Impressed by the bizarre rock and river landscape, the English Lord Byron, William Turner and later the French Alexandre Dumas and Victor Hugo inspired generations that traveled the Middle Rhine. Heinrich Heine, Clemens von Brentano, Achim von Arnim, Joseph Görres, Heinrich von Kleist and especially Josef von Eichendorff created in the 18th and 19th century a true wave of Rhine Romanticism. The Loreley song is known and loved far into Japan. Guests from all over the world can be enchanted by the uniqueness of partly rugged, partly lovely nature and the extraordinary density of medieval buildings. Thus, in romantic poetry, the Middle Rhine Valley lives on as the ideal image of Romanticism.