Rheinland-Pfalz Ahrweiler Houses & Streets, Germany 2019
The mighty Rhine to the east and towering Eifel mountains to the west, and the fertile wine-growing Ahr valley in-between. Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler has fiercely guarded rows of green growing up the southern slope of the Ahrgebirge mountain. The vineyards are a source of local pride. As one of the northernmost red wine-producing areas in the world, these vines have been cultivated since Roman times. The capital is a twin-town, Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler, with the elegant Bad Neuenahr on one side of the river. Ahrweiler on the other bank is an attractive medieval town encircled by a city wall and crisscrossed by pedestrianized lanes lined with half-timbered houses. Built-in the 13th century, the medieval city walls were almost completely preserved with their moats, gates, and towers. Ahrweiler District as well, nestled in the protection of the Eifel forests filled with fir trees and wildlife - including some rare birds.