THE GARDEN

OUTDOOR RELAXATION AND TRANQUILLITY

TERRACE OVERLOOKING THE RHINE

The two large tables with chairs on the upper floor terrace are complemented by several loungers. Your view from here of the Rhine valley and 100 metre high rock face on the opposite bank is simply stupendous.

FLOW FORM CASCADES

Three distinct FLOW FORM cascade water features by English artist John Wilkes are installed next to the house. The water from the stream running across the property is enhanced as it flows in lemniscate patterns through the FLOW FORM basins integrated within the stream.

IN JUNE 2002 THE UPPER MIDDLE RHINE VALLEY WITH ITS ROMANTIC CASTLES WAS INCLUDED ON THE UNESCO’S WORLD HERITAGE LIST. THE “LORELEI”, WITH ITS 132 METRE HIGH ROCK FACE, AND ST. GOAR WITH THE “RHEINFELS” – LARGEST OF THE RHINE CASTLES – ARE PART OF THIS.

WOODS ON THE PROPERTY

The 5 hectare property is maintained according to “Permaculture” guidelines. Various pools and ponds containing a variety of aquatic plants were created and numerous fruit trees and berry bushes planted. The villa’s own woods begins on the slopes next the rock face directly behind the house. It also features terraces set out with various fruit trees.

SWEEPING RHINE VALLEY PANORAMA

Looming over St. Goar is the largest and most impressive of the Rhine Valley castle ruins – the “Rheinfels” with its labyrinth of subterranean tunnels, which all guests should visit.

A description of the 5 circular hiking routes that start in St. Goar can be downloaded as a pdf file under this link www.wanderfreunde-stgoar.de: “Mythos Loreley”: 1. BURGWEG 17 km in 4 hours, 2. HÖHENWEG 12 km in 3 hours, 3. PANORAMA WEG 8 km in 2 1/2 hours.

“Werlauer Schweiz”: 4. MÜHLENWEG 11 km in 3 hours, 5. ERZWEG 13 km in 3 hours.

An English description of the RHEINBURGENWEG 04 Oberwesel – St. Goar section in 3 hours is also available here www.outdooractive.com.

The daily programme of Summer features, including rock and classical concerts, appearing at the open-air theatre above the Lorelei can be found here www.loreley-freilichtbuehne.de.

Every year, on the third Saturday in September, St. Goar plays host to a truly magnificent fireworks display, the world-renowned www.rhein-in-flammen.com

Left image: “Loreley”, George Grosz, Museum Ludwig in Cologne

© Rheinisches Bildarchiv Köln
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