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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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Standish, United Kingdom
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188 reviews 188 reviews
50 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 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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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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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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68 attraction reviews
265 helpful votes 265 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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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Whitehall, Pennsylvania
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268 reviews 268 reviews
116 attraction reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

It's the view along the way that captured our eyes. You can see Rhine valley and the town of Bacharach spread in front of you.

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Lake Elsinore, California, United States
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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.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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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

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Houston, Texas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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.

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The Woodlands, Texas
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15 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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

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