Rhineland-Palatinate is a federal state in the south-western of Germany with an area of aproximately 19.847km² and 4 million habitants. The state capital is Mainz with 217.633 (2019) inhabitants. The neighbouring countries of Rhineland-Palatinate are North Rhine-Westphalia, Hessen, Saarland, Baden-Württemberg in Germany as well as Belgium, Luxemburg and France.

The state of Rhineland-Palatinate is divided into the following regions: in the north the Westerwald and the south-western part of the Siegerland, in the west the Eifel, in the middle the Hunsrück, Mosel-Saar - which separates Hunsrück and Eifel from each other, in the east the Taunus and Rheinhessen and in the south the Pfalz.

The highest mountain is Erberskopf with 816.32 meters. Rhineland-Palatinate is a landlocked country, but it is crossed by many important waterways such as the Rhine, the Moselle, the Saar and the Lahn.

Rhineland-Palatinate is characterised by a Western European-Atlantic climate, characterised by mild winters, temperate summers and high annual rainfall. Due to the topography, however, there are strong spatial differences within the country. Some regions are among the warmest in Germany, while others have a harsher climate.




Broschüre "Rheinland-Pfalz lädt ein"

zusammengestellt von Annika Kristeit