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.
Germany recently closed its last black coal mines, but continues to extract and burn lignite. Although the country has pledged to move away from coal-power, how long will it take? The government is planning a phaseout, but how will it affect people in the Rhineland region in the west of Germany, who live and work in one of the country’s key coal-producing areas?