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Rheinfels Castle, Sankt Goar

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Castle Tourist Spot
Once the largest castle overlooking the Rhine, Rheinfels Castle once covered an area five times its current size. The majority of the actual castle is in ruins, but just outside the walls, you'll find a wellness center, hotel, and restaurant. The pathway under the clock tower just opposite the hotel is the castle's main entrance, and it will lead you to the earl's former quarters and the cellar. The 16th-century cellar is the largest self-supporting cellar in Europe at 16 m (52 ft) high and 24 m (79 ft) long. It is now used as a concert hall with a capacity for 400 people. In the chapel, a museum displays a history of the castle along with artifacts found on the site. A scale model of the castle's original ground plan showcases the forethought used in building a structure that could withstand lengthy sieges. Before you head to Sankt Goar, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Sankt Goar travel itinerary planner, to make sure you see all that Sankt Goar has to offer, including Rheinfels Castle.
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  • It's a long trail to get there, but we spent a couple of hours roaming this place. Really enjoyed the views and the walk around the place.  more »
  • You can walk up the motorway or also take the fugweg and climb up to the castle. Ruins, history, and self guided tours which give you the freedom to explore on your own.lovely view from the top but sp...  more »
  • The castle tour is self guided and easy to do. Definitely worth an hour or two of your time. The history contained within these walls is unbelievable!  more »
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  • It's exciting to explore but there isn't much. I expected it to be slot more expand since with a lot more to see. The museum isn't great. What's cool is that it's an old castle that you can explore a lot of.
  • An unbelievable experience in history. You can feel the past and, her ghosts. RECOMMEND !!
  • Cool castle, but we called ahead and asked if they did tours in English -- they said absolutely yes but when we went on the actual tour they barely spoke more than 3-4 sentences in English and the rest of the tour was in German.
  • Awesome castle with spooky tunnels to explore and great views. Highly recommended. If you see a dark tunnel that looks like it goes nowhere, go down it. It will lead somewhere and make for a great story to tell others.
  • Nice, but not much open without a tour guide.