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Address: Hesse, Germany
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This preserved medieval castle on the Rhine now operates as a hotel.

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Awesome visit!

What a great place for kids to explore (and the young at heart!). Bring a flashlight for the tunnels and explore to your heart's content!

Reviewed 3 July 2016
Jessika W
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Canton, Michigan
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Rochester, New York, United States
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131 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Having driven around and hiked around the area a couple of days, I can say that getting to Burg Rheinfels (2 minutes outside St. Goar) and walking around it are very easy. And the view from the top gives a spectacular view of the Rhine River.

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Thank Kim P
Canton, Michigan
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150 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

What a great place for kids to explore (and the young at heart!). Bring a flashlight for the tunnels and explore to your heart's content!

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Thank Jessika W
Hellevoetsluis, The Netherlands
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117 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2016

A visit to the castleruins is very nice, great views of the river Rhine too. There is a hotel,restaurant with terrace too. Also from the terrace splendid views of the town and river below. They serve lovely food. Try the traditional "Flammkuchen" A very very thin sort of pizza with bacon, onions and cheese.

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Thank AnnekeBr
Kansas City, Missouri
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27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2016

I've been to Burg Rheinfels about 5 times and each time was a new experience - there was always something I had missed before. The Castle sits high atop the hill and it's a nice hike up, or drive if you're lazy like myself. The parking lot can be a bit tight, so make sure you have a smaller car... More 

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Thank Alex L
Skipton, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2015 via mobile

Beautiful views over the Rhine and incredible history. Mostly ruined now but part of the castle has been transformed into a luxury hotel. Highly recommend exploring the mine tunnels with a torch: very exciting adventure.

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Thank Hannah C
Trenton, Canada
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84 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2015

An interesting place to visit. We climbed up by foot from the town center in about 15 minutes despite being middle aged and in hot weather. The castle itself is fairly large, and one should plan on spending about 90 minutes on site to see everything. The entry fee is 5 Euros per adult, which is reasonable, but there are... More 

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Thank Marcel33364
Rapid City
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354 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2015

This ruin is different from many in Germany. For a small entrance fee you can explore the castle on your own. Bring a flashlight and watch your head in the tunnels as you roam around a really big castle ruin. This is a favorite stop when we have students. Sankt Goar is easy to get to from Koblenz or Mainz... More 

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Melbourne, Florida
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64 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2015

I have visited several castles in Germany, each one is different in many ways. Burg Rheinfels high point is that you get to explore the huges castle ruins on your own, you don;t need a tour guide, you go at your own pace and stay and see what you want. This castle is pretty massive and you need to have... More 

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Thank Terry G
Florida
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30 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2015 via mobile

This was an awesome place to explore for both kids and adults. There are underground mining tunnels (that require a flashlight or cell phone light), and lots of different arches and stairways. A great view of the Rhine River as well. We spent three hours running around with our two boys and they loved every minute.

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Thank Tera T
New York City, New York
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 10 June 2015

We loved our visit to the Burg Rheinfels castle. It's a castle ruin rather than a furnished castle. However, you really get to walk around in the ruins and go in the tunnels that are still standing. Great views of the river and the town.

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