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Burg Stahleck

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Address: Burg Stahleck 1, 55422 Bacharach, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

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Best view to the Rhine

Its worth to climb the hill to have this perfect view to the river Rhine. Up there is a hostel at the castle.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Thomas M
Berlin, Germany
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Berlin, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Its worth to climb the hill to have this perfect view to the river Rhine. Up there is a hostel at the castle.

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Cleveland, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved our short stay at Stahleck! "Live like the locals" should be the mantra for travelers who want to understand cultures, and this castle/hostel is a great way to follow that advice. The food is truly what you would expect; hearty, wholesome, plentiful, and local. Narrow stairways and bunk beds are what you will find here. You'll need good... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

We LOVED the views of the Rhine from these castle ruins. A lovey stop along the Rhine. We had great weather, which is great because it is mostly outdoors. We would recommend around an hour for this visit.

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Scottsdale, AZ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

There isn't a famous tour, but if you're on the KD Line cruise and want to hop off and take a nice hike this stop is for you. It's free to hike the stairs and path all the way to the top and you can enjoy the view. They have turned this castle into a youth hostel so there is... More 

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Gemunden, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Most enjoyable is the walk up the stairs and pathway behind the St. Peter Church to the Burg. There is a good "lookout" above the Burg where you can photograph, and you can walk almost all over the Burg. It is a Youth Hostel, also open to families, so keep that in mind when exploring.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Pleasant walk up from the old city of Bacharach, beautiful view over the Rhine river. No charge access. This is a youth hostel. Refreshments are available.

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

The village of Bacharach is beautiful during harvest season from the walk up to Burg Stahleck - the surrounding vineyards and river are magnificent !

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Carlsbad, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

It's was a 12century castle standing 520ft above the Rhine. Built by Archbishop of Cologe around 1135. Than during The Thirty Years War, the castle was conquered and sacked eight times. Again, during The War of Palatine Succession, the castle was totally destroyed. In 1925 the Architect Ernest Stahl, was contracted to built in the spirit of an old castle,... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

This burg is a hostel, so if you are not staying here, it is a destination for a short walk and that is all. We walked the town walls, about 20 minutes, up to the burg. There are OK views from up behind the castle. As far as I am concerned, this is simply a stop on a walk around... More 

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Rocky Hill, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

The views are worth climbing for, but since we had my 80+ year old parents with us, we drove. We all loved the great views of the Rhine and the city below. There were lots of backpacking youths staying at the hostel so it would be a great place to stay for students.

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