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
Fax +49 (0)261/ 97 38 47 -14

  • 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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Karmeliter Kirche (Quelle: Tourist Information Boppard)

Karmeliterkirche Boppard | Boppard

The Karmeliterchurch with the old monastery, which is now the home of the city council, is a gothic , beautiful church builded in the 14th...

Geysir Zentrum (Quelle: GmbH)

Geysir-Zentrum Andernach | Andernach


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

conservation area near Andernach in the volcano region...

Wernerkapelle vom Postenturm (Foto: RNT, Quelle: Rhein-Nahe Touristik)

Wernerkapelle | Bacharach

Werner Chapel

Construction of the Werner Chapel, the main landmark of

Bacharach, commenced in 1289 and spanned a period of...

Burg Sayn (Quelle: Tourist-Information Bendorf)

Burg Sayn | Bendorf

Today, Sayn Castle is a venue for weddings and functions. Hikers too can enjoy the view of the old ruins; the Rheinsteig and Saynsteig trails run...

Ev. Stiftskirche St. Goar (Foto: Stadt St. Goar, Quelle: Tourist-Information St. Goar)

Ev. Stiftskirche St. Goar | St. Goar

Until the time of the Reformation, the Collegiate Church was a popular pilgrimage destination to the tomb of St. Goar. The interior of the church...

Ruine Fürstenberg (Foto: Friedrich Gier, Quelle: Rhein-Nahe Touristik)

Ruine Fürstenberg | Rheindiebach

Fürstenburg Castle in Rheindiebach, which is surrounded by romantic vineyards, was founded in 1219 by the Archbishop of Cologne, Engelbert I....

Stadtführer (Quelle: Tourist-Information Sonnige Untermosel)

Stadtführer Franz-Josef Schmillen | Rhens

City guide Franz-Josef Schmillen

Open guided tours: 3 € / person

Group tours: n.

Duration: 90 min.

Boosenburg (Foto: Friedrich Gier, Quelle: Rüdesheim Tourist AG)

Boosenburg | Rüdesheim

As a still visible testimonial to the epoch of the lords of Rüdesheim, Boosenburg Castle, built around 1200, watches over the historical city on...

Heimburg/ Burg Hohneck (Foto: Friedrich Gier, Quelle: Rhein-Nahe Touristik)

Heimburg / Burg Hohneck | Niederheimbach

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

Today, the Castle is in private...

Rhein-Lahn-Stadion Lahnstein (Foto: Stadt Lahnstein, Quelle: Touristinformation Lahnstein)

Stadium Rhein-Lahn | Lahnstein

The stadium, built in 2005, is principally to remain a multifunctional site for sports - as training ground or venue for football matches and...

evangelische Kirche Lahnstein (Quelle: Touristinformation Lahnstein)

Evangelical Church Oberlahnstein | Lahnstein

The church was built 1872 till 1875. It was mostly fund by the Gustav-Adolf-Society, which supports churches in predominantly non-evangeliic...

Löwenburg (Foto: Friedrich Gier, Quelle: Romantischer Rhein Tourismus GmbH)

Löwenburg | Bad Honnef

Löwenburg Castle near Bad Honnef is a castle ruin which remains preserved in terms of its foundation walls and is one of the few complexes on the...

Rolandsbogen_1 (Foto: Friedrich Gier, Quelle: Touristinformation Remagen)

Rolandsbogen | Rolandswerth

The “Rolandsbogen” (Roland’s Arch) had already become a tourist destination early in the 19th century, offering a view on the Rhine Valley,...

Ochsenbrunnen (Quelle: Tourist-Information Sonnige Untermosel)

Ochsenbrunnen Rhens | Rhens

The Ochenbrunnen In May 2003 the Ochsenbrunnen was opened as part of the city regeneration, which also included a redesign of the Rhenser market...

Garten (Quelle: Loreley-Touristik e.V.)

Renaissancegarten Philipsburg | Braubach

In 2009 the garden of Philippsburg Castle was rebuilt on its original site using the original plans. It is one of the oldest castle gardens in...