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Rheinstein Castle

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Address: Trechtingshausen, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
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+49 6721 6348

"Burg Rheinstein" is nowadays a interesting museum with a long...

"Burg Rheinstein" is nowadays a interesting museum with a long history. There is a restaurant for visitors and if you'd like to a special experience - there two beautiful apartments which can be booked for a overnight stay.

The castle "Burg Rheinstein" is located approx. 5 kilometers (approx. 3 miles) westward of Bingen, down the river Rhine, at the south entrance of the UNESCO Cultural Heritage of the Upper Middle-Rhine Valley ("Oberes Mittelrheintal"), face to face with the village of Assmannshausen. The castle was the symbol of the castle-reconstruction period in the 19th century, the so-called Romanticism, because of its impressive location, and also its eventful history had many highlights.

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A fun castle to explore

We spent a day driving up the Rhein, enjoying views of castles along the way. This one, situated across the river from the village of Assmannhausen where we were staying, is the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 January 2017
Grants Pass, Oregon

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Grants Pass, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

We spent a day driving up the Rhein, enjoying views of castles along the way. This one, situated across the river from the village of Assmannhausen where we were staying, is the only one that we visited. Park alongside the road and there's a steep path to walk up that would be pretty challenging for older people. We enjoyed the... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

This is one of my favorite castles. Small picturesque romantic castle. It is lovely to visit in the spring when the flowers are in full bloom but nice anytime of year.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Stopped here as part of a package tour. Our bus parked at the base of the castle. We walked up to the castle via a steep path of switchbacks that was flat and easy to climb. Some of the older folks had to take it show, but there were a few families with strollers who easily made the ascent. Once... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

This historic castle is great to visit. lots to see and it really is amazing. It is good for two ro three hours of exploring.

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Lakeland, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

You have to climb a steep ramp to get to the castle entrance as it was on top of the hill. The tour of the castle took about an hour. The castle has been modernized. I loved the views of the Rhine, and the chapel was pretty.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Great little castle with great views of the Rhine. Self-guided. Interesting to walk around. Up on a hill so a tad bit of walking up a slope. Beautiful garden. Would recommend.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

A few weeks ago, I was travelling around Germany by car introducing my family to places that I`ve lived in the past. One of them was the small town of Boppard, near Koblenz, where I stayed for 8 weeks in 1986. I was keen to show them at least one of the many castles along the Rhine Valley. We stopped... More 

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Kingman, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

Lace up the shoes for an invigorating but relatively easy climb from the Rhine River to the lofty heights of this architectural masterpiece. As a bonus, when you have worked up an appetite climbing into the towers and battlements, and exploring the labyrinth of rooms, there is a superb restaurant overlooking the vineyards and river below.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

We had so much fun walking around the remains of Rheinstein Castle. We loved taking photographs around almost every corner. We enjoyed imagining what the castle must have been like and how big it must have been. There are some places that a flashlight or the light on your cellphone helps you get around. We had a blast taking some... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

What I liked about this castle was the attention to detail in the history of the castle and its various owners since its first medieval incarnation. There is a pretty restaurant with excellent Rhine River views and the internal garden is lovely as well. There are plenty of stairs as well- both internal and external- for those who like a... More 

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