Holidays in Rhineland-Palatinate

Our origin. Your holiday destination.


It is to the very west of Germany and is waiting for you to discover it. The treasure trove of Rhineland‑Palatinate, this romantic region around the Rhine and the Moselle is the perfect German destination. It is home to charming villages and towns, excellent wine regions and fantastic opportunities for walking and cycling holidays.

Shaped by primordial nature and by the people that live there. As you cast your eyes over picturesque forests, steep vineyards and sun-drenched river valleys, you can feel the tingle of anticipation for the wonderful experiences that await you. On your voyage of discovery through the castles, palaces and other cultural attractions in the region, you can follow in the footsteps of famous figures and take inspiration from their fascinating stories. Let us discover Rhineland‑Palatinate together with new eyes and go on the hunt for the origins of the unique natural and cultural treasures awaiting you in the treasure trove of Rhineland‑Palatinate. Which trail will you follow first?

 

The Eifel, the Hunsrück, the Westerwald and the Pfälzerwald form the most beautiful low mountain range landscapes for your outdoor holiday. Surrounded by the idyllic river landscapes of the Moselle, Rhine, Nahe, Ahr and Lahn, you can perfectly combine hiking or cycling tours with a visit to a city. Six of Germany's 13 wine-growing regions are located in Rhineland-Palatinate: You can taste the most delicious wines from the winegrowers of the Ahr, Moselle, Nahe, Romantic Rhine, Palatinate and Rhinehesse. Rhineland-Palatinate is not only the most wine-rich state, but also the most forested in Germany. In eight nature parks and two national parks you can experience flora and fauna up close, especially the wild cats in the Hunsrück-Hochwald National Park are an exciting highlight. 

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Current information for your trip to Rhineland‑Palatinate


Due to the global coronavirus pandemic, Rhineland‑Palatinate is also constantly adapting regulations and measures to the current situation. In particular, these include the entry requirements for guests from areas of risk. Please inform yourself about the regulations that are currently applicable to your country before your arrival. More information is available here.

Information provided by the Robert Koch Institute on travel from areas with a high coronavirus risk is available here.

Despite the currently challenging situation, you can still visit Rhineland‑Palatinate virtually, from the comfort of your own home, and dream about and find inspiration for your next visit. Our many virtual offers are available here.

Update on the flood disaster

The Ahrtal region and its tourism infrastructure are still severely affected by the consequences of the flood disaster in July. In the meantime, however, some tourism offers are available again to a limited extent. You can find out what is currently available in the region by clicking on the following link. In all other parts of Rhineland-Palatinate, excursions and holidays are possible without any problems.

Stories from the Treasure Trove Rhineland-Palatinate

Unique natural treasures and inspirational cultural treasures


Origin: The power of water

In Rhineland‑Palatinate, you can immerse yourself in ancient landscapes shaped by powerful natural forces over thousands of years. The picture-perfect beauty of the winding rivers and wild lake shores is an irresistible invitation to a leisurely walk or a more adventurous hike or cycle ride. Elsewhere, extraordinary natural landscapes such as the maars in the Eifel demonstrate the powerful force of the elements. They were produced when fire and water collided and tore the earth apart. Head off to enjoy spectacular views and exciting paths through unspoilt nature, and find out more about the history of these remarkable places.

 

All about extraordinary people

Within the powerful walls of one of the many castles and palaces of Rhineland‑Palatinate, you can feel the weight of history upon you, while in the towns, history rings out like a gentle resonance through the streets. Take a stroll through the centre of Mainz, past Gothic churches and impressive museums, with reminders of the revolutionary works of Johannes Gutenberg at every step. At Hambach Castle, you are following in the footsteps of those who played a significant role in shaping the democracy we know today. Explore these historic settings close-up and follow in the footsteps of the fascinating people who achieved extraordinary things here.

Video: Treasure Trove Rhineland-Palatinate

Our origin. Your holiday destination.


Watch the video to gain a glimpse of the treasure trove of Rhineland‑Palatinate with its winding rivers and bubbling streams, ancient lakes, mystical moorlands, deep valleys and rugged cliffs. Pass through pretty little villages with magnificent churches and find out something new about the land and its people with every step. You can’t shake the feeling that you have come on holiday and ended up at home.

Virtual Rhineland-Palatinate

Experience Rhineland-Palatinate virtually!


You can't visit us personally at the moment, but you feel this longing for Romantic Germany? Then we have the solution for you here! You can visit selected highlights in Rhineland-Palatinate virtually and thus increase your anticipation. Lean back, enjoy a glass of good wine from Rhineland-Palatinate, enjoy these views and look forward to your next visit to Romantic Germany!

Geierlay suspension bridge, Hunsrück

More leisure tips for your holidays in Rhineland-Palatinate:


Hiking tours with refreshment

Water-filled gorges and cool caves remain at refreshing temperatures even on hot sunny days. We can tell you all about the cool spots in Rhineland‑Palatinate and the walks to get to them.

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Walks around the Eifel maars

Let us tell you about the wonderful walks around the ‘eyes of the Eifel’, the volcanic upland maars with their glistening blue waters.

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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.

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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.

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UNESCO World Heritage sites

There are seven World Heritage Sites and one UNESCO Global Geopark to visit in Rhineland-Palatinate. Find out more about UNESCO World Heritage in…

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.

Hunsrück-Hochwald National Park

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

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.