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Palatinate things to do

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Palatinate things to do

My husband and I are traveling to Germany in October to visit some of the towns where I have family roots. We'll be spending two days in the Palatinate visiting small towns like Altenkirchen, Dittweiler, Horschbach, Hinzweiler and Oberweiler im Tal. We're staying in Ulmet. Suggestions for other things to do or see in this area are appreciated. We like both historical sightseeing and outdoors activities like hiking.

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1. Re: Palatinate things to do

There are tons of historical sights and places that might interest you. Ancient Rome sites, impressive cathedrals, castles, WW II bunkers, medieval towns. See what you can find of interest here:

All of Rheinland-Pfalz:

flyhahn.com/rhineland-palatinate/travel-guid…

Middle Rhine Valley towns:

www.welterbe-mittelrheintal.de/index.php…

Middle Rhine Valley castles:

www.welterbe-mittelrheintal.de/index.php…

Trier: www.trier.de

Mosel Castles:

www.burg-eltz.de

www.burg-cochem.de/

WW II sites:

www.bruecke-remagen.de

www.westwallmuseum-irrel.de/en/

…wikipedia.org/wiki/Hinzert_concentration_ca…

http://www.adfe.info/en/b-werk-besseringen

Cities:

www.romantic-cities.com/Cities.5616.0.html

Wonderful open-air museum in Bad-Sobernheim:

tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g494948-d1…

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2. Re: Palatinate things to do

Some close by ideas:

Burg Lichtenberg

http://www.burglichtenberg.de/en/index.htm

Idar-Oberstein

idar-oberstein.de/en/tourism/informationen/

Historical Copper Mine in Fischbach

http://www.besucherbergwerk-fischbach.de/

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3. Re: Palatinate things to do

Thanks to both of you for the suggestions. I'll look into them.

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4. Re: Palatinate things to do

A little further, a bit over an hour, is the French Border. You may want to drive down and dip into Alsace-Lorraine perhaps for a good meal. Luxembourg is under 2 hours. Although you have many good suggestions, if you feel like some other places, within an hour and a half, try: Mainz, Speyer, Heidelberg, Saarbrucken. Also Bad Durkheim (spa town and annual sausage market). I also second the idea or Idar-Oberstein, which is known for gems and gem-cutting, a "church in the rock"and a mine tour. If you are interested tin that sort of thing.

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5. Re: Palatinate things to do

Thanks NYNM. We're actually starting our trip in Alsace before heading into Germany. I'm going to research some more information on Idar-Oberstein. It looks to be about 45 minutes from where we'll be staying.

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