Rhineland-Palatinate – Information for tour operators

The loveliest attractions, the most beautiful travel highlights and the best holiday offers

Are you looking for an experienced, reliable partner in Rhineland‑Palatinate with extensive knowledge about the region? Rheinland-Pfalz Tourismus GmbH offers a comprehensive incoming service to make it as easy as possible for you to make plans. We have a large network of local partners and would be more than happy to include you in this network.

Our services include arranging:

Group travel • Special interest tours

Hotel bookings • Wine tastings • Excursions • Events • Guided city tours • River cruises

Transfers • Transport • Catering

Specialist tours • Seminars and much more


Rheinland-Pfalz Tourismus GmbH
Contact person: Sebastian Risch
E-Mail: risch@rlp-tourismus.de
Tel.: +49 261 9152075

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.

Holiday themes

Nature and outdoor, cities and culture, food and wine, festivals and events

Rhineland Palatinate offers not only wonderful scenery but also exciting attractions, spas and outdoor activities for a perfect holiday in the west of Germany. Enjoy a short break or a family holiday in Rhineland Palatinate!

The ten holiday regions of Rhineland Palatinate have all sorts of beautiful nature and culture to offer: river valleys, vineyards, huge forests, seas of rocks, lakes and volcanic sinkholes known as maars all add up to form a landscape that is full of character. More than 2,000 years of history are etched into the landscape, castles, fortresses, historical towns and traditions of every region.

  • Nature

    Discover nature in Rhineland-Palatinate, in the west of Germany, on our top graded hiking trails and on the fantastic cycle trails along the river…

  • 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...

  • The Romantic Cities in Rhineland-­Palatinate

    The picturesque historic centres of Mainz, Koblenz, Trier, Worms, Speyer and Idar-Oberstein are ideal for shopping and invite you to plenty of cultural experiences and exciting events.

  • 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.

  • Wine bars

    Taste a large variety of wines at the stylish wine bars in our wine regions.

  • Culinary pleasures

    Romantic Germany is home to seasonal wine rooms and taverns as well as gourmet restaurants, which are all committed to providing the warmest of…

  • Accessible Travel

    Rhineland‑Palatinate has plenty to offer in terms of accessible destinations, wellness and other activities. There are plenty of tips on these pages…

  • Events calendar

    Use the event calender of Rhineland-Palatinate and find events during a specific period of time, region and holidays such as eastern, christmas or…

Event highlights

Festivals, events and exhibitions

Experience the infectious zest for life at traditional events in Rhineland Palatinate: our hospitable winemakers would be delighted to see you at one of the many wine festivals. Enjoy typical regional dishes, sometimes with a new twist, at traditional and modern foodie events. Whether you enjoy being out and about on your bike or you are a keen walker, our holiday region offers nature lovers a wide selection of guided walks and cycling events, including the ‘Raderlebnistage’, special days when cyclists can take over the roads. There are also lots of exciting medieval and castle festivals for family fun. Come and experience the cheerful foodie culture of Rhineland Palatinate and join us in our celebrations.

Wine festival of the Middle Mosel in Bernkastel-Kues

from 29.08.2024 - 02.09.2024

Bernkastel-Kues One of the largest wine festivals on the Moselle. With attractions such as the big…

Tourist highlights

Recommended excursions and attractions

We can show you great excursions and lovely things to do, with all the best attractions and cultural highlights of Rhineland Palatinate. You can find a selection below.

Eltz Castle - the fairytale castle in the Eifel forest

Wierschem High towers, picturesque oriels, protective walls and a deep castle moat amaze visitors when the well-preserved medieval castle appears out of nowhere…

Der Waldbreitbacher Klosterberg

Waldbreitbach The complex includes the St. Marienhaus, the Forum Antoniuskirche, the Rosa-Flesch conference centre, the herb and bible garden, the meadow orchards,…

St. Martin's Cathedral

Mainz The cathedral, founded by Archbishop Willigis in 975, is the oldest monumental vaulted building in Germany after Speyer and before Worms. The west…

Hängeseilbrücke Geierlay

Mörsdorf Germany's most beautiful suspension bridge. The Geierlay suspension bridge can be walked on 24 hours and 7 days a week free of charge!

Klosterruine Disibodenberg

Odernheim am Glan The ruins of the former monastery of Saint Hildegard of Bingen are located in charming surroundings.


Braubach Marksburg Castle The value and significance of Marksburg Castle lie primarily in its complete preservation as a medieval fortification. For many…

Porta Nigra (UNESCO World Heritage)

Trier, Stadt Trier This is the best-preserved Roman city gate north of the Alps and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A truly impressive structure!

Trifels Castle

Annweiler am Trifels Trifels Castle was an important imperial fortress during the time of the Staufer Emperors. It sits above the small town of Annweiler in the south of…

Casino Bad Ems

Bad Ems Germany's oldest casino

Press releases on Rhineland-Palatinate as a tourist destination

Press releases

Here you will find selected press releases and official announcements about Rhineland-Palatinate as a travel destination.

Holiday regions in Rhineland-Palatinate

The scenic and cultural diversity of the ten Rhineland-Palatinate regions of Eifel, Hunsrück, Lahn valley Nahe, Moselle valley, Palatinate, Rhine-Hesse, Ahr valley, Romantic Rhine and Westerwald…

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Romantic Cities

The Romantic Cities - these are the cities of Idar-Oberstein, Koblenz, Mainz, Speyer, Trier and Worms. They are united by the charm of a history shaped by emperors, world-famous wines and warm…

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Cultural treasures in Rhineland-Palatinate

A wide range of tourist attractions bring the impressive UNESCO World Heritage Sites and thus the long, traditional and varied history of Rhineland-Palatinate to life.

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Hiking in Rhineland-Palatinate

An extensive network of excellent hiking trails opens up the wine landscapes of the state and makes it possible to experience the path of wine from the grape to the glass in a natural way.

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Cycling in Rhineland-Palatinate

Rhineland-Palatinate is one of the most popular cycling regions in Germany. It doesn't matter whether you sit in the saddle of a racing bike, mountain bike, touring bike, children's bike, tandem or…

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Enjoying wine in Rhineland-Palatinate

More than half of all German wines come from Rhineland-Palatinate. They thrive on the Moselle, Ahr and Nahe, in the Palatinate, in Rhine-Hesse and on the Middle Rhine.

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Health and spa tourism in Rhineland-Palatinate

Rhineland-Palatinate, located in the very west of Germany, is richly blessed with healing springs thanks to the volcanic activity beneath the soil of Rhineland-Palatinate, which is still quite active…

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Company profile of the Rhineland-Palatinate Tourist Board

Rheinland-Pfalz Tourismus GmbH (RPT) is the tourism management and marketing organisation for the state of Rhineland-Palatinate, which is located in the very west of Germany.

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We are .Gold

Rheinland-Pfalz Tourismus GmbH (RPT) is a strong partner for the Rhineland-Pfalz.Gold regional brand.

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There are many ways to get to Rhineland Palatinate...


By plane
By plane via Frankfurt-Hahn, Frankfurt, Cologne Bonn, Luxembourg or Saarbrücken airports.

By train
There are good train connections via Luxembourg, Cologne and Frankfurt.

By car
It is easy to get to Rhineland Palatinate by car via the A1, the A3 or the A61.

Survey map of Rhineland Palatinate

Survey map of Rhineland Palatinate and the Romantic Cities

Tourism in Rhineland Palatinate

You can find more detailed information about tourism in Rhineland Palatinate and the Rheinland-Pfalz Tourismus GmbH quality initiatives here.

Accessible Travel

Rhineland‑Palatinate has plenty to offer in terms of accessible destinations, wellness and other activities. There are plenty of tips on these pages…

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.


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