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

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

Burg Reichenstein | Trechtingshausen

The most recent reconstruction of a mediaeval castle on the Rhine is situated in Trechtinghausen: Reichenstein

Schloss Monrepos (Foto: RRT/ Katharina Schattner, Quelle: Tourist-Information Neuwied)

Schloss Monrepos | Neuwied

Built by the Princes of Wied-Neuwied in the year 1757, the centrepiece of the Monrepos Palace in Neuwied has today, following a controlled burning...

Schloss Philippsburg (Foto: Foto Derdzinski, Quelle: Loreley-Touristik e.V.)

Schloss Philippsburg | Braubach

Philippsburg Castle, which was derelict in the 18th century and had undergone major change through the refurbishment measures carried out from...

Burg Rheinberg (Foto: B. Wüst, 2003 aus EBIDAT , Quelle: Tourist Information Lorch am Rhein)

Burg Rheinberg | Lorch am Rhein

Strongly contested in the 13th and 14th centuries, repeatedly occupied and often subjected to severe destruction, in the site above Lorch, in...

Gefängnisturm Unkel (Quelle: Romantischer Rhein Tourismus GmbH)

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...

Burg_Maus (Foto: Friedrich Gier, Quelle: Loreley-Touristik e.V.)

Burg Maus | St. Goarshausen

In contrast to the “Enemy Cat”, the “Mouse”, which is today open for special tours, offers an impression of mediaeval castle-building, with its...

Sauerburg (Foto: Friedrich Gier, Quelle: Loreley-Touristik e.V.)

Sauerburg | Sauerthal

Sauerberg Castle, which lies in a picturesque and isolated site by Sauerthal, stands out above all thanks to its handsome, 32-metre bergfried and...

Friedensmuseum (Quelle: Touristinformation Remagen)

Friedensmuseum "Brücke von Remagen" | Remagen

The "Friedens Museum" (Peace Museum) was established in 1980 in the towers of the "Bridge at Remagen", built from 1916-1918....

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...

Pulverturm (Foto: Stadt Lahnstein, Quelle: Touristinformation Lahnstein)

Pulverturm (Powder Tower) | Lahnstein

26m high round bastion from quarry stone work was once part of the town fortification (south-eastern end). The entrace to the tower was high above...

Jugendkulturzentrum Lahnstein (Quelle: Touristinformation Lahnstein)

Youth Cultural Centre Lahnstein | Lahnstein

The youth centre is based on the four pillars "encounter - advice - education - culture". The offers are for people of all age, no...

Wirtshaus an der Lahn (Foto: Stadt Lahnstein, Quelle: Touristinformation Lahnstein)

Pub at the Lahn river | Lahnstein

The custom tower of the Electoral Princes of Trier was built in 1348. The pavilion-like half-timbered house with the welded roof and lantern dates...

Fastnachtsmuseum Lahnstein (Quelle: Touristinformation Lahnstein)

CCO Carnival Museum | Lahnstein

The carnival is one of the greatest fairs in Lahnstein and can be traced to the 16th century.

 

The museum was found from the...

Schloss Arenfels_Herbst (Foto: Jürgen Preiß, Quelle: Tourist-Information der Verbandsgemeinde Bad Hönningen)

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,...

Burg Sooneck_Ansicht (Foto: Friedrich Gier, Quelle: Rhein-Nahe Touristik)

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...