Rhineland-Palatinate (German: Rheinland-Pfalz) is a state of Germany. The state Rhineland-Palatinate consists of nine fascinating regions. Each is different and offers a variety of landscape, culture, and joy de vivre. Rhineland-Palatinate is the largest wine producing area in Germany. It is considered a paradise for wine lovers, because it is home of 6 of the 9 wine-producing districts in Germany.
- Rhine Valley — famously scenic section of the Rhine, much of it a UNESCO World Heritage Site
more than 100,000 inh.:
50,000 - 100,000 inh.:
20,000 - 50,000 inh.:
- Bad Duerkheim
- Bad Kreuznach
- Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler
- Bingen (Rhein)
- Hassloch (Pfalz)
- Ingelheim (Rhein)
- Landau (Pfalz)
Under 20,000 inh.:
- Nassau (Germany)
The international Hahn Airport lies in Rhineland-Palatinate.
Zweibrucken Airport also has regular scheduled flights to and from Berlin Schoenfeld and, from 28 October 2008, London Stansted.
Koblenz, Ludwigshafen, Kaiserslautern and Speyer are easy to reach via train.
You can also cruise up or down the Rhine between Koblenz and Mainz; see Rhine Valley for details.
The Palatinate Forest is the biggest coherent forest in middle Europe; it is a biospehere reserve.
The Speyer Cathedral is the biggest romanuesque church worldwide; its foundation stone was laid in 1030. It is the resting place of 7 salian emperors.
The Palatinate Forest hides over 50 castles and ruins that were mostly destroyed in the War of the Grand Alliance, for example:
Castle Trifels - Castle where Richard Lionheart of England was held as a hostage and the place where the imperial regalia was stored
German Wine Route
The German Wine Route is the oldest wine route worldwide; it runs through the biggest winegrowing area in Germany, the Palatinate. The western side is protected by the Palatinate Forest, on the eastern side lies the Rhine rift.
- Atlantis Hotel-Resturant, 66877 Ramstein, ☎ 0 6371/46510, . checkin: Until 1800(6 PM); checkout: 11 AM. This is a really nice hotel and resturant. Food is great, rooms are clean and the people are friendly and very helpful in any situation. Single 1 person 59 Euros, Double 2 person 85 Euros.
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