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The Rhineland Sights

Burg Rheinfels

  • Castle/Palace/Chateau

Updated 11/14/2013

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The castle ruins overlooking the town bear witness to the fact that St. Goar was once the best-fortified town in the Mittelrhein. From its beginnings in 1245, it was repeatedly enlarged by the counts of Katzenelnbogen, a powerful local dynasty, and their successors, the Landgraviate of Hesse. Rheinfels was finally blasted by the French in 1797. Take time for a walk through the impressive ruins and the museum, which has a detailed model of how the fortress looked in its

heyday. To avoid the steep ascent on foot, buy a round-trip ticket (€4) for the Burgexpress, which departs from the bus stop on Heerstrasse, opposite the riverside parking lot for tour buses.

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Sight Information

Address:

Off Schlossberg Str., St. Goar, 53296, Germany

Phone:

06741-7753

Sight Details:

  • €4
  • Mid-Mar.–Oct., daily 9–6; early Nov., daily 9–5; mid-Nov.–mid-Mar., weekends 11–5

Updated 11/14/2013

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