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Rheinfels Castle

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Address: 56329 Sankt Goar, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
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+49 6741 7753
09:00 - 17:00
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Beautiful Castle

Very nice looking castle. It is very picturesque and looks great from afar in pictures. It has an interesting story like all castles do.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 January 2017
Nicholas P
Brisbane, Australia
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Brisbane, Australia
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283 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Very nice looking castle. It is very picturesque and looks great from afar in pictures. It has an interesting story like all castles do.

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Harrison, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

It was a fun day exploring all the tunnels and towers without having to pay or having to have a guide. Interesting view of the past with beautiful river views. Amusing to see the huge slugs on the tunnel walls!!!

Thank EmptyNesterHavinFun
Dawson Creek, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Our first experience with castle ruins. Amazing photo ops of the Rhine and castles from the look out. We spent a couple of hours here . . . don't forget to get a map, it's easy to get disorientated. A very nice gift shot, found my German kitchen witch here!!

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Scottsdale, AZ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

Very interesting castle ruins along the Rhine river cruise route located just above the pretty town of St. Goar. You can pay for a taxi or tram to take you up to the castle or simply walk. We find that walking is much more interesting and fun. Inexpensive and self guided tour was fun and the kids will absolutely love... More 

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Hercules, California
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

it was a nice experience to see the castle and the view on the top. the only thing that we would like to have is a shuttle going up the road to the castle. we have a small toddler and a handicapped child who needs an assistance in going up the road to the castle it is also not good... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

Rheinfels use to be the largest castle in Germany, but only a small portion of it remains today. You get a map of the ruins when you enter then you can explore at your own pace! There are lots of little tunnels and rooms to explore. Bring a flashlight (or your phone) as some of the tunnels are completely black!... More 

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Duluth, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

This was the second time to Rheinfels. Be in decent physical shape! You will walk and climb a lot! Self guided tour I took was informative. It does help if you know French or German. That did help. Felt free to wander about and take all of the pictures I wanted. Fair entry fee.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

We arrived with hopes of a nice visit. Before heading into the castle we decided to go to the cafe/restaurant and get a piece of cake and a coffee. We ordered and asked 2 times if there was any nuts in the cakes, since one of us is extremly allergic. - No there wasn't. We get everything and we ask... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

We were staying at Schloss Rheinfels so we figured we should see the ruins of the castle while we were there. It did not disappoint. The castle was HUGE. Lots of views of the river and just a lot of cool exploring.

Thank nygirlinatl
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

The museum provides a background of the Rhine Valley history but the most exciting part is climbing to the top where the flags are to have a wonderful view of the Rhine.

Thank Sid200

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