Rheinfels Castle, Sankt Goar

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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. To plan Sankt Goar vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.
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  • "Lucky for 2" is a very nice arrangement. In particular during the week it's pretty empty and the wellness area is wonderful to use. Unfortunately we had not told that morning at the panorama sauna is. It was a pity we knew love. The service staff is friendly, if somewhat uncertain part. But the quality of the food was really great. Compliment! Breakfast is also great, everything the heart desires.
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  • Lovely castle from afar. Unfortunately their online booking system was inefficient, resulting in an inability to book a room. When we hiked up to the castle to make dinner reservations we were turned ...  more »
  • Burg Rheinfels, once the largest fortress on the Rhein, was constructed in 1245 to be used as a base to collect tolls from ships passing by. Unfortunately, it was partially destroyed by the French in ...  more »
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  • My son and I did a quick walk-through of Rheinfels during our few days on the Rhine this summer. We had a great time exploring the many stair cases, ramparts, towers, and ruins. Kind of wished their were more signs in English to get a better feel for the history. The views at the top of some of towers were incredible. There is a restaurant on sight where we ordered some refreshing beer after a warm day.
  • Classic Robber Baron castle. The location is well reported. the signs are clear. The history is well documented on the site and gives you a really good impression of what the function and the site was for. The views from the site are extraordinary and you will have a great day if this is one of your stops
  • Great place for the family to explore but the dungeon was closed when we went on a Sunday.
  • 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.
  • Loved this you must do a tour as they take you underground and show you so much. Loved the real Castle runs. Must see place

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