Baden-Baden’s Rebland – Neuweier district
Dining, enjoying, relaxing
With twisting alleyways, lots of vineyards and wineries, traditional restaurants with local colour and a magnificent castle, the state-approved resort town of Neuweier does honour to its title. It’s the landscape and attractive climate that first catch your eye, followed by the typical wine village character, which is impressively underlined by the many wineries and wine producer Baden-Badener Winzergenossenschaft.
So it makes perfect sense that Neuweier is decoratively framed by a sea of grapevines, where the grapes used to produce the wine grow. After all, more than one fifth of the community’s total area is used to grow grapes. To be precise, 124 of 606 hectares are reserved for the exceptional Baden wine of Rebland.
But it doesn’t end there: the small wine village in Rebland, first documented in 1297, has an extraordinary visual point of focus in the form of the snow-white walls of the grand Neuweier Castle, which is both picturesque and imposing as it towers above the green vineyards at the village entrance.
It was built as a moated castle in the 12th century and its walls stand out from the deep green of the surrounding Mauerberg vineyards for a spectacular sight rich in contrast. Neuweier Castle is now home to a hotel, a gourmet restaurant with a Michelin star, and one of Germany’s best private wineries, which cultivates 14 hectares of Riesling and Pinot Noir at the Schlossberg and Mauerberg vineyards. An ambience fit for kings – and extraordinary moments.
The resort town of Neuweier – there’s no better way to describe it ...