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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  • Although the Castle was closed, the view from the surroundings were fantastic. Special mentions to the Lovely sunny weather,  more »
  • When visibility is good worth a trip. Also recommend a snack in the adjacent Castle room take - the Tarte Flambée is super tasty. Or a good piece of cake on the hotel terrace.
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  • The castle in combination with the hotel, the restaurant and the shop invite you to visit. More beautiful things are possible.
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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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