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Holidays in Rheinhessen: Wine & culture in Germany's largest wine region

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  • Mainz: Old town and cathedral
    Mainz: Old town and cathedral
  • Wine tavern at Rheinhessen
    Wine tavern at Rheinhessen
  • Vaulted cellar "Kuhkapelle" at Rheinhessen
    Vaulted cellar "Kuhkapelle" at Rheinhessen
  • Worms cathedral
    Worms cathedral
  • hall of art in Mainz
    hall of art in Mainz

Travel highlights and activities in Rheinhessen

Explore the history of Rheinhessen and experience the culture and city life of Mainz and Worms, or the stunning beauty of nature.
Wine taverns beckon with premium-quality regional cuisine, enjoyed in wonderful seating areas decorated with flowers in bloom, surrounded by exciting wine architecture in historical surroundings or contemporary structures.

Mainz "Great Wine Capital"

Mainz and the surrounding Rheinhessen wine region belong to the Great Wine Capitals Global Network, keeping company with world-famous wine areas.

Mainz boasts a vast 1000-year-old cathedral, a perfect backdrop for the sea of lights which illuminate the yearly Christmas market during the Advent season. You won’t be able to overlook Johannes Gutenberg, the inventor of the printing press; Mainz has dedicated the Gutenberg Museum, the World Museum of Printing and the Johannisfest at the end of June to its most famous son. Prepare to be overwhelmed by the heavenly blue light of St. Stephan’s Church caused by the Chagall Windows, which are unique throughout the world.

City life at Worms

Worms is associated with the Song of the Nibelungs, an epic tale of love and sorrow, belligerence and pride. It dates back over 2,000 years and is one of Germany's oldest towns. The red sandstone Cathedral of St. Peter has remarkable animal sculptures and is a fine example of Romanesque architecture. Its 13th century appearance has been largely preserved. Worms is synonymous with high-quality culture and history, including the annual Nibelung Festival.

Award-winning Wine Cellars in Rheinhessen

Before you enjoy your wine at home, buying it in one of Rheinhessen's exquisite wine cellars is a genuinely memorable holiday experience: be guided by the "Rheinhessen AUSGEZEICHNET!" seal awarded to excellent regional wines. Since 2012, the seal has been presented to all wine cellars offering a relaxed sales atmosphere in a stylish environment with fixed opening times. Tasting is very important with professional yet informal advice. And alongside the excellent information service about Rheinhessen wine, the wine cellars also offer advice on interesting excursions and events on your holiday.
It is the passion, knowledge and expertise of the wine growers that makes the Rheinhessen region so successful. There are fantastic opportunities to get to know the character of Rheinhessen wine and the people behind it a little better in these outstanding wine cellars.

Cow chapels are historical architectural features in the wine-growing region

Culinary delicacies in a barn? This is not unusual in Rheinhessen, where cow byres often feature a unique architectural style! The history of Rheinhessen's cross-vaulted ceilings, also known as "cow byres" is a thrilling one! Chapel-like cow barns, constructed to look like old monastery refectories, were built in the mid-19th century, in the hope that the cross-vaulted ceilings would reduced the risk of fire. Several years ago, a number of dedicated wine-growers breathed new life into these unique features of Rheinhessen architecture. The former cow barns were transformed into intimate wine cellars and wine taverns, in which events, farm festivals and small concerts could also be held.

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Cathedral and Diocesan Museum (Foto: Landeshauptstadt Mainz, Quelle: Tourist Service Center Mainz)

Cathedral and Diocesan Museum | Mainz

Fragments of the former west rood screen by the Master of Naumburg (1240), treasury with exquisite liturgical objects, manuscripts, early prints,...

Gutenberg Museum (Foto: Landeshauptstadt Mainz, Quelle: Tourist Service Center Mainz)

Gutenberg-Museum Mainz | Mainz

Famous around the world as the leading museum specialising in the history of the printed word, the Gutenberg Museum pays homage to the man who...

Natural History Museum (Foto: Naturhistorisches Museum Mainz, Quelle: Tourist Service Center Mainz)

Natural History Museum | Mainz

The Natural History Museum in Mainz is the largest of its kind in Rhineland-Palatinate. Collections and exhibitions documenting rocks and minerals...

Fastnachtsbrunnen (Carnival Fountain) (Foto: Fotofarmer, Quelle: Tourist Service Center Mainz)

Fastnachtsbrunnen | Mainz

The Fastnachtsbrunnen or "Carnival Fountain" is nearly nine metres high. It was completed in 1967 and features more than 200 bronze...

Römerkastell (Quelle: Tourist Information Alzeyer Land)

Römerkastell | Alzey

As a result of border safety measures over part of the desolate abandoned "vicus" (settlement) Kaiser Valentinian I. had a late antik...

Rossmarkt 1 (Foto: Isabella Heider, Quelle: Tourist Information Alzeyer Land)

Rossmarkt (Horse Market) | Alzey

The Rossmarkt is the hub of Alzey and is the vital, pulsating heart of the town.

Nibelungenmuseum Worms (Foto: Tourist Info Worms, Quelle: Tourist Information Worms)

Nibelung Museum | Worms

The multimedia Nibelung Museum is built into the medieval town wall with its battlemented parapet and two towers. Guided tour of the Nibelung saga...

Außenansicht ehemaliges KZ Osthofen (Foto: Karl Georg Müller, Quelle: VG Wonnegau - Tourismus Infothek Osthofen)

National-Socialist Documentation Centre | Osthofen

Permanent exhibition entitled 'Rhineland-Palatinate: the Nazi period in our region.' The exhibition focuses on two former concentration camps at...

Gutenberg Monument (Foto: FotoFarmer, Quelle: Tourist Service Center Mainz)

Gutenberg-Denkmal | Mainz

An over-life-size bronze statue of Johannes Gutenberg adorns the square that bears his name. The statue is based on a model by the Danish sculptor...

Weinkirche (Quelle: Tourist Information Alzeyer Land)

Weinkirche (Wine Church) Weinheim | Alzey

Europe´s first wine church can be found in Alzey-Weinheim. It is a House of God made of vines, alive and growing, that are so near to the sky but...

Electoral Palace (Foto: mainzplus CITYMARKETING GmbH, Quelle: Tourist Service Center Mainz)

Mainz State Museum | Mainz

When travelling towards Mainz over Theodor-Heuss-Brücke, the first thing that catches the eye is the Electoral Palace extending 75 metres along...

Taufkirche (Quelle: Rheinhessen-Touristik GmbH)

Baptismal church of Hildegard of Bingen | Bermersheim v.d.H

The baptismal church of Hildegard of Bingen in Bermersheim v.d.H. has been used repeatedly since the Reformation and finally to the present day as...

Atzel (Quelle: Tourist Information Alzeyer Land)

Atzel | Alzey

When you walk from the Obermarkt (Main market) through the Augustinerstaße you reach the "Atzel", a small lane with typical middle-class...

Kapelle  (Quelle: Tourist Information Alzeyer Land)

Villa Heiligenblut chapel and tower | Alzey

Chapel and tower were built in the Romantic style in the late 18th century.

Basilika St. Martin/Bild Bingen (Quelle: Tourist Information Bingen am Rhein)

Basilika St. Martin | Bingen am Rhein

Evidence of the remains of a Roman temple to the god Mercury which was destroyed in 406 AD has been found underneath the building. Today’s late...