Rhineland-Palatinate Travel Guide

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Rhin linked with the grape as the Rhineland-Palatinate. Ahr, Central Rhine, Nahe, Moselle-Saar-Ruwer, Rhine Hesse and Rhine Palatinate are the six wine-growing areas in the Rhineland-Palatinate region. Rhineland-Palatinate is mainly famous for its delicious wines. No other region is as closely

The capital of this region is Mainz, where you can enjoy beautiful Gothic architecture as well as shipping tours along the Rhine valley, maybe towards Rudesheim - a real tourist destination concerning Rhine romanticism. If you are interested in Roman past and the most famous white wines of Germany, you should definetely visit Trier, the oldest city of Germany and really a top destination.

One of the top highlights is of course the Formula 1 Grand Prix, wich takes place at the famouse racing track Nurburgring. Nearby you can enjoy the beauty and stillness of nature in the Eifel mountains as well as on the dark volcanic lakes in this region.

On the river Ahr you can walk or cycle the 35 km ‘Red Wine’ trail. This route is takes you right into the heart of the Ahr vineyards with views over a picturesque landscape of vines and neat little wine-growing villages. In the central Rhine region around Mainz, Worms, Bingen and Alzey you will find steep vineyard slopes, numerous castles and stately homes. The famous Loreley rock and romantic wine villages greet the visitor on his journey through the historically important countryside of the Rhine valley. Countless restaurants, home-grown wine sellers and wine bars invite you to taste this wonderful wine. The same can be said about the Moselle-Saar-Ruwer region. The landscape of this wine region is characterised by steep slopes that often rise to dizzying heights. Wherever there is spot of slate ground in a sunny position, it will have vines growing on it: on the softly sloping hills, in steep gardens or on terraces which stretch down to the river bed.

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