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Zollburg Pfalzgrafenstein

Rheinuferstrasse 4, 56349 Kaub, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
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Ranked #1 of 3 attractions in Kaub
Type: Historic Sites
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London, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The Zollburg Pfalzgrafenstein (commonly known as ‘the stone ship’) cuts an impressive figure in the middle of the Rhine, atop Falkenau Island. It was here, in 1814, that Field Marshall Blucher’s forces crossed the Rhine in pursuit of Napoleon. Fifty thousand Russian and Prussian troops and 15,000 horses crossed to the left bank by means of a pontoon bridge constructed... More

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West Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

This castle is small and quite spartan, but it has an interesting history and is on an island. Just getting to it is an adventure, and it's worth the trip. We were staying in Bacharach and the ferry is a few kms north of Bacharach. We crossed (on foot) on the car ferry to Kaub and then caught a small... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Basically this is a small castle in the middle of the Rhine river but it is one of the few castles that you walk through every room and one of the few places that you can actually walk on the shore of the Rhine river so it is more of an outdoor adventure tour. The good is that it is... More

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Bloomington, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

Over the course of several trips, I've visited many of the open castles along the Rhine. This was my husband's first Rhineland trip, however, so we negotiated finding things that would be interesting for both of us. The Pfalz pleased both of us since it is actually located mid-river. The ferry ride and admission have separate fees, but neither are... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012 via mobile

This castle was recommended to us and was a fun and different castle to see. It is an old toll castle and is located in the middle of the Rhine river... The boat to take over to the castle was fun!! About €5.... Ants the captain let me pirate the boat... Arghhh!! In the castle you are given information for... More

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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2011

One can get there by boat (fee 5 Euro pro person), but only when not high tide, as then the castle overfloods. The boat returns each hour, but as we had not visited its entire interiour we had to wait for the next one, which is no punishment as there is a bench at the edge of the 'island' with... More

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