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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  • There's not a lot to this castle to see in the interior as it is a Hotel, but the exterior and the view from the castle are excellent. Hike up any number of paths from Bacharach below to get there (ap...  more »
  • The steel corner is for me the most beautiful castle in the area. It is above Bacharach as she would watch over the city. Especially your keep is impressive. The view from the castle is very nice. The cream pies in Bacharachs environment.
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  • The castle is quiet and you can easily enjoy an ice cream or similar while enjoying the splendid views. The only minus is the colourful umbrellas which does not suit the castle's style-too bad!
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  • 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 :)
  • Steep hike up a mountain to a fairly windy rough castle. Would have enjoyed it more if we were fitter and not exhausted by the time we got there.
  • Nice atmosphere, friendly staff, was a nice experience, I can recommend it.
  • You can enjoy beautiful view of Rhein river from here.
  • You don't have to have a room here to visit. There is a place to have a small piece of cake/coffee/tea so make the hike up and take advantage of the great and amazing views.

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