Justin Bunch | CityscapeTravel

Hike: Redcliff Canyon

One of Germany's truly hidden gems is the Nahe Valley and the dramatic gorge that the river carves through the landscape. The Rothenfels or the Red Cliffs is a sheer vertical massif that rises from the otherwise flat landscape of the Palatinate. This hike takes you to the two main sights, the beautiful Red Cliffs and the ruined Artillery Bastion on top of them.

Markus Braun

Hike: Kirner Dolomites

The Nahe Valley is one of the underrated natural gems of Germany. The river flows from the Saarland into the Rhine and cuts through a sandstone plateau, creating a series of beautiful gorges. The Kirner Dolomites are a series of cliffs and castles built on outcroppings above a tributary to the Nahe valley. This hike offers beautiful views and dramatic cliffs with lots of castles.

Jacquesverlaeken

Hiking: Vineyards of the Wormser Heights

The vineyards of the Palatinate stretch across the rolling hills of the Rhine Valley without end. Above the city of Worms are old terraces with the traditional huts once used by the 19th-century vineyard works for shelter. Overall, the hike offers a nice panorama of the Palatine landscape with occasional views of Worms.