Sankt Goar Travel Guide

  • Into the cliff side
    Into the cliff side
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    Road along the river
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    Son and wife
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Sankt Goar Things to Do

  • Lorelei

    The famous rock that juts out into the Rhein (it isn't actually in the Rhein) is enormous, but nowhere near as impressive as I'd been led to believe. With all the hype and history I'd thought it would be an outstanding sight on its own, but as I passed it on the boat it seemed much like the many other cliffs upstream of it. Historically it is very...

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  • The Sainkt Goar castle

    Its a beautiful castle and is also a hotel. You can walk up in 15 minutes but if you are lazy or tired take a street car called "Castle-Express". You can also take magnificent view of the Rhine river and the surrounding environments. You will enjoy the view.

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  • Koblenz

    If you're looking for a day away from the small towns, it is easy enough to visit the city of Koblenz. It is only a half hour train ride away. (and no train switching!)

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  • Evangelische Stiftskirche-Collegiate...

    Summer daily- 10am to 6 pmWinter daily - 11am-4pmServices- Protestant- Sundays 9.30 amThe interior features late Gothic wall paintings, tomb memorials, and a net vault.

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  • Burg Katz--Only to look at

    If you stay in St. Goar, your eyes cannot help but be drawn to the sight of the castle Katz right across the Rhein. You many think to yourself, hmm,,,that castle is so close, I wonder if it is worth a visit? Well, you can go a knockin', but you probably won't be let in. Burg Katz is privately owned. One of the shopkeepers in town said it is owned...

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  • Visit Nearby Towns

    On the same side of the Rhein as St. Goar, are the lovely towns of Bacharach, Oberwesel, and Boppard. (I listed them in my favorite order)Bacharach has the most amazing architecture, weinstubes, and there is the mighty castle Stahleck to hike up to. It is now a hostel.Oberwesel has an impressive amount of castle wall remains still surrounding the...

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Sankt Goar Hotels

  • Rheinhotel St. Goar

    Heerstrasse 71, Sankt Goar, Rhineland-Palatinate, 56329, Germany

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Hotel Rheinfels

    Burg Rheinfels - high above the Rhine-valley - dates back to the year 1245 and it is partly a...

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  • Flairhotel Landsknecht

    Aussiedlung Landsknecht 4-6, Sankt Goar, 56329, de

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 3.5 out of 5 stars

Sankt Goar Restaurants

  • Nice Rhine view and nice food!

    Its is well located right in the beginning of the main street of Sankt Goar. You can enjoy a wonderful seaside view.Its nicely decorated with rich local ambiance. Fish and potato dishes

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  • With a view on the Rhein

    We sat on the Rheinterasse and had a pizzalike thing called Flammk. Spinat. I don't remember what Flammk. is shortened for, but it has something to do with flames ;-) Flammkuchen! Thank you RhineRoll :-) And yes, I remember that the dough was thin, it is visible on the picture, too :-) The topping was spinach and Camembert. It was very good, and...

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  • Eis, Eis, everywhere Eis

    There are plenty of places along Heerstrasse to enjoy a delicious sundae. Besides Milano Eissalon, there were a few other cafes, and the restaurants all serve great sundaes too. It is so enjoyable to have a sundae, a coke, sit at a table, and people watch. I like them all. Get a different kind each time!

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Sankt Goar Nightlife

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    by Rhondaj Written Aug 3, 2008

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    It is pretty quiet at night in St. Goar. We would often stay out until about 10-11 at night and as we walked home the streets would be empty. Strolling the promenade at night, watching the boats, walking off the wine, that was about the extent of our nightlife. Taking that steep road up to the apartment was a killer....

    plenty of boats traveling at night it's a race! oh, dear...
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Sankt Goar Transportation

  • Rhein Boat Trip

    The trip up the river Rhein by boat is an unmissable experience, and one that draws in tourists from miles around. It seems particularly popular with German, British and Japanese tourists, and the landscape around the River Gorge between Bingen and Koblenz is very typical of the Germany that British people think of when the hear the word. It is an...

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  • Train

    St Goar is on the main line from Mainz to Koblenz, but unfortunately the only trains coming out this far are the slug like Regional Bahns. That means a trip to Mainz takes over an hour, although the less distant Koblenz is only 30 minutes away. The station is a sight in itself, though. A typically rural station made out of local stone and built...

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  • Sightseeing River Cruise

    This is one of the main reasons you came to this area right? To ride the Rhein! Or was it to drink the wine?The dock to board the ship can't be missed. Just make sure you look for the Koeln-Dusseldorfer sign. (KD) There are some private cruise lines, and you wouldn't want to pay extra!The boat moves along slowly, chugging along castle by castle by...

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Sankt Goar Shopping

  • Take your pick

    There is no problem looking for something to buy as a souvenir or gift in St. Goar! Two things I did not buy in St. Goar: a bier stein. My mum and sis each bought a stein at the Montag store. (It is a store and hotel) I have found better prices elsewhere. There is also a Birkenstock store, prices for an average pair ran about 70 euros. We found a...

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  • Beer Steins galore!

    This store has every imaginable beer stein available. They have cuckoo clocks galore, Hummel, Nutcrackers, Smokers and much more. They will package up your purchases and even ship them to your home. No need to worry that you will break your new purchase in transit! Ok, all together now! BEER STEINS! Sorry, I love them! This store has a wide...

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Sankt Goar Local Customs

  • Family business

    The ferry that operates between St. Goarshausen and St. Goar is the oldest family run ferry in Germany. Six generations have run the business since it started in 1794.

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  • Schissergässchen

    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,...

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Sankt Goar Warnings and Dangers

  • Train tracks

    Don't fall on them. Or let anyone push you onto them. For obvious reasons.Other than that.....I can't think of anything to warn you about in St. Goar. It is a lovely town, and I felt completely safe there, morning, noon, and night. Just use common sense as always.

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  • trains in the Rhine-valley are terrible...

    Take a look at my picture - I took it on the terrace of a hotel and restaurant in Bacharach. When you simply book a hotel in advance in any town along the river Rhine, it could easily be that you will stay in a hotel, where trains pass by in distance of just a few meters and you will not be able to sleep, because the Rhine-valley has trains all day...

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  • gas stations

    at least on sunday evenings you won´t find any open gas station between Rüdesheim and Koblenz on the Rhine bank....;-) ...so, be careful and be sure your tank is well filled to avoid unneeded stress....

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Sankt Goar Tourist Traps

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    by antistar Written Apr 7, 2005

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    Well the whole place is a bit of a tourist trap. The whole river front is one long row of restaurants and hotels. Still, there's a good reason why the tourists come here, and don't forget that you are one too ;).

    Hotel Street, St Goar

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Sankt Goar What to Pack

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    by Rhondaj Written Aug 2, 2008

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    Luggage and bags: The tourist office located on the main pedestrian street, Heerstrasse, has a baggage room you may use free of charge. It does not state on my brochure though, for how long.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: No matter how clear the sky looks each morning, you should carry along with you each day, your umbrella. We found the weather to be very changeable. Luckily the showers that came along from time to time were brief and light. Guess it's just what those grapes need to grow just right. So no complaining. We are getting some mighty fine wine from this weather!

    sun coming out!
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Sankt Goar Off The Beaten Path

  • Castle Sternberg - just 12 km from...

    About 12 km downstream from St.Goar you may see 2 castles on the right bank of the river Rhine / Rhein, high above the village of Kamp-Bornhofen : Sterrenberg and Liebenstein ( for Liebenstein castle take a look at my hotel-tips, as it was transfered into a hotel !)From castle Liebenstein you may walk within only 15-20 minutes to castle Sternberg (...

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  • Burg Lahneck - 30km from St.Goar

    About 30km downstream from St.Goar you may see Burg Lahneck at the right bank of the river Rhine / Rhein. It is a really interesting castle, built high above the place, where the river LAHN flows into the Rhine.The castle dates back to 1245 and you may visit it with a guided tour only. Tours are daily 10.00a.m. - 05.00 p.m. between easter and end...

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  • Oberwesel - 20km upstream from St.Goar

    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...

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Sankt Goar Favorites

  • Enjoy the Rhine view from Rhinefels...

    When you get to the Castle, just walk around. You will find spots from where you can shoot magnificent Rheine River landscape. Its interesting to watch long and thin cargo ships passing by. The city and the view around it and opposite-side Rhine River villages

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  • Internet Cafe

    If you need to use a computer, Hotel Montag has internet access. It is located right at the beginning of Heerstrasse, the end towards the castle view. Look for the huge bier stein of their store, you can't miss that!

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  • St. Goar Cuckoo Clock still holds world...

    Well, there are other cuckoo clocks this big, but this one is exceptional because it has two faces. It is the largest free-hanging cuckoo clock in the world. So while you are prancing up and down the pedestrian shopping street, make sure to look up and take note. Unveiled in 1973, it is 3.5 meters high and 2.5 meters wide. It took 7 months to build...

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Castle-Express
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Hike to the Loreley Fels
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Cruise the Rhein
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Burg Rheinfels
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St. Goar's Namesake
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A favorite pastime
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River Crossing
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Fastest way around
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Excellent food
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Nice place to dine
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Good Service, Good Food
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Our hangout
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The Loreley ferry
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Dreiburgenblick - "Three castle viewpoint"
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Lorelei/ Loreley
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Rheinfels castle
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Great value, excellent service
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wine tasting
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St.Goarshausen & Burg Katz
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Castle Katz
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Getting to St. Goar
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Try the local cuisine.
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Burg Express
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Cuckoo clock
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Tree statue in St. Goarshausen
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Burg Express
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Burg Rheinfels
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Pas de deux
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Sauerkraut with a twist
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River tour
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The Lorely Cliff
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An eldorado for train freaks :-)
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From Frankfurt-Hahn airport
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Hiking and wine tasting
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Dolls and bears museum
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More sauerkraut!
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Goethe
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Lorelei
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Loreley II
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dining where the mintmasters used to work
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Map of Sankt Goar

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