Rhineland-Palatinate (Germany: Rhineland-Palatinate) is a state of Germany. The largest wine-growing region in Germany is home to 6 of the 9 wine-growing regions in Germany and is full of museums, exhibitions and castles.
Destinations of Rhineland-Palatinate
1 Regions 2 Cities 3 Other goals 4 Getting 4.1 By plane 4.2 By train 4.3 By boat 4.4 By bus
7.1 Events 7.2 travel plans
Rhineland-Palatinate is a region of rolling hills intersected by deep river valleys.
Mainz: Gutenberg Museum – House Zum Römischen Kaiser
508.2666666666667 Mainz – founded by the Romans and their legacy is still visible in many places in the city; also the home of Gutenberg, the inventor of the printing press, who also has his own museum in the city. 50.1469444444447.1666666666667 Cochem – on the Moselle 50.3597222222227.5977777777778 Koblenz – famous for the "German corner (German corner), the meeting point of the two rivers Rhine and Moselle; In addition to various churches and museums, the highlight every year is the "Rhine in Flames," a spectacular fireworks display that fills the sky with beautiful colors 49.1994444444448.1230555555556 Landau in the Palatinate – a charming historic town on the German wine route 49.358.15 Neustadt on the Wine Road – lies in the heart of the Palatinate, including a number of vineyards, castles and the opportunity to taste really good wine 49.3194444444448.4311111111111 Speyer – largest Romanesque cathedral in the world, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1980; you will also find the Historical Museum and the Technical Museum there 50.157.7166666666667 St. Goar – in the Middle Rhine Valley near Loreley 49.7566666666676.6413888888889 Trier – In Roman times, Trier had thermal baths, meeting places and an amphitheater. Today, the colossal city gate Porta Nigra, the imperial baths and the impressive basilica keep this history alive 49.6319444444448.3652777777778 Worms – the annual host of the "Backfischfest," the largest wine festival and trade fair in Rhineland-Palatinate; It draws hundreds of thousands of visitors to the city
49.9747222222228.0563888888889 Ingelheim These include the ruins of the imperial palace from the 8. The city was the site of one of Charlemagne's palaces in the seventeenth century. 50.5447222222227.1133333333333 Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler
Rhineland-Palatinate has only one airport with scheduled flights Hahn. Branded Frankfurt-Hahn Airport (HHN) Is used by low-cost airlines as an alternative to major airports in western Germany. However, the airport is not near Frankfurt, but rather deep Hunsrück. Public transportation from major cities in Rhineland-Palatinate offers direct bus shuttles to the airport. Unlike most other German airports, there are no rail or commuter rail connections (as of 2015). Plans to build a rail link have been announced, but whether they will ever come to fruition remains to be seen.
The actual Frankfurt Airport is included in the neighboring Country of Hesse and is Germany's busiest airport with connections to all of Europe and the world. Direct high-speed and local trains connect the airport with Mainz and KoblenzHere you can switch to regional trains and buses to other destinations. Mainz and Koblenz are also served by direct hourly regional trains from Cologne-Bonn Airport (CGN) and Dusseldorf Airport (DUS). Some ICE high-speed trains to Koblenz. Mainz also stop at the DUS.
If you travel by train to Germany, Rhineland-Palatinate is easy to reach from there Cologne, Frankfurt, Munich and Stuttgart. The Rhine was a key factor in the region's history. Today a major tourist attraction. The Rhine together with the Main and the Danube (connected by a canal through Franconia and Bavaria) provides a navigable route from the North Sea through Rotterdam to Basel and Budapest to the Black Sea. The Moselle (German name: Mosel) also offers a winding route to France. Cruise companies like Avalon and Viking offer excursions in the region.
You can take a domestic bus from or to almost any place. Do not expect anything special, as the station infrastructure is still very limited.
The region has very good connections by train or bus and all destinations and attractions are easily accessible. Koblenz, Ludwigshafen, Kaiserslautern, Speyer and the other romantic cities are easily reached by train, and in the cities you can also get around by bicycle, which is often available for hire. You can also travel up or down the Rhine between Koblenz and Mainz; see Rhine Valley for details. A boat trip that will forever be an unforgettable experience. The region offers several car rental options, also a convenient way to get around easily.
Some good choices for exploring the surrounding area include the Rhineland-Palatinate ticketand offers unlimited travel on local trains for up to 5 people in the states of Rhineland-Palatinate. Saarland and Wiesbaden. The ticket costs €24 – €44 per day (as of December 2015) if purchased through a vending machine or the Internet, or €26 – €46 if purchased at a ticket counter and available at all stations.
Sights / Places of interest
Rheinstein Castle near Trechtingshausen in the Middle Rhine Valley, looking from Assmannshausen
Pfalzgrafenstein Castle in the middle of the Rhine
The Pfalzwald is the largest contiguous forest in Central Europe; it is a biosphere reserve.
The Speyer Cathedral is the largest Romanesque church in the world; the foundation stone was laid in 1030. It is the resting place of 7 Salian emperors.
The Palatinate Forest hides above 50 Castles and ruins, most of which were destroyed in the Great Alliance War, for example:
– Castle Trifels near Landau in the Palatinate – castle where Richard Lionheart from England was held hostage, and the place where the imperial insignia were kept. – Limburg Monastery near Bad Dürkheim – Lindenbrunn Castle Landau in the Palatinate – Berwartstein Castle near Bad Bergzabern
The Middle Rhine Valley has a continuous stream of castles including
– Rheinstein Castle near Trechtingshausen – Rheinfels Fortress (Fortress Rheinfels) St. Goar – Pfalzgrafenstein Castle. Toll station from the 14. Century in the middle of the Rhine. Accessible by boat from Kaub
In the Mosel valley region
– Eltz Castle near Treis-Karden
There are a number of museums worth visiting:
– Gutenberg Museum in Mainz – German Mineral Museum in Idar-Oberstein – Technical Museum in Speyer – Open Air Museum Rhineland-Palatinate, collection of historical regional buildings near Bad Sobernheim.
What you can do
The region of Rhineland-Palatinate is ideal for outdoor activities like Hiking, biking, golf, Nordic walking, camping or whatever your heart desires. An important history gives the opportunity to experience ancient times through a series of Museums, castles, churches and various exhibitions. There's also the opportunity to stay in old castles and live the life of the ancient empires.
Special events like Rhine in flames, wine festivals, Christmas markets and concerts are also worth mentioning.
– The German Wine Route Is the oldest wine route in the world; It runs through Germany's largest wine-growing region, the Palatinate. The west side is protected by the Palatinate Forest, while the east side is protected by the Rhine fissure. – The Rheinburgenweg offers an extended hike past many castles.
Vineyards in Rheinhessen
The wine regions of Ahr, Pfalz, Mosel and Rheinhessen are within the state and offer many tasting opportunities. There are also a number of breweries in the region, the best known being Bitburger.