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Rhineland-Palatinate

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Rhineland-Palatinate (German: Rheinland-Pfalz) is a state of Germany. The state Rhineland-Palatinate consists of nine fascinating regions. Each is different and offers a variety of landscape, culture, and joy de vivre. Rhineland-Palatinate is the largest wine producing area in Germany. A paradise for wine lovers, because it is home of 6 of the 9 wine-producing districts in Germany.

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By Train

If travelling into Germany by train, Rhineland-Palatinate is easily accessible from Cologne, Frankfurt, Munich and Stuttgart.

By Plane

The international Hahn Airport lies in Rhineland-Palatinate.

Zweibrucken Airport also has regular scheduled flights to and from Berlin Schoenfeld and, from 28 October 2008, London Stansted.

Get around

Koblenz, Ludwigshafen, Kaiserslautern and Speyer are easy to reach via train.

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Palatinate Forest

The Palatinate Forest is the biggest coherent forest in middle Europe, it is a biospehere reservate.


Speyer Cathedral

The Speyer Cathedral is the biggest romanuesque church worldwide, its foundation stone was laid in 1030. It is the resting place of 7 salian emperors.


Castles


The Palatinate Forest hides over 50 castles and ruins that where mostly destroyed in the War of the Grand Alliance, for example:

Castle Trifels - Castle where Richard Lionheart of England was held as a hostage and place where the imperial regalia where stored

Limburg Monastery

Castle Lindenbrunn

Castle Berwartstein


German Wine Route

The German Wine Route is the oldest wine route worldwide, it runs through the biggest winegrowing area in Germany, the Palatinate. The western side is protected by the Palatinate Forest, on the eastern side lies the Rhine rift.

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