Neustadt an der Weinstraße is the central starting point for excursions into the region.

Within a few kilometres, countless castles and palaces, numerous museums and theatres as well as towns both small and large with interesting histories can be visited.

The surrounding areas

Let your eyes wander among the innumerable little wine villages, the endless sea of vineyards and forests, interrupted only by castles and medieval ruins. Visit the gourmet capital of Deidesheim where its many local restaurants testify the desire for good food. A town with a taste for beauty, a little gem with its award-winning Christmas market, Mediterranean gardens and star-rated hotels.

The town of Wachenheim with its famous sparkling wine cellars, or rediscover its ancient Roman ruins.

Freinsheim, an old  wine village and still surrounded by medieval walls. Forgetting the stress of a busy life is easy here, just by walking along these ancient walls.

Leiningerland, with the old castle belonging to the Counts of Leiningen, Altleiningen and Neuleiningen.
The Zellertal valley at the foot of the legendary “Thunder Mountain”  (Donnersberg ) a valley rich in history, art and wine.

The valley of "Lambrechter Tal" is the starting point for many tours through the nature reserve of the Palatinate Forest with its ancient ruins and castles, all well signposted for tours by foot or on your bicycle or mountain bike ...

Schweigen: With its impressive tower marking the beginning of the German Wine Street.

Bad Bergzaben: A small town with a Renaissance castle, thermal baths and the picturesque old town centre.

Siebeldingen: A typically Palatinate wine village.

Geilweilerhof: Visit the oenological research institute or just admire its vineyards with magnificent views over the infinite lattice of vines.

Edenkoben: With the Villa Ludwigshohe – a permanent exhibition of works from the artist Max Slevogt.

St Martin: Set in idyllic surroundings which, during the weeks leading up to Christmas, turn into a magical countryside.

Annweiler: With its three castles "Trifels, Anebos, Münz" which dominate the high peaks of the valleys of the Palatinate Forest.

Speyer with its UNESCO World Heritage List cathedral and imperial  baths.

Schwetzingen and Heidelberg on the River Neckar, with its famous castle.
and Ladenburg (the Roman Lopodunum)
Strasbourg with its famous cathedral, Petite France and then walk on to Wissembourg on the border to the Palatinate, with its ancient Benedictine abbey.

To the south are the picturesque villages of Rhodt unter Rietburg and Maikammer.