Rhineland-Palatinate is one of the 16 states of the Federal Republic of Germany. It has a population of four million. The city of Mainz is the state capital.
Located in western Germany, Rhineland-Palatinate borders North Rhine-Westphalia, Hesse, and Baden-Württemberg. It is Germany's leading producer of wine in terms of grape cultivation and wine export. This page collates DW content on the German state of Rhineland-Palatinate.
German prosecutors have rejected Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's appeal of a decision to drop an investigation into the TV reading of a poem by satirist Jan Böhmermann. The case caused diplomatic friction.
Center-left parties the SPD and Greens are set to form a coalition with the free market liberals the FDP in the western state. This ensures that Chancellor Merkel's CDU and the controversial AfD are out of government.
In a huge blow to Angela Merkel's CDU, the SPD has won 36.4 percent of the vote in Rhineland-Palatinate and the AfD has entered parliament for the first time. DW's Kate Brady reports from the state capital, Mainz.