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“Highlight of trip to Germany” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Burg Stahleck

Burg Stahleck
Ranked #1 of 21 things to do in Bacharach
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Fountain Hills, Arizona, United States
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20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Highlight of trip to Germany”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2012

Fantastic views of the Rhine and reasonable prices combined to make the climb worthwhile. Spend the night and have a breakfast buffet with plenty of variety. It's a great place to watch night fall while enjoying some wine in a cup that can be kept as a souvenir.

Visited June 2012
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Jacksonville, Florida
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2012

So much fun! We hiked to it from our hotel and took great pictures of the city from the top.

Visited July 2012
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Worth the climb”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2012

You can always tell the tourists from the locals by how much we sweat, huff and puff when we're hiking! Two ways to get to this once a castle and now a hostel; one way is via a gradual climb up a well tended fully shaded dirt (or muddy) path and the other comes at the castle from the other side which is not shaded and quite steep in some areas, but possibly a bit shorter. Either way, once you get there head to the terrace for a breather and the views. Then go inside to reception and buy a glass of wine (served in a Burg Stahleck special cup that looks like it was made out of clay. They charge $6.00 extra for the cup but if you return it you get your money back) and go back outside for the views of the Rhine River and Bacharach. Lots of friendly folks from all over makes it easy to strike up conversations while you relax. This is now a hostel - for all ages - not just youths. I didn't get to see the rooms, but you will need a taxi if you have luggage - unless you tote your luggage all the way up to the top yourself - which I would not reccomend, but it has been done.

Visited May 2012
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Kingston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“A mediaeval castle on the Rhein”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2012

My purpose for visiting this spectacular castle was to use this International Hostel for overnight accommodations for my studenrts. It was one of the highlights of our study trip. When we arrived at the small local train station we all looked up to the castle which dominated the top of the hill. The station master pointed to the foot path. So up we scrambled luggage and all. There is a road for travelers with cars, but we enjoyed the climb being able to see the Rhein between the trees as we climbed.
The whole castle brought to life our mediaeval literature experiences. One young man was so impressed, that he decided to spend his honeymoon here. Well, the accommodations were similar to all the hostels; clean, safe, well regulated and inexpensive, a bit sparse for a honeymoon! But we loved the whole atmosphere..
Breakfast was substantial; hard rolls, butter, jam, coldcuts, muesli, fruit, milk, coffee, coco.
I have taken several student groups there, but reservations need to be made well in advance. If you are adventurous and you've never stayed in a hostel, try this one. English is spoken and the hosts are gracious.

Visited July 2011
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New Orleans
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2 reviews
“Beautiful, picturesque, breathtaking!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2012 via mobile

Breathtaking, literally and physically. Well worth the trip up to see. I wouldn't recommend sleeping here, as there are plenty of cool hotels at the ground level with views of the castle. I couldn't imagine trying to get a suitcase up there. Very cool and freaking beautiful! Loved every moment of it!

Thank Suzette T
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