Your perfect moments in Rhineland-Palatinate await you!
Rhineland‑Palatinate is a real treasure trove in the west of Germany, with mystical wild lakes, unique sweeping views across the gently undulating low mountain range, 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.
Your Golden moments in Rhineland-Palatinate
They are moving and simply precious moments in which time no longer plays a role and which make your journey unforgettable: When the sun slowly sets and the last light streaming over the treetops is reflected picturesquely on the river surface. When the first drop of a new wine touches your palate and you immediately realise that it will be one of your favourites. When you pedal one last time and swing out of the saddle at the highest vantage point - exhausted, but happy. No matter how you organise your holiday and whether you are on the road for a few days or on an extended discovery tour through the ten multi-faceted regions of our federal state: these experiences create memories that make you smile again and again.
Which moments would you like to count among your favourites? You can find a selection of golden moments on our website: www.rlp-tourism.com
Often it is the small things, the fleeting moments, that make a journey unforgettable: Taking a deep breath at a vantage point, when your gaze is lost in the distance and everything feels free and ...
Places of longing await you!
We AHR open
Not finished by a long shot. But open and happy about your visit! To find out what is currently open in the region after the flood disaster in July 2021, click on the following link (only in German). The Rotweinwanderweg (Red Wine Trail) and Ahr-Steig (Ahr Trail), for example, offer great rest and picnic spots for springtime hikes.
Noch lange nicht fertig. Aber offen und froh über deinen Besuch! Photo: Ahrtal-Tourismus Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler e.V.
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.
Please help us to improve our hiking offers!
We are constantly working on optimising your hiking experience in Rhineland-Palatinate - to do this, it is essential to get to know you and your preferences better. Within the framework of the Wandermonitor survey, which we conduct with our partners from the Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences and the German Hiking Institute, we try to get a more accurate picture of you.
Would you like to help us with this? Then please take a few minutes and take part in our online survey (only in German) - thank you for your help!
Active in the countryside
Cycle and hike amid sun-drenched vineyards, through biodiverse forests in the low range 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.
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.
We have put together a few of the best excursions for families in Rhineland‑Palatinate so you can make exciting discoveries of your own.
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 ...
We are proud to present you the best hikes for discoverer families in Rhineland-Palatinate. Discover and enjoy!
Here we show you the most beautiful destinations for families in Rhineland-Palatinate and invite you on an exciting journey of discovery. Have you always wanted to see how the damsels lived on the ...
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 ...
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 low range mountains, 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.
Great bike tours and walks with bus or train connections in Rhineland‑Palatinate
Rhineland‑Palatinate has an extensive network of train and bus routes, enabling you to reach our scenic tours in an eco-friendly and convenient manner, without having to use your car. We have put together 10 delightful walks and 10 great bike tours with train connections, as well as 13 exciting bike tours that can be reached with the RadBus (bike bus) shuttles, all in Rhineland‑Palatinate.
You can travel to the various destinations in Rhineland‑Palatinate, including Mainz, Trier and Koblenz, from anywhere in Germany in relaxed comfort, avoiding traffic jams and using 100% green electricity. Once there, regional transport will take you to our holiday regions – convenient, without fuss and eco-friendly. You can plan your journey to each tour directly. Further information on tickets, baggage handling services and connections for your rail journey to and in Rhineland‑Palatinate is available on our partner site ‘Entdecke Deutschland’ (Discover Germany).
It is particularly fun to cycle along the various routes. But how do you get to the cycling route or back to the point of departure? In Rhineland‑Palatinate, you can conveniently use the RadBus (bike bus) shuttles.
Other tours that can be reached by bus or train can be found here, in the Tourplanner Rhineland-Palatinate.
Rhineland-Palatinate on the ear - audio tours
Along selected audio tours, we tell you stories about the sights along the way. If you're on the road with our experience Rhineland-Palatinate App (iOS / Android), you can listen to them directly as you drive or walk by. Or you can let them inspire you at home on your couch or balcony.
Find out where and how else you can be enchanted by the beauty, history and joie de vivre of the people, experience vintners, wine festivals and wine tastings, hiking trails, museums, castles and palaces in our experience Rhineland-Palatinate podcast (only German).
Rhineland‑Palatinate in your pocket
Download the free Rhineland-Palatinate tourism App from the Apple App Store and Google Play. It includes bike and walking tours, accommodation, events, restaurants and attractions.