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The treasure trove of Rhineland Palatinate is open again


Numerous establishments and facilities will shortly be opening cautiously, gradually enabling you to experience the beauty of Rhineland Palatinate once more. Naturally, your safety is our main concern. In fact, we are applying strict hygiene and prevention guidelines designed to ensure you need not worry when you visit us again.

Given the circumstances, the availability and opening hours of our products and services may vary constantly, so please make sure you contact the respective provider beforehand.

Join us in the treasure trove of Rhineland Palatinate to rediscover the joys of wonderful panoramas instead of the four walls of your home or office, outdoor adventures instead of online meetings, swimming in a forest lake instead of in a rubber pool, delicious wines instead of tap water, and culinary delights instead of your home delivery service.

Open up your senses. Take a deep breath. Visit both new and familiar haunts. Or simply relax and enjoy.

We look forward to having you!

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General information on the easing of restrictions and opening of tourist establishments and facilities is available at:

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Discover 10 holiday regions


Book a holiday in the Ahr valley

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Book a holiday in the Eifel region

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Book a holiday in the Hunsrück region

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Book a holiday in the Lahn valley

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Book a holiday at the Moselle

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Book a holiday in the Nahe region

Book your Nahe holiday now and enjoy the friendliness and hospitality of your hosts.

Book a holiday in the Palatinate region

Book your Palatinate holiday now and enjoy the friendliness and hospitality of your hosts.

Book a holiday in Rhine-Hesse

Book your holiday in Rhine-Hesse now and enjoy the friendliness and hospitality of your hosts.

Book a holiday at the Romantic Rhine

Book your Romantic Rhine holiday now and enjoy the friendliness and hospitality of your hosts.

Book a holiday in the Westerwald region

Book your Westerwald holiday now and enjoy the friendliness and hospitality of your hosts.

Outdoor activities for all ages

Hiking, cycling and more


Warm sunshine and summery weather lure us out of the house into the great outdoors to enjoy a leisurely walk, half- or full-day hike or bicycle tour. Enjoy a walk along our certified short and long-distance hiking trails or the beautiful long-distance cycling trails through the lush river valleys in our holiday regions. Be it a leisurely stroll or a challenging hike, everyone will find the walk that suits them most. You can use both the Rhineland Palatinate tour planner and the Rhineland Palatinate experience app—also an ideal companion on your tour, even if only to help you find your way—to plan your route.

The loveliest long-distance hiking trail stages

Along with the unspoilt nature, our fantastic castles form an impressive backdrop to our 13 premium long-distance hiking trails, offering excellent quality walks along selected routes.

Long-distance cycling trails through beautiful river valleys

Leisurely bike paths stretch out for miles along the riverbanks. The bike paths following the courses of rivers such as the Rhine or Moselle offer beautiful panoramas.

Fantastic panoramas in Rhineland‑Palatinate

Enjoy spectacular views in our holiday regions: the rolling countryside of the low mountain ranges (Mittelgebirge), idyllic river valleys and thriving vineyards…

Idyllic picnic spots in Rhineland‑Palatinate

We reveal 20 idyllic picnic spots with breathtaking views that you can easily reach on foot or on your bike.

10 walking tours with convenient train connections

We reveal 10 walking tours that can be reached by train — in an eco-friendly and convenient manner, without having to use your car.

Long-distance hiking trails

Highest quality hiking on varios routes. Among others romantic germany offers four different Top Trails of Germany: The Rheinsteig, the Eifelsteig,…

Hunsrück-Hochwald National Park

Old, extensive beech woods, steep rocky outcrops and rare slope bogs make the Hunsrück-Hochwald National Park unique.

Eifel National Park

Discover Nature, beech woods and wilderness in the Eifel National Park.

Tourplanner Rhineland-Palatinate

Hiking and cycling tours easily planned: The Tourplanner Rhineland-Palatinate offers you the perfect overview of the cycle and hiking paths here.

On the trail of crowned heads

The castles and palaces that defined our culture


Travelling through time to visit kings, noblewomen and knights at their own homes has once again been possible since 11 May 2020. Castles and palaces have been allowed to open their doors to the public subject to strict adherence to hygiene and prevention guidelines. Architectural and cultural monuments such as UNESCO World Heritage Sites and mystical monasteries can also be visited. Let the witnesses of bygone times that defined our culture take you on a journey to the past.

You may again visit exciting museums, some hosting interactive exhibitions, subject to the hygiene and prevention guidelines that have been imposed. Some have also organised temporary special exhibitions with complementary special themed programmes. Given the circumstances, opening hours may vary, so please make sure you verify the applicable opening hours with the respective museum directly.

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Burgenmassiv Alt-Dahn - Grafendahn - Tanstein

Dahn Phone +49 6391.993543, dahner-burgen@gdke.rlp.de, www.burgen-rlp.deAlt-Dahn castle ruins / Castle museum The ruins of these three fortification towers…

Middle Rhine Valley UNESCO World Heritage Site

The whole region here is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with a charming combination of stunning nature and important cultural heritage.

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Schloss Stolzenfels

Koblenz Stolzenfels castle is one of the most important works of Prussian Rhine Romanticism.
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Burgruine Wegelnburg

Nothweiler Wegelnburg castle ruin/D Wegelnburg castle is the highest located castle ruin in the Palatinate region (572 m). On a clear day one can see Strasbourg…

UNESCO World Heritage sites

Romantic Germany is home to a number of UNESCO Word Heritage sites, Speyer Cathedral, the Roman buildings in Trier, the Upper Middle Rhine Valley, the…
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Burg Berwartstein

Erlenbach bei Dahn Berwartstein castle/D Berwartstein castle is one of the most impressive and most visi- ted castles in the Palatinate region. The castle, first…
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Deutsches Eck mit Kaiserdenkmal

Koblenz German Corner is a promontory which juts out into the water, replacing the harbour which was once situated at the point where the Moselle joins the…
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Porta Nigra (UNESCO World Heritage)

Trier, Stadt Trier For the newly arrived guest, the Porta Nigra is the best place to begin a tour of Trier. The gate dates back to a time (about A.D. 180) when the…
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Kulturzentrum Festung Ehrenbreitstein

Koblenz With a more than 3000-year-old history, reaching back to the Celts, Ehrenbreitstein Fortress is already a special feature due to its long period of…
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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…
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Marksburg

Braubach Erected in the 13th century, Marksburg Castle towers high above the river and is both a landmark and the showpiece of UNESCO’s World Heritage Site…
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Burg Pyrmont

Roes Pyrmont Castle is enthroned on a mighty slate rock above a waterfall on the Elzbach.
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Cochem Castle

Cochem The contours of the neo-gothic building rise more than about 330 ft above the river Moselle on an outstanding hill. The silhouette of the towering…
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Burg Katz

St. Goarshausen The castle of the Counts of Katzenelnbogen, one of medieval Germany’s most powerful lineages, looks like a cat waiting to pounce on the Rhine Toll. …
Burg Rheinstein

Burg Rheinstein

Trechtingshausen In 1823 the ruined Vautsberg Castle and its rock were acquired by Friedrich Ludwig Prince of Prussia who erected Burg Rheinstein, the first new…
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Burg Nanstein, Landstuhl

Landstuhl Castle Nanstein, which was erected in the second half of the 12th century, is a recommended tourist attraction. It documents clearly recognizable…
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Pfalzgrafenstein

Kaub A popular subject for photographers the world over! The French writer Victor Hugo was once impressed by this castle in the form of a stone ship with a…

80 fabulous castles and palaces in Rhineland-Palatinate

Rhineland-Palatinate is home to more than 300 castles, palaces and fortifications. Here you will find a selection of 80 outstanding examples.

Video: Treasure Trove Rhineland-Palatinate

Castles, palaces & more


The video "Treasure trove Rhineland-Palatinate In the trail of crowned heads" shows you mighty and mystical castles, fairytale palaces, imposing cathedrals and sublime monasteries and churches in Rhineland-Palatinate. Let yourself be fascinated by formative cultural history at special places in our holiday regions, encounter sparkling treasures and immerse yourself in the age of kings, knights and counts. 

Into the great outdoors

Boat trips, zoos and adventure parks


Rediscover Rhineland Palatinate on a leisurely boat trip on the Rhine, Moselle, Saar or Lahn. This is definitely a must if you plan to visit the romantic Rhine valley: drift past the castles and medieval towns set in their spectacular natural surroundings. A boat trip on the Moselle, Lahn or Saar is no different, as they flow past no less varied riverbanks.

Zoos and wildlife parks have always been popular family destinations. Spacious outdoor enclosures, interactive visitor centres and circular routes through nature serve to attract visitors, inviting them to experience the animals up close, while adventure and forest playgrounds and the popular petting zoos all right in the midst of nature are the cherry on the cake. Our theme parks with their thrilling and adventurous rides are a sure guarantee of all-round family fun.

Der "Teufelsschlucht-Dinosaurier"

Teufelsschlucht dinosaur park

Ernzen A 1.5 km circular route leads through the attractive open-air site of the dinosaur park. It takes visitors on a journey through the earth’s history.…
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KD Köln-Düsseldorfer Rheinschifffahrt

Mainz "Cast off" to see the most beautiful sights along the Rhine, Main and Moselle rivers. We would like to invite you to experience our offers range from…
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Leisure and Animal Park "Eifelpark"

Gondorf WILD ANIMALS AND LEISURE – THE PERFECT DAY OUTCovering an area the equivalent of around 100 football pitches, Eifelpark Gondorf is a unique…
Schiffahren auf der Mosel

Personenschifffahrt Gebrüder Kolb

Bernkastel-Kues The passenger shipping Kolb offers round trips, half day and day trips on the Moselle. Past vineyards and romantic places you can experience the…
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Personenschifffahrt Siebengebirge eG

Bad Breisig The passenger ship Siebengebirge offers different and varied excursions from Bad Breisig. There are also daily scheduled trips between Bonn and Linz.
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Game and leisure park Klotten

Klotten Leisure park with attractions for all ages, including Germany‘ s tallest, steepest and fastest log flume and a game park with a great variety of bird…
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Zoo Kaiserslautern

Kaiserslautern Welcome… to the Kaiserslautern-Zoo!Experience first handA paradise with a lot of adventures for the whole family!Relax, experience nature and learn a…
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Big game protection park

Rheinboellen In our almost 100 hectare Zoo with a wonderful, dreamy lake, we offer a special nature experience - and that for over 50 years!Enjoy the walk through…
Geoacker Gerolstein

Geoacker

Gerolstein You will find the the geological field with "Geodrom" in the vulcano "Kasselburger Hahn". For families with children it offers the possibility to…
Eingang Zoo Landau

Zoo Landau

Landau in der Pfalz The ever-popular Landau Zoo is a natural oasis in the heart of the town. Amid the well-tended parkland, you’ll see a wide array of exotic animals in…
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Moselschifffahrt Bernkastel-Kues

Bernkastel-Kues From Easter to the beginning of November and during the Christmas Market (22.11. - 22.12.2020) different boat trips are offered daily.
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Adler- und Wolfspark Kasselburg

Pelm Today the visitor of ancient walls of this Staufer Castle will be awaited by a wide variety of preying birds and a wolves pack, the most numerous one…
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Bonner Personen Schiffahrt

Bad Breisig Day trips from Bad Breisig to Koblenz, Braubach, St. Goarshausen and Winningen are possible with the Bonner Personenschifffahrt.
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Eifel-Zoo

Lünebach Embedded in the forest and mountain landscape of the Eifel, you can experience the animals up close all year round! From small inhabitants, such as…

Feel the joie de vivre

Restaurants, wine bars and more


Catering establishments in our holiday regions have been reopening subject to strict adherence to hygiene and prevention guidelines since 13 May 2020. A fine wine and a delicious meal simply belong together, regardless of whether you’re indulging in excellent gourmet cuisine by a top chef or a rustic winemaker’s snack. All landlords in Rhineland Palatinate, from the smallest seasonal establishments to the best rated gourmet restaurant, are fully committed to upholding the rules of good hospitality.

City breaks to the Romantic Cities

Sparkling Moments

Six cities, six treasures - Idar-Oberstein, Koblenz, Mainz, Speyer, Trier, Worms appeal to visitors with their perfect combination of experiencing cities and nature. Find out more here!

Romantic Cities: Trip to Trier

On the trail of the Romans: The Romans called Trier, their biggest city north of the Alps, their second Rome. There were thermal spas and amphitheatres, and the remains of the Porta Nigra city gate…

Romantic Cities: Trip to Idar-Oberstein

Discover and experience Idar-Oberstein: There is a long tradition of glittering jewellery in this little town on the Nahe. You can go on a treasure hunt for precious stones or try out the famous…

Romantic Cities: Trip to Speyer

Imperial city in the Palatinate with Mediterranean flair: The impressive Imperial Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption and St Stephen dominates the city skyline.

Romantic Cities: Trip to Mainz

The capital of Rhineland-Palatinate: Cathedral, Carnival & Gutenberg. Home of the famous Johannes Gutenberg who invented book printing here.

Romantic Cities: Trip to Worms

Worms is witness to the highlights of European cultural history between the Middle Ages and modern times: from Jewish heritage, to the Reformation and through to the Romanesque Cathedral.

Romantic Cities: Trip to Koblenz

The only city on both the Rhine and the Moselle: From Deutsches Eck, it is just a short walk to the narrow streets of the old town in Koblenz, past the Romanesque Basilica of St Castor.

Rhineland-Palatinate virtually

 

Discover Rhineland-Palatinate and the virtual experiences from our holiday regions from home. Winegrowers, wine festivals and wine tastings, hiking trails, museums, castles and palaces - all this is possible virtually and can be experienced digitally.

 

Treasure trove Rhineland-Palatinate

Treasure trove Rhineland-Palatinate: On the trail of crowned heads