Schloss Johannisberg, Geisenheim-Johannisberg - Cuvéehof
The palace’s elevated location on the top of a hill engirdled in vines, high above the Rhine valley, long ago inspired paeans of praise from Heine and Goethe. But presumably it was not just the beauty of the landscape, but also the exquisite taste of its fruits that prompted these poetic rhapsodies. After all, the history of viticulture on the climatically favoured Johannisberg hill is studded with superlatives: the first grape harvest here that’s mentioned in the records dates from 817. With the archives recording a Riesling vine planted way back in 1720, Johannisberg ranks as the world’s oldest Riesling vineyard. Both the spätlese and the auslese processes were discovered here.
- There is only an extremely limited number of parking slots on the grounds of the palace itself.
- This means that some guests may have to walk for several minutes, which is why we recommend allowing sufficient time for your journey.
- Only for the main events at Cuvéehof are special shuttle buses from Wiesbaden deployed, which take visitors to the gates of the venue and can be used by showing the concert ticket.
- Departures are 70 and 60 minutes before the concert begins, at Wiesbaden Central Station (Bus Platform D), though you can also board the bus at the Platz der Deutschen Einheit (Platform B) and at the Kahlemühle P+R car park (Wiesbaden-Dotzheim).
- In addition, a shuttle service will be provided from the car parks in Industriestrasse in Geisenheim.
- The buses will return after the events, the final bus after an announcement.
- There is no special shuttle service for the chamber music concerts in the Fürst-von-Metternich-Saal at Schloss Johannisberg!
From the Rhine-Main area:
- A66 / B42 follow the signs to Rüdesheim am Rhein
- At B42 take exit Winkel ("Schloss Vollrads / Brentano Haus")
- Turn right and follow the sign Johannisberg
- Follow the bending main road to the left in direction Johannisberg
- At the village of Johannisberg follow the signs to "Schloss Johannisberg"
- Bus line 181 and 183 - bus stop Geisenheim-Johannisberg, Friedhof or Schlossallee
- That the outdoor events will take place whatever the weather.
- That animals may not be brought into any event of the Rheingau Music Festival (this includes outdoor events).
- The palace’s restaurant, with the sun terrace and the summer garden, treats its guests every day (open all week) to the Rheingau’s gourmet delights, ranging from exquisitely elegant to satisfyingly solid.
Schlossschänke auf dem Johannisberg: