Hiking in Rheinhessen

Nordic walking – explore the region of 1000 hills

People who love Nordic walking will not be disappointed by the more than 550 km of maintained and sign-posted walking trails in the Mainz area. They bring you to the unspoilt Binger Wald, the wetlands along the Rhine, the hills of Rheinhessen and the protected recreation area of Rhenish-Hessian Switzerland.

For detailed information on the individual routes, click here.

"Hiwwel" tours

When people in Rheinhessen talk about "Hiwwels", they mean hills, which are obviously an important feature in the "Land of 1000 Hills" as this landscape is also known as. In the hills of Germany's largest wine-producing region there are many cultural, historical and ecological gems to explore – not to speak of the excellent wine. Sign-posted hiking trails bring you through a fascinating landscape dominated by vineyards and traditional villages with magnificent views over valleys and hills. There are four "Hiwwel" tours to choose from: Bismarckturm, Eichelberg, Heideblick and Tiefenthaler Höhe.

Download the Hiwwltous brochure

GPX-Download and further Information you will find here.

RheinTerrassenWeg – hiking trail from Mainz to Worms

Walk 60 km through the magnificent landscape of Rheinhessen. The RheinTerrassenWeg runs high above the Rhine through picturesque wine villages from Mainz to Worms. It is the first long-distance hiking trail in Rheinhessen with many hamlets, small towns and historically significant sites to explore. In seasonal taverns along the way, you can sample the local wine and enjoy other delicacies from Rheinhessen. As the trail roughly follows the route of the local train service, you can always return to your point of departure, for instance if you want to do the RheinTerrassenWeg in stages.

Download RheinTerrassenWeg brochure Click here for GPX download and more information on the individual stages.

Walks through local vineyards with wine tasting

The wine city of Mainz is located in Rheinhessen, the largest winegrowing region of Germany. Join one of our tour guides for a stroll through the local vineyards, including a wine tasting session. Taste local wines and met winegrowers who can tell you all about their craft and produce. Enjoy unspoilt countryside with and splendid views across the vineyards of Rheinhessen.


Tourist Service Center

Brückenturm, Rheinstraße 55
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Landesmuseum, Große Bleiche 49-51
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