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Burg Stahleck

Address: Burg Stahleck 1, 55422 Bacharach, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
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Ranked #2 of 20 Attractions in Bacharach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Castles, Sights & Landmarks

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Houston, Texas
19 reviews 19 reviews
15 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Burg Stahleck was originally built in the 12th century but what you see today is largely a 20th century reconstruction. It can be reached from the town below by hiking about 20 minutes up a winding path, beginning behind St. Peter’s church and passing by the Wernerkapelle, which is fairly steep in a few places. You can also reach it... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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54 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

The medieval castle of Burg Stahleck looms over the Rhine Valley town of Bacharach below. We climbed a fairly rough track to reach it, but were rewarded with some spectacular views of the river and valley along the way; the scenery and terraced vineyards reminded me of the Douro Valley near Porto in Portugal. My advice is to make Bacharach... More 

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Monmouth, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
11 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

23rd October 2014. It's a longish walk up, with steps and road zigzagging upwards...but the wonderful views of the Rhine and the lovely town of Bacharach below justify it!

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

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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88 reviews 88 reviews
28 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

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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27 reviews 27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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39 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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209 reviews 209 reviews
55 attraction reviews
128 helpful votes 128 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
19 reviews 19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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