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Wines, castles, the Moselle river and some dormant volcanoes awaits you in Rhineland-Palatinate or Rheinland-Pfalz in German.
70% of all German wines are produced in here and it borders with France, Belgium and Luxembourg.
The Schloss Wachenheim Group are the world leaders in spakling wine production

The official tourist Website and Tourenplaner


  • Rhenish Massif (a section of a planet’s crust that is demarcated by faults or flexures).
  • Eifel Region (The Eifel is a low mountain range in western Germany and eastern Belgium. It occupies parts of southwestern North Rhine-Westphalia, northwestern Rhineland-Palatinate)
  • Moselle Valley
  • Westerwalt
  • Nahe Valley
  • Hunsrück


National parks


Foods and Drinks

  • Saumagen – a mixture of pork, sausage meat, potatoes and herbs served in a casing traditionally made from pig stomach
  • Coarse Bratwürste
  • Leberwurst
  • Blood sausage/ Bluttwurst – A sausage filled with blood and fillers such as meat, fat, potatoes.  In the Rhineland, it is also traditionally made from horse meat,
  • Leberknödel
  • Flääschknepp – meatballs served with a radish sauce
  • Grumbeersupp  – potato soup
  • Quetschekuche – Plumb cake
  • Kerscheplotzer – Cherry cake also know as a Kirschenplotzer
  • Zwiebelkuchen – Onion cake traditionally served with a Federweisser
  • Salmon and eel
  • Federweisser – a drink you will find in Autumn. It has 9 – 13.5% Alcohol by volume and is also known as Traubenmost, Junger Wein, Neuer Süßer or Most. It is made from fermented freshly pressed grape juice known as must
  • Weck, Worscht un Woi – a combination of a bread bun, meat and wine. Very popular in the Carnival season which starts at on 11.11 at 11:11.
  • Dampfnudeln – steamed dumplings, served sweet with vanilla sauce, fruit like plums or pears or with a wine sauce. Can also be served as a side dish with soup or stews

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Events Calendar and list of Veranstaltungen


  • Burg Eltz, a beautiful medieval castle above the Moselle river
  • Cycling and camping along the Mosel between Koblenz and Trier

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