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Zollburg Pfalzgrafenstein

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Address: Rheinuferstrasse 4, 56349 Kaub, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

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It is a lovely place surrounding by amazing Rhein river with beautiful views to the hills around and castle Gutenfels. I believe not everybody would be willing to travel several... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Kaiserslautern, Germany
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Kaiserslautern, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a lovely place surrounding by amazing Rhein river with beautiful views to the hills around and castle Gutenfels. I believe not everybody would be willing to travel several hours just to see this small castle, but if you are around take an hour to go there and see. It is really worth it.

Thank EvaF2Eva
Sterling, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016

Beautiful landmark (?) and iconic historic marker of past times and practices. Easily seen from road, from high up in the mountains or on a river cruise.

Thank kamikazekiddo
Hendersonville, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 251 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

While on our Vantage River Cruise, we sailed by this castle that actually sits on an island on the Rhine River. From our vantage point we definitely had a great view of this castle. It dates back to about 1327 and was built for the purpose of collecting tolls. It certainly is very unique.

Thank Anne M
Near Jerusalem
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

This mini-fortress is reached via a ferry (about two minutes) that runs every thirty minutes. The site is very well preserved. At the entrance you get a small booklet with explanations and then you are free to roam. Go up the tower to get a great view of the Rhine and the surrounding hills.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

An amazing structure in an amazing location, on an island on the Rhine. A ferry is available for visitors, 5 euro per person return. The journey isn't long and leaves every half hour. There is an admission fee to enter. Be sure to climb all the way to the top, up the spiral stairs and a ladder. The view is... More 

Thank Ryan L
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

It was really easy to go to this castle. We went to Kaub on a VRM ticket and took a ferry which costs euros 2.50 per person. The castle entrance is Euros 3 per person. If you need a english audio you have to deposit euros 11 and you get euros 10 back when you return the equipment. Gives you... More 

Thank Globezing
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Visited friends who were working in the area in November. The train trip from Mainz was very atmospheric - foggy + medieval. Then we arrived in Kaub. We hopped a car ferry for a reasonable price. The captain had us wait in a little room to stay warm. He dropped us off at the Burg as a small group was... More 

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Rickmansworth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Zollburg Pfalzgrafenstein in Kaub is a nice stop over on a drive down the Rhine, but the people of Kaub don't exactly offer a warm welcome to tourists. Parking is restricted and local restaurants are mediocre. I spent two hours wondering around Kaub and found nothing worthy of mention except the fact that a main railway line runs right through... More 

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Draper, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This is my favorite building to photograph on the Rhine River. It is so distinctive. The white of the building stands out distinctly in the river with the beautiful background.

Thank Dunn45
Perkasie, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Pfalzgrafenstein Castle can be found on a small island in the middle of the Rhein ear the town Kaub. Built in the early 1300's it was used to control traffic and collect tolls on ships and functioned in concert with the nearby Gutenfels Castle. It housed about 20 soldiers and used a chain strung across the river to control traffic... More 

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