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Burg Stahleck

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

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Views worth climbing for

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Rocky Hill, Connecticut
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Rocky Hill, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank RHtravels
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank Holly B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank KristaVino
Texarkana, Texas
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5 of 5 stars 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 

3 Thank Car0lg903
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5 of 5 stars 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 

3 Thank SydneyPerla
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5 of 5 stars 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

Thank Alemamat
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars 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.

1 Thank Kristine C
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

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!

Thank Art C
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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 

Thank Kim025Singapore
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

Thank SteveTaylor1967

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