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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 August 22, 2016
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Rocky Hill, Connecticut
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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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 stars 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 stars 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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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars 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 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 

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Sydney
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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 

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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

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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.

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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!

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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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