This state in western Germany is one of the country’s oldest tourist regions. The Rhine and Moselle rivers and their surroundings have attracted tourists since the early 19th century. There are more than 500 castles and palaces to discover in Rhineland-Palatinate, and fertile countryside that is famed for its wines, from Riesling from the Palatinate to sparkling wine from the Moselle region.
Along the German Wine Route
The German Wine Route is a themed tourist route that runs through south-western Rhineland-Palatinate. From almond blossoms in the spring to the grape harvest in the autumn, the multifaceted countryside is always enchanting. Good wine, delicious food, romantic wine-growing villages and castles —Check-in host Nicole Frölich finds the right mixture for a relaxing autumn vacation.
The Villa Ludwigshöhe lies on a hill overlooking the vineyards near Edenkoben. It’s a small palace from the time when the Palatinate belonged to Bavaria. Nowadays the former summer residence of King Ludwig I is devoted to art: from concerts by young classical musicians to exhibitions of paintings by the Palatinate impressionist Max Slevogt.
Amphitheater, city gate, baths — 2000 years ago, the Romans lived in Trier in the far west of Rhineland-Palatinate. They built a town for themselves with every conceivable comfort — and with it, important structures that now have UNESCO World Heritage status.
Upper Middle Rhine Valley
The Upper Middle Rhine Valley between Koblenz and Bingen in the northern Rhineland-Palatinate has been a UNESCO World Heritage site since 2002. With its picturesque castles and steep, vine-covered slopes, it’s considered one of the most beautiful sections along the entire river. Such artists as Joseph Mallord William Turner stylized the romantic lure of the Middle Rhine Valley.
A Highlight in a 360 degree video
The Moselle river winds its way for 365 serpentine kilometers between Trier and the Middle Rhine Valley, past green vineyards and idyllic towns such as Bernkastel-Kues.
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