Holidays in Rhineland-Palatinate

Discover & set new milestones.


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.

Rhineland‑Palatinate is a land of stone – craggy slate, colourful sandstone, elegant marble and glittering gemstones can all be found here. Created by immeasurable natural forces over millions of years, they still shape the lives of the people in our region. We have expert winemakers who produce extraordinary wines from the multifaceted terroir, talented craftsmen who bring stones to a shine and many more who fashion something new from something ancient. Let us take you on an unforgettable tour of Rhineland‑Palatinate where you can discover the stories behind all these milestones.

 

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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Winter in Rhineland‑Palatinate

Holiday tips for the cold time of year


When the last of the leaves have fallen from the trees, Jack Frost has left his mark on the grass in the morning, the rugged cliffs hang barren above the abyss and nature is wreathed in silence, then winter has arrived in Rhineland‑Palatinate. Come with us to discover nature at her most raw and beautiful. Or would you rather discover culture in the little streets of the historic old towns, enjoy a delicious drop of wine in a cosy bar or simply relax in the spa waters?

Whatever type you are, you have found the perfect starting point for the cold time of year. So welcome to your winter holiday in Rhineland‑Palatinate!

Winter in Traben-Trarbach, Moselle valley

Stories from the Treasure Trove Rhineland-Palatinate


Sparkling gemstones, luxurious marble, colourful sandstone and rough slate – these fascinating stones come in all shapes and sizes, but they are much more than mere mineral compounds, they are silent witnesses to the turbulent history of our Earth. We would love to tell you all about their stories and their secrets in the treasure trove of Rhineland‑Palatinate. You can cast your eyes over rugged cliffs and vertiginous steep slopes and explore the soils and uplands that produce the very best of wines. You can also discover incredible cultural assets, including the magnificent buildings from bygone millennia, and follow in the footsteps of those who built them, one stone at a time. Along your travels to these fascinating natural and cultural treasures, you can garner unforgettable impressions and make your own milestone memories.

Trailer | Discover and set new milestones in Rhineland-Palatinate.

Video: Treasure Trove Rhineland-Palatinate

Discover & set new milestones.


Take a cultural, culinary and sporting voyage of discovery with Martin Seidler through the treasure trove of Rhineland‑Palatinate, keeping a lookout for those particular stones that make the state and its people so special. Explore our ten regions and discover the stories behind the milestones!

Update on the situation in the Ahr valley

The Ahr valley 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.

More leisure tips for your holidays in Rhineland-Palatinate:


Christmas markets

Our Christmas events include Christmas markets, St Martin’s processions, Advent concerts, winter walks and much more.

Winter hiking

Let yourself be impressed by the unique views of the winter landscapes of our holiday regions and discover our tour tips for your winter hiking pleasure here.

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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 the UNESCO World Heritage.

New Year hikes & walks

Start the year with a short hike and recharge your batteries in the fresh air after the holidays - from walking trails to hiking tours, there is something for everyone here.

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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, thriving vineyards and more...

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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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.

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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.

Current information on the applicable COVID-19 regulations in Rhineland-Palatinate

All tourism-related facilities and tourist offers in Rhineland-Palatinate are open without restrictions. In public transport and long-distance traffic, the mask obligation continues to apply. Please note that individual facilities may nevertheless be affected by individual measures. We therefore recommend that you obtain information directly from the relevant provider before your visit. Further information on entry and quarantine regulations of the state of Rhineland-Palatinate can be found here.

Virtual Rhineland-Palatinate

Experience Rhineland-Palatinate virtually!


You can't visit us in person 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