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Address: Burg Stahleck 1, 55422 Bacharach, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
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Amazing views, beautiful castle put to good use!

Burg Stahlek overlooks Bacharach from high atop a hill. We admired it for 2 days from many angles before deciding to walk up for a closer look. We knew it was a youth hostel and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Car0lg903
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Texarkana, Texas
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Texarkana, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Burg Stahlek overlooks Bacharach from high atop a hill. We admired it for 2 days from many angles before deciding to walk up for a closer look. We knew it was a youth hostel and therefore could not go inside but wanted to walk up to and around it. We took the steps right beside the church. It is a... More 

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Bacharach just for an afternoon. It is lovely and Stahleck Castle was a beautiful lookout spot. Climb up the stairs near the church, stop at Wernerkapelle (a ruin but a nice one) and then follow the steps up into the forest before turning left (signs will tell you). Once you reached the castle you have breathtaking views across... More 

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Weston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Me and my family spend one night at the hotel. The castle is impressive, with great views. Rooms are simple, bunk beds, ideal for families with several kids. Breakfast included. Lots of kids running around and playing

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Don't be intimidated. It's not a difficult walk. My husband and I (60 ish) have just a reasonable level of fitness and we thoroughly enjoyed this walk. If you are here, this is a must do. The views from the castle are superb, as is the castle itself. Take a photo from the terrace.

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Thank Kristine C
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We didn't get to stay here, but it was still fun to hike up to and take a look around. If you have kids and get the chance to book a night, they'll love it!

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singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

We stayed at Im Malerwinkel and so we walked up to the castle along the road. The road has fairly gentle gradient and so the walk is not tedious. It takes 20 mins and on the day we went, it was cloudy and so we did not get much of a view but I can imagine the view we would... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

Climbed up from Bacharach , stairs opposite Burg Stahleck hotel. The climb isn't too bad but in 27 degrees very humid. Once you get to the top there's a viewing platform looking over the Town and Rhine and wow what a view. Return back to starring point for a well earned pint

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Wherever you go in Bacharach, you'll see the imposing Burg Stahleck. We got excellent views from the park by the Rhine river. And since we were staying at Im Malerwinkel, it was a quick hike up to the castle. From the castle, you get excellent view of the Rhine river.

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Woodstock, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

I loved hiking up to this castle and poking around the grounds. There is a washroom and restaurant with a great view of the Rhine. If you book well ahead, rooms are available though there was a school group in at the time I visited, so don't expect luxury.

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izmir
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2016

We were lucky to go there by car, but even if you walk you will not regret when you see the view. Castle is also beautiful and Bacharach town as well. Castle is a young hostel and serves competitive meal, beer and wine at the terrace part which has breathtaking view of river Rhine. Enjoy:)

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