Popular Accommodations in Rhineland-Palatinate
Highlights in Rhineland-Palatinate
- Idyllic wine-growing region and holiday region
- Multifaceted guest landscapes
- Numerous sights and UNESCO World Heritage Sites
- A varied network of paths for cyclists and hikers
- Exciting excursions for families
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Vacation rentals in Rhineland-Palatinate
Rhineland-Palatinate offers an abundance of culturally rich cities which, with their historic buildings, riverside promenades and magnificent green spaces, are a wonderful environment for a city holiday with direct access to the natural surroundings. Romantic alleys, magnificent castles, shopping centres and a varied range of leisure activities await travellers in Koblenz, Trier, Mainz, Kaiserslautern or Ludwigshafen. Not far from the Rhine or Moselle rivers you can rent a first-class vacation rental or a modern apartment and live in the immediate vicinity of the local sights, restaurants or supermarkets.Attractive domiciles in a rural idyll
Away from the conurbations, picturesque villages await you among hilly landscapes, vineyards and dense forests, which are characterized by numerous waters. Far away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, you will spend relaxing days in small communities such as Ettringen, Trippstadt, Wörth am Rhein or Schweich. Surrounded by magnificent nature, you will find relaxing tranquillity and countless possibilities to actively organise your holiday in a spacious vacation rental or holiday apartment.
Holidays in Rhineland-Palatinate
Location and orientation
The popular holiday region covers an area of 19,854 square kilometres east of the national borders of Belgium, Luxembourg and France. The approximately four million inhabitants of the state increasingly live in the state capital of Mainz and the major centres of Ludwigshafen and Koblenz. Rhineland-Palatinate borders North Rhine-Westphalia in the northwest, Hesse in the east, Baden-Württemberg in the southeast and Saarland in the southwest.Landscape features
Varied nature parks, river valleys, forests and shallow mountain ranges characterise the image of Rhineland-Palatinate. In addition to the federal waterways Mosel, Rhine, Saar and Lahn, the state is divided into various landscape zones. In the north there is the Lahn valley and the Westerwald, in the west the Ahr valley and the Eifel. The Hunsrück, Mosel-Saar and Nahe valleys are centrally located. In the south and southeast lie the Pfalz and Rheinhessen.
Travelers and Activities
Charming half-timbered villages, lush meadows, shady forests and kilometres of river banks invite cyclists and hikers to varied tours. You will experience the incomparable landscape on various theme trails or mountain bike trails. For example, you can cycle along the German Wine Route, the Barbarossa Cycle Route or the Hunsrück Route and stop at castles or restaurants. You will also find an excellent network of paths on foot. The Eifelsteig, the Rhein-Burgen-Weg or the Pfälzer Waldpfad are some of the popular hikes.Adventure and fun with the family
An exciting programme of family excursions ensures unforgettable holidays throughout the state. In addition to numerous playgrounds and climbing woods, several amusement parks await young and old guests. Depending on your wishes you can expect fast rides or fabulous experiences. We recommend visiting the fairytale forest Bad Breising, the Trolli-Park Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler or the Holiday-Park Haßloch. Animalistically it goes on the other hand in the interesting animal parks. The reptilium Landau, the Sealife Speyer or the Eifel Zoo in Lünebach, for example, show species diversity. Further highlights are the Nürburgring, the cable car in Koblenz or the countless outdoor and indoor swimming pools.
The region has a wide range of culinary delights and captivates with hearty delicacies. Among the most famous specialities are the Palatinate Saumagen, Worscht un Woi, Handkäs, Lewwerknepp and Weck.
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In the historic metropolises, visitors will find a wealth of cultural-historical highlights. Imposing buildings of the Romans, the Middle Ages and museums are a real oasis for cultural travellers. Starting in Germany's oldest city, Trier is home to several UNESCO World Heritage sites such as the Porta Nigra, the Constantine Basilica and the Amphitheatre. Also valuable are the Speyer Cathedral, the Limes, St. Peter's Cathedral in Worms, the Emperor at the German Corner and the gemstone history of Idar-Oberstein.A guest on the farm
Once the sphere of influence of influential regional rulers, today there are numerous well-preserved castles and palaces in the landscapes of Rhineland-Palatinate. The imposing estates include Celtic ring buildings or were built between the 10th and 12th centuries. Outstanding architecture can be found, for example, in Elz Castle in Wierschem, Cochem Imperial Castle, Ehrenbreitstein Fortress in Koblenz or Rheinfeld Castle in Sankt Goar.Underground Discovery Tours
In Rhineland-Palatinate, holidaymakers will find 63 impressive cultural and natural monuments that are located underground. Disused mines, mighty tunnels, former mines and sandstone caves recall the mining of ore, silver and copper. Visitors can drive miles into the depths and gain unique insights. Very worth seeing is the Fell visitor mine, the dragon cave in Neidenfels or the stone chambers in Breitscheid.