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Address: Rheinuferstrasse 4, 56349 Kaub, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
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An amazing structure in an amazing location, on an island on the Rhine. A ferry is available for visitors, 5 euro per person return. The journey isn't long and leaves every half... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 19, 2015
Ryan L
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

This mini-fortress is reached via a ferry (about two minutes) that runs every thirty minutes. The site is very well preserved. At the entrance you get a small booklet with explanations and then you are free to roam. Go up the tower to get a great view of the Rhine and the surrounding hills.

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77 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

An amazing structure in an amazing location, on an island on the Rhine. A ferry is available for visitors, 5 euro per person return. The journey isn't long and leaves every half hour. There is an admission fee to enter. Be sure to climb all the way to the top, up the spiral stairs and a ladder. The view is... More 

Thank Ryan L
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25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

It was really easy to go to this castle. We went to Kaub on a VRM ticket and took a ferry which costs euros 2.50 per person. The castle entrance is Euros 3 per person. If you need a english audio you have to deposit euros 11 and you get euros 10 back when you return the equipment. Gives you... More 

Thank Globezing
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Visited friends who were working in the area in November. The train trip from Mainz was very atmospheric - foggy + medieval. Then we arrived in Kaub. We hopped a car ferry for a reasonable price. The captain had us wait in a little room to stay warm. He dropped us off at the Burg as a small group was... More 

Thank MikeSAmsterdam
Rickmansworth, United Kingdom
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24 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Zollburg Pfalzgrafenstein in Kaub is a nice stop over on a drive down the Rhine, but the people of Kaub don't exactly offer a warm welcome to tourists. Parking is restricted and local restaurants are mediocre. I spent two hours wondering around Kaub and found nothing worthy of mention except the fact that a main railway line runs right through... More 

Thank Tim J
Draper, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This is my favorite building to photograph on the Rhine River. It is so distinctive. The white of the building stands out distinctly in the river with the beautiful background.

Thank Dunn45
Perkasie, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Pfalzgrafenstein Castle can be found on a small island in the middle of the Rhein ear the town Kaub. Built in the early 1300's it was used to control traffic and collect tolls on ships and functioned in concert with the nearby Gutenfels Castle. It housed about 20 soldiers and used a chain strung across the river to control traffic... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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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 

3 Thank Michael T
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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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