Worms Cathedral

Culture & Cities

Rheinhessen not only offers beautiful landscapes but is also a true treasure trove for culture and city enthusiasts!

Let yourself be invited by this diverse region on a journey through the ages and discover vivid history: from the Nibelungs to the Imperial Palace, from Martin Luther through the first printing press to the present day.

With so much history, contemporary culture must not be overlooked! You'll find it in the small wine villages, taverns, and numerous festivals that define the Rheinhessen way of life - simply contagious!

In our Rheinhessen blog, you'll find many exciting stories and tips for your perfect stay in the region!

Experience Rheinhessen!

Get some initial insights and inspiration for your time in Rheinhessen in our Rheinhessen road movie. Accompany Uschi from Rheinhessen and Lennart from Berlin on their exploration tour through the region!

You can find even more exciting stories and tips for your time in Rheinhessen at www.rheinhessenblog.de/en!

UNESCO World Heritage

Jewish cemetery Worms, © © Dominik Ketz

SchUM sites in Rhinehessen

The SchUM sites were the center of Jewish culture in medieval Europe and are still important places of encounter today. SchUM is an acronym formed from the initial letters of the medieval Hebrew names of the cities Speyer (Schpira), Worms (Warmaisa), and Mainz (Magenza). During a visit to Rheinhessen, you can experience the diverse UNESCO World Heritage in Worms and Mainz up close through various guided and self-guided tours.

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Sights and Attractions

Trullo in Flonheim, © Dominik Ketz

Sights in Rheinhessen

Rheinhessen - a diverse region full of cultural treasures and highlights. Whether you are looking for impressive buildings and historic towns or want to enjoy spectacular and traditional events, the sights and special features of the region are simply inspiring! Let yourself be inspired and surprised by the highlights that Rheinhessen has to offer.

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Experience Culture

Wine festival in Kirchenstück - Wine festival awarded, © Martin Kämper

Experience Rheinhessen culture

Fascinating are countless favorite places, favorite people and genuine joie de vivre, combined with exciting insights into the cultural and historical heritage of Rheinhessen. Get to know the region and its unique joie de vivre at one of the numerous cultural events! Whether during an event highlight in the vineyards or on the Rhine, a visit to a cabaret or theater stage or a stroll through the region's wine festivals and markets - there is something for everyone here.

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Cities and Regions

Panorama-view of Oppenheim, © CC BY SA 4.0 Dominik Ketz

Discover the cities and regions

The cities and places of Rheinhessen promise unforgettable impressions and experiences! From cathedral cities Mainz and Worms to the Rhine terraces and the hilly landscape, to the foothills of the North Palatinate Mountains in the Rheinhessische Schweiz. Nowhere are the contrasts between historic cities and varied landscapes closer.

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Mainz old town, © CC0 4.0 Katja Zentel

Discover Mainz

Stroll through the picturesque old town of Mainz, let yourself leisurely drift through the narrow alleys or along the Rhine promenade, or enjoy the Mainz hospitality in the wine taverns or at the wine festivals of the city! For the curious and sightseeing fans, the city with its millennia-old history, which dates back to Roman times, has a lot of exciting things to offer and invites you to experience firsthand the life path of Johannes Gutenberg, the history of the Jewish community in Mainz, or the numerous impressive church buildings like the Mainz Cathedral!

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