Limburg Motorhome Rental in Germany
RV Rental and Campervan Hire in Limburg, Hesse
Limburg sits in the middle of the Limburg Basin in central West Germany. As the soil is exceptionally fertile, it is more of an agricultural town than a tourist destination. But as it is located mid-way between Frankfurt and the Rhine, a Limburg motorhome rental is the ideal choice for seeing all that this area of Germany has to offer.
Limburg and Frankfurt
Limburg has its own share of history, one that dates back to as early as 7th century. A period of this history still remains in its half-timbered houses, cathedral and castle (from which the town got its name) built in the 13th century while the ‘newer’ ones are from 17th and 18th centuries.
Outside the medieval townscape and less than an hour southeast in your Limburg campervan hire is Frankfurt, one of Germany’s major cities and known to many as the ‘gateway to Europe’ with its busy international airport. As one of the major cities, there are plenty of attractions; among them is the Main Tower which, at 650 feet, affords some great views of the city. Other attractions include the Botanical Gardens which have more than 6,000 plants within its 50 acres; the Cider Taverns along the cobbled streets of the Sachsenhausen district; and the museum embankment where both sides of the River Maine house some of Germany’s best museums.
Castles, Vineyards and Spas
If you drive west in your RV rental in Limburg through the beautiful spa town of Wiesbaden, known as one of Europe’s most sophisticated cities and whose long spa is the longest columned hall in Europe, you will arrive at Bingen on the banks of the River Rhine. If you then head north in your motorhome rental in Limburg, the drive from Bingen to Koblenz is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and offers magnificent scenery with its small villages overlooked by historic castles and in between, the sun-kissed vineyards.
Koblenz is where the rivers Rhine and Moselle meet and since 2011 is home to one of the largest cable cars of its type outside the Alps, which allows a breathtaking trip over the river and up to the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress.
Journey Into the Past
From Koblenz you can either continue with your Limburg motorhome hire up the Rhine or follow along the banks of the Moselle River past Cochem with its much photographed Reichsburg, an 11th century castle that has been restored and sits at the top of the hill overlooking the town.
From Cochem, it’s only an hour’s journey by campervan rental in Limburg to Trier, one of the oldest cities in Germany (founded before 16BCE) and was a preferred residence of many Roman Emperors. The cathedral at Trier receives a lot of pilgrims as it houses what is said to be the Holy Robe, the robe that Jesus wore when he was crucified.
If you continue along the river using your campervan hire in Limburg, you can cross the border into Luxemburg, one of the richest countries in Europe, both in terms of per capita income and cultural assets.