Cheap flights to Rhineland-Palatinate

The Federal Republic of Germany, or simply Germany, has 16 states and one of them is Rhineland-Palatinate. Located in Western Germany, this state covers an area of 19,846 square kilometres, populated by approximately four million inhabitants as of 2012. The state’s capital is Mainz. The region of Rhineland-Palatinate includes parts of Bavaria, southern parts of the Prussian Rhine Province, parts of the Prussian Province of Nassau, and parts of the Hesse-Darmstadt.

What to see & do

Tourists who are looking for breathtaking natural wonders won’t be disappointed when visiting Rhineland-Palatinate. The Rhine Valley is surrounded by mountain chains, and areas of historical significance are also scattered throughout the valley, making it a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The mountain chains of Eifel and Hunsrück on the west bank of the Rhine in northern Rhineland-Palatinate, and the Westerwald and Taunus on the east bank are also worth noting. Meanwhile, on the southernmost part of the state lies the Palatinate forest, a biosphere reserve and the biggest coherent forest in middle Europe. Within the forest are over 50 castles and ruins that were destroyed by the War of the Grand Alliance. Hikers will be delighted when going to Westerwald, as it has a long-distance walking trail, the Westerwald-Steig.

Rhineland-Palatinate also takes pride of being the country’s leading producer of wine; six of the 13 wine-producing districts in Germany are in Rhineland-Palatinate. The state’s capital Mainz is the capital of the German wine industry. Mainz is home to the German Wine Institute, the German Wine Fund in the Haus des Deutschen Weines (House of German Wine), and the Verband Deutscher Pradikats-und Qualitatsweinguter Wine Bourse, bringing together the premier winemakers of Germany as well as the wine merchants of the world. To make the most of this experience, take the German Wine Route, the oldest wine route in the world.

Museums, exhibits, castles, and other important sites can also be viewed in Rhineland-Palatinate. Ancient Roman and Celtic settlements can be found in Hunsrück, while the largest Romanesque Cathedral in the world, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is in Speyer. While in Speyer, tourists can also drop by the Historical Museum and the Museum of Technology. For a lively scene, Koblenz and Worms host some of the famous festivals in Germany. Koblenz is where the annual “Rhine in flames” is held, a fireworks display that fills the sky with beautiful colours. Worms, on the other hand, is where the Backfischfest is held, Rhineland-Palatinate’s biggest wine festival and fair.

How to get around within Rhineland-Palatinate

All key destinations and attractions in Rhineland-Palatinate are easily accessible as the state has excellent train and bus networks. The romantic cities including Koblenz, Ludwigshafen, Kaiserslautern, and Speyer are reachable by train. Bike and car rentals are also available throughout the cities. For a memorable experience, explore Koblenz and Mainz by cruising along the Rhine.

How to get there

The airport that serves Rhineland-Palatinate is Frankfurt-Hahn Airport. The airport serves as an alternative to Frankfurt Airport for low-cost and cargo traffic. Frankfurt-Hahn Airport is served by Ryanair, SunExpress, and Wizz Air that fly to and from domestic and international destinations. The state can also be reached by train from Cologne, Frankfurt, Munich, and Stuttgart.

Flights to Rhineland-Palatinate

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