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.

Discover & set new milestones in the Romantic Cities


Since time immemorial, stones in Rhineland-Palatinate have shaped the fascinating and impressive landscape around the Romantic Cities. But sparkling gemstones, colourful sandstone and imposing rock formations are far more than minerals and rocks. They are enduring witnesses of the earth's eventful history, tell us exciting stories and still hold many secrets today.

You can discover incredible cultural assets, including the magnificent Roman buildings, and walk in the footsteps of their creators, who built them stone on stone. Or let your gaze wander over imposing cliffs and explore the soils on which the best wines grow.

On your journey to these fascinating cultural and natural treasures, you can make lasting impressions and unforgettable memories.

How would you like to discover the cities between the Rhine and the Moselle?

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Die Habsburger im Mittelalter. Aufstieg einer Dynastie

 State Exhibition Rhineland-Palatinate


On the occasion of the 750th anniversary of Rudolf's accession to the throne, when the Count of Habsburg became the first Roman-German king from the Habsburg dynasty in 1273, the Historical Museum of the Palatinate is staging a state exhibition from 16 October 2022 to 16 April 2023 entitled "The Habsburgs in the Middle Ages. The Rise of a Dynasty".

With this exhibition, the museum is closing a gap in the series of exhibitions that have so far focused on the great ruling dynasties, such as the Salians, Hohenstaufen and Wittelsbach dynasties. The exhibition presents more than 200 top-class exhibits from a total of 67 lenders from Germany, Austria, Switzerland and France.

The state exhibition Rhineland-Palatinate 'Die Habsburger im Mittelalter. Aufstieg einer Dynastie' at the Historical Museum of the Palatinate, Speyer

The state exhibition Rhineland-Palatinate 'Die Habsburger im Mittelalter. Aufstieg einer Dynastie' at the Historical Museum of the Palatinate, Speyer

More recommended excursions in the Romantic Cities:


State Exhibition: "The Fall of the Roman Empire"

from 25.06.2022 - 27.11.2022
Trier
Spread over three museums, you will learn how the great Roman Empire could come to ruin despite intelligent leadership and innovative infrastructure.

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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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Current information on the applicable COVID-19 regulations in Rhineland-Palatinate

All tourism-related facilities and tourist offers in Rhineland-Palatinate are open without restrictions. In public transport and long-distance traffic, the mask obligation continues to apply. Please note that individual facilities may nevertheless be affected by individual measures. We therefore recommend that you obtain information directly from the relevant provider before your visit. Further information on entry and quarantine regulations of the state of Rhineland-Palatinate can be found here.

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.

Family at the railway station in Mayschoß, Ahr valley

Family at the railway station in Mayschoß, Ahr valley