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Rheinhessen

Rheinhessen is situated in Rheinland-Pfalz, even if the name suggests otherwise, it lies on the left bank of the Rhine in a triangle between Bingen, Mainz and Worms. The name originates from the historical connection to Hessen (from 1816-1945).


Mainz is the largest town with 200,000 inhabitants and is the capital of the county of the Rhineland Palatinate. The countryside stretching from Worms, Alzey, Bingen and Ingelheim consists of gentle hills with interesting villages, agricultural landscape and above all the omnipresent vineyards. Rheinhessen is the largest German winegrowing region with an area of 26,500 hectares.

Protected by the geographical location between the Mittelgebirgsregion (mountain ranges) of Hunsrück, Taunus, Odenwald and the north Palatinate range Rheinhessen belongs to the warmest and dreist region in Germany. It lies over the national average with 1600 hours of sunshine per year and has an average temperature of over 10 degrees centigrade.

In the last few years a lot has been done for tourism in Rheinhessen. A comprehensive cycle network has been completed with all the necessary sign posting and information. National and circular routes have been extended, the Nordic-Walking-Park Rheinhessen has been set up and more and more accomodation facilities offer guests relaxing stays in certified country hotels and holiday appartments.

Why not experience the fascination of the Rheinhessen countryside in all its beauty.

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