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Map of the Upper Middle Rhine Valley.  (For tips on how to use this map, including routing , click here.)


Use the "zoom or magnify" control on the upper left to see a detailed map of the area.  In addition, use the hybrid button on the top-right to see detailed aerial views of the same area.  If you plan to drive on your vacation, read about the rules for driving in Germany here.


Places to Visit  in the Upper Middle Rhine Valley

The attractions listed on the right edge of this page are shown to mark the beginning and end of the section of the Rhine River Valley that is known as the Upper Middle Rhine Valley, an area acclaimed for its beauty, delightful towns, vineyards and amazing castles. Koblenz, where the Moselle joins the Rhine in its flow through Germany, marks the northern extent of the Upper Middle Rhine Valley.  Bingen and Rüdesheim mark the southern extent of this area. 

Tour boats from Koblenz or Bingen will take you on a day tour of the the Rhine, including the famed Lorelei Rock. If you choose to drive, we suggest that you drive up one side of the Rhine and return on the other, as each side has many spectacular views and interesting stops.  See our Germany Travel Guide for more details on this area.

Hotels Along the Rhine

Lodging for travelers in the Rhine Valley takes a variety of forms including hotels, lodges, and castles .  The are a number of lovely villages along the way (St. Goar, Oberwesel, Bacarach, Rüdesheim and many others).   Make reservations well in advance, as the Upper Middle Rhine Valley is one of the most popular  tourist destinations in Germany, especially in spring, summer and fall.


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