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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. See Burg Stahleck and all Bacharach has to offer by arranging your trip with our Bacharach trip itinerary builder.
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  • Bacharach has one of the most beautiful old town cores on the Middle Rhine. In the small town of old half-timbered houses, medieval church such as in a chain line up. The city wall is one of the best preserved fortifications in the Rhine Valley. And towers above all the powerful Stahleck Castle, which today is a youth hostel. You have not long to look nice restaurants and wine bars
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  • There isn't a famous tour, but if you're on the KD Line cruise and want to hop off and take a nice hike this stop is for you. It's free to hike the stairs and path all the way to the top and you can e...  more »
  • Beautiful castle worth seeing despite youth hostel... Outlook was a milk coffee atemberaubend...dazu and you want a piece of Kuchen...was
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  • Located above the town of Bacharach is the Stahleck Castle. It is a good 80 degree hike to the top, but the view is very rewarding . Stretched out before u is the River Rhine for as far as your eyes can see. In the backdrop are the surrounding mountains studded by castles of the past centuries.
  • This castle was once in the possession of my ancestor Johann Von Kemper. I would LOVE to visit it someday!
  • visited just from outside because of an private event fantastic view from above over the castle and the rhein
  • Mixed feelings about this place. For a start: THERE IS NO KITCHEN. This should be more clear on the website as with no kitchen, we were forced to pay for their food. However this was of a reasonable quality for the price and breakfast (included) easily covered lunch as well. The location and exterior are stunning but the interior lacks charm - although it is functional. The room was lovely and spacious. Staff helped to provide an extra early breakfast as we were to reach a 7am train, which was great. However all in all, this hostel falls short of great.
  • Interesting place and nice view from the top too!