Sankt Goar Travel Guide

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Sankt Goar Things to Do

  • Bacharach

    The Town of Bacharach lies 17 kilometers south of Sankt Goar along Autobahn 9 and is also connected by train. The town is a popular end point or starting point of a Upper Middle Rhine River Canal Cruise for most tourists who are short for time as it only takes 90 minutes from it to the stop in Sankt Goar or Sankt Goarhausen which most of the Rhine...

  • Schönburg Castle

    lying along the Hilltop along the town of Oberwesel located 9 kilometers south of Sankt Goar along Autobahn 9 is the Castle Schonburg (Burghotel Auf Schoenburg) which is now a hotel and not open for visitors unless you are a paying hotel guest. The Castle was built in 1149 AD and the Dukes of Schönburg ruled over the town of Oberwesel and had also...

  • Oberwesel

    If you are like us who did a Rhine River Cruise Starting from Sankt Goar to Bacharach (total of 17 kilometers and 90 minutes of boat ride) then besides seeing the wonderful castles and fortress and cast and fortress ruins along the upper middle rhine, you can also see some quaint towns along the area and the first town after sankt goar and...


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...

  • Romantik Hotel Schloss Rheinfels

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

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 4.5 out of 5 stars

Sankt Goar Restaurants

  • Restaurant in Rhine Cruise Boats

    one thing that is constant if you are taking a rhine cruise whether just for 1 hour or 2 or half a day or 1 day, the various rhine cruise boats have spacious seating inside of which the middle section of the boats even have table and chairs of which also doubles as a restaurant as you can order a wide array of food and drinks from their menu items...

  • Restaurant with river panorama

    German restaurant with typical dishes and a mix between old and new styles in its interior. Food is good, however it is the view onto the Rhine and sister city St. Goarshausen that is the big plus for this restaurant. Guests are mostly day trip tourists and staff is friendly. Though I was completely satisfied, it is nothing to write home about but...

  • 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


Sankt Goar Nightlife

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    St. Goar: It is Pretty Quiet

    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

  • Rhine River Cruise Boats

    The Upper Middle Rhine River and Rhine Gorge Areas of Rhineland Palatinate Region of Germnay derives much of their income from the world famous Rhine Ruver Cruises along the quaint towns and sloping vinyards along hillsides and the variety of beautiful castles and fortress in the area. And the most popular Rhine Cruise Boats are Bingen-Rudesheimer...

  • Parking Area in Sankt Goar

    at both sides of the Rhine River along Sankt Goar and Sankt Goarhausen is where the docking piers for the rhine river cruise boats and ferry services to both areas are located, both areas also host a huge concrete car park which is free to park and where the local tourist via cars and recreational vehicles and the tourists like us in big tour buses...

  • Boat Docking Area of Sankt Goar

    at Both Sides of the Rhine River along Sank't Goar and Sank't Goarhausen lie a concrete boat dock with ample public parking for vehicles and tour buses where you can hop on and hop off the famous Middle Rhine River Cruise by various Rhine River Cruise Companies such as Bingen-Rudesheimer of which you can just hop off the cruise boat and pay for the...


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...

  • 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

  • Sank't Goar Shot Glass

    Besides loving to Collect various Fridge Magnets of my travels at different places, I also love to collect Shot Glasses of my travels around the world (if they are available as some countries don not have shot glasses as souvenir items though) and I collect them in any configuration and material used and going to the Romantic Middle Rhine in Sankt...

  • 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.

  • 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,...


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.

  • 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...

  • gas stations

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


Sankt Goar Tourist Traps

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    St Goar

    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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    A few tips

    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

  • Camping and Parking Area Facing Lorelei...

    across the river in Sank't Goar (Lorelei Rock is located in Sank't Goarhausen), there is a large camping ground and park with adequate concrete spaces and parking for recreational vehicles and camper vans to park around and where the day trippers and the local and foreign campers could stay and park their vehicles and view from a panoramic angle...

  • 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 (...

  • 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...


Sankt Goar Sports & Outdoors

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    Have a Rhine Cruise at Top Deck of Boat

    by machomikemd Written Oct 14, 2015

    off course the Rhine Cruise is very satisfying and is wonderful of which we had about almost two hours of cruising in between sankt goarhausen to Bacharach but the best way to ride the rhine cruise boats is to see the various wonderful views from the top deck of the boat as it is al fresco and there are seats for guest to sit on if they want and you can even being your food and drinks and beer topside to see the wonderful views and have tons of photos, selfies, videos and video selfies to take to your hearts delight.

    Equipment: just bring your camera and smartphone

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Sankt Goar Favorites

  • Warsteiner Pilsner

    like what I've said, since I am in Germany, I have to try at least some f the more than 1,000 commercially available beers in this famous beer loving country which spawned the famous Oktoberfest. Another beer that I have tasted while on a rhine cruise beside Veltins is the Warsteiner Premium Pilsner, which is also a regional favorite in these...

  • Veltins Pilsner

    Since I am in Germany and Germany is well known for the more than a thousand beers it makes, I have to try a local favorite in the Rhineland area and the local favorite commercial Pilsener is called Veltins Pilsner, which is a German Pilsner made by the Veltins Company from the German city of Meschede-Grevenstein. The Pilsner is pale yellow in...

  • Sank't Goar Overview

    Sank't Goar or Saint Goar Is one of the many towns and cities straddling the Rhine Gorge which is a Unesco World Heritage Site. It is also one of the famous stops of the popular Rhine River Cruise of which the Middle Rhine is famous and some of the famous Rhine Castle and Castle Ruins is located along the town and on the town at the other side...


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