Rhineland Nature Park
Just outside the big city
The Rhineland Nature Park is an attractive natural recreational area with a unique and diverse landscape a little over 1000 square kilometres in size, and is located just outside of Cologne and Bonn. Forests, rivers, lakes, and hilly volcanos alternate with flat agricultural landscapes and idyllic villages.
Famous attractions such as the “Schlösser Brühl” (Brühl castles) and the “Schloss Paffendorf” (Paffendorf palace), the “Seepark” in Zülpich or the four Nature Centres in Rheinbach, Gymnich, Friesheim, and Bonn offer wonderful opportunities for day trips.
Diversity as a special feature
It is the diversity that distinguishes the Rhineland Nature Park. The Nature Park is characterized by the diversity of its landscapes such as the “Ville” and “Seeplatte”, the foothills, the Rhine valley, the “Zülpicher Börde”, the forests of the Kottenforst, and “Drachenfelser Ländchen” (dragon rocks country).
There are not only outstanding attraction in a small area, but due to the diverse landscape, you also have unlimited options for sports and leisure. Whether cyclists, hikers, joggers, or water sports enthusiasts, the Rhineland Nature Park offers all its visitors excellent conditions.
Open day and night
The Rhineland Nature Park is open 24 hours a day, there are no fences, entrance gates, and the park is 100% free. The Rhineland Nature Park is a protected area you can touch and experience. Embark on an expedition!