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.

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: High above the confluence of Rhine and Moselle

Koblenz Cable Car: High above the confluence of Rhine and Moselle

Enjoy spectacular views over Deutsches Eck, where the Rhine and Moselle rivers meet, and the...

River cruises on Rhine and Moselle

River cruises on Rhine and Moselle

No holiday in the Rhine and Moselle valleys is complete without a romantic river cruise.

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William Turner Route

William Turner Route

Follow in the footsteps of painter William Turner and witness his love of Rhine romanticism.

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Burg_Linz (Foto: Friedrich Gier, Quelle: Tourist-Information Stadt Linz am Rhein)

Burg Linz | Linz am Rhein

Today, catering is provided in the interior rooms as well as the historical courtyard. A glass-blowing workshop and the torture chamber make Linz...

1 (Foto: Jörg Lechner, Quelle: Tourist-Information Boppard)

Joes Events - Outdoor-Events und Köstlichkeiten aus der Region | Boppard

Experience naturally & enjoy regional:


At Joe's you can expect outdoor events and delicacies from the...

Burgruine Scharfenstein (Foto: Wolfgang Blum, Quelle: )

Burgruine Scharfenstein | Kiedrich

The ruins of Scharfenstein Castle (“Burgruine Scharfenstein“), landmark of the Gothic wine-growing village of Kiedrich, rise high above the...

Loreley Statue (Foto: Loreley Touristik, Quelle: Loreley-Touristik e.V.)

Loreleystatue (Hafenmole) | St. Goarshausen

The Loreley statue is made out of bronze and was given by the artist Natascha Alexandrova Prinzessin Jusopov in 1983. You can park your car under...

Festung Ehrenbreitstein (Foto: Friedrich Gier, Quelle: Koblenz-Touristik GmbH)

Festung Ehrenbreitstein | Koblenz

With a more than 3000-year-old history, reaching back to the Celts,

Ehrenbreitstein Fortress is already a special feature due to its long...

Schloss Monrepos (Foto: Romantischer Rhein Tourismus GmbH, Quelle: Tourist-Information Neuwied)

Schloss Monrepos | Neuwied

Built as a widow’s seat for Princess Marie von Nassau in 1909.

Feindliche Brüder, Bad Salzig (Foto: Fitzwilliam Museum, Quelle: Tourist-Information Boppard)

William Turner - Standort 07 | Boppard

Bad Salzig; the Hostile BrothersTurner

places the »Hostile Brothers« – the castles of Sterrenberg and

Liebenstein – on an...

Blick oberhalb der Burg Stahleck (Foto: Torsten Krüger/Romantischer Rhein Tourismus GmbH, Quelle: Rhein-Nahe Touristik)

Burg Stahleck | Bacharach

The Stahleck castle accommodates one of the most attractive youth hostels in Germany.

Villa Didier (Foto: Maximilians Brauwiesen, Quelle: Tourist-Info Lahnstein)

Villa Didier (Maximilians Brauwiesen) | Lahnstein

Once part of the greatest industrial plant in district Niederlahnstein, since 1995 brewery and restaurant of the special kind, cosy furnished with...

Mittelrhein Rafting (Foto: Mittelrhein Rafting, Quelle: Loreley-Touristik e.V.)

Mittelrhein Rafting | Kaub

Raftingtouren mit Führung am Rhein

Blüchermuseum (Foto: Romantischer Rhein Tourismus GmbH, Quelle: Loreley-Touristik e.V.)

Blüchermuseum | Kaub

Blücher Museum

Blücher’s former headquarters during the Rhine crossing from

1813 to 1814.

St. Peter & Paul (Quelle: Tourist-Information Remagen)

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...

St. Valentinus Luftaufnahme (Foto: Stadt Kiedrich, Quelle: )

St. Valentinuskirche (Basilica minor) | Kiedrich

An almost completely preserved interior decoration with Gothic art treasures dating back to 1500 as well as Germany’s oldest still functional...

Probsteigarten (Foto: Probstei Hirzenach, Quelle: Tourist-Information Boppard)

Probsteigarten Hirzenach | Boppard

Back To The RootsYou have to look twice to notice the garden which lies below the impressive Baroque building which is the Provost’s Church. It...

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

Ev. Stiftskirche St. Goar | St. Goar

Until the Reformation, the Stiftskirche (a collegiate church) was a

famous place of pilgrimage to the grave of St. Goar, the missionary...