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Press article fom  14.04.2009

Discover Rhineland-Palatinate

Getting to Germany by air couldn’t be easier and more uncomplicated than flying to the Low-Cost-Airport Frankfurt-Hahn which is located in Germany’s West Central region in Rhineland-Palatinate. You can fly from 52 destinations in Europe and North Africa to the conviently located airport for visiting the breath-taking Rhineland-Palatinate regions or nearby cities like Trier, Mainz, Wiesbaden, Heidelberg or Frankfurt Main.


Likewise you can use the Airport as a hub for departure to attractive destinations in whole Europe and North Africa. Just in time for the warmer travel season, five new routes to Alicante, Rimini, Varna, Osijek and Carcassonne have been added to the summer flight schedule. More information about destinations and flight times can be obtained at www.hahn-airport.de.

Visit the second Rome and idyllic river valleys…

Due to its geographically well-situated location in the midst of the attractive holiday region of Moselle-Nahe-Rhine, the low cost airport can score points with a lot of tourist attractions and picturesque towns in the area. Trier for example, the largest Roman city north of the Alps which is often called the second Rome has the heritage of hundreds of years of architectural history. Sitting out at French-style Street cafés and bar ter-races in the historical old town of Trier create a thoroughly captivating atmosphere. Another beautiful town very close to Frankfurt-Hahn Airport is Koblenz, which is al-though an ideal starting point for exciting excursions into the Upper Middle Rhine Val-ley which is UNESCO world heritage. Following the Rhine from its source in Switzer-land to the river’s mouth in the North Sea, the most attractive section is without doubt the famous Rhine Valley between Mainz and Bonn. With its many castles, it is the epitome of a romantic German landscape. Few other regions around the world are so densely packed with authentic historical attractions. But although for wine lovers and connoisseurs is Rhineland-Palatinate a real paradise. Nowhere else in Germany are so many top-quality winegrowing regions so close together as here.

Hiking in Rhineland Palatinate – A region with wonderful trails

More and more ramblers are discovering Rhineland-Palatinate for themselves not only due to the varied and captivating scenery – although the quality of the hiking trails con-vince in all points. Hiking trails in Rhineland Palatinate guide you through fascinating sceneries and a wonderful nature. Especially the “Steige” (Saar-Hunsrück-Trail, Rhein-steig Trail, Eifelsteig Trail and the Westerwald Steig Trail) are long-distance hiking trails which follow the quality standards stipulated by the German Hikers Association in order to provide top-quality walking routes make hiking in this land so outstanding. But you have although the chance to hike on Caminos – on the road to Santiago. More informa-tion about hiking and discovering Rhineland-Palatinate you’ll find on the website http://www.rlp-info.de.

Accessibility

About 100 daily bus connections start at the bus terminal to Frankfurt, Mainz, Wies-baden, Bingen, Koblenz, Cologne, Trier, Luxembourg, Heidelberg, Hanau and Würz-burg. In addition to that there are numerous connections a day to attractive tourist des-tinations within the region. You can find other destinations, service-providers there of as well as schedules on the Internet under www.hahn-airport.de. Seven well-known car rental agencies are represented at the Airport Frankfurt-Hahn: Alamo, Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, Klees and Sixt. The double-lane expansion of the B50 highway and with that, the connection to the motorway A 61 is being intensely expedited. Altogether 12.000 parking spaces are available. Parking fees depend on the location of the parking. Prior to starting their travels passengers can calculate their parking fees quickly, easily and accurately with the calculator on the airport website under www.hahn-airport.de and even make reservations for their parking.

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