Are Castle

Altenahr · Ahrtal

If you look from the banks of the Ahr in Altenahr or from Are Castle opposite in the direction of the Ahr Mountains, you will recognize a small gap in a rock - the Devil's Hole. Popular photo motif, sought-after hiking destination and alpine rock path: the Devil's Hole is one of the top sights on the Middle Ahr. As spectacular as the Devil's Hole is in the landscape, so is its origin. Legend has it that the devil once visited the valley of the Ahr and took such a liking to the land and the people, but above all to the excellent red wine, that he never wanted to return home. One day, while he was resting on the mountain opposite Are Castle, his grandmother approached him in the form of a beautiful maiden. In the arms of the devil in love, she quickly changed back into the unruly woman he knew only too well. Enraged, he grabbed the grandmother and hurled her through the rock wall down into hell. Thus was born the Devil's Hole, which can still be seen today above Altenahr.

Are Castle


Weinort Altenahr e.V.
Altenburger Straße 1a
53505 Altenahr

E-Mail: info@altenahr-ahr.de
Tel.: (0049) 26438448