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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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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

As soon as we arrived in Bacharach we climbed to the castle. It was not an casual walk, but worth it. There we enjoyed dark beer, pretzels and a marvelous view of Bacharach. It is a hostel and lots of kids in the courtyard, but all of the tables overlooking Bacharach were filled with people enjoying the beer and view.

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Hong Kong, China
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27 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Take the stairs going up, just before the church. It's a 20-minute uphill hike, but an easy one, and definitely worthwhile. Stop along the way to enjoy different views of the River Rhine. You won't see the sunset from the top, but the changing colours of the river, sky and hills are spectacular. Nice terrace on top to enjoy a... More

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

The way there is a bit strenous, and when you get there it isn´t actually much to see, as it has been turned into a Youth hostel. Nice view of Bacharach,

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Bath, Ohio
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We hiked up to the castle and got only glimpses of it on the way through the trees. When we got to it, we were impressed, but when we walked into the courtyard, we could imagine what it would have been like to live there.

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Norfolk, Virginia
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14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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203 reviews 203 reviews
54 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 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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6 helpful votes 6 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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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
266 helpful votes 266 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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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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