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

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367 steps

From the village centre it is 367 steps to this attraction. Take your time and it is done in 20 minutes. Well worth the hike just for the stunning view of the Rhine from above... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Whitby, United Kingdom
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Whitby, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

From the village centre it is 367 steps to this attraction. Take your time and it is done in 20 minutes. Well worth the hike just for the stunning view of the Rhine from above Bacharach.

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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46 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

This place gives a great view of the town and the Rhine valley. It is very nice if one comes by car. However, it is possible to reach this place by hiking. It is worth your effort to climb up! Strongly recommended!

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Houston, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Burg Stahleck sits high above the beautiful little town of Bacharach . It's quite a hike up to get there but well worth the effort if you are physically capable. If you have a car, you can drive up . If unable to hike up , consider taking a taxi . Once at the top , you will have incredible... More 

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Houston, Texas
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25 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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55 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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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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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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93 helpful votes 93 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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48 helpful votes 48 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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