Holidays in the romantic Middle Rhine valley

Castles, Wine and River cruises

The romantic Middle Rhine is a river valley straight out of a picture book, with precipitous cliffs, steep vineyards, a castle perched on virtually every hilltop and pretty villages. Myths and legends abound here, such as the story of Loreley, the beautiful siren of the rocks. The scenery is the stuff of dreams and little towns like Bacharach, Boppard, St. Goar and Linz epitomise the charm of this remarkable area with its rich cultural heritage. UNESCO designated the Upper Middle Rhine Valley a World Heritage area. A riverboat cruise along the Middle Rhine makes a lasting impression. Sipping a glass of wine from the vineyards you are passing, enjoying the sunshine on the boat's upper deck and the castles passing by, you'll know what is special about the Rhine.

Hiking on the Rheinsteig trail

Graded long-distance hiking trails in the Romantic Rhine region

Two spectacular long-distance hiking routes lead through the Romantic Rhine valley, the Rheinsteig and RheinBurgenWeg trails: They follow narrow paths and challenging inclines, leading to forests, vineyards, castles and spectacular views. In addition, short hiking trails of stunning beauty await!

View from Rheinsteig trail of the Middle Rhine valley, Romantic Rhine

View from Rheinsteig trail of the Middle Rhine valley, Romantic Rhine

More travel highlights and activities in the Romantic Rhine region:

More information about holidays in the Romantic Rhine region

Find out everything you need to know on events, attractions and other destinations in the romantic Middle Rhine Valley at Romantischer Rhein Tourismus GmbH.

Premium circular trails along the Romantic Rhine

There are also premium circular routes in the Rhine valley, on both sides of the river and high above the valley for a wonderful walk full of variety.

RheinBurgenWeg trail


202,2 km

62:35 h
The cultural landscape of the RheinBurgenWeg trail is incredibly beautiful. The breath-taking,…

Middle Rhine Valley UNESCO World Heritage Site

The whole region here is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with a charming combination of stunning nature and important cultural heritage.

Romantic Cities: Trip to Koblenz

The only city on both the Rhine and the Moselle: From Deutsches Eck, it is just a short walk to the narrow streets of the old town in Koblenz, past the Romanesque Basilica of St Castor.

Schwarzes Icon, das einen Kompass zeigt

Accommodation at the Romantic Rhine

Whether you are looking for a hotel or holiday home, a campsite or youth hostel, here is a list of accommodation options in the Romantic Middle Rhine Valley

Garten der Schmetterlinge Schloss Sayn

Bendorf From the beginning of March to the end of November, you can experience the fairy tale of a thousand and one butterfly amidst orchids and banana trees…

Geysir Andernach

Andernach The world's largest cold-water geyser is a geological sensation, a unique natural spectacle that is second to none. Not far from Andernach, the geyser…

Kulturzentrum Festung Ehrenbreitstein

Koblenz 118 meters above the Rhine, the fortress offers the most fantastic view of Koblenz and the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle rivers. Ehrenbreitstein…


Bornich The Loreley Visitor Center was opened in 2000 as an official branch of the Expo in Hanover. In the 6-part exhibition there is information about the…

Romanticism in the Middle Rhine Valley

A picture tells more than 1,000 words

Mystic castles and mighty fortresses, wide rivers and deep valleys, centuries of history and friendly people – grab your camera and head off on a tour of the romantic Middle Rhine Valley! Famous painter William Turner was captivated by spectacular landmarks such as the Loreley and Ehrenbreitstein Fortress some 200 years ago, and the Romantic Rhine has captured the hearts of its visitors ever since. The city of Koblenz, where the Rhine and the Moselle meet, is also a popular backdrop for ambitious photographers like Henry Tornow, and every snapshot is a success!