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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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...

Nordic-Fitness-Parcours (Foto: Stadt Lahnstein, Quelle: Tourist-Info 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...

evangelische Kirche Lahnstein (Quelle: Tourist-Info Lahnstein)

Evangelical Church Oberlahnstein | Lahnstein

The church was built 1872 till 1875. It was mostly fund by the Gustav-Adolf-Society, which supports churches in predominantly non-evangeliic...

Ochsenbrunnen (Quelle: Tourist-Information Sonnige Untermosel)

Ochsenbrunnen Rhens | Rhens

The Ochenbrunnen In May 2003 the Ochsenbrunnen was opened as part of the city regeneration, which also included a redesign of the Rhenser market...

Burg_Namedy (Foto: Friedrich Gier, Quelle: Tourist-Info Andernach)

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...

Burg Lahneck Lahnstein (Foto: Friedrich Gier, Quelle: Tourist-Info Lahnstein)

Lahneck Castle | Lahnstein


the point at which the Lahn joins the Rhine is Lahneck Castle which was

built in 1244. With its combination of...

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...

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,...

Burg Sayn (Foto: Stadt Bendorf, Quelle: Touristinformation 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...

Severus Kirche (Quelle: Tourist-Information Boppard)

St. Severus Kirche | Boppard

This church, which dominates the town, rises up from where the military bath houses once stood within the Roman fort of Boppard. St. Severus is...

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

Boosenburg | Rüdesheim

As a still visible testimonial to the epoch of the lords of Rüdesheim, Boosenburg Castle, built around 1200, watches over the historical city on...

Denkmal (Quelle: Koblenz-Touristik GmbH)

Kaiserin-Augusta Anlagen | Koblenz

These public gardens stretch along the river for over 2km from the ‘swan pond’ to the Electoral Palace. Starting in 1855, the woman who was later...

Bachbrücke (Quelle: Tourist-Information Boppard)

Marienberger Park | Boppard

The Marienberger Park is 2 hectar big and designet in an english style .It exists since 1839

Heimburg/ Burg Hohneck (Foto: Friedrich Gier, Quelle: Rhein-Nahe Touristik)

Burg Hohneck (Heimburg) | Niederheimbach

This fortress was erected in around 1300 by the Archbishop of Mainz as

protection against the Counts Palatine. Although it had survived...

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

Philippsburg | Braubach

Due to numerous alterations, only little of the original structure of this once imposing castle has been preserved. Together with neighbouring...