The Rhineland Sights


Burg Rheinfels

Burg Rheinfels Review

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.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Off Schlossberg Str., St. Goar, 53296 | Map It
  • Phone: 06741/7753
  • Cost: €4
  • Hours: Mid-Mar.–Oct., daily 9–6; early Nov., daily 9–5; mid-Nov.–mid-Mar., weekends 11–5
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  • Location: St. Goar
Updated: 11-14-2013

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