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Address: Burg Stahleck 1, 55422 Bacharach, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
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Worth the climb

If you like walking/hiking, it's worth the effort to get up to this castle and have a look around. Though it's been rebuilt after destruction it's still worth it, and the views of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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53 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you like walking/hiking, it's worth the effort to get up to this castle and have a look around. Though it's been rebuilt after destruction it's still worth it, and the views of Bacharach and the Rhine are worth it. It's then nice to keep walking around on parts of the destroyed town wall (and then you can walk on... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

While on our Vantage River Cruise, we sailed by this castle on the Rhine River in the town of Bacharach. From our vantage point we definitely had a great view of this castle sitting high above the river. I had to find out a bit more about it. After a long history of ownership and destruction through different wars over... More 

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melb
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

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.

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Largo, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

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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NC USA
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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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Montana
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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!

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Highland Park
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015 via mobile

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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Everywhere!
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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 3, 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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