Etappe 11 Von Oberwesel nach Bacharach – Der Rheinburgenweg
komoot planned a hike.
July 31, 2018
Shortly after the start in Oberwesel you will reach the first castle on the eleventh stage. The Schoenburg is perched on a hill above the city. The perfectly preserved castle can be visited partly within the framework of a museum. The rest of the castle today houses a hotel.From the Schönburg the Rheinburgenweg winds its way leisurely up the slope. Today, the trail leads you past one of the most unusual castles in the Rhine Valley. In the middle of the Rhine stands the castle Pfalzgrafenstein, also known as Palatinate at Kaub. The castle is shaped like a ship and especially at high tide it seems to float on the Rhine. From the trail you have several times a great view of the castle complex.A little way upstream, the Rhine makes a bend and the castle Pfalzgrafenstein disappears again from your field of vision. Over fields and vineyards, you now hike gently downhill to your final destination Bacharach.By the way, you stay in Bacharach both stylish and cheap in the youth hostel in Burg Stahleck. The castle dates back to the 12th century and an overnight stay is a great highlight on the Rheinburgenweg.