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 is famous for its beers — there are around 5,000 brands in the country; many of them brewed according to a 500-year-old beer purity law called the Reinheitsgebot. Recently, Germany’s beer market has been opening up to new brewing methods, and because of that, craft beers have been trending. In the Rhineland, however, old tastes die hard, as Shay Meinecke has been finding out.