Rheinland-Pfalz Tourismus GmbH (RPT) is the tourism marketing organisation of Rhineland-Palatinate and will be presenting the federal State’s ten holiday regions. In addition to Rhineland-Palatinate’s cultural attractions the focus at ITB Berlin will be on hiking, cycling, wine and health. In 2015 Rhineland-Palatinate will have a great deal to offer its visitors. On the weekend of 23 May, covering an area of 10,000 hectares, the new Hunsrück-Hochwald national park is due to open, which in terms of tourism and eco-awareness has already made its mark in the region. The Rhine has two anniversaries to celebrate: at the ’Rhine in Flames’ event numerous fireworks displays will produce a spectacular festival of lights for the sixtieth time and the 320-kilometre long route along the eastern banks of the Rhine from Wiesbaden to Bonn will be celebrating its tenth anniversary. And for hiking enthusiasts there is even more good news: the Saar-Hunsrück route, a 30-kilometre section of which crosses the national park, is to be extended by 190 kilometres and will run all the way to Boppard on the Rhine. Other highlights in 2015 include the state horticultural exhibition in Landau, which from 17 April to 18 October will be attracting visitors to the Palatinate region.
Photo: Dominik Ketz, Rheinland-Pfalz Tourismus GmbH