Also in cultural terms the Rheingau is a jewel. Not only the delightful view over picturesque cultural landscapes, for example from the Germania statue in Rüdesheim, but also the numerous architectural treasures are fascinating. Near Eltville is the Cistercian monastery of Eberbach, among others known because it served as the setting for the movie "The Name of the Rose" with Sean Connery. The oldest playable organ in Germany, built in 1330, can be visited in the St. Valentinus-Kirche in Kiedrich. The church's interior is almost entirely original and the gothic art treasures of the early 16th century are equally worth a visit.
Every jear the Rheingau Musik Festival
Every jear the Rheingau Musik Festival transforms the whole region between Wiesbaden and Lorch into a concerts are performed by world-renowned soloists and orchestras at more than 40 different locations, among them the main landmarks and architektural treasures of the Rheingau: Eberbach Monastery, Schloss Johannisberg, Schloss Vollrads and many delightful churches and traditional wine estates. Altough the focus is mainly on „classical music“, jazz, cabaret and literary wine tastings are also well-established features of the programme.