We are three days into our Rheinsteig hike, with a total of three days, or 15 hours of hiking. Today is a rest day in Unkel, just south of Bonn. The hikes are wonderful walks through green, mossy forests, blazing green fields, with a bit of city and village walking thrown in. There are many views of the Rhein River along the way. As usual, the beginning and endings of each hike take a bit of work locating, but overall the hiking and the trails have been fantastic.
The hills bordering the Rhine are covered with vineyards. It is mostly white wines that are produced, so we have not been doing too much sampling. We have, however, been drinking plenty of beer and red wine from Spain.