The Rhineland Sights

Burg Rheinfels

  • Off Schlossberg Str. Map It
  • St. Goar
  • Castle/Palace/Chateau
  • Burg Rheinfels, The Rhineland, Germany, Europe.

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Published 04/23/2016

Fodor's 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.

Sight Information


Off Schlossberg Str., St. Goar, Rheinland-Pfalz, 53296, Germany

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Sight Details:

  • €5
  • Mid-Mar.–late Oct., daily 9–6; late Oct.–early Nov., daily 9–5

Published 04/23/2016


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