From Altenahr, Cologne is about 30 miles (48 kilometers) to the north, and Frankfurt is 80 miles (129 kilometers) to the east.
When it comes to getting the best out of your vacation, it's worth remembering that Altenahr is merely just the start; Rhineland-Palatinate features an abundance of wonderful things to do and see. Journey 15 miles (24 kilometers) southwest from Altenahr to Koenigswinter, where you can visit the Siebengebirgsmuseum and Sea Life Koenigswinter.
Organize some transportation and spend some time in Bonn, a regional center, situated 16 miles (26 kilometers) away from Altenahr. The city has a number of attractions, including Bonn Marketplace, World Conference Center Bonn and Kreuzberg Church. Sterntor, University of Bonn and Poppelsdorf Palace are other good spots to visit.
The best places for travelers to visit when they discover a new place are the ones that provide a window into the culture. Make a trip to Rhineland-Palatinate's art galleries, art museums and theaters. A good way to better understand a region is by learning about its past. So be sure to visit the old towns while you are in the area.
Plan a trip during winter and try out some of the local wintersports such as snowboarding and skiing. Both of these are available in the region. If you think a perfect break is working up a sweat in wild places, then join one of the many mountain biking or hiking experiences the area around Altenahr has to offer.
At the end of your stay in this special place, say goodbye the way they do in German, with a hearty "Tschüss."