Niederwalddenkmal, 65385 Rüdesheim am Rhein
High above the Rhine, hikers and walkers can explore an enchanted world – the ornamental woodland created by Count Karl Maximilian von Ostein around 250 years ago: a symbiosis of nature, pavilions and the Rhine that creates a unique listed garden. Inparticular, Count von Ostein’s design harmoniously blended the mountain peak and view of the river into the scene. People loved to stroll in Ostein’s park, and still do. They have included the poet Clemens Brentano, trailblazer of literary Rhine romanticism and originator of what is probably the best known Rhine myth, the Lorelei. Were his ‘Rhine Fairy Tales’ inspired by this seemingly mythical park with its dense oak forest, artistic temples and ruins, and 60 metre-long magic cave?