Nahe ferry Bad Münster am Stein
On the move for 300 years - the Nahe ferry
The shortest connection between the spa park Bad Münster am Stein and the Huttental with ascent to the Rheingrafenstein is the Nahe ferry. It was installed 300 years ago. Initially to bring material, e.g. wood, from one side of the Nahe to the other. Today it is used to transport passengers and is the only hand-pulled ferry in Rhineland-Palatinate. The ferryman pulls the barge on a wire rope in the shallow waters of the Nahe to the other side. The guests in the ferry enjoy the magnificent view of the Rheingrafenstein rock, to which the remains of the 12th century castle ruin clings like a swallow's nest. The ferryman receives a small fee and also knows how to entertain the audience with many anecdotes. Thus, the ferry is not only a means of transport, but each trip conveys culture and history. You can even book wine tastings here.
Between the Nahe weir at the campsite and the Kapitän Lorenz shore, you can enjoy the romantic landscape particularly intensively on a boat tour. Either classically with the rowing boat or with the duck pedal boat - fun for young and old. You can rent the boats directly from the ferry terminal.
What to do when the ferry is closed
If the ferry is closed, the "detour" leads as a beautiful footpath along the Nahe to the campsite and over the Specker bridge, which bridges the brook Alsenz. On the eastern side of the Nahe, follow the signs for Vitaltour Rheingrafenstein. On the side of the spa park follow the yellow signs. The total walking time is 45 - 60 minutes.