As you wander around towns big and small in Germany’s Rhine (Rhein) River valley, you’ll see vineyards everywhere — some commercially productive, some uncultivated. There are even grapes growing randomly along public walking paths. Snapped this image when I visited the town of Bacharach in September 2015.
Germany is a well-connected country on mobile, generally speaking.
That being said, I found myself limited to 2G EDGE Internet or less in many parts of the town of Bacharach in the Rhine River valley.
It was mostly a blessing to be relatively disconnected … but if you really need to get something resembling high(er)-speed mobile Internet on 3G, it is possible in pockets of town, including a lookout tower along the town’s string of wonderful hiking trails (top photo) or in the courtyard/patio of the town’s youth hostel (second photo), reachable by an even windier hiking trail — or by road if you have a car/bike.
Your search for mobile connectivity will give you a great workout from the vertical ascent … and reward you with a fantastic view of Bacharach and the Rhine River (photo below).