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Rheinfels Castle, Sankt Goar

Categories: Castles, Tourist Spots
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4.6/5 based on 300+ reviews on the web
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 is Castle is beautiful, but the best by far are the views from the River to the village vineyards
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  • The museum provides a background of the Rhine Valley history but the most exciting part is climbing to the top where the flags are to have a wonderful view of the Rhine. 
  • Lovely old ruins with beautiful views and lots of nooks and crannies to explore. Be sure to wear good shoes and watch where you are walking... I'm sure there have been many twisted ankles here!! 
  • What a stunning property on the Rhine. As American tourists we were shocked and pleased by the low price of admission and that you could bring your dog. It's a self guided tour, so you have as much time as you want to explore. The castle is huge so take your time and check out the whole property. Fantastic views of the Rhine river valley. Great museum on site with all kinds of interesting artifacts. A must see along the Rhine river valley!
  • A wonderful castle for explorers. It has many tunnels that you can explore. My kids and wife all have so much fun exploring this castle. It sits on the hill of St Goar so it provides very good view to Rhine River and surrounding area. Bring a flashlight with you. The family ticket is cheap (5 Euros) and you can reentry on the same date, which we did after lunch to explore more. Also, we recommend you take Bismarckweg street (50°09'12.0"N 7°42'26.8"E) to hike up to the castle rather than take the shuttle. It's just about 30 minutes hike, a fun hiking route with good view.
  • Beautiful spot along the river with self-guided tours around the castle and into the tunnels and dungeons, it was a lot of fun
  • Very nice ruins, but it was closed when we arrived. It closes at 18 o'clock. Excellent view of the Rhein river.
  • Love it! My daughter is now obsessed with the caatle.
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