Nature coversation

Nature conservation plays an important role in the Upper Middle Rhine

Valley. Many of the particularly valuable slopes have been designated as conservation areas and/or enjoy European protection (Natura 2000 areas). Most of the landscape conservation zone between Bingen and Koblenz covers the

same terrain as the Rhineland-Palatinate section of the World Heritage Site.

The Hesse section of the Middle Rhine Valley is part of the Naturpark Rhein- Taunus, the northern, right-bank section of the Middle Rhine Valley in Rhineland-Palatinate from Bornhofen to Lahnstein lies within the Naturpark Nassau.

Between Bingen/Rüdesheim and Koblenz there are also a large number of designated nature conservation and FFH (Flora Fauna Habitat) areas as well as the European bird sanctuary Rheinauen near Bingen.

Outstanding Nature Conservation Areas:


  • nature conversation area near Lahnstein
    Outstanding habitat with 550 different butterfly species, 20 types
    of wild orchid, numerous rare locusts, birds, bugs, spiders and
    many others.
  • Rheinhänge nature conversation area between Burg Gutenfels and the Loreley with the Dörscheider Heide

    Warm arid habitatsabound here. Over 650 different butterfly species occur           here.

  • nature conversation Nollig and Engweger Kopf near Lorch
    Main population of Owlflies, Praying Mantis and other rare species.
  • Kamper Hang / Bopparder Hamm
    Main population of the Western Green Lizard on the Middle Rhine.

[Translate to Englisch:] Impressum

Wanderer bei Burg Katz und der Loreley
Wanderer bei Burg Katz und der Loreley