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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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  • with youth hostel. Everything completely uncomplicated and very friendly also for guests who don't live here. Wonderful view. THE perfect hiking stop!
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  • Beside the beautiful view of the city, The castle has inside a very cosy and friendly hostel where my friends and I slept during the weekend , breakfast is included. Very nice terrace just outside wit...  more »
  • Its worth to climb the hill to have this perfect view to the river Rhine. Up there is a hostel at the castle.  more »
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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!