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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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Wasserkraftwerk Lahnstein (Quelle: Touristinformation Lahnstein)

Historical Hydroelectric Power Station Museum | Lahnstein

The hydropower plant is one of the oldest in Germany and was built in the year 1906. The renovations and extensions carried out in the years 1915...

Burg Gutenfels, Kaub (Foto: Friedrich Gier, Quelle: Loreley-Touristik e.V.)

Burg Gutenfels | Kaub

Gutenfels Castle in Kaub is regarded as an exemplary piece of castle building and determines the landscape of the area. The Castle is in private...

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...

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

Schloss Drachenburg | Königswinter

The construction of the railway lines in the middle of the 19th century made quicker and more comfortable travelling possible - on the Rhine too,...

Altes Rathaus Lahnstein (Quelle: Touristinformation Lahnstein)

Ancient Town Hall | Lahnstein

The Rhenish half-timbering with its Gothic hall in the ground floor dates from the 15th century. It was there where the market hall and the court...

Burg_Namedy (Foto: Friedrich Gier, Quelle: Andernach.net GmbH)

Burg Namedy | Andernach

The location of Burg Namedy Castle in a flat plain on the Rhine near Andernach makes this noble seat founded by the Hausmann family stand out from...

Hospitalkapelle Lahnstein (Quelle: Touristinformation Lahnstein)

Hospital Chapel | Lahnstein

The Hospital Chapel was built approx. 1330. Originally the chapel and its hospital were used as accomodation for the pilgrims on the Saint James'...

Lauksburg (Foto: Friedrich Gier, Quelle: Tourist Information Lorch am Rhein)

Lauksburg | Lorch am Rhein

If you follow the Wisper, from the mouth of the Rhine near Lorch, upstream, you will reach Lauksburg ruin. Lying on a spur, the complex belonging...

Kino Lahnstein (Quelle: Touristinformation Lahnstein)

Cinema Lahnstein | Lahnstein

The cinema Lahnstein with its current programme has two screens, one of them offers 74 seats on the balcony and 129 on the parquette floor as well...

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...

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,...

Basilika St. Kastor, Koblenz (Foto: Romantischer Rhein Tourismus GmbH, Quelle: Koblenz-Touristik)

Basilika St. Kastor | Koblenz

The St. Castor Basilica is the oldest surviving church in Koblenz. The monastery church was consecrated in 836 and was the scene of many important...

Burg Lahneck Lahnstein (Foto: Friedrich Gier, Quelle: Touristinformation Lahnstein)

Lahneck Castle | Lahnstein

Lahneck Castle, built by Elector Siegfried III von Eppstein in 1232, represents one of the earliest buildings with Gothic features nationwide....

Burg_Rheineck (Foto: Friedrich Gier, Quelle: Tourist-Information Bad Breisig)

Burg Rheineck | Bad Breisig

The building history of the first Rheineck Castle, which appeared shortly before 1115, is by and large unknown. The sources name the count...