Rheinfels Castle Tours

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The busy riverside promenade of St. Goar is lorded over by the sprawling ruins of Burg Rheinfels, once the mightiest fortress on the Rhine and a must-see. Built in 1245 by the local counts of Katzenelnbogen as a base for their toll-collecting operation, it withstood attack from 28,000 of Louis XIV's French troops in 1692, just one of the many attacks made on it. Eventually it was Napoleon and his French Revolutionary army who destroyed the place in 1797 with the help of explosives.

The castle's size and labyrinthine layout is astonishing. Not just children love exploring the gigantic vault cellar, subterranean tunnels and mine galleries, while keeping an eye and ear out for ghosts. In the only complete room of the castle there is a museum.

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St. Goar is in the Upper Middle Rhine Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage area. It is a lovely river area worth exploring on foot, bicycle, by boat or road, dotted with castles and picturesque views. It is about 38 miles (62 km) northeast of Frankfurt-Hahn airport.

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Address: St. Goar, Germany
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Hours: Open daily Apr - Oct, 9am - 6pm. Nov - Mar open weekends only (weather permitting) 11am - 5pm
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Admission: Adults: € 4, Children (6-14yrs): € 2
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KD Rhine Pass from Mainz

Make the most of your time in Mainz with a sightseeing cruise along the Rhine River! With your ticket in hand, hop aboard any KD ship (except Rheinjet) and glide through the lush river valley. From the comfort of your seat, view riverside scenery speckled with grand castles, vineyards and natural wonders. Hop on and off all day at the many route stops from Mainz to Koblenz and Cologne to Linz with a flexible 24-hour ticket.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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KD Rhine Pass from Koblenz

See a different side of Koblenz and the river valley with a sightseeing cruise along the Rhine! Choose your ideal start time and hop aboard any KD ship for the leisurely day-long float. From the comfort of your seat, catch great riverside views, ornamented by castles, lush vineyards and natural wonders. Hop on and off all day at the many stops from Koblenz to Mainz or Linz to Cologne with your flexible single-day ticket.
  • Duration: 1 day
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