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Burg Stahleck

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Address: Burg Stahleck 1, 55422 Bacharach, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
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A tough but exhilarating climb from behind the St Peter kirche and Wernerkapelle to the Burg Stahleck crag, but what a castlecrag it is! Oh to be a backpacker again, for this... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A tough but exhilarating climb from behind the St Peter kirche and Wernerkapelle to the Burg Stahleck crag, but what a castlecrag it is! Oh to be a backpacker again, for this splendidly preserved schloss is now fitted out for the Jugende and serves a competitive meal, beer and wine out on the wonderful wide balcony beneath the high battlements... More 

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St. Catharines, Ontario
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29 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Certainly a climb to the top, but well worth it. We counted the steps to the top--over 350! Be sure to stop along the way for some terrific photo opportunities.

Thank elizabethsB7575SF
Largo, Florida
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Known as a "Youth Hostel" so offers very inexpensive rooms and simple inexpensive family style meals. We didn't eat there, just self explored the grounds and had a beer.

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107 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

When I first stayed in Stahleck back in 1997 it cost $12 for an adult. It's now over $30 and climbing, and booking a bed is often difficult. However, visiting Stahleck is free and only costs the effort to climb up the hill. It's one of those places you've GOT to see at some point in your life, and is... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

The castle is amazing to walk around and see how the walls extend down into and all around the village of Bacharach. Because of its present usage as a hostelle touring is limited. Some castles are posh hotels, or so we've heard. Our next visit will include experiencing a once-upon-a-time beautiful castle!

Thank MontanaOnTheGo
Highland Park
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

Yes, there's LOTS of stairs to climb from the town up to the Burg, but once you get there the views of the Rhine R valley are wonderful. Be sure to go into the Reception area of the Jugendherberge and check the views through those windows and from the adjacent game room. Also, around the back of the Burg are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

As an American living in Germany, I always take visiting friends and family to Burg Stahleck after a river boat cruise down the Rhine. As the accommodations are extremely budget-friendly, (approx 30 Euro per Person for overnight, dinner AND breakfast), it's kind on the wallet and also exciting to say you've slept in a castle! Excellent views from the terrace.... More 

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

Stunning castle overlooking the village of Bacharach. We only saw it while passing on a boat, but it looks so pretty it would be worth returning to.

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

This is also a youth hostel and has a cafe (though we didn't go in). The climb up from the town gives lovely views.

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Oslo, Norway
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7 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

Large Castle overlooking the little town of Bacharach in the Rhine-valley. Beautiful wiews of the river below. Now serving as a youthhostel

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