Gastlandschaften Rheinland-Pfalz
  • Porta Nigra at Trier, Moselle
    Porta Nigra at Trier, Moselle
  • Trier cathedral, Moselle
    Trier cathedral, Moselle
  • Kaiserthermen, royal baths, at Trier, Moselle
    Kaiserthermen, royal baths, at Trier, Moselle
  • Speyer cathedral, Palatinate
    Speyer cathedral, Palatinate
  • Burg Katz castle, Middle Rhine
    Burg Katz castle, Middle Rhine
  • Pfalzgrafenstein castle, Middle Rhine
    Pfalzgrafenstein castle, Middle Rhine
  • Marksburg castle, Middle Rhine
    Marksburg castle, Middle Rhine
  • Burg Katz castle, Middle Rhine
    Burg Katz castle, Middle Rhine
  • Porta Nigra at Trier, Moselle
    Porta Nigra at Trier, Moselle

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Romantic Germany

The regions around Rhine and Moselle in Romantic Germany are a treasure chest filled with historical places and UNESCO World Heritage sites whose status provides both international recognition and special protection.

Upper Middle Rhine Valley

The entire Upper Middle Rhine Valley is designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is a captivating combination of beautiful natural countryside and important cultural landscape. The landscape with its cliffs, the River Rhine, steep vineyards, castles and historic towns and villages has a distinctly dramatic feel to it. The romantic Middle Rhine Valley between Bingen and Koblenz is steeped in myths and is a fabulously beautiful part of Rhineland-Palatinate!

Trier, Germany's oldest city

In Trier, the former Roman city of  "Augusta Treverorum" – also known as "the second Rome" – many buildings and monuments still provide evidence today of the former importance of the city on the Moselle. The Porta Nigra, the amphitheatre and the Imperial Baths are unique relics of the Roman Empire and form part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, which also includes the cathedral and the Liebfrauenkirche or Church of Our Lady.

Speyer Cathedral

One of the most impressive churches in the Western world is Speyer Cathedral, built as the burial place for the Salian Emperors. It is considered to be a major work of Roman architecture on German soil and never ceases to amaze visitors with its almost thousand-year-old, impressive grandeur. The crypt has remained unaltered to this day. It is the burial place of eight German emperors and kings, four queens and a number of bishops.

Limes, Frontiers of the Roman Empire

The Upper Germanic-Raetian Limes is regarded as an exceptional monument, testimony to the Roman era and its culture. Built some 2000 years ago, the Limes separated the Roman Empire from the rest of the world along a length of 550 kilometres, between Regensburg and Koblenz. Today the German Limes Road runs where the Roman border wall once crossed the countryside, passing reconstructed towers and forts, museums and Roman monuments.

Vulkaneifel nature park and geopark (Natur- und Geopark Vulkaneifel)

In November 2015, UNESCO recognised Vulkaneifel nature park and geopark (Natur- und Geopark Vulkaneifel) as a UNESCO Global Geopark. "Following the confirmation of the International Geoscience and Geopark Program by the UNESCO General Conference, Vulkaneifel nature park and geopark has now achieved an international level of recognition that raises it to the same level as World Heritage Sites and Biosphere Reserves," said a press release following the official recognition.

UNESCO Geoparks place a special emphasis on the geological, natural and cultural heritage of a region. They offer opportunities for environmental education and contribute to sustainable regional development with the active involvement of many stakeholders. Vulkaneifel nature park and geopark offers active discovery tours, including guided tours, all year round. For more information about the flora and fauna of Vulkaneifel nature park and geopark, events and more, please visit the website.

Here you get to know more information about nature parks and national parks in Rhineland-Palatinate.

Kaiserthermen (UNESCO Welterbe) | Trier, Stadt Trier

The imperial baths, the newest of the three Roman baths, are one of Trier's main attractions and a UNESCO world heritage site. Dating from the...

Barbara Baths (UNESCO World Heritage) | Trier, Stadt Trier

The foundations, underground passages and remains of the hypocaust are the surviving parts of the Roman empire's fourth biggest bathhouse, built...

Basilika/ Roman Imperial Throne Room | Trier, Stadt Trier

The basilica (approx.310 AD), throne room of Emperor Constantine and a UNESCO world heritage site, is the biggest single room to survive since...

Porta Nigra (UNESCO World Heritage) | Trier, Stadt Trier

The Porta Nigra is the best-preserved Roman town gate north of the Alps. It was built around 180 AD from sandstone blocks weighing up to 6 tonnes....

Roman Bridge (UNESCO World Heritage) | Trier, Stadt Trier

The Roman bridge from the 2nd century is 400 metres long and an extremely solid construction which replaced a fragile wooden bridge that was there...