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Rhineland-Palatinate - Other areas of interest

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The unique landscape of the volcanic Eifel is studded with volcanic craters: there are around 240 just on the route between Bad Bertrich, Daun and Ormont on the Belgian border. Nine of these volcanic craters are now filled with water, and they are known as the maars of the volcanic Eifel. The best-known and largest of these maars - with a diameter of 2.4 kilometres - is Lake Laach, in the east of the region near Mendig. All the maars are strictly enforced nature conservation areas. The dry maars, Strohner Märchen, Mürmes, Dürres Maar and Dreiser Weiher, provide a vital retreat for rare flora and fauna.

The Palatinate Forest Nature Reserve is the largest contiguous wooded area in Germany. The unusual nature and beauty of the area is largely due to its large expanses of forest, but also to the fact that it is an upland region. It also boasts a wine-growing area which spreads out along the German Wine Route like a sea of vines. This part of the country - described since early times as a "Garden of Eden" - is blessed with some of the best wines in the whole of Europe. Figs, lemons and sweet chestnuts all thrive in the mild climate.

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Highlights in brief

  • Mainz
    state capital, old quarter, cathedral, Gutenberg museum
  • Kaiserslautern
    Town of Barbarossa, Palatinate Forest nature reserve, music academy
  • Worms
    Cathedral, Nibelungen museum
  • Speyer
    Imperial cathedral, sculpture garden
  • Koblenz
    Deutsches Eck (German Corner), Stolzenfels Castle, Ehrenbreitstein fortress
  • Nürburg
    Nürburgring Formula One racetrack
  • Trier
    Porta Nigra, Quint palace
  • St. Goarshausen
    Loreley cliffs
  • Idar-Oberstein
    Gemstones, half-timbered buildings, Church of the Rock
  • Bad Dürkheim
    Vitapark resort, giant wine barrel