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.
Police from across Germany have reported on an intoxicating find in the south-western state of Rhineland-Palatinate. The LSD haul is the largest ever in Germany, and pan-European criminals are under suspicion.
Germany international Julian Brandt has signed a contract extension with Bayer Leverkusen to keep him at the Rhineland club until 2021. The Confederations Cup winner had been the subject of interest from Bayern Munich.
Just before the COP23 climate conference got underway in Bonn, an action alliance protest march called Ende Gelände got underway. Activists from around the world managed to temporarily shut down the Hambach lignite coal mine. It’s situated in the Rhineland coalfields, just 60 kilometers away from where delegates were arriving for the international summit. DW’s Natalie Carney was there.