Gastlandschaften Rheinland-Pfalz

Romantic Rhine

Holidays in the romantic Middle Rhine valley: Castles, Wine and River cruises

Romantischer Rhein Tourismus GmbH
An der Königsbach 8
56075 Koblenz

Tel. +49 (0)261/ 97 38 47 0
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  • Marksburg, Braubach
    Marksburg, Braubach
  • Loreley rock, St. Goarshausen
    Loreley rock, St. Goarshausen
  • Ehrenbreitstein Fortress, Koblenz
    Ehrenbreitstein Fortress, Koblenz
  • Pfalzgrafenstein, Kaub
    Pfalzgrafenstein, Kaub
  • Historical town of Boppard
    Historical town of Boppard
  • Koblenz Cable Car and German Corner
    Koblenz Cable Car and German Corner
  • Rhine river cruise
    Rhine river cruise

Travel highlights and activities in the romantic Rhine valley

The Middle Rhine Valley ranks among the most impressive and valuable regions of Germany in terms of its culture and history. As well, the World Heritage Site hosts shape regional cuisine and hospitality with the same care as local vintners cultivate and nurture their vineyards.


Rhine river cruises

There are many places along the Rhine where you can board and alight scheduled river cruises. A wide choice of special themed tours is also on offer - the Rhine in Flames fireworks spectacular, evening cruises to view the illuminated riverbanks and atmospheric cruises with music.

The renowned route from Koblenz to Bingen/Rüdesheim is one of the most beautiful parts of the Rhine river. Once experienced, such a tour, with the riverboat passing steep cliffs, vineyards, romantic castles and cosy villages, will never be forgotten.There are various starting points for the river cruises, mostly departing on a daily basis in the summer season. 

Think about the river cruise companies when you are planning your next hiking or cycling tour in the Rhine valley: The riverboats can easily bring you back to your starting points!

More information about Rhine river cruises.

The Lorelei rock

For some the Lorelei is a 132-metre slate cliff near St. Goarshausen in the heart of the Upper Middle Rhine Valley. For others it is a legendary, perilous stretch of the Rhine that captured the Romantic imagination. For everyone the Lorelei is amazingly beautiful and inspiring. A visitors' centre sits on top of the Lorelei hill and offers insight into the world-famous myth associated with the Lorelei valley.

Historical towns: From Rüdesheim to Braubach

The historical towns in the Middle Rhine valley have wonderfully quaint restaurants and cafés, inns selling home-produced wine, picturesque timber-framed buildings, impressive castles and town walls.

Experience Rüdesheim, one of the best-known small towns on the Rhine. It offers great walking terrain, the Rheinsteig trail for example, and fabulous, historical surroundings in which to enjoy excellent local wines. Other highlights include Ehrenfels castle ruins and a romantic cable car ride.

Rheinfels Castle above St. Goar is the largest castle ruin on the Rhine and Boppard fascinates with its Roman Fort, its beautiful Rhine promenade and the large Bopparder Hamm vineyard.

Braubach is towerd by Marksburg castle, an impressive fortress situated in majestic splendour on top of a rocky cliff. This is the only hilltop castle on the Middle Rine still in its original condition.

Koblenz Cable Car

Visitors of the Koblenz Cable Car can enjoy spectacular views over Deutsches Eck “German Corner”, where the Rhine and Moselle rivers meet, and the UNESCO World Heritage site Oberes Mittelrheintal.

The cable car takes visitors from Konrad-Adenauer-Ufer (the riverside) up to the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress, which rises 118 meters above the Rhine river, opens a fantastic view over Koblenz and the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle at "Deutsches Eck".

“Ehrenbreitstein” Fortress, Europe’s second largest preserved fortress, was constructed between 1817 and 1828 in its present-day design. Every stone is imbued with history here, including modern history, because the Prussian fortress complex has been completely renovated for BUGA, the Federal Horticultural Show in 2011, and enhanced with modern architecture and contemporary gastronomy.

View of the German Corner ("Deutsches Eck") in the city of Koblenz in 360°:

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Burg Brohleck | Brohl-Lützing

The complex, which is in private ownership, offers rooms for weddings, celebrations and concerts. Every year, a romantic Christmas market in the...

Mittelrhein Museum | Koblenz

Middle Rhine Museum

Collections from prehistory, early history and the Roman era,

mediaeval art; collection focuses on paintings...

Blüchermuseum | Kaub

Blücher Museum

Blücher’s former headquarters during the Rhine crossing from

1813 to 1814.

Josefstor Rhens | Rhens


The Josefstor, seen from the Rhine Gate, is somewhat smaller than the Rhine Gate and never carried a gate tower.

Ancient Town Hall | Lahnstein

The Rhenish half-timbering with its Gothic hall in the ground floor dates from the 15th century. It was there where the market hall and the court...

Geysir-Zentrum Andernach | Andernach


World’s largest cold-water geyser in the “Namedyer Werth”

conservation area near Andernach in the volcano region...

Schloss Engers | Neuwied

It served the Trier electors, who lived in nearby Koblenz, as a hunting and pleasure palace. The prominent position on the banks of the Rhine as...

Pfarrkirche St. Peter & Paul | Remagen

The oldest part of the church dates back to 1246. Records show that a Christian church existed inside the walls in the 5th century A.D.. The...

Rheintor Rhens | Rhens

The Rheintor

Above the Rheintor, which was built around 1400, the only preserved gate tower of the city fortifications was erected.

Chapel Allerheiligenberg | Lahnstein

The chapel Allerheiligenberg and an hermitage was built in 1671 from Johann Philipp Trabach. They were integrated into the monastery of the...

Pub at the Lahn river | Lahnstein

The custom tower of the Electoral Princes of Trier was built in 1348. The pavilion-like half-timbered house with the welded roof and lantern dates...

Heimburg / Burg Hohneck | Niederheimbach

In 1295, Archbishop Gerhard von Eppstein had the formidable Heimburg castle built in Niederheimbach.

Today, the Castle is in private...

Erinnerungskapelle "Schwarze Madonna" | Remagen

The chapel of the Black Madonna is a monument to the more than 300.000 German prisoners of war, many of whom died there between April and July...

Katholische Pfarrkirche | St. Goar

The Catholic Church contains a Goar epitaph (14th cebtury), which formerly was the cover plate of the table tomb of St. Goar in teh Collegiate...

Castle Martinsschloss | Lahnstein

The customs castle of the archbishops and Electoral prices of Mainz was built in 1298. The Gothic main tower, which is 28m high, also serves as a...