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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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info@romantischer-rhein.de
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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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Heimatmuseum auf Burg Rheinfels | St. Goar

Museum of local history for St. Goar and castle Rheinfels.

Josefstor Rhens | Rhens

Josefstor

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

Cinema Lahnstein | Lahnstein

The cinema Lahnstein with its current programme has two screens, one of them offers 74 seats on the balcony and 129 on the parquette floor as well...

Weißer Turm | Weißenthurm

The White Tower has given today’s city of Weißenthurm and its association of municipalities its name and functions as an ostensive example of a...

Schloss Arenfels | Bad Hönningen

Arenfels Palace owes its current appearance to a prominent master builder: Ernst Friedrich Zwirner was Karl Friedrich Schinkel’s student. Zwirner,...

Basilika St. Kastor | Koblenz

The St. Castor Basilica is the oldest surviving church in Koblenz. The monastery church was consecrated in 836 and was the scene of many important...

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...

Schloss Neuwied | Neuwied

That the Rhine represents a thoroughly lucrative income source as an important traffic route and a major economic axis was also clear to Count...

Ludwig Museum | Koblenz

Ludwig Museum in the

Deutschherrenhaus

Contemporary exhibition focusing on French art. Exhibits on

loan from world-famous art...

Burg Sooneck | Niederheimbach

Sonneck Castle in Niederheimbach, which was built before 1271, has gone down in legend as a notorious robber barons’ nest and represents the only...

Schloss Marienburg | Leutesdorf

This late Baroque manor house emerged from a castle originally from the Middle Ages and stamps the city silhouette of Leutesdorf until...

Marksburg | Braubach

Marksburg Castle – virtually unchanged from Medieval Times

Marksburg Castle is the only hill castle on the Rhine that has never been...

Gefängnisturm | Unkel

Prison Tower

Built in 1550 as part of the city fortifications. Today’s baroque roof

was added in 1700. The prison was located in the...

Schönburg | Oberwesel

Schönburg Castle in Oberwesel has a special place among the Middle Rhine Castles: it remained in the possession of the Empire until its...

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...