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When it comes down to planning your day-to-day list of things to do, ShermansTravel experts have you covered. To make sure you get the most out of your vacation, we recommend the can't-miss museums and attractions, as well as the off-the-path activities and unique local experiences that will make your trip truly memorable.

Things to do in Rhineland

Bergstrasse Wine Road

Frankfurt is near some of the best vineyards in Germany, with the local specialty being fine rieslings. The area hosts wine festivals several times a year, and the fertile ground along the Rhine is home to many wineries.

14 miles east of Worms, www.bergstraesser-wein.de
Tags: things to do | outdoors | wine | road trips

Boat Exhibition

Watersport enthusiasts of all stripes should drop their anchor at the Messe Düsseldorf (convention center) for the annual January boat exhibition.

Messe Düsseldorf (convention center), Messeplatz, 011-49-211-45-60-01, www.boot.de
Tags: family | things to do | boating

Climb Cologne Cathedral

One of the world’s great cathedrals (begun in 1248 and finished in 1880), the 515-foot-tall Kölner Dom is the largest Gothic cathedral in Germany. Each of the nine chapels contains important artworks, and the panoramic view from the top of the south tower is unbeatable.

Kölner Dom, Domkloster 3, 011-49-221-925-847-31, www.koelner-dom.de
Tags: family | great value | things to do | architecture | history

Deutsche Weinstrasse

Traversing a pristine succession of orchards, vineyards, and villages, this scenic wine route begins at Bockenheim an der Weinstrasse (10 miles west of Worms) and ends near the French border at the Weintor (“Wine Gate”) in Schweigen.

, www.deutscheweine.de
Tags: things to do | tour | wine | road trips

Rhineland in Flames

Between May and September, a series of mind-blowing pyrotechnic displays light the sky in flames above the most picturesque towns along the river Rhine.

, 011-49-228-770, www.firework.rhine-river.com
Tags: family | things to do | outdoors

River cruise

Taking a boat cruise along the Rhine is a must. You’ll pass rustic villages, idyllic wineries, and hilltop castles while enjoying live music and dinner.

Bingen-Rüdesheimer, Rheinkai 10; Bingen on Rhine; Koblenz, 011-49-6721-14140, www.bingen-ruedesheimer.com
Tags: family | smart splurge | things to do | tour

The Lorelei Rock

Stuff your ears with cotton when you visit the narrowest and shallowest part of the Middle Rhine; according to legend, a siren called Lorelei bewitched sailors until they crashed and sank.

Koblenz; eastern bank of the Rhine near Sankt Goarshausen,
Tags: things to do | outdoors | history

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