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Burg Stahleck

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  • Stephan N

    Stahleck Castle can be found in Bacherach (near Rheinböllen), defiantly guarding the Rhine Valley. A youth hostel is housed in the castle, which is ideal for excursions in the area.
    The castle is mentioned for the first time as a fiefdom of the Archbishop of Cologne in 1136. In 1194 the warring houses of the Guelphs and Hohenstaufen were reconciled through a marriage.
    In 1666 and 1689 the castle was destroyed. In 1926 it was rebuilt according to old plans. Today the castle is home to a youth hostel.
    In the village of Bacherach there are other preserved buildings, for example the old city wall with 9 preserved towers. Half-timbered houses from the 14th to 19th centuries round off the old and beautiful townscape.
    There are parking spaces above the castle. From here a somewhat bumpy path goes to the lookout point and then on to the castle.
    Source:
    burgen.de/burgen-und-schloesser/deutschland/burg-stahleck

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    • November 10, 2019

  • Stephan N

    Absolutely if you are in the vicinity there is a side trip.
    From the castle you have a very nice view of the Rhine Valley.
    The castle itself is restored and includes a very good youth hostel.

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    • October 26, 2019

  • Silvia

    The castle Stahleck is a wonderfully located youth hostel.

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    • June 25, 2018

  • Melanie

    Stahleck Castle has been a youth hostel for almost 100 years. You should book on time. It is quite booked and popular. Rightly so! We really enjoyed the weekend. Great starting point for hikes.

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    • February 20, 2019

  • Uwe 🏃‍♂️1098🏍

    A beautiful castle and youth hostel with an amazing view of the Rhine Valley!

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    • June 20, 2020

  • daha

    Stahleck Castle is home to a beautiful youth hostel.

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    • December 8, 2016

  • Stephan N

    The castle Stahleck is a hilltop castle in the Middle Rhine Valley in the area of the city Bacharach in the Rhineland-Palatinate district of Mainz-Bingen about 50 kilometers south of Koblenz. Their water-filled neck trench is a rarity in Germany.

    The name of the castle is composed of the Middle High German words stahel for steel and corner as a name for a mountain spur and means invincible castle on a mountain spur. It was probably built at the end of the 11th or the beginning of the 12th century and was a kurkölnisches fief. Since Bacharach had become under the Counts of Palatine at Rhein for trading and stacking, among other things for the Palatine -Regionauischen wine trade, the plant functioned at the same time as a customs castle.
    From the beginning of the 13th century Stahleck was in Wittelsbacher possession and remained there until the beginning of the 19th century, although it was besieged and conquered eight times by various parties during the Thirty Years' War. Heavily damaged by explosions in 1689, Stahleck was the ruin and property of the French state after the end of the Palatinate Electorate, which had to relinquish it to the Kingdom of Prussia in accordance with the provisions of the Congress of Vienna in 1815.
    Source:
    de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burg_Stahleck_(Bacharach)

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    • October 26, 2019

  • Melanie

    The castle Stahleck is a youth hostel. Beautiful view from the sun terrace. The highlight of Bacharach and one of the most beautiful castles on the Middle Rhine.

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    • February 20, 2019

  • Jan Verbücheln 🤠

    Beautiful castle on the Middle Rhine.

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    • September 24, 2017

  • 1Fritz-Marianne 🇩🇪 On Tour

    The climb alone is already rewarding, great Stahleck with fantastic views.

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    • August 25, 2018

  • Jo

    Above Bacharach you have an excellent view of the Rhine, the city and the surrounding area.
    The terrace invites you to take a break.

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    • October 21, 2019

  • Stephan N

    Beautifully situated castle above Bacharach.
    Wonderful view of the Rhine valley.

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    • November 10, 2019

  • Olleika on tour

    Even if you don't stay at the DJH. On the castle terrace you can wonderfully enjoy the view with coffee, tea, cake, beer. Prime location!

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    • September 24, 2020

  • Uwe 🏃‍♂️1098🏍

    A great castle with a fantastic view

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    • October 9, 2020

  • Supermanu

    Fantastically beautiful castle in the Middle Rhine Valley with a great youth hostel.
    We were able to use the rest areas there on our hike in the outside area. There was also coffee, ice cream and cake and you can use the public toilet👌👌👌
    Everything was very well maintained and nice staff

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    • August 31, 2021

  • Karsti69

    Also coffee and cake with great views

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    • May 8, 2018

  • 1Fritz-Marianne 🇩🇪 On Tour

    Wonderful castle overlooking the city, today DJH ...

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    • August 25, 2018

  • Baer

    Opportunity to stop

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    • October 20, 2019

  • Jo

    Above Bacharach you have an excellent view of the Rhine, the city and the surrounding area.
    There is a youth hostel in the castle.
    The terrace invites you to take a break.

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    • October 21, 2019

  • Veronika 2020

    A great view and a great castle (youth hostel) where you can also eat something. Get top.

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    • June 20, 2020

  • Veronika 2020

    A great youth hostel with a great view, with refreshments for everyone

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    • July 21, 2020

  • Holger

    Great romantic youth hostel. Very winding. What a medieval castle is like. A great view of the Rhine Valley from the terrace.

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    • October 15, 2020

  • Dafydd

    Great place for a coffee with an awesome view

    • September 7, 2021

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Location: Bacharach, Mainz-Bingen, Rhenish Hesse, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

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