Sehenswürdigkeiten im Mittelrheintal

Discover the Middle Rhine Region

In today's UNESCO World Heritage Site "Upper Middle Rhine Valley" between Bingen and Koblenz there is or was an enormous density of castles. About every 2.5 km there used to be a castle on this route, and about 40 still exude their fascination today. Many of them are romantically situated and can be visited. Other sights such as the Loreley or the Basilica St. Serverus are by no means in the shadow of the castles and are worth a visit.


The Marksburg

Marksburg Castle is located between Bingen and Koblenz and is the only hilltop castle on the Middle Rhine that has never been destroyed. This medieval fortification consists mainly of buildings from the 13th to the 15th century. Take a journey into the Middle Ages by visiting the castle kitchen, knights' hall, chapel, bower, armoury, wine cellar, battlements and tower rooms.

Festung Ehrenbreitstein

Ehrenbreitstein Fortress

The Ehrenbreitstein fortress has existed since the 16th century and is today one of the most popular sights of Koblenz. Due to its location on a 118m high rock, the fortress was considered impregnable. Today it houses the Koblenz State Museum and the army memorial and has been part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site "Upper Middle Rhine Valley" since 2002.

© Dominik Ketz/ Rheinland-Pfalz Tourismus GmbH


Hunsrück Railway

With the Hunsrück Railway, travellers set off on one of the most charming mountain routes in Germany. The 8 km journey to Emmelshausen starts in Boppard, where 300 metres of altitude difference are mastered. The railway passes viaducts and tunnels, constantly accompanied by the Boppard city forest. The destination is the wild and romantic Ehrbachklamm gorge.

Seilbahn zum Festungsplateau Ehrenbreitstein

Cable car & elevator

Visitors can experience a breathtaking view over the UNESCO World Heritage Site "Upper Middle Rhine Valley" during a ride on the 850 m long cable car. It is the largest cable car in Europe outside the Alps and connects the Deutsches Eck with the Ehrenbreitstein fortress plateau. The inclined lift connects the village of Ehrenbreitstein with the fortress plateau on the rock in a journey time of 3 minutes.

© Dominik Ketz/ Rheinland-Pfalz Tourismus GmbH

Schloss Stolzenfels

Stolzenfels Castle

The Stolzenfels Castle is only a few kilometres away from Koblenz and rises above the left bank of the Rhine. The castle was built in the 19th century by the Prussian crown prince and dates back to a 13th century toll castle, which was destroyed in 1689. Today the castle is considered one of the most important works of Rhine Romanticism.