In the late eighteenth century, travellers discovered the romantic appeal of the Rhine valley , which quickly developed into a tourist destination of the first order. The landscape with its countless medieval castles and ruins captured the imagination of romanticist philosophers, poets, and painters. In the mid-twentieth century, the region experienced a revival as the economic recovery after the war enabled larger parts of society to travel the region. With the rise of cheap air travel, however, the appeal of a domestic destination gradually declined and much of the infrastructure built in the 1950s and 1960s has since suffered a steady decline.
Königswinter
Rhöndorf
Remagen
Linz
Bad Breisig
Leutesdorf
Andernach