Things to do & places to visit in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

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Romantic Rhineland-Palatinate is at the very heart of Riesling production in Germany, home to the largest wine regions in the country. The state is defined by lush vineyards, quaint medieval villages, UNESCO World Heritage sites, picturesque castles, volcanic lakes and wine-rich valleys. Its sylvan forests and rising mountains provide the perfect backdrop to a summer hike, bike ride or wine tasting adventure, while its cities and towns are alive with cultural activities and festivals.

Rhineland-Palatinate #7 destination in Germany 2023. The average rating score is 4.34 based on 69.4k traveler reviews, of 2.531 attractions. Timezone: Europe/Berlin, current date and time: Sunday, April 21, 2024, 6:53.

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  1. 5.0 Mosel Valley (628 reviews)
    - A new area and delightful.
    Architectural Buildings • Wineries & Vineyards • Valleys
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    The beautiful rolling hills situated along the Mosel River make for one of Europe's great wine valleys. See more..
  2. 5.0 RSRNurburg (592 reviews)
    - A new favorite
    Sunday: 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
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    I was over on a trip with a group of about 10-12 drivers and we rented cars through RSR for a track day on the ring. RSR set us up with cars ready to go (brand new tires on some cases) and instructors to make sure we didn't do our first laps alone. Throughout the day, they handled refueling and checked the cars to make sure we would be safe. As a result, I was able to fully enjoy my day and simply worry about the task at hand, crossing off a major item from my bucket list and becoming a better driver. Cheers to Ron and the team! See more..
  3. 5.0 66 Minuten - Theater Adventures (568 reviews)
    - Really good!
    Sunday: 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM Spent 2-3 hours Escape Games
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    You are the main character in our story THEATER ADVENTURES in Neuwied - adventures full of adrenaline 66 Minuten offers you a personal THEATER ADVENTURE game and is number 1 in Rhineland-Palatinate! Dive into the illusory world of 66 Minuten and become part of an interactive adventure: Teamworkers, bright brains and talent for improvisation is required. We are not an escape game! At 66 Minuten you are neither locked up nor have to flee. In our Theater Adventures, the story and the play atmosphere are in the foreground. Puzzle friends will of course not miss out. Slip into the role of an agent for 66 minutes and let yourself be carried away into the world of the Anti Schlabbeck Force, from which you are guaranteed not to want to escape. With us you can play, experience and then celebrate in one of our unusual locations. Regardless of the weather, whether indoor or outdoor, with us you will always find the right experience for at least 66 minutes. See more..
  4. 4.5 Porta Nigra (2.760 reviews)
    - Must see.
    Sunday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Ancient Ruins • Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    This huge stone gate has stood as a symbol of the city since the second century. See more..
  5. 4.5 Deutsches Eck (German Corner) (2.156 reviews)
    - German pride corner
    Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    Koblenz by itself isn't terribly attractive (it was hit hard in World War II), but its place at the historic Deutsches Eck ("German Corner") - the tip of land where the Mosel River joints the Rhine - gives it a certain patriotic charm. This spot became truly legendary. I was truly impressed at the power of this place, and an unfathomable source of pride seized me. For many Germans, this spot stirs their nationalistic spirit and they come here to feel good about their country while enjoying the organ grinders and buskers playing accordions in this park-like atmosphere. And in fact, this place can be named German Pride Corner. Must see it in Koblenz!! See more..
  6. 4.5 Reichsburg Cochem (2.045 reviews)
    - Amazing views on the Mosel river
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  7. 4.5 Eltz Castle (1.879 reviews)
    - Enchanting
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    This is one of the most beautiful castles that I've seen in Germany. Hike to the castle takes about an hour from Moselkern. And it was not a difficult hike. You need to pay to enter the museum which includes a guided tour; the price is reduced for students. The German guided tour starts every 5 mins or so. There's also an English tour. When we visited, we had to wait for 20 mins before the English tour starts. It started at 12 noon. See more..
  8. 4.5 St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom) (1.785 reviews)
    - Unbelievably gorgeous
    Architectural Buildings • Religious Sites
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    This 11th-century cathedral holds the tombs of several archbishops and displays an impressive collection of religious relics. See more..
  9. 4.5 Cablecar Koblenz (1.508 reviews)
    - Great views!
    Sunday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    Koblenz Cable Car - a very special experience. Hover over the Rhine in the Cable Car and discover the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress. Experience the unique views over a city with a tradition stretching back over 2000 years where the Rhine and Moselle rivers meet. Enjoy the spectacular Cable Car journey and take a stroll through the beautiful fortress grounds to discover the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress with its wonderfull exhibitions and events. We look forward to welcoming you! See more..
  10. 4.5 Ehrenbreitstein Fortress (1.440 reviews)
    - A good history lesson
    Historic Sites
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    This visit was a very good one since our guide was an actor who took the role of an inspector during the construction of the fortress. He was excellent and got the group involved in playing various roles. Truly a unique approach to giving a guided tour. Since our tour was scheduled for late in the afternoon, the sun went down and we were able to view the city at night from the hill. We also learned that this fortress was never used. See more..
  11. 4.5 Mainz Cathedral (1.311 reviews)
    - Brillian exterior
    Spent < 1 hour Religious Sites
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    The city's huge main cathedral is over 1,000 years old and contains the tombs of several of the city's archbishops. See more..
  12. 4.5 Technik Museum Speyer (1.244 reviews)
    - Make A Detour to a Special Place
    Sunday: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM Speciality Museums
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    On recommendation from a friend, we made a special detour of our trip along the Rhine to visit this museum. On first impression, it was very impressive with the outdoor exhibits of jets, trains and a submarine that were invitingly set up to climb aboard and explore. There are several buildings to investigate with every category of vehicle you could ever imagine on display in a well represented fashion. We only gave ourselves 2 hours to see it all, as we thought that should be enough, but it was a whirlwind tour and it became clear you could spend days there reading everything there was available to read about each vehicle. We bought the companion book that has the information of each important vehicle there to read later. There is also a second location, 10 minutes away by car, where even more vehicles can be found! Before we left we bought a t-shirt and ate well at the large café. I have recommended the Speyer Museum to friends and family since our visit and hope to someday return. See more..
  13. 4.5 Speyer Cathedral (1.182 reviews)
    - Impressive Romanesque Cathedral in Speyer
    Sunday: 11:30 AM - 5:30 PM Spent 2-3 hours Points of Interest & Landmarks • Architectural Buildings • Religious Sites • Churches & Cathedrals
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    The cathedral St. Mary and St. Stephen in Speyer is church that is unique in its spiritual, architectural, and historical dimensions. Day for day this house of God, founded in the 11th century, casts its spell on people, serves as a site of contemplation and prayer, and testifies to the legacy of romanesque architecture. Furthermore, the cathedral of Speyer is the gravesite of Salian, Staufer, and Habsburg rulers, thus functioning as a symbol of the medieval emperorship. In 1981, the cathedral was added to the UNESCO World Heritage list. As an episcopal church, the cathedral of Speyer is the spiritual centre of the diocese Speyer. Built in the Middle Ages as a house (Latin: domus) of God, to this very day its entire architecture serves to lead mankind to the Lord: the floor plan, the decoration, and all measurements serve this purpose. As an episcopal cathedral church, as the cathedral's parish church, as a place of pilgrimage: mass is celebrated here every day of the week. See more..
  14. 4.5 Hauptmarkt (1.081 reviews)
    - The history of the market enhances the experience
    Points of Interest & Landmarks • Flea & Street Markets
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    This public square has served as Trier's main marketplace since medieval times. See more..
  15. 4.5 Marksburg (997 reviews)
    - Wow
    Sunday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Spent 2-3 hours Points of Interest & Landmarks • Castles
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    The castle is very well maintained. You can't get into the tower and upper quarters since it is inhabited, but there is a lot to see with the rest of it. These are guided tours so you are not going to be able to spend lots of time in places but you are there and able to see a lot and the history you learn of the Castle is interesting. It overlooks the river and has a good view of the valley. There are spots that can be slippery since it is built on the rock and if it is raining it can be treacherous. Not a easy walk if you have disabilities with walking. See more..
  16. 4.5 Gutenberg Museum (967 reviews)
    - Well worthwhile
    Spent 1-2 hours Speciality Museums • History Museums
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    Located in the hometown of Johannes Gutenberg, the founder of the printing press, this museum displays a recreation of his original printing press and a collection of other exhibits. See more..
  17. 4.5 St. Stephan's Church (Stephanskirche) (962 reviews)
    - OMG - those windows
    Sunday: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM Architectural Buildings • Religious Sites
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    Although often overshadowed by the tremendous Martinsdom, this cathedral is notable for its dazzling Chagall stained-glass windows. See more..
  18. 4.5 Nurburgring (809 reviews)
    - 24 Hr Race
    Spent More than 3 hours Points of Interest & Landmarks • Auto Racing Tracks
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    I was not sure what to make of this before going, following it I struggle to explain it. 230,000 people over the weekend. Incredibly friendly activity, as much about racing as a social meet up with friends for a week was the statement from many people we met. Brunchen on the Friday night before the race was party central, especially on the track or walking to Hatzenbach at midnight and then through the forest to other areas before rolling into bed at 5am before getting up to see it finish. Magical weekend, very friendly everywhere See more..
  19. 4.5 Hangeseilbrucke Geierlay (665 reviews)
    - Go early
    Sunday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Spent 2-3 hours Bridges
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    Get here early! @eklecticafro and I arrived around 1000 and didn’t have to wait long. We had time to take pictures and enjoy the view. On the way back we walked across the bridge (you can take a 5.7 km hike down and up a mountain if you want to). The way back we had to wait. By the time we crossed back (around 1230) the line was so long we could not see the end of it. Truly the early bird gets the best views. They alternate traffic so be prepared to wait in line if you arrive late. See more..
  20. 4.5 Markt (621 reviews)
    - Lovely market
    Spent < 1 hour Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    One of the most beautiful squares or market areas in the Frankfurt city. Just walk around, try different cafes or food options, take lovely pictures and have fun. You can walk to the river, there is a nice park for kids and walk along the river. See more..
  21. 4.5 Konstantin-Basilika (600 reviews)
    - A 4th Century AD Marvel
    Spent < 1 hour Points of Interest & Landmarks • Architectural Buildings • Religious Sites
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    This huge cathedral has been preserved from the era of Constantine the Great. See more..
  22. 4.5 Liebfrauenkirche, Trier (522 reviews)
    - Next door to Dom Trier
    Religious Sites
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    This church feels like 'the little sister' next to St. Peter's Dom Trier. Built in early 13th century, it’s one of the earliest Gothic churches in the world. Built entirely on Roman foundation. It has some 15th century wall paintings. Stained glass is a recent add. Church layout is Greek Cross. Burial place of archbishops as far back as 1581. Under this church are numerous excavations not open to the public, however, one area has glass with a railing around it so you can look down in the dig area. See more..
  23. 4.5 Rheinfels Castle (506 reviews)
    - A fun and informative visit with beautiful views
    Sunday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Castles
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    We really enjoyed walking around this castle ruin. There is a small museum inside that provides excellent information on the the history of the castle and surrounding area. The brochure takes you on a guided walk around the castle. They have a few guided tours during the day but we preferred just wandering around on our own. See more..
  24. 4.5 Sesselbahn in Boppard (468 reviews)
    - Fantastic views
    Taxis & Shuttles
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    Super recommend this excursion. EUR 9,50 per adult and EUR 5,00 for children below 14 years of age. Beware of vertigo for the faint hearted. Chairs are open. Views during the 20 minute ride up and down are spectacular. Did the rides on a sunny and calm day and were fully compensated! See more..
  25. 4.5 Mittelalterlicher Marktplatz (468 reviews)
    - Fairytale town
    Historic Sites
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    The small town of Bernkastel on the banks of the Moselle seems fabulous. Its main attraction is the amazing half-timbered houses that look like toys. Perhaps the most beautiful place in the city is Marktplatz, i.e. trading area. Here, each house has its own unique face and history. One of the most beautiful buildings is the Town Hall or Rathaus. I was pleasantly surprised by the number of shops and boutiques, souvenir and wine shops with famous Mosel wine, in this relatively small town. My husband and I thought that we would spend no more than two hours here, but we stayed for 4 hours to not only see the town, but also shop and try a dessert in a famous "konditorei " Cafe Hansen on the market square. One of the main attractions of the square (and the most photographed place in the town) "Crooked House", on the right if you are looking at the Town Hall. Don't miss! Enjoy!! See more..
  26. 4.5 Rhineland Museum (Rheinisches Landesmuseum) (407 reviews)
    - A wealth of Roman objects
    Sunday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Spent 1-2 hours Speciality Museums
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    This museum chronicles the history and culture of Trier and the Mosel Valley. See more..
  27. 4.5 Saarburg Waterfall (375 reviews)
    - Saarburg Waterfall
    Sunday: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM Waterfalls
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    Many shops and restaurants along the cobblestone walk along the water way. Many places to sit with friends and enjoy the area. See more..
  28. 4.5 Dom zu Worms (372 reviews)
    - Stunning!
    Spent < 1 hour Points of Interest & Landmarks • Religious Sites • Churches & Cathedrals
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    Lots of gorgeous art in this humongous church! So much history!! In 1016, Burchard of Worms built a Romanesque cathedral was built on the site. Parts of that cathedral still survive. Incredibly, this current, existing Dom St. Peter’s was built in sections from 1125 – 1181. Powerful events happened in this cathedral: The Concordat of Worms (1122), the marriage of Emperor Frederick II to Isabella of England (1235) and the Diet of Worms (1521) and this is where Martin Luther was condemned as a heretic. Salian princes were buried in the crypt (which you can walk around in) in the first half of the 11th century. A Baroque, gilded wood and marble, high altar by Balthasar Neumann was added to the cathedral in the 18th century. The north aisle contains five ‘Gothic tympana’ stone relief scenes, created in 1488 and 1515. The carving of these scenes is just an incredible sight to see. See more..
  29. 4.5 KD Köln-Düsseldorfer (319 reviews)
    - Nice relaxing boat ride on the Rhine
    Boat Tours
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    Followed advice and did the Rhine boat tour from Bacharach to St Goar. We sat outside and it was a lovely day. We didn’t get off at St Goar just stayed on the boat ride as our goal was just to do a Rhine cruise. They offer food and drink service so enjoyed a glass of wine. If you are looking for more cruise options don’t wait to get to Bacharach to do it as there are only this boat company and one other one so times and options limited but if planning on staying in Bacharach it’s very nice because it’s a very small town and not much to do. See more..
  30. 4.5 Burg Nanstein (315 reviews)
    - Impressive
    Historic Sites
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    My first walk up the hill to the castle wearing jeans in August was a bit warm, to put it mildly. On subsequent trips I wore shorts and had a much time. The castle grounds provides an excellent view of the city below and there is a small cafe where you can buy lunch and refreshments with outdoor seating. There is a small entrance fee to enter the castle proper, about $4.00 US. Once inside you are free to explore from top to bottom. The castle is centuries old and it obvious it has been under reconstruction various times during it's history. Adults are likely to appreciate the beautiful views and historical information, while children will certainly enjoy exploring all of the nooks and crannies. See more..
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