We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Burg Stahleck

Burg Stahleck 1, 55422 Bacharach, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Improve this listing
Ranked #2 of 13 attractions in Bacharach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles
46 visitor photos
Write a Review

54 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    23
    23
    8
    0
    0
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Lake Elsinore, California, United States
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Atlanta, Georgia
Top Contributor
252 reviews 252 reviews
102 attraction reviews
140 helpful votes 140 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Houston, Texas
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
The Woodlands, Texas
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
14 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

I've walked up to Burg Stahleck at least 4 times. Three times in the last two weeks! It is a bit of a trek for someone my age but well worth it. I plan to make the walk once more before leaving Bacharach. It's part of the footpath along the town wall, a walk I recommend highly. The views from... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Johannesburg, South Africa
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Visited the castle hostel on Burg Stahleck in Bacharach. The country walk to the castle starts with numerous winding stone steps going up from the main street (Oberstrasse) in Bacharach. I deviated for a walk along the town wall which is really just a wide foot path atop the steeply banked side of the hills. Wildflowers in white, yellow, mauve... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ottawa
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Nice 10 minute climb from the town of Bacharach.. Trail is lite up at night and it's fun to hike up for an after dinner drink..Easy to strike up a conversation with some of the residents staying at the Stahleck hostel.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Weimar, Germany
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

It is a lovely castle with a great view.Kind of hard to get there but it totally worth it.It was a bit noisy though, there were lots of kids playing there since that is a youth hostel.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brookfield, Connecticut
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
28 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

I really love Burg Stahleck even though you can't go inside the actual building unless you stay there in the youth hostel (which is not very castle like anyway). You can look around the exterior, though, and feast your eyes on a gorgeous view of Bacharach and the Rhine Valley. The view is free - but you pay for it... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tappahannock
Top Contributor
121 reviews 121 reviews
75 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

My wife, two daughters (14 and 12) and I hiked up to the castle from Bacharach in August on a rainy afternoon. The views from the Castle are wonderful and you can imagine what life must have been long ago for those inhabitants of the castle. The castle serves as a youth hostel and has a snack bar, which came... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Aurora, CO
Top Contributor
353 reviews 353 reviews
190 attraction reviews
288 helpful votes 288 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

We took a morning hike on the town walls up to Burg Stahleck, with beautiful scenery, views of the town and the Rhine and vineyards. The cover photo of Rick Steve's Germany 2013 book is taken from this hike, a view overlooking the town and the Rhine. Be warned, this hike is steep with uneven footing and steps. The Burg... More

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Burg Stahleck also viewed

Bacharach, Rhineland-Palatinate
Bacharach, Rhineland-Palatinate
 
Bacharach, Rhineland-Palatinate
Bacharach, Rhineland-Palatinate
 

Been to Burg Stahleck? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Burg Stahleck, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing