Rettbergsaue Schierstein, Wiesbaden

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The Rettbergsaue is a natural island in the Rhine River at Wiesbaden, Germany. It is situated between the main channel of the Rhine to the north and a smaller channel, the Wachsbleicharm, in the south. The Wachsbleicharm forms the border between the federal states of Hesse and Rhineland-Palatinate.The island is about 3100m long and up to 400m wide. Covering about 68ha, it is one of the largest islands on the Rhine in which the river flows unhindered on both sides. The island is for the most part covered with trees and has a rich bird and plant life. Approximately 90% of the island is protected, with the remainder used for recreational and agricultural purposes.Bundesautobahn 643 crosses the Rhine via the Rettbergsaue on the Schierstein Bridge. Although there is a sidewalk on both sides of the road on the bridge, only the sidewalk on the east side has stairs to access the island.The majority of the island, lying opposite Biebrich Castle, is within the borough of Wiesbaden-Biebrich. The part west of the Schierstein Bridge is part of Wiesbaden-Schierstein.HistoryThe Rettbergsaue was originally two islands, created through deposition of coarse sediments and flood silts. The eastern island was the Biebricher Wörth and the western island the Schiersteiner Wörth. The two islands grew together after port construction along this section of the Rhine in the mid-19th century. Evidence of human settlement dates to the Middle Ages, and probably to Roman times, based on structural remnants found at two sites at the highest elevations of the island.
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  • Excellent place for recreational activities. It was nice and peaceful when we visited there on a summer Saturday afternoon. Perfect to spend time with family and friends. Number of campers with tents and camping vans, but not overcrowded. Nice ‘beach’ for children to play in water during the summers. A restaurant on-site to enjoy snacks, coffee and ice cream.
  • On the Rettbergsaue it is fantastically beautiful. You can bathe super in the Rhine, also very suitable for toddlers. The tenants of the restaurant / kiosk are unfortunately unfriendly, but you can take your own provisions with you and are not dependent on their offer. Unfortunately, access with strollers is not possible alone, as a staircase leads up from the jetty. You need the help of others.
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