Rheinfels Castle

Local nameBurg Rheinfels
LocationSankt Goar, Germany

Rheinfels Castle is a castle ruin located above the left bank of the Rhine in Sankt Goar, Germany. It was started in 1245 by Count Diether V of Katzenelnbogen. After expansions, it was the largest fortress in the Middle Rhein Valley between Koblenz and Mainz. It was slighted by French Revolutionary Army troops in 1797. It is the largest castle overlooking the Rhine, and historically covered five times its current area.

While much of the castle is a ruin, some of the outer buildings are now a luxury hotel, "wellness" centre and restaurant. There is also a museum within some of the better preserved structures.

Tags RuinsFortCastleMuseum
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Opening hours

14 Mar - 25 Oct
Daily 9 am - 6 pm (last entry 5 pm)

26 Oct - 8 Nov
Daily 9 am - 5 pm (last entry 4 pm)

10 Nov - 13 Mar: Closed

For tour times, please check the website


Adults: 5 €
Children: 2,50 €

More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rheinfels_Castle

Official Website https://www.st-goar.de/17-0-burg-rheinfels.html

Email burg-rheinfels@st-goar.de

Phone +49 6741 / 7753

Address 56329, Germany

Coordinates 50°9'14.682" N 7°42'17.382" E

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