Of course Germany is rich in interesting places, historical sites and overcrowded tourist attractions. Under this heading we want to present the hidden gems, untouched by mass tourism, but worth a visit.
The Federal State Hessen is located in west-central Germany. Wiesbaden serves as its capital and Frankfurt am Main is the largest of its cities. This German state is home to over 6 million people as well as a plethora of flora. In fact, 42% of Hessen is covered by forests, making it Germanys greenest state.
Of course Germany is rich in interesting places, historical sites and overcrowded attractions. Under this heading we want to present the hidden gemstones, not touched by mass tourism but worth a visit.
The Hunsrück region, located in southwest Germany in Rhineland-Palatinate with the volcanic Eifel region to the North and the Saarland to the south, is a hilly region with vast forests. The mountain range extends about 100 km from southwest to northeast and is about 30-35 km wide. The average height is about 300-500 m with the Erbeskopf being the highest point with 816 m above sea level – and even hosting a few slopes for skiing during winter.
Germany's largest wine region in terms of both wine acreage and production is Rheinhessen, which is located in the German state Rhineland-Palatinate, and part of the northern area of the Upper Rhine Rift. It is bordered on the East and the North by the Rhine, and on the West by the Nahe River. In 2019, the area comprises 26.860 hectares, located in 24 collective vineyard sites, and more than 400 individual sites in the Rhine Valley between Mainz, the capital of the Federal State Rhineland-Palatinate, and the cities of Worms, Alzey and Bingen. This is more than a quarter of the overall German wine acreage.