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Burg Stahleck

Burg Stahleck 1, 55422 Bacharach, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
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Ranked #2 of 13 Attractions in Bacharach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles
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Norfolk, Virginia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Hiking up the mountain is not for everyone. But if you do it you will love the experience. There is a café in the youth hostel and sitting out on the terrace, watching traffic on the Rhine, and savoring a cold beer is a must. Careful, the way down the mountain is as steep as the way up.

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Standish, United Kingdom
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54 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Very pleasant uphill walk from the town, but quite slippy in parts due to earlier rain. Takes about 15 minutes to reach the Burg, but what a great view when you arrive at what is now a youth hostel. The Burg is very picturesque and I can imagine a great place to stay if backpacking. Lovely views over the village... More

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Canberra, Australia
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

As everyone else says: windy route, can be steep in parts, just watch your footing as the views are great. What others don't say: When you get to the top, follow the walking path down through the vineyards to get a different perspective (looking North) back over Bacharach

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Brea, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Hiked up to see this castle which is now a youth hostel. Nice, pleasant, uphill hike in the rain. When you get to the top you have great views of Bacharach and of the Rhine River. A great thing to do while visiting this region.

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Argyle, Texas
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69 attraction reviews
265 helpful votes 265 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

You can't really enjoy the castle itself as well as you might like when you reach the top, but the hike, though somewhat strenuous, is fun. Nice views all along the way.

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Barnstable, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This "castle" is a longstanding youth hostel. When we hiked up from Bacharach we were surrounded by sixty ten-year olds dressed as knights and damsels. A group of twelve-year olds were repelling down the wall and a few tourists sipping coffee and taking in the fantastic view wishing they were young again.

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Whitehall, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

It's the view along the way that captured our eyes. You can see Rhine valley and the town of Bacharach spread in front of you.

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Lake Elsinore, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

It was a long and steep hike to Burg Stahleck on a winding path with stair steps in many places, but it was worth the view when we reached the top. There is also a road which you can take to drive up if you are not inclined to take the strenuous hike.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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252 reviews 252 reviews
102 attraction reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

It is a thigh burner walk up all the steps to get to the castle, but there are awesome views over the town of Bacharach and the Rhine River. It is worth the trip to see the views, but we didn't go inside the castle, as I believe it is now a youth hostel, so you really don't see much... More

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Houston, Texas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Quite a hike but the views are awesome. Castle is now a hostel so not much history inside, but the exterior seems to be intact and very impressive. Definitely worth the walk of the hill.

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