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Germany's 16 States: Rhineland-Palatinate

Monumental structures from the Roman Empire in Trier, vineyards on the slopes of the Moselle and Rhine: the state of Rhineland-Palatinate is ideal for culture buffs and epicures.

This state in western Germany is one of the country's oldest tourist regions. The Rhine and Moselle rivers and their surroundings have attracted tourists since the early 19th century. There are more than 500 castles and palaces to discover in Rhineland-Palatinate, and fertile countryside that is famed for its wines, from Riesling from the Palatinate to sparkling wine from the Moselle region.

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Travel tips for Rhineland-Palatinate

Trier

The amphitheater, the Imperial Baths, the Porta Nigra - for 2000 years, these Roman structures have been a part of Trier. The great and controversial philosopher Karl Marx was born in this town on the Moselle a mere 200 years ago, in 1818. Check-in host Lukas Stege says there's no chance the political theorist could ever be forgotten in his home town nowadays.

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A day in Trier

Upper Middle Rhine Valley

The Upper Middle Rhine Valley between Koblenz and Bingen has been a UNESCO World Heritage site since 2002. With its picturesque castles and steep, vine-covered slopes, it's considered one of the most beautiful sections along the entire river. Such artists as Joseph Mallord William Turner portrayed the romantic lure of the Middle Rhine Valley. 

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Upper Middle Rhine Valley - a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Speyer Cathedral

The imperial basilica in Speyer is the third UNESCO World Heritage site in Rhineland-Palatinate, after the Roman monuments in Trier and the Upper Middle Rhine Valley. Built as a burial place for the Salian emperors, Speyer Cathedral is a major German Romanesque architectural work – and one of the most impressive churches in the western world.

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World Heritage Site Speyer Cathedral

A Highlight in a 360 degree video

The Moselle Valley in Rhineland-Palatinate winds its way through 365 serpentine kilometers, past idyllic towns and green vineyards. Two of the loveliest places on the river are Trier and Bernkastel-Kues.

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