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What to see in The Rhineland

The Rhineland Attractions

Tourism in the beautiful Rhineland revolves around the ancient river trade route and the several wonderful settlements along its banks. Interesting things to see and do in the Rhineland can be divided fairly evenly between the historical and the contemporary. The area is a hub of contemporary trade and its cities are trendy and modern, while its small villages exude country charm and picturesque settings. Attractions in the Rhineland include museums, fashion shows, churches, nightclubs and everything in between.

One of the largest cities in Germany, Cologne is home to some astounding Gothic and Romanesque architecture and a colourful social life which takes full advantage of its lovely outdoor spots during the sunny summer months. Elsewhere, Düsseldorf is ancient, ironically now famous for its modern architecture. Once elegant but badly damaged in the war, it chose to reinvent itself as a cutting-edge, fashionable centre of trade.

Mainz, the capital of the Rhineland, is an interesting mixture of medieval and modern architecture and was the birthplace of Johannes Gutenberg, inventor of the printing press. Trier, Germany's oldest city, has five UNESCO World Heritage Sites and is a dream for the historical sightseer, while Bonn is vibrant and enjoys a fun nightlife scene fuelled by its large student population. Home to some wonderful museums and galleries, Bonn is perhaps most famous for being the birthplace of Beethoven and many of its attractions revolve around his life and music.


The birthplace of Beethoven and one of the oldest cities in Germany, Bonn is a journey through time. There are numerous fascinating sites from the medieval to the modern, from the galleries and museums…

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The capital of the Rhineland, Mainz is a bustling city with a curious but exciting mixture of medieval architecture and gleaming office blocks. The city is over 2,000 years old…

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Tourists are drawn to Germany's oldest city of Trier for a taste of ancient Rome, founded as a colonial capital under Emperor Augustus in 16 BC. The city became an important political…

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