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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Nassau-Sporkenburger Hof (Foto: Stadt Lahnstein, Quelle: Touristinformation Lahnstein)

Nassau-Sporkenburger Hof | Lahnstein

This building with half-timbered upper floor was built in the 14th century. You find an octagonal stair tower which is decorated with an emblem....

Deutsches Eck, Koblenz  (Foto: P!ELmedia, Quelle: Koblenz-Touristik)

Deutsches Eck | Koblenz

World-famous: Where Father Rhine and Mother Moselle meet

The Deutsches Eck

The establishment of the Teutonic Order at the confluence...

Rathaus1 (Foto: TI Erlebnis Rheinbogen, Quelle: Tourist-Information Sonnige Untermosel)

Altes Rathaus Rhens | Rhens

This magnificent half-timbered building dates from the 15th century. In 1998 the building was completely renovated.

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...

Caracciola (Quelle: Touristinformation Remagen)

Caracciola Denkmal | Remagen

Near the Rhine-Promenade, a memorial to racing driver Rudolf Caracciola, born in 1901 in Remagen, was erected to celebrate his 100th birthday.

Schloss Engers_vom Rhein aus (Foto: Friedrich Gier, Quelle: Tourist-Information Neuwied)

Schloss Engers | Neuwied

It served the Trier electors, who lived in nearby Koblenz, as a hunting and pleasure palace. The prominent position on the banks of the Rhine as...

St. Peter & Paul (Quelle: Touristinformation 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...

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...

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

Marksburg | Braubach

Marksburg Castle – virtually unchanged from Medieval Times

 

Marksburg Castle is the only hill castle on the Rhine that has...

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

Burg Pfalzgrafenstein | Kaub

Its location alone explains why Pfalzgrafenstein Castle was once part of one the most profitable toll posts on the Rhine. Standing in the middle...

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,...

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

Festung Ehrenbreitstein | Koblenz

At 118 metres above the Rhine, the fortress has the most fantastic views over Koblenz and the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle rivers. The...

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

Burg Dattenberg | Linz am Rhein

Dattenberg Castle, which was probably built in the first half of the 13th century by the family who gave it its name, had already fallen into ruin...

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

Brömserburg | Rüdesheim

Today, the lowland castle probably built in 1185 presents itself to the visitor as a fort-type, compact castle complex. It formerly served to...

Schönburg_2 (Foto: Friedrich Gier, Quelle: Tourist-Information Oberwesel)

Schönburg | Oberwesel

Schönburg Castle in Oberwesel has a special place among the Middle Rhine Castles: it remained in the possession of the Empire until its...