Experience pure Rhine romance

Follow in the footsteps of poets, painters and composers

Discover your Rhine romance in the UNESCO World Heritage. The Middle Rhine stands for Rhine romanticism, myths & legends. At the beginning of the 19th century, literary figures, musicians and painters discovered the Middle Rhine Valley. The Middle Rhine Valley corresponded perfectly to their idea of an ideal landscape: According to Friedrich Schlegel: "For me, only those regions are beautiful which are usually called rough and wild; for only these are sublime...Nothing, however, is able to embellish and intensify the impression as much as the traces of human boldness on the ruins of nature, bold castles on wild rocks."

Fascination Upper Middle Rhine Valley - Majestic UNESCO World Heritage Site

First significant destination in Germany

The landscape will certainly fascinate you even today, experience the play of colors between the deep gray slate and the fresh green in spring, the flowers and the steep slopes of the Rhine wine. In autumn the variety of colors of the vines and the forest. The light and the weather phenomena: maybe you see a rainbow ending in the Rhine, wasn't the Nibelungen Rhine Gold here? When you come in the fall, the fog moves through the valley and must finally give way to the sun.

And of course the many castles and palaces between Bingen and Koblenz. 40 in number and thus the largest density of castles in the world. In between, pretty medieval towns like Bacharach or Oberwesel.

The poem by Clemens Brentano "Zu Bacharach am Rheine" created the most famous Rhine myth, the story of the beautiful but sad sorceress Lore Ley. Taken up by Heinrich Heine and set to music by Henrich Silz, you will hear the well-known: "I don't know what it should mean" on the excursion boat during your trip past the Loreley rock and will understand why the striking rock has always impressed people and was also feared, here was the most dangerous place on the Rhine.

During a boat trip you will be in the best company of the Rhine travelers. With the beginning of liner steam navigation in 1827, Rhine tourism began on a large scale. Already in the middle of the 19th century, it is said that about 1 million people a year enjoyed the Middle Rhine Valley on board a ship.

Painting - the romantic view

Turner makes the Upper Middle Rhine Valley world famous

The romantic view of the Rhine soon found its way into painting as well. Christian Georg Schütz the Younger and William Turner painted what the public, influenced by the Romantic literati, now wanted to see: rough and wild Rhine landscapes with lonely castle ruins on steep mountains.

Inspired by travel reports, novels and poems, William Turner traveled through the Upper Middle Rhine Valley for the first time in 1817. Between Bingen/Rüdesheim and Koblenz, he painted the landscape that fascinated him on both sides of the Rhine. He travels here mainly on foot, but also uses ferry and ship. 

Today you can follow in his footsteps and the footsteps of the Rhine Romanticism with the William Turner Route. You follow in his footsteps on a bronze plate that corresponds exactly to the painting location of his masterpiece. You can call up his work via your smartphone and then learn interesting facts about the works. The locations are marked from Koblenz to Bacharach. The missing locations can all be found on the website.

Embark on a virtual Rhine journey at Romanticum Koblenz

Become a captain or captain

In the Romanticum you steer a virtual ship and experience the Rhine romanticism with all senses. In the Loreley Karaoke Bar you sing the famous song. As captain:in you steer the dangerous place around the Loreley or become part of the ship's parade at Rhine in Flames. In the salon of the ship you will experience the romanticism of the Rhine at first hand. So get on your way: discover the magic of the Rhine romanticism.

Customer testimonials

What our guests say

Bingen is simply beautiful. We are there at least once a year at the motorhome site in Gaulsheim. We usually visit the wine festival in Bingen. Very nice restaurants there. Very good food everywhere we've been. Tourist info very nice. All in all top.

Doris Heinrich

Many thanks for the organization of the city tour. Also many thanks to Mr. Jungerts, who expanded our knowledge of Bingen with wit and expertise. Also the selected restaurants were great. He did a very good job. All around a successful event. For this again to you both many thanks. Many greetings from Wuppertal

Reinhard Engmann

So Bingen is worthwhile in general whether the Rhine in flames the Rhine the near or the vineyards and the good wine even carnival can be celebrated well there am Palatinate but the Rhine Hesse / Kurpfalz Rhineland area is also super greetings from the Palatinate Forest ✌✌👍🌲🌳

Joshua collector

The Rochusberg is a beautiful corner for walks with views of Rheinhessen, the Nahe Valley and the Rheingau plus the Rhine. A place of strength on a line with the Donnersberg. Hence the Rochus Chapel, which is definitely worth a visit with its stone carvings as well as the grove around it. In autumn all the colors of the vine leaves from green to yellow and ocher to red...

Christopher Kubaseck

Nice staff at the tourist information. There is a lot of free information material about Bingen and the surrounding area. Also a free toilet is available, including disabled toilet and baby changing facilities. Here is also the ticket office for events in the city.


Competent staff, had a lot of fun on the recommended tour.

Thomas Schwarzenburg

You had a lot of patience with me! Thank you very much for this detailed customer service and support! All the best to you, you helped me a lot and were always patient and friendly. Best regards and until the next booking!

Jasmin Ackermann

Great tourist information, nice staff, in a beautiful city.


One has from the castle Klopp in Bingen on the Rhine, a beautiful view over Bingen, the Rhine shipping and the many vineyards. Interesting is also the castle fountain, and if you are still fit enough, you can climb the 150 stairs up the tower, here you are compensated with a great panoramic view. Also in history, you can expand his horizons up here still something.

Paul Stöckl

The Rochusberg is very beautiful for hiking all around. Everywhere are benches to rest and picnic and enjoy the beautiful view in every direction. Partially at various vantage points are available barbecue areas that you can use after prior registration.

Silvia W.

Rochusberg is a beautiful place, for walking and recharging your batteries. There is ample parking at the Rochuskirche pilgrimage church. A beautiful circular path with references to Hildegard von Bingen lead through the vineyards. The view from the Rochuskirche into the Rhine valley is beautiful.

Manuela Seiter

The museum at the river is great built and very informative, we were there especially because of Hildegard von Bingen. Not to be missed!


The park at the Mäuseturm and the beautifully designed Kulturufer are essentially thanks to the successful State Garden Show of 2008. When the weather is nice, countless visitors flock to this place on weekends. It is simply a beautiful destination for young and old with a wonderful view over the Rhine.

Bettina Link

The Kulturufer, a former state garden show area from 2008, is still beautifully maintained and diversified 10 years later, invites you to relax and linger, gardens above, including harbor promenade, playground and catering also available, free parking.

C. Sch.

The Kulturufer is a beautiful, well-maintained facility that is definitely worth a visit. In addition to the ship berths, there is a well-balanced gastronomy. There are free (!), clean toilets, which other cities can take an example! This park is a success!