The romantic region around Rhine and Moselle is perfect for a holiday in Germany offering enchanting places and cities, excellent wine regions and great opportunities for hiking tours and bike holidays.
Vineyards as far as the eye can see, almost 500 fairytale castles, palaces and ruins, charming places and medieval towns with half-timbered houses, a wide range of cultural points of interest and obviously the romantic river valleys of Rhine and Moselle are the hallmarks of this holiday region in Germany.
Castles and palaces in romantic Germany
The regions around Rhine and Moselle have more than 500 castles, castle ruins, palaces and fortresses: Fairytale castles and as well fortified hideouts for infamous robber-barons set on steep crags in the river valleys. As the region played an important role in German and European history in the Middle Ages today retains a vibrant feel of mediaeval times. Tournaments and castle fairs recreate the atmosphere of bygone days. Music and drama are performed in opulent baroque surroundings and magnificent courtly settings.
Wine & Food
Around 70 percent of all German wine is produced in Rhineland-Palatinate. Six of 13 German wine regions delight with their award-winning wines: Moselle, Middle Rhine, Ahr, Nahe, Palatinate and Rheinhessen, which includes the only German "Great Wine Capital", Mainz. Viticulture was brought to Rhineland-Palatinate by the Romans over 2,000 years ago and nowadays attracts wine lovers and connoisseurs more than ever.
Cycling in romantic Germany
Cycling is true joy in romantic Germany: Long-distance bike tours lead along the rivers Rhine, Moselle, Ahr, Kyll, Lahn and Nahe through stunning landscapes to the most amazing cultural attractions, to castles and pretty wine villages. The numerous vintners‘ taverns along the cycle routes through the wine regions are the best places to sample wonderful wines and to stay overnight.
Dotted along the various cycle routes are cyclist-friendly accommodation providers whose quality and affordable prices help you to get the most out of your bike tour through romantic Germany.
Hiking in romantic Germany
The region around Rhine and Moselle, means hiking through many different landscapes. The path that begins as a gentle meadowland stroll could end with a steep clamber up a rocky trail. Rivers, hills and vineyards follow one after another.
Numerous hiking trails guide you through fascinating scenery to places of historical interest. The jewels in the crown of hiking trails are undoubtfully the „Steige“ - the long-distance hiking trails of romantic Germany! All of them follow the quality standards stipulated by the German Hikers Association in order to provide charming, top-quality hiking routes.