The Region

UNESCO World Heritage in the Upper Middle-Rhine Valley

The Middle Rhine area is a unique natural wonder. It has not been given World Heritage status for nothing. The region's history can be felt in every corner.

The historic walls of the surrounding castles exude an unequalled mediaeval charm. The promenade in Bingen is a perfect place to enjoy views of the green Rhine Valley. 

Holidaying in the Middle Rhine Valley

History can also be experienced in the open-air theatre in St. Goar, where there are daily theatre performances of the famous Loreley saga. 

The Middle Rhine has a lot to offer: endless hiking trails, extensive cycle tours, climbing, wine, many castles and palaces, culture and unique nature.

Castles, fortresses and ruins - Welcome to the Middle Ages

The "Upper Middle-Rhine Valley" World Heritage Area stretches from Rüdesheim and Bingen to Koblenz, and was awarded its status by UNESCO in 2002.

It includes many places of interest and, culturally, also has at lot to offer. Discover this variety on the Rhine.

Outstanding Word Heritage highlights include the some 40 castles, palaces and fortresses on a stretch of 65 kilometres along the Rhine between Bingen and Koblenz.

UNESCO World Heritage - Middle-Rhine Valley

TIP: The 'Romantic Tour' is an ideal day out - a combination of visits to castles, hiking, a boat trip and cable car journey. We will be pleased to assist you choosing and booking suitable tickets on arrival.