Burg Stahleck, Bacharach

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Standing on a cliff high above Lorelei valley, Burg Stahleck was built at the behest of Archbishops of Cologne in the 12th century to guard the faraway Upper Middle Rhine archbishopric. The castle, whose name means literally "impregnable castle on a crag," is partially surrounded by a moat and offers views of the wooded hills and majestic Rhine. You'll also see the small town below, with its cobblestone streets, timber houses, and cozy restaurants. Today, the castle serves as a hostel. Make Burg Stahleck part of your personalized Bacharach itinerary using our Bacharach day trip planner.
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  • Reached via a footpath in green, the fairytale looking Castle houses a reception. The view that you can enjoy on the Rhine River and the village is beautiful!
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  • Streck Castle stands on a cute little town called "Bacharach" winemaking is a thriving mountain. As the castle on the mountain, water has a moat is streck Castle features. In Germany seems to becoming the most beautiful youth hostel and budget! Nice now. I just would somehow look like Rapunzel's Tower
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  • Looooved this stop! Drove down the Rhine and stopped in at multiple castels. This one was great! This hostel allows visitors to roam the grounds and take pictures. You can pop in and use the restroom ...  more »
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  • A youth hostel with probably one of the best views you’ll ever get - whether from your window looking into the castle or over the castle walls looking down the Rhine Valley! Breathtaking. Friendly staff speak plenty English. My single room was more than adequate for a youth hostel. Look forward to returning in August 2018.
  • Amazing place to stay. Quite unique. Great views. Nice food and local wine. Clean room and bathroom, though some lights weren't working. Ping pong table available.
  • Wonderful!! Amazing tour guide , breathtaking views , €10 entrance ticket , be sure to have time enough to have lunch there !
  • Great value, stunning location and views. Great hostel with friendly helpful staff, and a decent cafeteria for food. Be prepared for a tough climb up the hill though! Well worth it :)
  • Simple but clean rooms, typical youth hostel ambiance

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