Rhineland-Palatinate

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Industry Rhineland-Palatinate leads all German (Germany) states (States in Germany) with an export rate of approximately 50%. Important sectors are the winegrowing (Viticulture) industry, chemical industry, pharmaceutical industry and auto parts industry (List of auto parts). "Distinctive regional industries" includes gemstone industry, ceramic and glass industry and leather industry


breaking free

. The greatest Jewish teachers and rabbis flocked to the Rhine. Their teachings, dialogues, decisions and influence propelled Mainz and neighboring towns along the Rhine into world-wide prominence. Their fame spread, rivaling that of other post-Diaspora cities such as Bagdhad. Western European—Ashkenazic or Germanic—Judaism became centered in Mainz, breaking free of the Babylonian traditions. A Yeshiva was founded in the 10th century by Gershom ben Judah. commons:Rheinland-Pfalz


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by 7 metres, on which are 18.5-metre-high radio towers. The Potzbergturm was inaugurated on 13 July 1952. '''Gimmeldingen''' is a village of 2636 inhabitants ( commons:Rheinland-Pfalz


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30.08.0.1.full.jpg original text of Kœnig's order No. 57 ; as can be found on Landeshauptarchiv Rheinland-Pfalz (main-archive of Rhineland-Palatinate) In 1962, the diarist, Friedrich Kellner, returned to spend his last years in Mainz. His life in Mainz, and the impact of his writings (My Opposition), is the subject of the Canadian documentary ''My Opposition: The Diaries of Friedrich Kellner''. Until 1945, the districts of Bischofsheim (Bischofsheim (Mainspitze)) (now an independent town), Ginsheim-Gustavsburg (which together are an independent town) belonged to Mainz. The former suburbs Amöneburg, Kastel, and Kostheim — (in short, ''AKK'') are now administrated by the city of Wiesbaden (on the north bank of the river). The AKK was separated from Mainz when the Rhine was designated the boundary between the French occupation zone (the later state of Rhineland-Palatinate) and the U.S. occupation zone (Hesse) in 1945. thumb View of the Mainz Basin downstreams of Mainz, from Eltville and Erbach to Bingen (Image:Rhein Mainzer Becken stromab von Mainz bei Eltville und Erbach vor Bingen Foto 2008 Wolfgang Pehlemann Wiesbaden IMG 0263.jpg) The southern half of the Upper Rhine forms the border between France (Alsace) and Germany (Baden-Württemberg). The northern part forms the border between the German states of Rhineland-Palatinate in the West on the one hand, and Baden-Württemberg and Hesse on the other hand, in the east and north. A curiosity of this border line is that the parts of the city of Mainz on the right bank of the Rhine were given to Hesse by the occupying forces in 1945. Media and publishing One of the headquarters of the public Südwestrundfunk (SWR; ''Southwest Broadcasting'') channels (several radio and one TV channel; regional focus on the southwestern German States of Baden-Württemberg and Rhineland-Palatinate) is located in Stuttgart (the other ones being Baden-Baden and Mainz). It also has a ''Landesmedienzentrum'', a State media centre. Trier lies in a valley between low vine-covered hills of ruddy sandstone in the west of the state of Rhineland-Palatinate, near the border with Luxembourg and within the important Mosel wine region (Mosel (wine region)). In June 1940 over 60,000 British prisoners of war, captured at Dunkirk and Northern France, were marched to Trier, which became a staging post for British soldiers headed for German prisoner-of-war camps. Trier was heavily bombed and bombarded in 1944 during World War II. The city became part of the new state of Rhineland-Palatinate after the war. The university, dissolved in 1797, was restarted in the 1970s, while the Cathedral of Trier was reopened in 1974. Trier officially celebrated its 2,000th anniversary in 1984. Twinning Truro is twinned with Boppard, in the Rhineland-Palatinate region of Germany, and Morlaix in Brittany, France, after which Morlaix Avenue in Truro is named. commons:Rheinland-Pfalz


leadership school

), completed in 1966 67 Following the end of the war, Stahleck Castle was first used to billet French soldiers, before returning to use as a youth hostel in November 1947. The Health and Welfare Ministry of Rhineland-Palatinate opened a youth leadership school at the castle in January 1948 to train prospective hostel managers and staff, but was forced to close it at the end of the same year because of the state's poor financial situation. The hostel itself, however, was unaffected. In 1957 the castle offered 270 beds and 60 emergency spaces and was thus the third largest youth hostel in Rhineland-Palatinate, after those in Koblenz and Mainz. In terms of overnight stays, it was in second place with 32,276. * 2000-08-10 to 2000-08-13 : Göttingen, Lower Saxony, Germany (Eurofurence 6) * 2001-07-22 to 2001-07-25 : Kirchen (Sieg), Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany (Eurofurence 7) * 2002-08-15 to 2002-08-18 : Oberbernhards, Hesse, Germany (Eurofurence 8) The '''Diocese of Mainz''' is a diocese of the Catholic church in Germany. It was created in 1802 with the abolition of the old Archbishopric of Mainz. The diocese is suffragan to the Archdiocese of Freiburg; its district is located in the states of Rhineland-Palatinate and Hesse. The seat of the diocese is in Mainz at the Cathedral (Mainz Cathedral) dedicated to Saints Martin (Saint Martin of Tours) and Stephen (Saint Stephen). '''Daubach''' lies in the southern Hunsrück north of Bad Sobernheim and is part of in the district of Bad Kreuznach in the Rhineland-Palatinate in Germany. The '''Saar''' ( commons:Rheinland-Pfalz


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of the département of Moselle in the Lorraine (Lorraine (province)) region, and in the northern part of Bas-Rhin in Alsace. To the north, it is bounded by the Sankt Goar line (“''das dat'' line”) which separates it from Moselle Franconian; to the south, it is bounded by the Main line (Speyer line) which is also referred to as the ''Speyer line'' which separates it from the Upper German dialects. '''Dreikirchen''' is an ''Ortsgemeinde'' – a community belonging


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industry small

Industry Rhineland-Palatinate leads all German (Germany) states (States in Germany) with an export rate of approximately 50%. Important sectors are the winegrowing (Viticulture) industry, chemical industry, pharmaceutical industry and auto parts industry (List of auto parts). "Distinctive regional industries" includes gemstone industry, ceramic and glass industry and leather industry

. Small and medium enterprises are considered the "backbone" of the economy in Rhineland-Palatinate. The principal employer is the chemical and plastics processing industry which is represented by BASF in Ludwigshafen. Boehringer (Boehringer Ingelheim), Joh. A. Benckiser, SGE Deutsche Holding, Schott Glassworks (Schott AG) concludes the top 5 companies in the state. Agriculture


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churches and museums, the highlight-event every year is the "Rhine in flames", spectacular fireworks that fill the sky with beautiful colors *Ludwigshafen (Ludwigshafen (Rhein)): With the biggest chemical factory in the world, Ludwigshafen is no health spa *Neustadt an der Weinstrasse — is situated in the heart of the Palatinate region, including a number of vineyards, castles and the chance to taste some really good wine *Oppenheim — on the Rhine *Speyer — largest Romanesque cathedral in the world, UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1980; you'll also find the Historical Museum and the Museum of Technology *St. Goar — in the Middle Rhine Valley near the Loreley *Traben-Trarbach *Trier — in Roman times Trier had thermal baths, places of assembly and an amphitheatre; today the colossal Porta Nigra town gate, the imperial baths and the impressive basilica keep that history alive *Worms — the annual host of the "Backfischfest", Rhineland-Palatinate's biggest wine festival and fair; it attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors to the city Other destinations * Dernau * Ingelheim (Ingelheim (Rhein)) * Mayen * Nürburgring * Queidersbach * Taunus Get in By train If traveling into Germany by train, Rhineland-Palatinate is easily accessible from Cologne, Frankfurt, Munich and Stuttgart. By plane The international Hahn Airport (Hahn) is situated in the Rhineland-Palatinate. Zweibrucken Airport also has regular scheduled flights to and from Berlin Schönefeld and London Stansted. Get around The region has very good connections by train or bus, and all destinations and attractions are easily reachable. Koblenz, Ludwigshafen, Kaiserslautern, Speyer and the other romantic cities are easy to reach via train, and in the cities you can also move forewards with a bicycle, which is often as rental-bike available. You can also cruise up or down the Rhine between Koblenz and Mainz; see Rhine Valley for details. A boat trip that will be a memorable experience forever. Several car-rental opportunities are to be found in the region, also a practical possibility to get around easily. See thumb 275px Rheinstein Castle near Trechtingshausen in the Middle Rhine Valley (Image:Burg Rheinstein Trechtingshausen 995-Lh.jpg), look from Assmannshausen '''Palatinate Forest''' The Palatinate Forest is the biggest coherent forest in middle Europe; it is a biospehere reserve. '''Speyer Cathedral''' The Speyer Cathedral is the biggest romanuesque church worldwide; its foundation stone was laid in 1030. It is the resting place of 7 salian emperors. '''Castles''' The Palatinate Forest hides over 50 castles and ruins that were mostly destroyed in the War of the Grand Alliance, for example: Castle Trifels - Castle where Richard Lionheart of England was held as a hostage and the place where the imperial regalia was stored Limburg Monastery Castle Lindenbrunn Castle Berwartstein '''German Wine Route''' The German Wine Route is the oldest wine route worldwide; it runs through the biggest winegrowing area in Germany, the Palatinate. The western side is protected by the Palatinate Forest, on the eastern side lies the Rhine rift. Do The Rhineland-Palatinate region is ideal for outdoor activities like '''Hiking, Biking, Golf, Nordic Walking, Camping''' or whatever the heart desires. An important history gives the chance to experience old times, through a range of '''museums, castles, churches and different exhibitions'''. There are also the possibility to sleep over in old castles, and live the life of the old empires. Special Events like for instance '''Rhine in flames, wine festivals, christmas markets and concerts''' are also to be mentioned. Sleep WikiPedia:Rhineland-Palatinate Dmoz:Regional Europe Germany States Rhineland-Palatinate commons:Rheinland-Pfalz


volcanic landscapes

'') is a state of Germany. The largest wine producing area in Germany, it is home to 6 of the 9 wine-producing districts in Germany and is full of museums, exhibitions and castles. Regions Rheinland-Pfalz is a region of rolling hills cut by deep river valleys.

landscapes and blue crater lakes makes the Eifel region a special experience. region2name Hunsrück region2color #c5995c region2items region2description Follow the footsteps of the Romans and the Celts, explore their ancient settlement sites in the hills. region3name Lahn Valley region3color #578e86 region3items region3description Divides the Taunus and the Westerwald east of the Middle Rhine Valley. region4name Middle Rhine Valley region4color #71b37b

Rhineland-Palatinate

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