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    Lorelei Rock

    by machomikemd Written Oct 20, 2015

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    The Most famous Attraction in the twin towns of Sank't Goar and Sank't Goarhausen, located 16 kilometers upstream from the town of Bachrach along Autobahn 9 and 42 is the famous rock bend along the Rhine called Lorelei. The Rock lies a few minutes south of Burg Katz and is famed for producing an echo and is associated with the middle ages legend of a beautiful maiden who threw herself into the Rhine in despair over a faithless lover and was transformed into a siren who lured fishermen to destruction hence the cruise boats honk their horns when passing by the famous lorelie rock. At the top of the rock is a hotel and even restaurants and there are the german and rhinelanpalatinate province flags as well.

    Address: Sankt Goarhausen, Rhineland Palatinate, Germany

    Directions: Sankt Goarhausen, Rhineland Palatinate, Germany

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    Burg Stahleck

    by machomikemd Updated Oct 20, 2015

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    lying along a hilltops along the Town of Bacharach is the imposing castle called Burg Stahleck, which was built in 1135 AD and once was owned by Holy Roman Emperor Barbarrosa (Frederick I). the castle name means "impregnable castle on a crag", from the Middle High German words stahel (steel) and ecke (here: crag). The castle was destroyed in the 17th century by the French and was rebuilt in 1967 and at present, it serves as a youth hostel with 168 beds of which yoju can only enter if you are a hostel guest.

    Address: Burg Stahleck, 55422 Bacharach, Germany

    Directions: Burg Stahleck, 55422 Bacharach, Germany

    Phone: +49 6743 1266

    Website: http://www.diejugendherbergen.de/jugendherbergen/.../port

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    Victor Hugo Memorial in Bacharach

    by machomikemd Written Oct 20, 2015

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    the Town of Bacharach has a memorial to the great French artist Victor Hugo as he wrote about the town of Bacharach particularly the the ruined 15th-century chapel that still stands today over the town and under the Stahleck castle. in an 1842 book about the rhine called Rhine Reise (Rhine Travels). The memorial stands at a park beside the Autobahn 9 in the center of the town. The town was once part of france when the French captured it in 1794 and the Prussians regained the town in the 1813 campaign against the French which ended at the battle of waterloo eventually.

    Address: Bacharach, Rineland Palatinate, Germany

    Directions: Bacharach, Rineland Palatinate, Germany

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    Burg Schönburg

    by machomikemd Written Oct 20, 2015

    lying along the Hilltop along the town of Oberwesel located 9 kilometers North of Bacharach 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 the right to levy customs on the Rhine river, the castle was destroyed in 1689 by French soldiers but Since 1885 it has been rebuilt bit by bit into its current condition and at present the Town of Oberwesel owns the Castle cum hotel of which they leased it to a local family to manage the hotel.

    Address: Oberwesel, Germany

    Directions: Oberwesel, Germany

    Phone: +49 6744 93930

    Website: http://www.burghotel-schoenburg.de/

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    Oberwesel

    by machomikemd Written Oct 20, 2015

    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 second town before Bacharach will be the town of Oberwesel where you can see the prominent buidlings in the town from the boat such as the Oberwesel, Liebfrauenstraße (Church of Our Lady), the Oberwesel Wernerstraße: “Saint” Werner’s Chapel, the Ochsenturm (Ox Tower) and the Schornburg Castle to name a few. The town is connected to Bacharach via Autobahn 9 and is 9 kilometers north.

    Address: 55430 Oberwesel, Germany

    Directions: 55430 Oberwesel, Germany

    Website: http://www.oberwesel.de/

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    Rhine Gorge and Upper Middle Rhine River

    by machomikemd Written Oct 20, 2015

    The Mightly Rhine River is divided into 4 parts, (High Rhine, Upper Rhine, Middle Rhine, Lower Rhine) of which the most popular and most romantic will undoubtedly be the Middle Rhine River, located roughly from Bingen to Bonn, Germany (a total of 70 plus kilometer stretch) of which in between these two major towns lie high numbers of castles and fortress on the cliffs and hillsides and mountains beside the rhine river, the famous vinyards along the hillsides, the Lorelei rock, the Deutsches Eck etc of which this section is now a Unesco World Heritage Site since 2002.

    Among the Quaint Towns lining this part of the rhine river are the left bank are Bingen, Bacharach, Oberwesel, St. Goar, Boppard and Koblenz on the Upper Middle Rhine and Andernach, Bad Breisig, Sinzig, Remagen and Bonn on the Lower Middle Rhine. On the right bank we find Rüdesheim, Assmannshausen, Lorch, Kaub, St. Goarshausen, Braubach and Lahnstein on the Upper Middle Rhine and Vallendar, Bendorf, Neuwied, Bad Hönningen, Linz am Rhein, Bad Honnef and Königswinter on the lower part.

    There are rhine river cruise boats that do 1 hour, 2 hout, half day, 1 day and multi day tours of the middle rhine as well and all of them have stops here at the town of Bacharach as the most famous rhine cruise is between Bacharach and sank't goar or Sankt Goarhausen and vice versa.

    Address: Rhine Gorge, Rhineland Palatinate, Germany

    Directions: Rhine Gorge, Rhineland Palatinate, Germany

    Website: http://www.romantic-germany.info/Romant

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    Burg Pfalzgrafenstein

    by machomikemd Updated Oct 20, 2015

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    The famous Toll Castle along the small island in the middle of the Rhine along the town of Kaub is the Castle, Burg Pfalzgrafenstein, who together with Burg Gutenfels lying above the hillside in the town, to provide an impenetrable toll zone for the Holy Roman Emperor until Prussia purchased the area (1866) and ended this toll in 1867. The castle was built in 1327 AD by King Ludwig the Bavarian and it was said that uncooperative River traders could be kept in the dungeon until a ransom was delivered and that the dungeon was a wooden float in the well. The Castle was manned by just 20 people and today is a tourist site and unlike Burg Pfalzgrafenstein, is open to visitors.

    Hours:

    January - February
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    10.00 a.m. - 17.00 p.m. on weekends only
    10.00 a.m. - 17.00 p.m. daily except Mondays
    10.00 a.m. - 18.00 p.m. daily except Mondays
    10.00 a.m. - 17.00 p.m. on weekends only
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    Price: Adults are 3 euros per person
    children 6 to 18 2 euros per person
    children less than 6 are free.

    ferry ride to the castle is 2.50 euros one way and is available every hour from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

    Address: 56349 Kaub, Rhineland Palatinate, Germany

    Directions: 56349 Kaub, Rhineland Palatinate, Germany

    Phone: +49 172 2622800

    Website: http://www.burgen-rlp.de/index.php?id=burgpfalzgrafenstein

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    Burg Gutenfels

    by machomikemd Written Oct 20, 2015

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    Standing along the hilltop overlooking the town of Kaub is the imposing Castle called Burg Gutenfels. The castled wast built in 1227 AD and It was used with the toll castle, Pfalzgrafenstein Castle in the middle of the Rhein and the fortified town of Kaub on the far side to provide an impenetrable toll zone for the Holy Roman Emperor via his vassals, the Falkenstein family. The castle was partially destroyed in the siege of 1504 and was rebuilt in 1889 and is one of the most important examples of the Hohenstaufen military and house construction style at the Rhine. Unfortunately the castle is not open for visitors as it is now used as a hotel so you must be a hotel guest to be able to enter inside.

    Address: 56349 Kaub, Rhineland Palatinate, Germany

    Directions: 56349 Kaub, Rhineland Palatinate, Germany

    Website: http://www.rheintourist.de/.../gutenfels/gutenfels.php

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    Statue of Prussian General Blücher

    by machomikemd Written Oct 20, 2015

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    at the front of the town of Kaub, near the docking area of Ferry boats and Rhine Cruise Boats is a statue dedicated to the famous Prussian General Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher, who toghether with the Duke of Wellingon, defeated French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo in 1815 AD. The famous general crossed the rhine at the town of Kaub. General Blücher and his 60.000 soldiers with 20.000 horses crossed the Rhine with the aid of the pilots from Kaub and a pontoon bridge, to drive Napoleon out of Germany and then went en route to the famous battle of Waterloo. There is even a Blucher Museum located at the back of the famous Statue.

    Address: 56349 Kaub, Rhineland Palatinate, Germany

    Directions: 56349 Kaub, Rhineland Palatinate, Germany

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    Kaub

    by machomikemd Updated Oct 19, 2015

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    One of the Spectacular Towns along the upper middle rhine river cruise and near Bacharach is the town of Kaub, located just 4 kilometers north of Bacharach along Autobahn 9. The town only has a population of 900 persons. the town primarily is a wine town as there are many vinyards along the hills of the town where the local grow the wine quality grapes and among the attractions in the town are the Burg Pfalzgrafenstein located in the middle island of the Rhine River along the town, Burg Gutenfels along the hilltop, and a statue to the famous Prussian General Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher who with the Duke of Wellington defeated Napoleon Bonaparte in waterloo, who crossed the rhine along the town and the Mainzer tower to name a few.

    Address: 56349 Kaub, Germany

    Directions: 56349 Kaub, Rhineland Palatinate, Germany

    Website: http://www.live-like-a-german.com/destinations/show/kaub

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    Burg Marksburg

    by machomikemd Written Oct 19, 2015

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    while travelling Along Highway 42 to Saint Goar and Saint Goarhausen and up to Bacharch (if you are only taking a 1 1/2 hour rhine cruise, but if you are taking a half day rhine cruise, the cruise starts at Koblenz and goes up to Bacharach), you would notice a beautiful castle along the hills along Braubach Town near Koblenz, located 35 kilometers south of Sank't Goar which is called Marksburg, It is one of the popular castles around the Rhine Gorge and according to Wikipedia, The fortress was used for protection rather than as a residence for royal families. It has a striking example of a bergfried designed as a butter-churn tower. Of the 40 hill castles between Bingen am Rhein and Koblenz the Marksburg was the only one which was never destroyed.

    The castle was built in 1117 AD and is open for guided tours everyday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm everyday (guided tours last for 50 minutes) of which Admission price is 6 Euros for Adults, 5 Euros for Students and 4 Euros for Children less than 8 years old.

    Address: 56338 Braubach, Germany

    Directions: 56338 Braubach, Germany

    Phone: +49 2627 536

    Website: http://www.marksburg.de/english/frame.htm

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    Sank't Goar and Goarhausen

    by machomikemd Written Oct 19, 2015

    the rhine river cruise can start in Bacharach and end in either Sank't Goar or Sank;t Goarhausen located 16 kilometers north of Bacharach if you only have time for a rhine cruise of 80 minutes which many multi country tourists doing tours like us do.

    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 called Sank't Goarhausen such as Burg Rheinfels, Katz and Maus (Cat and Mouse Castles) and the infamous Lorelei Rock to name a few, you would also see many vinyards around the slops of the hills and mountains along the Rhine in this part of the Rhine River. The town is home to less than 3,000 people and a major source of income is tourism from the famous Rhine River Cruises.

    according to Wikipedia:

    Sankt Goar lies in the Rhine Gorge and the narrow canal on the Rhine that flows through the Rhein Massive. This part of the gorge on the left bank borders on the edge of the Rhein - Hunsrück, on the right bank it Borders on the Banks of the Taunus. The characteristic narrow-valley form came into use through downcutting in a massive that was undergoing an uplift.

    The nearest major Towns are the city of Koblenz, some 24 km to the north, and the town of Bingen am Rhein, some 25 km to the southeast, in both cases as the crow flies. Sankt Goar is linked by the Loreley Ferry with its sister town of Sankt Goarshausen directly across the Rhine. The Rhine’s width here is roughly 250 m.

    In Sankt Goar and the Gründelbach, Rainwater flows from the Hunsrück and empties into the Rhine

    Address: Sankt Goarhausen, Rhineland Palatinate

    Directions: Sankt Goar and Gorhausen, Rhineland Palatinate, Germany

    Website: http://www.st-goar.de/18-1-tourist-info.html

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    the church of St.Peter

    by globetrott Updated Dec 6, 2014

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    The largest church in Bacharach is the protestant church of St.Peter and it dates back to the year 1094. Several times it was restored and rebuilt and it includes an interesting tomb of a nobleman called Johann Friedrich von Wolfskehl, who died in 1609 - you may see this tomb on my 4th picture !
    You may enter the church of St.Peter freely and without restrictions during the day, photography is no problem there !
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    The church is open april till october
    09.30 a.m. - 06.00p.m.
    protestant church-service is every sunday 10.30p.m.

    Directions: St.Peter church is in the centre of the village, at the mainstreet far behind the train-line and the townwall. You will pass by it, when driving through the village towards the castle of Stahleck !

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    Standing Guard

    by Maryimelda Written May 8, 2013

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    There are still a number of towers standing guard over Bacharach. Probably the most notable are the City Gate and Marksturm. These are both easily seen and accessed from the Altstadt. Others can be seen at various spots along the town wall. All of the towers would appear to be in excellent condition so I would guess that they have been extremely well maintained over the centuries.

    Most date back to the 1300's as do many of the buildings that are still in use today in Bacharach.

    Directions: All around the town.

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    Altes Haus

    by Maryimelda Written Apr 28, 2013

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    This is the oldest house in Bacharach and dates back to 1368 originally, although it was damaged by fire and underwent major repairs in the 16th century.

    It is arguably the most recognised as well as the most photographed building in the town.

    Today it is a guest house and restaurant and stands on a most prominent corner in the main part of the old town. Like so many of the buildings in Bacharach it is extremely well maintained.

    Directions: Right in the centre of the old town on the corner opposite the church.

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