
Your home away from home.
Let us look after you. It will be a pleasure.
Our holiday apartment weekly prices don't include breakfast, but is
also available on request. We have newly available a larger apartment
which is also suitable for our handicapped guests who are confined to a
wheelchair, or for those who prefer a little more comfort.
We are proud to say that we provides guests with a parking area for
cars, busses, motorbikes and bicycles.
Every room has W-Lan Internet connection for your convenience.
Single Holiday Apartment:
Room 3, a single room with double pull-out couch if necessary, can
accommodate 3 persons. Also has a bathroom, mini kitchen with mini
bar, free Sat TV. Bed, bath and kitchen linen, are supplied at no
extra cost. Cleaning costs are included in price . This room is on the
second floor with a view of Muehlenberg Mountain and to our front
garden pergola terrace area.
Three Bed Apartment:
Apartment 1 has separate single room, twin beds in the double room,
pine floors, bath, separate kitchen with mini bar, free Sat TV. Bed,
bath and kitchen linen, are supplied at no extra cost. Cleaning costs
are included in price . This Apartment is on the ground level, is
suitable for guests with walking disabilities. It has a view to
Muehlenberg Mountain and direct access to our front garden pergola
Standard Double Room:
Room 1 is a double room with double/twin beds holidays rooms with
bath, small kitchen, coffee machine and with mini bar. Dining and
sitting corner which includes free Sat TV. Bed, bath and kitchen
linen, are supplied at no extra cost. Cleaning costs are included in
price. This room is on the first floor with a view to Muehlenburg
mountain and the Pergola Terrace front garden area.
Standard Holiday Room:
Room 4 is a double room also with double/twin beds, double pull-out
couch, bathroom, small kitchen with mini bar, coffee machine and
toaster, free Sat TV. Bed, bath and kitchen linen, are supplied at no
extra cost. Cleaning costs are included in price. This room is on the
second floor with a view of our stone garden and surrounding fruit
Room With Terrace:
Room 2 with Terrace is suitable also for families, has double bed
which can easily made into twin beds, double pull-out couch, bathroom,
small kitchen, coffee machine and mini bar, free Sat TV. Bed, bath and
kitchen linen, are supplied at no extra cost. Cleaning costs are
included in price. This room is on the first floor, but the terrace
opens out onto the stone garden and grill area, encompassed by cherry,
apple and pine trees.
Queensland Room with Ensuite:
Our new Queensland Room with Ensuite is furnished in country style
with large double bed, Ensuite, free Sat TV, Mini-bar, Coffee and Tea
making facilities are available in room. This room is on the second
floor with a view of our stone garden and surrounding fruit trees.
Apartment 2 - For Families or Disabled Guests:
We have furnished apartment 2 for our guests with special needs
with an eye to detail. It is also suitable for families or for those
who like a little luxury . Apartment 2 has a driveway to the door,
which has a level surface for easy exit from your vehicle.
2 single rooms are available on the second floor, to combine with
the Queensland Room which includes use of bathroom if booked for a
family. The single rooms have Satellite TV, mini-bar and a tea, coffee
and toast making corner.
Biking in the Ahr Valley:
If the Wine God Bacchus had been a cyclist, then he would
definitely have made a stopover in the Ahr Valley. It belongs to one
of the richest historically traditional regions and is famous for its
first class red wine.
On the steep slopes of the Ahr Valley the climate is comparable to
that of Spain and Italy. No wonder that a vital Wellness Culture has
grown which includes Spa Swimming Pools and other encompassing health
program including therapy for diseases of the musculoskeletal system
and metabolic disorders, rheumatism, cardiac, circulatory and vascular
disorders, with one goal in sight, that of greater enjoyment of life.
Fun with Sports - Fun in Nature - Golf Club:
For enthusiastic golfers, golf links in a picturesque forest
setting. Play on the course is restricted to handicap golfers, 36 or
better. The 18 hole golf course will be challenging for golfers at all
Nordic Walking is the new trend sport from Finland.
A fitness method that not only enjoyable, but it trains your whole
body. You use specially designed walking sticks to reduce unwanted
kilos, strengthens your back and protects your heart –effortless and
totally without stress. If you are 10 or 80 years old, fat or thin,
with the correct technique, and no exertion, you become super fit.
With consistent training you can improve your pulse rate to an optimal
level, loosen muscle tightness and eradicate neck pain, improves your
shoulder, arm and chest muscles.
Relax and enjoy sport and fitness in the Nordic Fitness Park Ahr,
Rhine, and Eiffel.
Hiking maps can be obtained in our house, some are free, but the
detailed maps have a minimal charge.
- Swimming, Fishing, Horse Riding
- Skiing in Winter and Snow Sled rides for the children
- Canoe trips on the Rhein with our Boot Club in Sinzig
- Rhein and Mosel Cruises, Paddle Boat Rides on a volcanic lake
- Covered Wagen Tours with Tractor or Horse Drawn Carriage and
- Rock Climbing and abseiling paradise with bridge pillars up to 35
- Golf and Mini Golf, Bow and Arrow Club 30-90 Meter distance (Bring
your own gear)
- Bicycle Tours (Rent a Bike), is a Paradise for Bike, Motorbike and
Hiking Enthusiasts (Paths, Footpaths, Tracks and Roads through the
mountains or along our waterways)
- Nostalgic Steam Train Rides in the Volcanic Express to the Eifel,
or along the Ahr River in the Wine Festival Period of September and
- Wine Tasting and Dancing in the Wine Cellar in Mayschoss (Oldest
Co-op Cellar in Germany founded 1868)
- Try your luck in the first Casino to operate in Germany after the
2nd World War
The Green Hell:
Drive, ride or hike around Germany's most famous race track: The Nürburgring.
Know it? Well, if not, here are some clues:
- Nürburgring is a race track.
- Nürburgring is a public toll road.
- Nürburgring is a testing center for new cars.
- Nürburgring is a strip of asphalt where you can drive a 13 mile
lap in your car at racing speed for a mere 15 Euros.
- Jackie Stewart called the Nürburgring "The Green Hell."
Germany's Nurburgring opened on June 18th, 1927, as The Nürburg-Ring,
a 14 mile twisty devil of a race track. It had 172 corners then, too
many for a driver to remember the exact racing line through all of them.
Meaning, of course, that the best racing driver could pull off amazing
feats of showmanship--if he was brave enough.
Take Juan Manual Fangio, for example. Loosing the lead after a
horrendous pit stop near the end of the 1957 German Grand Prix, he
managed to break the lap record by 12 seconds on three consecutive laps
to take over the lead and win the race.
He quit racing a year later, as if he had reached the pinnacle and
there was nowhere else to go, "I believe that on that day in 1957 I
finally managed to master the Nürburgring, making those leaps in the
dark on those curves where I had never before had the courage to push
things so far." There is likely to never be another race track like
The Nürburgring again.
What you can do at The Nürburgring on your European Vacation... In a
word, "lots." Here are just a few suggestions:
- Drive a lap of The Nuerburgring in your car for 15 Euros (5, 6,
12, 24 lap tickets available)
- Get driven around Nuerburgring at speed by a pro in the BMW Taxi
(or "taxi through the green hell" if you need that
sickness bag). You can fit up to three people in the BMW for 175
Euros. This is a popular ride. People reserve up to a year in
- There is even hiking around the Nurburgring.
How to get to The Nürburgring:
From Haus am Zeiberberg it is only 45 Km and a 39 minute drive to
the Ring over Highway 61, direction to Koblenz and you take the exit
Wehr which will take you direct to the Ring Driving the portion of the
track you're allowed to drive (it's not the F1 circuit) probably isn't
for everyone. But if you like speed, you might want to do something
few ever think of doing on their vacations. What's driving the
Nurburgring like? There is only one way to find out ... drive it
- Red Wine Valley
- Romantic Castles
- Rhein, Ahr and Eifel
- Cities over 2000 years old
- Romantic Castles on Rhein and Mosel
- Geological routes (See our Information Maria Laach)
- Siebengebirge (Mountains of the central Rhein Valley
- Naturally heated spa swimming pools. (Thermal Region) or (Fttness
and Wellness Area)
- Volcanic Craters created over thousands of years and now a
beautiful Lake area in the Eifel
- Volcanic Park area (Approximately 240 Volcanic craters extending
to the border of Belgium
- Culture eg. Museums, or an old Roman Village originating from the
time 200-300 years after Christ
- Multicultural Restaurants... Taste food from all over the world
and save on travelling costs
Festivals and Entertainment:
- Spring Markets
- Live Theatre
- Rhein Promenade Festival
- Christmas Markets in December
- Wine Festivals in September and October
- Rhein in Flammen (Fireworks on the Rhein and Mosel Rivers) (First
Saturday in May)
- Animal and Nature Parks
- Maria Laach (inactive volcanic lake)
- Numerous Romantic Castles am Rhein
- The Dome in Cologne and Trier (Cathedrals)
- The Bridge of Remagen (Film) (Museum of Peace)
- Memorial Cemetery for Soldiers who died in the War
- Rhein and Mosel Rivers, Romervilla (excavated old Roman City)
- Effelsberg Radio Telescope with diameter of 100 meters. Slide show
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday)
- Phantasialand (Fun Park for the young and those who never grow
old) 1 April – 31 October
Christmas Markets in Germany:
The magic of a traditional German Christmas is casting more visitors
under its spell every year. Historic Christmas Markets, held in cities,
towns and villages throughout the country, are becoming increasingly
popular, due, no doubt, to the enchanting Festive Season atmosphere they
The Christmas fairs and markets of Germany are unique. If you're
tired of commercialism taking over this holiday period and would like to
get right away for a real traditional Christmas you might consider
heading to Germany where gifts are not mass-produced but craftwork of
real quality. Here you can buy all kinds of Christmas merchandise and
gifts, especially traditional things such as crib figurines, toys, wood
carvings, marionettes, candles and lambskin shoes. Many are difficult to
resist - as will be the glass of delicious mulled wine you are offered
and the baked apples that are very welcome on crisp winter days.
The ambience is further enhanced by the aromas of hot chestnuts,
grilled sausages and other tasty snacks. Youngsters especially will be
attracted to the gingerbread Most Christmas Markets start in the last
week of November and run through to Christmas Eve or a day or two
before. They are usually open every day from 10 am to about 8 and 9 pm.
Most Christmas Markets start in the last week of November and run
through to Christmas Eve or a day or two before. They are usually open
every day from 10 am to about 8 and 9 pm. Please note that the fifth
Sunday before Christmas is 'All Souls Day, a Remembrance Day in Germany.
For many German cities (mainly Catholic areas) this day is a public
holiday with many attractions closing. Christmas markets may also be
affected. As the decision is usually made at short notice, we advise you
to contact the local tourist office to check if the market will be
History of the Christmas Markets:
Christmas Markets in Germany are a feast for the senses. Roasted
chestnuts, gingerbread, almonds and mulled wine. Small wooden stalls
filled with colourful toys and Christmas decorations of all types and
kinds. And once it gets dark and everything is festively lit, the
markets are truly at their best. There is a kind of magic in the air and
you can feel, yes, Christmas is drawing near.
Christmas Markets are an important German Christmas tradition. In
former times a town's or city's Christmas Market was in general just one
of many markets that were held throughout the year. Back then markets
had been major events to look forward to. It was a welcome change and
interruption of everyday life and there was so much to do, to see and to
buy. The Christmas Market was traditionally the place to go to in order
to buy all the things needed for the Christmas celebration. It was here
were people bought moulds and cutters for baking, candles, Christmas
decorations, cookies, sweets and pastries and of course, toys for the
children. But there were also clothes, fabrics and shoes as well as
books, calendars and perfumes for sale since all of these were popular
Usually the Christmas Market would take place around the main church.
This way the market attracted many visitors due to its central location
as well as due to the fact that the church-goers would have to pass the
market. And they really liked to look around the market and buy many a
gift or sweet. So it does not really come as a surprise that a parish
priest in Nuremberg complained in the year 1616 that the afternoon
service on Christmas Eve did not take place since nobody showed up for
the service. Instead, everybody was out and about buying Christmas
presents. Dresden's Christmas Market is considered Germany's oldest
Christmas Market. It was first mentioned in a document in 1434 and is
thus believed to be even older than Nuremberg's Christmas Market.
However, it is not quite certain, when Nuremberg's Market took place for
the first time, but the oldest proof of its existence dates back to the
year 1628. Among Germany's oldest Christmas Markets are those of
Augsburg, Bad Wimpfen, Frankfurt and Rothenburg. These markets
originated some time in the 15th century. But also Lübeck, Regensburg
and Stuttgart are considered very old and traditional Christmas Markets.
They date back to the 17th century.
When Christmas Markets were held for the first time, they were
actually often considered winter markets or St. Nicholas markets and
only gradually evolved to today's Christmas Markets. Unlike today the
markets often lasted for only a day or two. Some markets did not even
have any stalls. It is reported that the Christmas Market in Hamelin was
originally without any stalls and all goods and merchandise were spread
out on the street. Over time each Christmas Market developed in its own
characteristic way. In the past it was common that only local traders
and merchants were allowed to sell their products on the Christmas
Market. And so each market had slightly different features and was known
for different specialties. Aachen's market is still known for its famous
gingerbread "Aachener Printen". The Christmas Markets in the
East German region of the Erzgebirge are known for their excellent
wooden arts and crafts. Nuremberg's market is famous for its
gingerbread, gold foil angels and prune men and Dresden for its Stollen
(a Christmas pastry). But besides local products the markets are also
characterized by regional traditions as well as by their unique historic
During the past years cities have been putting in extra effort to
distinguish their markets from other cities' markets, and thus it is
that many German cities nowadays offer real superlatives. The city of
Schlitz offers the world's biggest candle. Dortmund has the world's
biggest Christmas tree. Osnabrück has the world's biggest music box.
Dresden has the world's biggest pyramid with tiers. The competition is
likely to continue.
Today almost every town and city seems to have a Christmas Market.
Most typically the markets last for about four weeks. However, some
markets last for just a day or two, while others last even up to after
Christmas Eve. Particularly the main markets draw large crowds of
visitors every year. Berlin's market at the Memorial Church attracts
most visitors with about 4 million every year. But Nuremberg, Stuttgart,
Munich, Dresden and Frankfurt are also visited by millions every
Christmas season. Germany's and at the same time Europe's biggest
Christmas Market is Stuttgart's market. It is considered one of the most
beautiful Christmas Markets in Europe. Germany's Christmas Markets have
become so popular by now that they have been copied by many nations
abroad. And some markets have actually been "exported".
Frankfurt's Christmas Market has already taken place in Birmingham,
Manchester and Edinburgh, and Chicago now has a Christmas Market
following Nuremberg's concept.
Sinzig and surrounding Christmas Markets:
Most German towns and cities have Christmas markets. The ones in
smaller towns are often far less congested and more likely to have more
interesting things for sale - such as traditional crafts. The atmosphere
is much more congenial as well.
Sinzig, Bad Breisig (Rhein) and other small villages around there
have a much more homely feel to them with stalls selling locally
produced goods and food. Ahrweiler has a stall selling high quality
gifts made and sold by the local school children. Sinzig has the
equivalent of the WI stall and Remagen a "Jacobsmarkt".
"A wonderful bed and breakfast, the most comfortable beds in any
bed and breakfast or hotel we have ever stayed in. Amazing hospitality,
by warm welcoming people. An overall good experience."
"We loved this bed and breakfast, and particularly our charming
hosts! Very friendly, humorous, helpful and professional people."
"This is a great location from which to study the volcanic
region of the Eifell and you could not do better for a comfortable
apartment and friendly service at at a reasonable price. Margaret and
George are justly proud of their house and family and could not be more
helpful - an amazing combination of Aussie friendliness and German
charm. You will not be disappointed."
"Our family arrived late in Sinzig and was welcomed with open
arms at the guesthouse. We really felt at home and returned on our way
back to the Netherlands to Haus am Zeiberberg . We can recommend the
clean beautiful room to any traveller and found it one of the best
guesthouses we ever stayed at."
"A great kick-off to visit the land of vineyards and castles,
and a stone's throw away from the rivers Ahr, Mosel and Rhein. The
Riedemann family has a great big heart: always a good thing when you're
so far from home. Well worth a visit."
From Highway A61:
Turn at Dreieck Sinzig, and then again at Sinzig/Remagen. Turn
right when you come from the highway, the first village is Löhndorf,
the second is Westum. The first street right in Westum, Drosselweg,
drive to the end and cross over the street between the playground and
the kindergarden, ten a right turn and the next turn left. You drive
straight to our house, Haus am Zeiberberg.
B9 From Koblenz:
Turn into Sinzig in the direction Königsfeld, Sinzig/Westum, at
the Church a left turn, a 90 degree turn at the RWE bakery to come
into Krechelheimer Street, keep left of the school but straight ahead
out of town and then turn left to drive to our house.
B9 From Bonn:
Take the second turn into Sinzig and then as above from the Koblenz
Guests who travel by train take the train to Sinzig, then with the
Taxi to Westum, or by arrangement, we can meet you.
La maison est située dans un endroit calme. C'est une jolie maison
dont un mur est decoré d'un blaireau et d'un faisan. La maison possède
une terrasse faisant face à un jardin fleuri. Nos hótes qui ont des
difficultés à marcher trouveront tout leur comfort. Dans la maison on
peut héberger un groupe de 19 personnes au maximum. La maison est
repartie en plusieurs appartements. Un terrain de jeu et un endroit pour
faire de barbecue sont à votre disposition. Des foréts et des plaines
vallonées entournent la maison. A deux pas d'ici vous accueille un
centre équestre. Les enfants ont la possibilité d'y passer 10 heures
par jours sauf le dimanche. Pendant que les enfants s'amusent les
parents pourront aller à la decouverte de Sinzig et de ses alentours
charmants, sans oublier le Rhin, L'Ahr, la Moselle et les montagnes de
la "Eifel". On organise des excursions en calèche à la
demande. Le site de la maison est ideal pour aller à bicyclette et à
Description pour arriver chez nous en voiture.
Venant de l'autoroute "A61" il faut prendre la sortie
"Sinzig/Remagen". Après la sortie vous gardez votre droite,
vous passez le village de "Löhndorf" à votre droite. Après
de 5 kms environ vous arriverez à "Westum" (quartier de
Sinzig) où se trouve notre pension de famille. Arrivés à Westum vous
prenez la première rue (Drosselweg à votre droite et vous la suivez.
Au bout de la rue vous la traversez et entre le terrain de jeu et le
jardin d'enfant vous tenez de nouveau à votre droite, après à votre
gauche et voilà vous verrez la maison "Haus am Zeiberberg".
Au cas où vous choisisiez la route national "B9" venant de
Koblenz vous prenez la sortie Sinzig/Königsfeld et vous suivez
l'indication "Königsfeld" juszu'au panneau indiquant "Westum"
et vous tournez à votre droite jusqu'au feu. Après le feu vous tournez
à votre gauche (vers "Westum" à peu près 2 kms). Aussitòt
que vous voyez l'église vous tournez à votre gauche et vous entrez à
votre droite la "Krechelheimer Straße", vous passez l'école
à votre droite et au bout de la "Krechelheimer Straße" vous
trouvez à votre gauche la pension.
Au cas où vous preniez la route national "B9" venant de
Bonn vous prenez la deuxième sortie "Sinzig/Königsfeld" et
vous suivez le chemin comme decrit au-dessus.
"Maison agréable, bien tenue,avec une grande chambre, idéale
pout se reposer au calme entre 2 visites dans la vallée du Rhin. Mme
Riedemann ne parle pas français, mais anglais (avec humour) et
accueille ses hôtes avec une grande gentillesse."
De woning heeft 2 verdiepingen, en staat in een heuvelachtig gedbied
met uitzicht op bos en velden. Per kamer is er van keukenblok en
badkamer voorzien. Besonderheiten Rustige omgeving, groot terras, en
eeen aangepaste woning voor rolstoelgebruikers. In het naburig dorp is
er een paardenstal voorzien. Bij mooi weer huifkartochten mogelijk.
Wandel - en fietsroutes.
Wegbbeschreibung für die Gäste - Anreise per PKW.
Via A61 Richting Sinzig:
Sinzig/Remagen rechts, door Lohndorf narr Westum, daar eerste
straat rechtsaf (Berg Hoch), het kruispunt oversteken, links zie je de
school staan, dan eerste straat rechts en volgende links, U ziet dan
het bordje "Haus am Zeiberberg" staan
Sinzig volgen richting Löhndorf, eerste dorp is Westum, daar moet
je aan de kerk links gaan, bij de Sparkasse rechts, links zie je de
school staan, dan eerste straat links en zo kom je bij "Haus am
Wegbeschreibung für die Gäste - Anreise per Bahn
Halte Remagen of Sinzig, dan met de taxi tot Westum of eventueel na
afspraak door ons af te halten.
Unser Haus, mit freudlichem Anstrich und einem Gemälde von Dachs und
Fasan, umgeben von Wald und Feldern, gepflegtem Rasen, Obstbäumen und Gärten
lädt Sie zum Verweilen und Entspannen ein. Genießen Sie Ihren Urlaub
inmitten von Ahr-Rhein-Eifel und Mosel, oder nutzen Sie unsere Pension
Alternative zu teuren Messeunterkünften in Köln, Koblenz oder Bonn.
Ein Stück internationales Flair hat es schon, das Haus am Zeiberberg:
Hier spricht man sowohl fließend deutsch als auch englisch ! Und nicht
nur Sprachbarrieren sind für uns kein Problem:
Unser Haus ist für Rollstuhlfahrer- und Gehbehinderte bestens
Unser Haus ist für Rollstuhlfahrer- und Gehbehinderte bestens
Genießen Sie die ruhige Waldrandlage in Nähe eines Reitstalls. Die
grosse Sonnenterrasse und der Garten, angrenzend an kilometerweite
Felder und Wiesen bieten Platz für Erholung und Abwechslung vom Alltag.
Unsere Appartements sind ausreichend groß, um auch Rollstuhlfahrern und
Gehbehinderten einen beschwerdefreien Urlaub zu bieten.
"Kompfortabel mit allem drum und dran !"
Unsere Appartements und Zimmer sind mit Radio, SAT-TV, Telefon, Miniküche
im Zimmer und Gästebett, sowie Dusche und WC ausgestattet. In unserem
Rollstuhl-Appartment befindet sich eine Vollküche mit allem Drum und
Ein Baby-Reisebett steht zur Verfügung !
Wir bieten Ihnen Fahrrad-, Motorrad- und Autostellplätze. Für
unsere kleinen Gäste haben wir einen Kinderspielplatz. Bei schönem
Wetter steht Ihnen unser Grillplatz zur Verfügung.
Wir können Gruppen bis 19 Personen aufnehmen.
"Angenehmes Haus, gut geführt mit einem großen Zimmer, ideal
um sich zwischen zwei Besuchen im Rheintal in Ruhe zu erholen. Frau
Riedemann spricht kein Französisch aber englisch( mit Humor ) und
empfängt ihre Gäste mit großer Liebenswürdigkeit."