Holidays in the Nahe

Where wines and gemstones sparkle


The Nahe holiday region has been particularly blessed with natural riches. The river Nahe, one of the Rhine's tributaries, passes a region whose fruity, aromatic wines captivate lovers of the grape. Sparkling as a glass of wine are also the gemstones from the area around Idar-Oberstein, known around the world as Germany's gemstone centre. Many spa towns and wellness hotels at the Nahe feel-well region await for some well-deserved pampering! The charming Nahe region also attracts with diverse hiking trails and cycle routes.

Hiking on the Soonwaldsteig trail

Graded long-distance hiking trail in the Nahe


Hiking the long-distance Soonwaldsteig trail from Bingen in the romantic Rhine valley through the richly varied Soonwald forest means hiking in harmony with nature. The Saar-Hunsrück-Steig trail runs for 218 kilometres on mostly natural tracks between Trier, Idar-Oberstein and Perl/Moselle, combining culture and with scenic beauty. Vitaltouren and Traumschleifen offer great opportunities for short hikes, where fans of the outdoors feel close to nature.

Hiking on the Soonwaldsteig trail at Winterbach, Nahe valley

Hiking on the Soonwaldsteig trail at Winterbach, Nahe valley

More travel highlights and activities in the Nahe region:


More information about holidays at the Nahe

Find out everything you need to know on events, attractions and other destinations in the Nahe valley at the Naheland-Touristik GmbH.

Vitaltours - Exercise trails along the Nahe

Vitaltours - walk yourself fit! The exercise trails in the Soonwald-Nahe Nature Park will make you see the wonderful natural spaces in a whole new light.

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Video: Hildegard of Bingen – in the footsteps of a saint

Take the Hildegardweg trail in the footsteps of a strong woman who dispensed with convention even in the Middle Ages and is still admired today.

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Romantic Cities: Trip to Idar-Oberstein

Discover 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 spit roasts.

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Accommodation at the Nahe

Whether you are looking for a hotel or holiday home, a campsite or youth hostel, here is a list of accommodation options in the Nahe region.

Hunsrück-Hochwald National Park

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

Naturpark Soonwald-Nahe

Simmern Discover the forests and hills around Simmern. Sometimes romantic and steeped in legend...

Felsenkirche

Idar-Oberstein The famous landmark of the town, the medieval church (built between 1482 and 1484), is visible from afar and towers over Idar-Oberstein. The ascent…

Crucenia-Thermen im Kurviertel

Bad Kreuznach The Crucenia Thermal Baths are a place for health, relaxation and pleasure for all generations. Characteristic for the thermal bath is its unique…

Treasure hunting on the Nahe


Have you always dreamed about a proper treasure hunt and finding magnificent jewels and riches? Then follow Martin Seidler to the Nahe and uncover secrets about the region’s precious gemstones. Head deep down into the mine on your hunt and you will be enchanted by the glittering interplay of light and shadow. The gemstone polishers will be happy to show you how the stones have been made to shine for more than 500 years to produce real one-offs like the ‘Edelschliff’ edition – the perfect symbiosis of wine and stone.