Rhineland-Palatinate seems a world apart from the rest of Germany. It combines fluvial landscapes, fortified castles, volcanic mountains, the Rhine gorges, contains half of Germany's wine-growing region, and produces two-thirds of Germany's wines. The region shares a border with France, Luxembourg and Belgium. Holidays in Rhineland-Palatinate promise to be exciting. Culture and history buffs will be spoiled for choice during their holiday in Germany. You can visit Mainz, the capital of the state, where you can visit the Gutenburg printing press, let yourself be captivated by Trier, the most northerly Roman town which holds the title of the oldest town in Germany, or experience the enchantment of castles throughout the region such as Marksburg Castle, Katz Castle and Eltz Castle. These attractions have the advantage of being suitable to visit while on a family holiday in Rhineland-Palatinate, especially if the children consider them as adventures to be experienced!
On a weekend trip to Rhineland-Palatinate, it's also easy to be tempted by wine tastings and tours of wine cellars: The Ahr, the Rheinhessen, the Mosel, the Nahe and the Middle Rhine form all of the wine-growing area in the region. The region is renowned for its romantic atmosphere and natural environment, and is densely covered by forest. Apart from the Rhine and its tributaries, there is an awe-inspiring volcanic mountain range: the Eifel, located at the centre of the state, which has the particularity of having "maars", lakes formed in the crater of an extinct volcano.
Center Parcs open the doors of their leisure park in Rhineland-Palatinate to you for your stay in the region. Park Eifel offers accommodation in cottages in a relaxing setting near a lake. The lake forms a fantastic natural water park in Rhineland-Palatinate. It is complemented by a water complex in the holiday residence. Thanks to these facilities, holidays with children in Rhineland-Palatinate are anything but boring!