Castles steeped in history, the Palatinate Forest Biosphere Reserve, idyllic villages nestled between vineyards and delicious regional cuisine - there's plenty for young and old to experience on the Southern Wine Route. Just romping around, going on a journey through time in the castles and palaces of the region or discovering exotic and native animals... All of this will not leave you bored and promises the best family fun.
Spend a varied family vacation on the Southern Wine Route, in the south of Rhineland-Palatinate. There are numerous accessible destinations to discover in the region, from the museum with archaeological finds from the Stone Age to the zoo with exotic animals.
You can choose to stay overnight in hotels, cozy vacation apartments or family-friendly youth hostels. Numerous barrier-free restaurants, wine taverns and huts invite you to enjoy regional specialties.
The Herxheim Museum’s impressive collection of bones and pottery fragments from the Stone Age takes visitors 7,000 years back in time.
The museum was completely refurbished in 2016, with all levels now easily accessible by lifts, and it complies with the specifications of the Travel for All certification scheme.
The museum’s ground floor provides glimpses into life in a neolithic settlement. In the basement, experts from the Herxheim research project explain their remarkable discoveries at the ritual site in Herxheim, covering its history and death rituals.
Landau in der Pfalz zoo is quite a small scientific zoological garden, covering just 4.5 hectares. But there is still plenty for visitors to discover among more than 750 animals from over 110 different species. Its well-tended parkland is home to a wide array of exotic animals in enclosures designed to mimic their natural habitats.
One of the zoo’s special attractions are a number of events held at various times throughout the year.
Family vacation in the Palatinate: Experience a wonderful family getaway in the Palatinate with exciting excursion options and plenty of action right on your doorstep. The alla hopp! playgrounds for young and old in Edenkoben and Ilbesheim: here you can move, keep fit and relax as much as you like. You will find outdoor training equipment, a trim trail, rest oases, a family carousel, foot experience paths, a giant tube slide, and much more.
You can stay overnight in the family-friendly and Travel for All certified hotel "Das Prinzregent" in Edenkoben.