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Burg Rheinfels

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good for familys

These castle ruins have to be the best on the Rhine, so much to see the gardens are lovely and... read more

Reviewed 3 July 2018
Grimsby, United Kingdom
Fun to Explore Rheinfels Castle

We get on the KD Line boat from Rudesheim and after cruising for about an hour and 40 minutes, we... read more

Reviewed 2 July 2017
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This preserved medieval castle on the Rhine now operates as a hotel.
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Reviewed 13 December 2018

During our river cruise trip along Rhine Valley, we saw Burg Rheinfels from the river. It was a well preserved medieval castle currently turned into a hotel cum restaurants for visit by tourists at a fee. You can work out to take a train ride...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Reviewed 3 July 2018

These castle ruins have to be the best on the Rhine, so much to see the gardens are lovely and there was cute chicken house in the dry moat.The castle was blown up but there is lots still standing a impressive round tower.There was a...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 2 July 2017

We get on the KD Line boat from Rudesheim and after cruising for about an hour and 40 minutes, we arrive St. Goar. We just started walking up toward the castle until we saw signs to follow. We go up the stairs until you ave...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank JennShio
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

Having driven around and hiked around the area a couple of days, I can say that getting to Burg Rheinfels (2 minutes outside St. Goar) and walking around it are very easy. And the view from the top gives a spectacular view of the Rhine...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank KimP636
Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

What a great place for kids to explore (and the young at heart!). Bring a flashlight for the tunnels and explore to your heart's content!

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank JessikaJessika
Reviewed 21 April 2016

A visit to the castleruins is very nice, great views of the river Rhine too. There is a hotel,restaurant with terrace too. Also from the terrace splendid views of the town and river below. They serve lovely food. Try the traditional "Flammkuchen" A very very...More

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank AnnekeBr
Reviewed 16 January 2016

I've been to Burg Rheinfels about 5 times and each time was a new experience - there was always something I had missed before. The Castle sits high atop the hill and it's a nice hike up, or drive if you're lazy like myself. The...More

Date of experience: August 2015
1  Thank Alex L
Reviewed 7 September 2015 via mobile

Beautiful views over the Rhine and incredible history. Mostly ruined now but part of the castle has been transformed into a luxury hotel. Highly recommend exploring the mine tunnels with a torch: very exciting adventure.

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank Hannah C
Reviewed 26 August 2015

An interesting place to visit. We climbed up by foot from the town center in about 15 minutes despite being middle aged and in hot weather. The castle itself is fairly large, and one should plan on spending about 90 minutes on site to see...More

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank Marcel33364
Reviewed 19 July 2015

This ruin is different from many in Germany. For a small entrance fee you can explore the castle on your own. Bring a flashlight and watch your head in the tunnels as you roam around a really big castle ruin. This is a favorite stop...More

Date of experience: June 2015
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