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Dernau is a famous red wine village in the Ahr valley, situated in Northern Rhineland-Palatinate. From August to November thousands of visitors from abroad enjoy the annual wine festivities, which culminate on the last weekend of september.

Dernau from Krausberg

Get in[edit]

  • Train: Ahrtalbahn, get off at Dernau station
  • Road: Autobahn A61 Exit Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler. Follow the B257, direction Altenahr.

Get around[edit]

Use the Ahrtalbahn (Ahr valley railway) which stops in the village and in all neighboured towns. Direct connections to Bonn and Koblenz. In addition the bus #841 serves the whole valley from Remagen to Kreuzberg (Ahr).


  • Krausberg. offers a nice view over the Ahr valley and as far as Cologne and Bonn, if weather conditions allow
  • Historic stone bridge crossing the Ahr.
  • Old Jewish cemetery.


  • Wine tastings
  • Hiking (Red wine hiking trail)


  • Local red wine


  • Many small and bigger restaurants offer regional specialities at reasonable prices
  • Ahrklause, Auf der Wacht 1. Café with wine
  • Bertram, Schmittmannstr. 30.
  • Hofgarten (Gutsschenke Weingut Meyer-Näkel), Bachstr. 27.
  • Im Burggarten, Burgstr. 6-12.
  • Kaffee- & Weinhaus St Quirinus, Römerstr..
  • Kreuzberg, Schmittmannstr. 31.
  • Op de Baach, Hauptstr. 65.
  • Pauly, Bachstr. 22.
  • Wein & Bierstube, Schmittmannstr. 23.
  • Italienische Eisdiele, Schmittmannstr. 35. ice Cream

In Marienthal

  • Klosterquelle, Rotweinstr. 6.
  • Weingut Kloster Marienthal.


  • Wine tasting almost everywhere possible, Try Weinhaus Sebastian in the center of the village.


  • Gästehaus Pension Krämer (Bed & Breakfast, B&B), Pfarrgarten 12a (close to the church). Check-out: 11AM. Continental breakfast included. Seems to be widely recommended... 19-24 EUR pp/pn.
  • Hotel Kölner Hof, Schmittmannstr. 40, +49 2643 8407.
  • Weinhaus Bertram, Hauptstr. 3, +49 2643 8314.

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