»Traces of Rhine Romanticism«
At the beginning of the 19th century the Middle Rhine was a source of inspiration for a new generation of writers, painters, musicians, poets and thinkers. Raw, untamed nature in all its elemental strength and primitive glory – manifested in rugged cliffs, the majestic river, the steep hillsides, and crowned by ruins – became the aesthetic ideal of a whole era: it was the dawn of the Rheinromantik. They left »traces« behind them in their works – in the form of correspondence, travelogues, paintings, poems, legends and songs. Their creations inspired many people to tour the Middle Rhine Valley. The first significant tourist destination in Germany was born – the Middle Rhine Valley.
To this day, the Upper Middle Rhine Valley with its unique cultural and natural landscape is still an inexhaustible source of inspiration for artists and free thinkers. Tourists and residents alike appreciate its special atmosphere and outstanding recreational opportunities.