Welcome to Rhineland-Palatinate, where work-life balance is more than just a saying – it’s a way of life. We believe that in addition to doing well in your job, it is essential to have fun. Whether you are on your own, with your family, or with friends, let yourself be inspired by the many activities and experiences that await you in Rhineland-Palatinate after the workday is done.


Eat like a king

After an eventful day at work, how about enjoying a delicious meal on the spur of the moment? But of course! In Rhineland-Palatinate, there is a wide range of culinary options to choose from, whether you prefer simple Schmalzbrot or gourmet cuisine. From quaint wine taverns serving local specialties to our 26 Michelin-starred restaurants, there is something to satisfy every palate here. And the food? It’s like joie de vivre you can eat.


Excellent wines directly from the region – or even next door

The great Greek playwright Euripides once wrote: “But where there is no wine, the charm of life dies.” It’s a good thing then that life in Rhineland-Palatinate is utterly free of such drama. Here, you won’t have to search far if you want to round out your evening with a delightful glass of wine. Whether you’re sipping wine from a local winemaker or from the region’s largest winery, you’ll be able to toast the end of the day in style.


Find more peace and tranquility

If you divide the available forested area by the population, each person living in Rhineland-Palatinate has more than 2,100 square meters of forest at their disposal – 50 percent more than the national average. And those who still can’t find peace and quiet in the nine national and nature parks or in the biosphere reserve can visit one of the 18 spas and health resorts. Or even the 65 kilometers of UNESCO World Heritage wonder along the Middle Rhine Valley.


An outdoor gym with nearly 840,000 hectares of space

How about rowing a real boat instead of a rowing machine, going for a run in the woods instead of on a treadmill, or taking a mountain bike for a spin instead of pedaling away on an exercise bike? And all of this is possible without having to worry about opening hours, waiting in lines, or signing contracts. No matter if you prefer to enjoy a leisurely workout session after work or want to engage in more intense training, the great outdoors has something to offer for every exercise enthusiast.


World Heritage Sites that can be enjoyed over a lunch break

Each year, millions of tourists are drawn to our collection of 15 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. And in your case, you won’t need to travel far to visit all these impressive places – because no matter where you live or work in Rhineland-Palatinate, an UNESCO World Heritage Site is always nearby. You can enjoy the luxury of living in a vacation destination, whether by taking a walk during your lunch break or by going on an outing after work.


Family-friendly fun

Rhineland-Palatinate offers not only an abundance of thrilling job opportunities but also a wide range of fun and excitement for people of all ages. Here you can find numerous amusement parks, a large number of farm-stay farmhouses, and more than 40 zoos and animal parks. Fun is guaranteed, and the best part is that many of these attractions are just a short drive from your workplace. We prioritize work-life balance for the whole family by offering free childcare for children from the age of two until they enter school. 


Ramble, relax, repeat

Rhineland-Palatinate is a paradise for hiking enthusiasts. With more than 10,000 kilometers of posted hiking trails, including popular routes such as the Rheinsteig, the Eifelsteig, and the Soonwaldsteig, there is truly something for everyone. Whether you are looking for challenging tours or relaxing walks, the natural world of Rhineland-Palatinate awaits.


Golden hours even after the sun has set

In Rhineland-Palatinate, the golden hour is not just a stunning natural phenomenon but also a cherished opportunity for creative individuals to capture stunning photographs and create beautiful paintings. Creative inspiration doesn’t end with the sunset, however. It continues in the state’s multi-faceted cultural landscape, which extends from music events to art exhibitions.


Here, the best time to go out is always now

In Rhineland-Palatinate, we know when to embrace and truly celebrate life – and the answer is all year round! From our local Carnival festivities in the form of Fastnacht to Formula One racing to local celebrations and wine festivals of all sizes, it always pays to check the calendar for what’s going on – even in the evening after work.