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Highlights Upper Rhine
- Hiking and cycling along the Upper Rhine
- Old stronghold near Emmendingen
- Open-air museum Villa rustica near Bad Dürkheim
- Largest amusement park in Germany
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The Upper Rhine has an extensive leisure programme to offer for culture and nature lovers and offers you countless holiday accommodations to choose from. For holidays in one of the cities, an apartment is highly recommended, which serves as an ideal starting point for exploring tours. You will also find holiday apartments very close to lakes, beaches and ski resorts in the Black Forest. If you want to explore the wide landscape of the Upper Rhine by hiking or cycling, the best place to relax afterwards is in a vacation rental with garden.
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Location and orientation
Oberrhein is a 360 kilometre long area of the Rhine between Rüdesheim and Basel. The Rhine flows here through the Upper Rhine Plain, which is protected by the Black Forest and the Vosges mountain ranges. Adjacent to the Upper Rhine are Switzerland, French Alsace and the German states of Baden-Württemberg, Rhineland-Palatinate and Hesse.
In the Upper Rhine there are numerous nature reserves as well as countless river meadows and wetlands, such as the Kühkopf-Knoblochsaue, which is the largest nature reserve in Hessen.
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Friends of old walls will certainly get their money's worth in the Upper Rhine, as here some old castle ruins sit enthroned on high rocky outcrops. For example, the stronghold near Emmendingen, located at the foothills of the Black Forest, is the second largest castle in Baden after Heidelberg Castle.2. Walking on Roman settlement tracks
The Upper Rhine was already appreciated by the ancient Romans, who settled here in those days and left their mark. One of these is the Villa rustica near Bad Dürkheim, a Roman villa around 2,000 years old, which can now be visited free of charge as an open-air museum. The villa was uncovered in 1981 and partially reconstructed.3. Experience a varied day in Germany's largest amusement park
The Europa-Park in Rust offers you countless attractions and unique rides, which provide absolutely pleasurable hours and adrenaline-increasing moments. The subject areas relate to the countries of Europe and are extremely elaborate. In addition to many roller coasters, Europa-Park also offers various show programs.
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The COVID-19 pandemic heavily impacted the travel industry in 2020. Last year, rentals in Upper Rhine had an annual average cost of around $137.72 per night.
Travelers who want to be budget-friendly should visit Upper Rhine in January, March, and February, the cheapest months of the year, with average prices of $126.06, $126.58, and $129.35 per night, respectively, based on data collected in 2020.
Analyzing the data from 2020, we found that costs per night for accommodation here are usually higher, on average, during the months of August ($154.24), July ($149.5), and September ($141.27).
It is recommended that you book your stay well in advance when visiting Upper Rhine, as only 41% of our accommodations are usually available throughout the year.
The best months to find free accommodation in Upper Rhine are December (the average amount of properties that are available reached 61.5% of the total in 2020), January (61%), and November (58.25%).
The months with the lowest properties available in Upper Rhine are, in order, August, July, and September with respective average availability figures of 16.8%, 20.75%, and 24.75%, based on data collected in 2020.
Our inventory features approximately 2800 properties from 30 partners, giving you plenty of choice when searching for your next dream vacation rental!