Burg Rheinfels

Burg Rheinfels

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Recommended by 135 out of 139 hikers


  • Sebastian Kowalke

    Die gewaltige Festungsanlage am linken Rheinufer ist die größte Burgruine am Rhein. Obwohl schon teilweise verfallen, kannst du dir bei einem Streifzug durch die Gemäuer gut vorstellen, wie prächtig die Burg einst gewesen sein muss.

    Im gut erhaltenen Kapellentrakt der Burg befindet sich heute ein Museum, in dem du dich über die wechselhafte Geschichte der Burg informieren kannst.

    Eintrittspreise für Burg & Museum:
    Erwachsene: 5 Euro
    Studenten: 4 Euro
    Behinderte: 3,50 Euro
    Kinder (6-14 Jahre): 2,50 Euro

    März bis November:
    täglich 10 bis 12.30 Uhr & 13 bis 16.30 Uhr

    April bis Oktober:
    täglich 10 bis 12.30 Uhr & 13 bis 17.30 Uhr

    November bis Ende Februar:

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    • July 27, 2018

  • daha

    Rheinfels Castle is the largest and one of the most magnificent castle ruins on the Rhine.

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    • December 4, 2016

  • Florian

    The castle lies powerful over town and Rhine

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    • August 16, 2019

  • Hunsbuckel

    Unfortunately, the opening hours are too short, i. After a hike, a visit is hardly worthwhile.

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    • April 26, 2019

  • Stephan N

    he Rheinfels castle ruins are located on a rocky hill 115 meters above the Gündelbach valley and the town of St. Goar.
    After it was built by the Counts of Katzenelnbogen in 1245, it was first used as a toll castle. Due to its stable construction, it was able to withstand any siege and attack attempts for centuries. After the count family died out, the castle was taken over by the landgraves of Hessen-Kassel in the 15th century and expanded in its outer area into the most defensive and largest fortress in the Middle Rhine Valley. At this time it experienced its historical climax as a cultural center.
    After it was blown up by the French Revolutionary Army in the late 18th century, Rheinfels Castle fell into ruin and was only used as a quarry.
    The purchase of the Prince of Prussia in 1818 prevented the ruin from completely falling apart, so that around a third of the walls were preserved.

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    • October 28, 2020

  • Sabine 🦁

    Beautiful castle ruins, worth a visit. The largest German castle complex. If you walk to the start of the RheinBurgenWeg, you will pass the outer defensive wall.

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    • September 22, 2019

  • AnDi

    Very beautiful castle from 1245, which has been expanded again and again.
    Guided tour of the castle is recommended

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    • August 11, 2020

  • Stephan N

    Very beautiful castle ruins located above Sankt Goar.

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    • October 27, 2020

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Location: Sankt Goar, Rhein-Hunsrück-Kreis, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany


  • Elevation200 m

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