Eltville is a town in the Rheingau-Taunus-Kreis in the Regierungsbezirk of Darmstadt in Hesse, Germany. It is located on the German Half-Timbered House Road (Fachwerkstraße). Eltville is the biggest town in the Rheingau. Germany's most famous vineyards (Steinberg, Rauenthaler Baiken, Erbacher Marcobrunn) are found within Eltville's municipal limits.
Eltville caters well for tourists and is well known for its wine and sekt production, which can be sampled at many wineries and Straußwirtschaften (seasonal wine shops). Of particular importance is the Vinothek, which brings together every leading estate’s wines so that wine lovers can compare the products.
Things to See & Do
* Electoral Castle
* Schloss Reinhartshausen (palace)
* Burgstrasse with typical timber-frame houses
* Remains of town fortifications
* Crass Castle
Cruise Season – March to Dec
Currency – Euro (€) (EUR)
Language – German
Land Area – 46.77 km²
Population – 17,655 approx.
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT/UTC plus one hour
International Country Telephone Code – + 49
Port Location – The port at Eltville lies on the Rhine river. On the Rhine’s bank are several landing stages for, among others, the Köln-Düsseldorfer Rheinschiffahrt, a well known Rhine passenger ship concern.
Travel Links - Eltville lies on Bundesstraße 42, which towards the east is built like an Autobahn and near Walluf seamlessly joins the A 66. The town also lies on the Frankfurt – Wiesbaden – Eltville – Koblenz railway line and belongs to the Rhein-Main-Verkehrsverbund.