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Rhineland-Palatinate is one of the 16 states of the Federal Republic of Germany. Established in 1946, the state has a total land area of 19,853 square kilometres and is set on the south-western part of country. It is bordered by North Rhine-Westphalia (north), Hesse (east), and Baden-Wurttemberg (south). It also shares an international border with France, followed by Bundesland, Saarland, and international borders with Luxembourg and Belgium. The state is divided into 24 districts, formerly grouped into three administrative regions: Koblenz, Trier, and Rheinhessen-Pfalz. Its population of 3.9 million (2012) is almost concentrated in Mainz, the state capital, while others are scattered to other major cities including Frankenthal, Kaiserslautern, Koblenz, Landau, Ludwigshafen, and many others. 

Physically, the state has a mixed terrain, sharing the Eifel and Hunsruck mountain chains on the west bank of the Rhine, and the Westerwald and Taunus mountains to the east. There are also hilly lands in the southernmost region of the state, covered by the Palatinate forest and the Palatinate. 

 

What to see & do

An eclectic mix of sites and sights await travellers who will visit the region of Rhineland-Palatinate. From the grape-growing and wine-producing regions of Nahe and Rhenish Hesse, to the medicinal springs of Ahr, down to the Romanesque heritage of Mainz, travellers will be full to the brim with memories and experiences upon visiting the state. 

Wine production in Rhineland-Palatinate – The region is best remembered first as a wine-producing state, handling six out of the nine major wine regions of Germany that contribute to the wine industry in the country. Various wines are created and produced in the divisions of Rhineland-Palatinate – from the fragrant, the fruity, and the strong. Famous regions where winery tours and other activities related to the production of wine can be done are Nahe, Rhenish Hesse, and Ahr, as well as in the Rhine Valley. 

Roman tradition in Rhineland-Palatinate - The state is also remembered for its Roman tradition, starting from the capital Mainz and other regions, such as Speyer and Trier. Mainz is very much a Roman city, and it is evident on its local scene. Many places around the town still have that mask of Rome, and it is just fitting – as the city is founded by the Romans themselves. It is also the home of Gutenburg, the inventor of the printing press, where a museum dedicated to him and his works can be found. Meanwhile, Speyer is where travellers will find the

largest Romanesque cathedral in the world, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1980. Travellers will also find the Historical Museum and the Museum of Technology here. Other Roman-inspired cities include Trier, the largest Roman city north of the Alps. It is where thermal baths, places of assembly, and ruins of an amphitheatre – marks of a true Roman city – can be found. 

Thermal baths and its medicinal properties - Certain areas in Rhineland-Palatinate are visited by travellers for their medicinal springs and thermal baths. Previously, Trier is visited for its imperial baths (during the Roman times), but now, it is Ahr where both wine and natural springs are enjoyed. 

Festivities - Every year, Worms – another city in Rhineland-Palatinate hosts the Backfischfest, Rhineland-Palatinate's biggest wine festival and fair. The festival is held every last week of September, attracts many a tourist each and every year. 

Outdoor activities - Because of the state's varied terrains, Rhineland-Palatinate is ideal for outdoor recreational activities such as hiking, biking, golf, Nordic walking, and even camping. Travellers are very much welcome to enjoy these activities within the state, but are expected to be responsible and careful. Travellers are also advised to take guides or at least research about the terrains, to prevent untoward incidents from happening.

 

How to get around within Rhineland-Palatinate

All attractions around the region are highly accessible through train or bus. Both trains and buses connect the cities within the state, making it easier for travellers who wish to explore the many offerings of Rhineland-Palatinate. Cars can also be rented, while walking is suggested when going around city centres. 

 

How to get there

The Hahn Airport is a minor international airport serving the state of Rhineland-Palatinate. It connects various European countries to Germany, and serves domestic flights for travellers who are visiting other areas within the country. Airlines that serve the destination include Germania, Ryanair, SunExpress, and Wizz Air. Travellers who are coming from outside of the areas covered by the airport are advised to land on the Frankfurt am Main Airport in Frankfurt, then fly to the Hahn Airport, or (from Frankfurt) travel by land to the Rhineland-Palatinate state.  

Flights to Rhineland-Palatinate

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