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

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Beautiful views !

The village of Bacharach is beautiful during harvest season from the walk up to Burg Stahleck - the surrounding vineyards and river are magnificent !

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The village of Bacharach is beautiful during harvest season from the walk up to Burg Stahleck - the surrounding vineyards and river are magnificent !

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Carlsbad, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's was a 12century castle standing 520ft above the Rhine. Built by Archbishop of Cologe around 1135. Than during The Thirty Years War, the castle was conquered and sacked eight times. Again, during The War of Palatine Succession, the castle was totally destroyed. In 1925 the Architect Ernest Stahl, was contracted to built in the spirit of an old castle,... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This burg is a hostel, so if you are not staying here, it is a destination for a short walk and that is all. We walked the town walls, about 20 minutes, up to the burg. There are OK views from up behind the castle. As far as I am concerned, this is simply a stop on a walk around... More 

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Rocky Hill, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

The views are worth climbing for, but since we had my 80+ year old parents with us, we drove. We all loved the great views of the Rhine and the city below. There were lots of backpacking youths staying at the hostel so it would be a great place to stay for students.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016

Made the trek up to Burg Stahleck during our weekend in Bacharach. Well worth the steep climb for the views of the city and the Rhine River. While we were there they were setting up for a wedding which is the true fairytale wedding in a castle! Only need an hour to for the walk and the views.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016

We had a lot of fun climbing up to visit this lovely old building. It's quite a hike, but great exercise and we got amazing shots of the town along the way.

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Texarkana, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2016 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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