Romantic Cities

Charming city break

Hidden treasures between the Rhine and the Moselle!

The regions and landscapes of Rhineland-Palatinate, with their vineyards, cliffs, forests and rivers, are home to historic cities with Imperial Cathedrals, Roman buildings, gemstones, museums, wine bars and restaurants that are worth a visit at any time of year.

The Romantic Cities are the cities of Idar-Oberstein, Koblenz, Mainz, Speyer, Trier and Worms. They combine the charm of an imperial past with world-famous wines and warm hospitality. But each city has a unique character all of its own. Join us on a voyage of discovery through the Romantic Cities of Rhineland-Palatinate.

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The Romantic Cities in video

Experience special moments

In the Romantic Cities you will experience special moments that will become unforgettable memories. Take a journey through the cities in Rhineland-Palatinate in our video and explore important world heritage sites, let yourself be infected by the locals' joie de vivre and enjoy fantastic wines.

Wine festivals and wine events between the Rhine and the Moselle

Enjoying wine in the Romantic Cities

Year after year, wine festivals in Rhineland-Palatinate bring people together to celebrate local wine and enjoy life. From small, cosy events to large, well-attended festivals in the city centres: Every wine event in Rhineland-Palatinate has its own character. One thing is certain: where vintners pour their wines and offer regional delicacies, a feeling of bliss and light-heartedness arises: a feeling that can be found everywhere in Rhineland-Palatinate.

Enjoying wine at Mainz Cathedral, Mainz

Enjoying wine at Mainz Cathedral, Mainz

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More information about the cultural highlights in Rhineland-Palatinate

Find out more about the events, exhibitions, sights and destinations of the General Directorate for Cultural Heritage Rhineland Palatinate.

More information about the ShUM cities

Find out all about Jewish heritage and the ShUM sites in Speyer, Worms and Mainz at the SchUM-Städte e.V.

Virtual experiences

Virtual museum visits or city tours, smartphone apps or 360° panoramas - here you can discover the Romantic Cities from the comfort of your own home.

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Accessible travel

For your holiday, Rhineland-Palatinate and the Romantic Cities offer not only magnificent nature and cultural highlights, but also exciting excursion destinations, wellness and activity offers. For…

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Experience Guide for Rhineland-Palatinate

New exciting audio stories

Many kilometres of motorway lead you through Rhineland-Palatinate - always accompanied by brown and white signs that draw your attention to special highlights of the region. 112 new audio clips in the MAQNIFY Experience Guide now let the attractions in Rhineland-Palatinate do the talking! Simply activate the GPS signal and live mode for your car journey and the free app will automatically play the matching story.

MAQNIFY experience guide with the Mainz Cathedral in Rhineland-Palatinate as an example

MAQNIFY experience guide with the Mainz Cathedral in Rhineland-Palatinate as an example

Family at the railway station in Mayschoß, Ahr valley

Family at the railway station in Mayschoß, Ahr valley

Travel information

The Romantic Cities have excellent transport connections and can be reached in a number of different ways. You can take the environmentally friendly option and travel by train or bus to the cities of Rhineland-Palatinate. Getting to Rhineland-Palatinate by car is also very straightforward. There is a network of motorways leading into our holiday region from every direction. There is also the convenient option of flying for those arriving from abroad. We have put together the most important travel information for you.