Villa Rheinfels

Schlossberg 47 56329, Sankt Goar, Rhineland-Palatinate, 56329, Germany

More about Sankt Goar

Photos

Ferry from St. Goarshausen heading to St. GoarFerry from St. Goarshausen heading to St. Goar

Hotel MontagHotel Montag

Bench on the promenade of St. GoarBench on the promenade of St. Goar

OberweselOberwesel

Travel Tips for Sankt Goar

Back Streets

by antistar

Behind the hotels there are a lot of quiet backstreets with wonderful timbered building. The feeling here is a lot more peaceful than on the busy tourist filled waterfront, and makes a nice break from the crowds.

Schissergässchen

by Rhondaj

I could not help but notice this little alley leading off Heerstrasse. Any good student of the German language learned the word, schisser....hahaha. As I was looking upon it with amusement, and giggling, a man approached me to explain. Long, long times ago, men would use this alley as a WC on their way home from a night out drinking.
Just as funny, if you enjoy scatalogical humor: the boat pilots of the Rhein would sit along the wall bank on the Rhein and do their 'business'. They were called, Rampenschisser.

Stolzenfels castle - 30km downstream from St.Goar

by globetrott

30 km downstream from St.Goar, on the left bank of the river Rhine you will see the castle of Kapellen-Stolzenfels, mostly it is just called Stolzenfels and it is one of the most beautiful palaces along the river Rhine / Rhein. The first castle of Stolzenfels dated back to the 13th century, but it was destroyed - like many other castles in the area - by french troops in 1689. In 1823 the city of Koblenz gave the castle-ruins to the prussian king Friedrich Wilhelm IV, who had the castle rebuilt by the famous architect Karl Friedrich Schinkel in Neo-gothic style.
Today you may see the yellow castle already from a long distance, when cruising the Rhine or driving by car through the Rhine-valley.I drove there in order to get inside, BUT unfortunately I came too late, as they close the gates at 05.00p.m. for the last tour.
You have to park your car in the village and walk the steep road uphill to the castle. It takes about 15-20 minutes to arrive at the gate-house on my picture, that was obviously used for the living-quaters of the employees and as stables for the horses .
From that Gatehouse you have to walk another 200 meters to the castle.
When you intend to see the interior of the castle, mind this timetable:
The castle is open daily except in December
and except the 1st workingday of the week (eastermonday is open...)
January 1st - March 31st : 09.00a.m. - 05.00p.m.
April 1st - September 30th : 09.00a.m. - 06.00p.m.
October 1st - November 30th : 09.00a.m. - 05.00p.m.
Last entry is 60 minutes before closing-time.

Oberwesel - 20km upstream from St.Goar

by globetrott

Don't miss Oberwesel, it is just about 20km upstream from St.Goar and has a lot of interesting sights : Liebfrauenkirche dates back to the year 1213 and although it does not really look very special from outside it is really worth seeing for it's very special and beautiful interior , including one of the oldest wooden gothic altars !! Click on my pictures in order to see all the fine details of the architecture and great wood-carvings ! You may enter the church freely and without restrictions during the day !
In Oberwesel you may still see almost the complete medieval townwalls, dating back to the year 1220. 16 of the formerly 21 towers are still there, some of them are privately owned nowadays, but on most of them you may even step up and enjoy the perfect panorama-view of the Rhine-valley. You may still also walk around the city of Oberwesel on top of the medieval walls and during such a walk you will pass by a modern house, beautifully painted and decorated by paintings in the style of Salvadore Dali. Not the real ones of course, but perfectely copied or imitated - see my extra pictures !
Oberwesel is one of these towns, where the train-lines run directely through town and at most of the hotels you will hear them all night !!
An exception are of course all hotels high above Oberwesel, like Schoenburg-castle-hotel !!

meet eagles and falcons in Burg Maus

by globetrott

Burg Maus is the second castle close to St.Goarshausen and the Loreley-rock. Burg Maus is open for visitors, BUT only in order to see performances of eagles and falcons flying high above the Rhine-valley and returning back to their home again afterwards. You may not drive up to the castle, BUT will have to leave your car in a side-valley of the Rhine and take a walk of about 20 minutes uphill to the castle Maus. At the castle they have a small restaurant and cafe !
You may visit Burg Maus and the performances there
between march 20th and beginning of October
daily except mondays. The castle will be open after 10.00a.m.
performances are at 11.00a.m. and 02.30p.m.
sundays and holidays have extra-performances at 04.30p.m.
entrance-fee is 6,50 Euros or 20 Euros for families.
mailto:ulrichvoell@burg-maus.de
mailto:info@burg-maus.de

Comments

Popular Hotels in Sankt Goar

Rheinhotel St. Goar

Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

Heerstrasse 71, Sankt Goar

Show Prices

Hotel Rheinfels

1 Review

Heeerstrasse 69, Sankt Goar

Show Prices

Flairhotel Landsknecht

Hotel Class 3.5 out of 5 stars

Aussiedlung Landsknecht 4-6, Sankt Goar

Show Prices

Romantik Hotel Schloss Rheinfels

Hotel Class 4.5 out of 5 stars

Schlossberg 47, Sankt Goar

Show Prices

View all Sankt Goar hotels

View all Sankt Goar hotels

Latest Sankt Goar hotel reviews

Hotel Montag
34 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Jun 26, 2014
Hotel am Markt
32 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Jul 5, 2014
Hotel Rheinfels
90 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Jul 10, 2014