Rheinsteig Stage 19: Johannisberg–Kiedrich (north–south)

If there’s any one hill that’s typically associated with wine here, then it’s the Johannisberg. The world-famous vineyard, crossed by the 50th degree of latitude, has been planted with Riesling grapes for centuries. A statue in the palace courtyard reminds us of the rider who in the autumn of 1775 returned too late with permission from the bishop of Fulda to begin the wine harvest.  The grapes had rotted – yet produced excellent wine the next spring. Thus late harvest or Spätlese wine was invented purely by chance!


Rheinsteig Stage 19: Johannisberg–Kiedrich (north–south)
4:30 h
14,5 km
337 m
353 m

source Romantischer Rhein Tourismus GmbH · author: Frank Gallas

Tourplanner Rhineland-Palatinate

Planning bicycle and walking tours

The Tourplanner Rhineland-Palatinate helps you search for hiking and cycling trails, making it easier for you to plan your own tours. Here, you can access both premium long-distance hiking trails and certified short and circular routes, as well as long-distance cycling trails and themed trails. The relevant route details are displayed and you can save the desired tour as a PDF, print it out or download the GPS data for it. In addition to the tours, the interactive map included in the tour planner shows you the available attractions, restaurants and accommodation along the route. You can also visit the ‘Community’ section in the tour planner to read about other people’s hiking experiences or submit your own reviews.