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.


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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Allerheiligenbergkapelle (Quelle: Touristinformation Lahnstein)

Chapel Allerheiligenberg | Lahnstein

The chapel and hermitage were built on the Allerheiligenberg (Mount of

All Hallows) in 1671. In 1919 they were amalgamated with the...

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...

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...

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...

Schloss Marienfels (Foto: Friedrich Gier, Quelle: Touristinformation Remagen)

Schloss Marienfels | Remagen

Marienfels Castle, built in 1859, owes its name to the legend of the “Devil on the Castle Hill”: according to this, Lucifer lived in a cave on the...

Nordic-Fitness-Parcours (Foto: Stadt Lahnstein, Quelle: Touristinformation Lahnstein)

Nordic Fitness Parcours | Lahnstein

Lahnstein offers a special Nordic-Fitness-Parcours in the district Lahnstein auf der Höhe.

There are six different circuits, marked in...

Schloss Sayn (Foto: Friedrich Gier, Quelle: Tourist-Information Bendorf)

Schloss Sayn | Bendorf

Sayn Castle was first of all merely a castellan’s house: in the second half of the 15th century, the barons of Reiffenberg had built it underneath...

RömerWelt Vorderansicht (Quelle: Tourist-Information der Verbandsgemeinde Bad Hönningen)

Erlebnismuseum RömerWelt | Rheinbrohl

On 16th August 2008 the museum opened its doors to the public. On a surface of 200 sqm, its visitors learn a lot about the Limes, whose beginning...

Am Treidelweg, Blick in Richtung Loreley (Foto: Bridgeman Images , Quelle: Tourist-Information St. Goar)

William Turner - Standort 14 | St. Goar

On the towpath, looking towards the LoreleiComing

from the direction of St. Goar, we encounter this view of the Loreley

rock. ...

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...

Rheintor (Quelle: Tourist-Information Sonnige Untermosel)

Rheintor Rhens | Rhens

The Rheintor

Above the Rheintor, which was built around 1400, the only preserved gate tower of the city fortifications was erected.

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...

Kurfürstliches Schloss (Foto: Friedrich Gier, Quelle: Koblenz-Touristik)

Kurfürstliches Schloss Koblenz | Koblenz

The Second World War had severely pressed the Electoral Palace of Koblenz: in 1944, the estate constructed from 1777 onwards burned down...

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

Rollermuseum | Kaub

The 1st German Motor Scooter Museum currently houses around 120 motor scooters from 15 different countries. Spare parts and accessories for...

Gartenanlage (Quelle: Koblenz-Touristik)

Garten Herlet | Koblenz

The 850qm garden is used by two schools abd an old peoples home.