Learn more about the latest news on the Romantic Cities from new awards to new services and new arrival options.
Once a year, Europe’s largest collection of space exhibits sets the scene for a meeting that brings together science and its fictional counterpart: the Science Fiction Convention at the Technik Museum Speyer. Speyer becomes a hotspot for current and previous generations of geeks, fans of sci-fi cult classics such as Star Wars and Star Trek, and the ever-growing Marvel and DC comic-adventure fan base.
Be it in costume or as an impartial observer, you are in for a spectacle of cosplayers in their lavish costumes and the various franchises’ guests of honour in 2019 too: on 28 and 29 September.
While on a city break, what could be better than exploring the city on foot, strolling through the pedestrian zone with an ice cream in your hand or simply wandering from one shop to another? Pedestrians discover the most beautiful places and notice details that would have otherwise been missed.
And this applies perfectly to a visit to the Romantic Cities. According to a survey by the search engine Holidu, Koblenz and Mainz are among the most walkable cities in Germany. This was defined by determining the proportion of pedestrian zones in relation to the total length in kilometres of all the streets in the city. Koblenz has a total of 13 km of car-free, walkable roads, while Mainz has 11 km.
Raise your glasses and celebrate, preferably at the open-air musical event Porta³ on the penultimate weekend of June! According to a recent study by the online travel platform TravelBird, Porta Nigra, a landmark of Germany’s oldest city, is the 18th most published German landmark on Instagram.
Will the ShUM-Cities become the next UNESCO world heritage site in Rhineland-Palatinate? Learn more about the application process and its background!
The German long distance bus operator "Flixbus" is expanding in Europe. There are more and more routes also to the Romantic Cities via Cologne, Frankfurt or Stuttgart.
Apart from that Ryanair offers a new connection from London-Stansted to Luxemburg which is just a hop to Trier, Germany's oldest city. Flixbus offers a connection from Luxemburg to both Romantic Cities Trier and Mainz!
The German National Tourist Board (GNTB) interviewed more than 44,000 visitors from 66 countries about their favourite attractions in Germany and developed a Top 100 list for 2016. It includes five of the Romantic Cities: Number 28 (Trier/Roman monuments/UNESCO World Heritage Site), Number 32 (Speyer/Cathedral/UNESCO World Heritage Site), Number 68 (Koblenz/Deutsches Eck/Ehrenbreitstein Fortress), Number 85 (longest suspension bridge ‘Geierlay’ near Idar-Oberstein), Number 87 (Neustadt an der Weinstraße/Hambach Castle).
As a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site, Speyer Cathedral now offers a new possibility to get a view in addition to its observation deck. Dwarf galleries are characteristic for the Romanesque style of architecture. For the first time in the history of Speyer Cathedral, small groups will be able to walk in the dwarf gallery.
In 2010, the German Wine Institute (DWI) distinguished 40 "Wine Culture Highlights" for the first time ever. Their choice included four Romantic Cities:
Trier is the perfect starting point for the new "Moselsteig" hiking trail awarded as the best hiking trail in Germany 2016. Find out why!
Since April 27, 2014 the "RheinTerrassenWeg" combines in a new, enjoyable way the captial city of Rhineland-Palatinate, Mainz, and the Nibelungen/Luther town, Worms.
Created by nature and cultivated by humans - on the rivers Rhine, Moselle, Nahe and Ahr nature is a real experience and culture a guaranteed pleasure. Rhineland-Palatinate is wine, woods and walking country.