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- Hiking in the Palatinate Forest
- Visit to Holiday Park
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The Palatinate, situated in the south of Rhineland-Palatinate, is one of the absolute insider tips among the holiday regions in Germany. And there is a reason for this, because with its deep forests, the idyllic river meadows and its numerous castles, there are ideal conditions for every taste. You will find what you are looking for when looking for a holiday apartment or an apartment for cultural and culinary discovery tours, especially in the cities of Bad Dürkheim, Zweibrücken, Landau, Kusel and Pirmasens. However, the offer is particularly large in Speyer, Ludwigshafen and Kaiserslautern. Alternatively, set up your tents in the tranquil Neustadt an der Weinstraße, where you will benefit from the proximity to numerous panoramic hiking trails as well as from the walking distance to restaurants and museums. If you like it a little quieter or are looking for a dog-friendly holiday apartment, you can also pitch your tents in romantic places such as Münchweiler, Weilerbach, Dannenfels or Altrip am Rhein.
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A holiday in the Palatinate is worth it twice as much because the tranquil region offers numerous cultural highlights as well as a varied natural landscape. Hikers get their money's worth on the more than 1,000 hiking routes through the Palatinate Forest Nature Park. So put on your hiking boots and explore the largest contiguous forest area in Germany on premium routes such as the Felsen- und Burgenwanderweg, the Schlossbergtour, the Dimbacher Buntsandstein Höhenweg and the Napoleon-Steig. In addition, natural sights such as the world-famous Teufelstisch await you along the way. Alternatively, you can climb most of the routes by mountain bike or explore the idyllic old Rhine arms of the Palatinate by bicycle. Those who also have a heart for history can visit sights such as Hambach Castle, Bergwartstein Castle, Worms Cathedral or admire the imperial crown jewels in the legendary Imperial Castle of Trifels. While the grown-ups look forward to a detour into the wine cellars of the German Wine Route as well as numerous top wines, small holidaymakers also get their money's worth. Fun for young and old is guaranteed both with a visit to the Holiday Park and the Dynamikum interactive museum in Pirmasens and with a side trip to da Sea Life Aquarium in Speyer. Technology enthusiasts will not be able to avoid a visit to the Speyer Technology Museum, where they can admire submarines, aircraft and cars from a century of technological history. Among the highlights are the houseboat of the Kelly family, the Russian space shuttle Buran and a walk-in jumbo jet.
Did you know that the invention for the synthetic production of the dye indigo was made in the Palatinate?
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The absolute must of the region is the old cathedral city of Speyer. Already dating back to the Roman foundation, Speyer is one of the oldest cities in Germany and you can see that everywhere. With its Imperial and Mariendom Cathedral, which has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1981 and is the world's largest still preserved cathedral, Speyer not only impresses holidaymakers interested in culture. The Technikmuseum Speyer inspires with technical masterpieces of recent history - including a genuine Boeing 747.2. Visit the Hambach Castle
The picturesque Neustadt on the Wine Route is particularly attractive because of its central location. From here you can perfectly explore the entire Palatinate and you always return to comfortably equipped holiday homes. The already mentioned Hambach Castle, where in 1832 a civil movement first manifested the call for unity and freedom in Germany, is also located in the urban area of Neustadt an der Weinstraße. A broad culinary offer as well as the special cordiality of the inhabitants constitute the special flair of the city.3. Tasting numerous wines
At the edge of the Palatinate Forest you will find numerous holiday apartments in Bad Dürkheim, where you will find peace and relaxation as well as culinary delights. In addition to the Weinbergnacht, the largest open-air wine tasting in the Palatinate, the spa and district town also has the largest wine festival in the world to offer, the so-called Wurstmarkt. Due to its location, Bad Dürkheim is also perfect for day trips by bike or on foot through the beautiful Palatinate Forest.4. watch football and admire dinosaurs
For the Palatinate, Kaiserslautern is almost a big city. In comparison with the rest of Germany, however, it is one of the smaller cities with a population of just under 100,000. Football fans pilgrimage here to the notorious Betzenberg - the stadium of the 1st FCK - and all those who have less to do with football are drawn to the garden show in the city centre, which has Europe's largest dinosaur exhibition to offer.5. Experience nature and action in the Palatinate Forest
5 The Palatinate Forest Nature Park is one of the most beautiful and greenest regions in Germany. Many of its picturesque mountains are crowned by stately castle ruins. The Reichsburg Trifels, for example, invites you to an extensive visit. The Palatinate Forest, the largest contiguous forest area in Germany, is crossed by extensive hiking and cycling routes and is a true paradise for every hobby sportsman.
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In a region as rich in culture as the Palatinate, the next festival is usually just a stone's throw away from your holiday home. The focus is on the countless wine festivals that attract wine lovers from all over Germany to the Palatinate between late summer and autumn. The Federweißen festival on the third weekend of October, which attracts more than 100,000 visitors to Landau every year, is particularly well known. The Bad Dürkheim sausage market adds another scoop. The market, founded in 1416 for the first time as a meat and sausage market, is regarded as the largest wine festival in the world with over 700,000 visitors from all over the world. The programme of events in spring and summer is particularly varied. This ranges from the Landgrafentage in Pirmasens in April and the Festival of German Film in Ludwigshafen in June to the Kaiserslautern Altstadtfest in July and Germany's largest special bicycle fair "Spezi" in April. Music fans will also get their money's worth at the Euroclassic Festival in Pirmasens.
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Palatinate is one of the cheapest destinations in Germany. The costs for a vacation rental here amount to around $114.17 per night.
According to our most recent data, the months that allow you to save the most in Palatinate are January, March and May, with average prices of $109.02, $109.05, and $109.98, respectively.
When it comes to looking for a vacation rental in Palatinate, the months when it is most expensive are, in order of highest to lowest, July, August and June, with average prices per night of $123.44, $122.4, and $115.29, respectively.
So you don't run out of accommodation options in Palatinate, it is necessary to plan ahead as 63% of rentals are usually booked, according to the data in 2020.
In 2020, the months with more free accommodation of the year in Palatinate were January, February and November, with average availabilities of 63.5%, 55.4%, and 54.75%, respectively.
The months with the lowest properties available in Palatinate are, in order, September, August, and July with respective average availability figures of 12.75%, 14.2%, and 18%, based on data collected in 2020.
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