We offer modern apartments in a renovated 18th century property which has historic landmark status. Stay overnight with us in a former winery and enjoy the conveniences of the present with the baroque ambiance of the past in the beautiful Palatine Wine Region.
Rhodt unter Rietburg is in a region which has been settled for over 1000 years. It gets its name from the fortress Rietburg which was finished in 1204 and overlooks the village and vineyards. Nearby is Ludwigshoehe, the former summer residence of King Ludwig I, which today provides the elegant surroundings for many cultural events from art exhibitions to concerts. The apartments are conveniently located in the center of the village of Rhodt unter Rietburg. This location directly on the wine route gives you easy access to world-class wineries all within a few kilometers’ radius. Rhodt is famous for its artisan shops along the Theresienstrasse which is just around the corner (50 meters) from the apartments. Nearby you’ll find the tourist information office, a butcher, cafes, restaurants, bistros and wineries.
Most tourists enjoy driving through the historic villages and beautiful landscape. Mountain bikers and road cyclists love the region for its landscape and variety of routes on and off road. Even without a car or a bike, it’s easy to get here and to get around. You arrive by train at the station in the neighboring village of Edenkoben. From there it is a short bus ride to our apartments and the bus stop is less than one minute away. In Edenkoben you’ll find supermarkets and shops from major retail chains.
Why Palatinate (Pfalz)?
Almost all year round – from end of February until Christmas - the Palatine region celebrates its wine and festival culture almost every weekend.
The Pfalz benefits from almost perfect conditions for viticulture and is one of the warmest German wine growing regions with around 1,800 hours of sunshine per year. Summers are dry, but not too hot, and winters tend to be mild, creating near-Mediterranean micro-climates. The climate is mild enough for almonds and other warmer weather plants to thrive. 45 white and 22 red grape varieties are grown, with approximately 60% of the total area under vine planted with white wine grapes and 40% with red. The Pfalz has the largest acreage planted with the ‘noble’ Riesling grape. Here, it yields wines of substance and finesse, with a less austere acidity than their Mosel counterparts and aromas of peach and apricot rather than green fruit. Pleasant, mild white wines rich in bouquet and full of body are produced from Müller-Thurgau, Grauburgunder (Pinot Grigio), Weißburgunder (Pinot Blanc) and Scheurebe grapes, while smooth, fruity red wine is made from the Portugieser grape. In response to the growing demand for red wine, there are many new plantings of Dornfelder which, depending on the wine-making techniques employed, produces a deep-coloured and complex wine. The world-renowned Pinot Noir is one of the most important red varieties grown in the Pfalz region, particularly in the south.