Upper Middle Rhine Valley

The Upper Middle Rhine Valley stretches from Rüdesheim to Koblenz and is ripe for exploration. Aside from the towns and cities themselves, there is so much to discover in this part of Germany and so many stories to be told. From dramatic castles that stand proudly on hill tops to refreshing Riesling wines that are grown in the vineyards on the banks of the river, it all adds to the unique atmosphere of this World Heritage region.

The people will welcome you with open arms and encourage you to enjoy the romanticism of their home. And if it's romantic walks that you’re after, look no further than the World Heritage Garden Route. This rural path links 31 different gardens, each offering its own sights and sounds. However, if you’re looking for a little more history, consider the Rhine Castles Trail between Bingen and Remagen.

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