Welcome to the wonderful destination that is Rhineland‑Palatinate!

Rhineland‑Palatinate is a real treasure trove in the west of Germany, with mystical wild lakes, unique sweeping views across the gently undulating Mittelgebirge mountains, valleys carved deep into the ancient rocks of the Rhenish Massif, sparkling rivers and streams, powerful variegated sandstone towers, extinct volcanoes and gentle grasslands that set the scene for wonderful adventures. The raw ingredients from which our committed wine-makers, farmers and chefs conjure up fine wines and delicious specialities flourish in sun-drenched vineyards and fertile fields. Everyone you meet has a real zest for life. The hospitality of the people of Rhineland‑Palatinate is best enjoyed at the lively wine festivals or numerous welcoming pubs and restaurants serving up delicious typical regional food and outstanding wines.


Whether you are looking for the perfect active outdoor holiday, a family holiday or new discoveries, or you fancy a simple hike or just pampering yourself for a bit, we have put together an exciting combination of trails, sights, places to eat and accommodation to suit your specific requirements.

Discover the treasure trove of Rhineland‑Palatinate in the footsteps of kings

Castles, fortresses, cathedrals and monasteries are all relics of the cultures that ruled over thousands of years and not just in our historical little towns. They are proud watchmen towering above the valleys carved deep into the Rhenish Massif by the Rhine, Moselle, Ahr, Lahn and Nahe rivers and their tributaries. They stand steadfastly in the mystic forests of the Eifel, Hunsrück and Palatinate, or gaze proudly over the vastness of the Eifel, Rhine-Hesse and the Westerwald.

Trailer | Schatzkammer Rheinland-Pfalz. Auf den Spuren gekrönter Häupter
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Follow in the footsteps of brave knights to proud castles and pretty noblewomen in the fairy-tale castles of Rhineland‑Palatinate. Travel back in time to the mystical places of yore, places steeped in myth and legend. Discover impressive witnesses to the times of the Roman, medieval and even modern emperors and kings on selected walking, bicycle or day trips.

Family fun and adventure

Swinging swords like a Roman general or strutting in the armour of a robber baron are just two of the adventures children can enjoy on a family holiday in Rhineland‑Palatinate. Discover castles in the footsteps of knights, enjoy action, fun and excitement in the adventure parks or get within touching distance of the local wildlife; our region is perfect for active families, adventurers and nature-lovers. The brave can attempt the Geierlay suspension bridge swinging 100 metres above the valley.

Photo: Dominik Ketz, Rheinland-Pfalz Tourismus GmbH
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updated March 09, 2020
Die letzten Schoko-Weihnachtsmänner sind gerade erst vernascht, schon folgen an Ostern die süßen Verführungen mit Schlappohren. Der Osterhase hoppelt durch Rheinland-Pfalz, und wer zu viel Schokolade ...
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We have put together a few of the best excursions for families in Rhineland‑Palatinate so you can make exciting discoveries of your own.

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updated February 27, 2020
In unserem Familienabenteuer Rheinland-Pfalz begebt ihr euch auf eine ganz besondere Reise: In einer interaktiven Geschichte lernt ihr Rheinland-Pfalz auf spielerische Weise kennen. Dabei habt ihr ...
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updated February 20, 2020
Federnde Waldwege und verwunschene Felsenpfade, die zu trutzigen Ritterburgen, abenteurreichen Spielplätzen und tollen Aussichten über die tief ins Urgestein eingekerbten Flusstäler mit ihren ...
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updated February 25, 2020
Wir zeigen euch hier die schönsten Ausflugsziele für Familien in Rheinland-Pfalz und laden euch zu einer spannenden Entdeckungsreise ein. Wolltet ihr schon immer mal sehen, wie die Burgfräulein am ...
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updated February 20, 2020
Entlang der tief in das Urgestein der rheinland-pfälzischen Mittelgebirge eingekerbten Täler mit ihren glitzernden Flüssen und Bächen schlängeln sich gut beschilderte Radwege. Auch die Höhen der ...
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A hiking challenge

Our 13 loveliest long-distance hiking trails and some 200 certified short and circular routes promise top-quality walking on carefully selected routes in Rhineland‑Palatinate. They lead through mystic forests and deep river valleys, past vineyards of varying steepness, lofty castles, massive cliffs and long-extinct volcanoes.

Active in the countryside

Cycle and hike amid sun-drenched vineyards, through biodiverse forests in the Mittelgebirge mountains, enjoying regional delicacies and soaking up the culture. The 10 different regions in Rhineland‑Palatinate offer an exciting mixture for a perfect active holiday in the countryside. These are our suggestions for you.

Relax and enjoy culture and nature

Enjoy gentle walks along excellently signposted official routes or relaxing bike rides through meandering river valleys and along disused railway lines over the heights of the Mittelgebirge, enjoying the wonderful views along the way. Nearly all 10 regions of Rhineland‑Palatinate offer perfect opportunities to enjoy the countryside. Treat yourself afterwards and enjoy some typical Rhineland‑Palatinate hospitality in a cosy wine bar serving typical regional food and outstanding wines.

Rheinland-Pfalz für die Hosentasche

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