Neuwied on the banks of the River Rhine and close to the UNESCO world heritage site "Middle Rhine Valley" is a vibrant town, which celebrated its 350th anniversary in 2003. It is the birthplace of Princess Elisabeth of Wied (Queen of Romania), who wrote poetry under the pseudonym of Carmen Sylva. The palace in the town centre is still owned and inhabited by the Wied family. The writer and art critic Carl Einstein, the doctor and author Friedrich Wolf, and the world famous cabinet-maker David Roentgen were also born in Neuwied. It is the town where Friedrich Wilhelm Raiffeisen, founder of the German co-operative movement, lived and worked, and where English students came to live and learn at the highly respected Moravian boarding school. The iron works of Rasselstein, in its present shape still one of the biggest companies in Neuwied, supplied the rails for the first railway in Germany in 1835.

Discover the town with an official guide and learn about the fascinating history of the area and the people that have shaped it, from Caesar's crossing of the Rhine to the present day. Tours for individuals and groups are available in German, English and French by prior booking. Themed tours for adults and children upon request. There are further guided tours available at specific attractions in the area. Please click on the "How to contact us" link for further information.

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