We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Burg Stahleck

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Burg Stahleck 1, 55422 Bacharach, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Website

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 163 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 38
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
What views!

We LOVED the views of the Rhine from these castle ruins. A lovey stop along the Rhine. We had great weather, which is great because it is mostly outdoors. We would recommend... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
lbwc55
,
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Add Photo Write a Review

163 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 90: English reviews
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We LOVED the views of the Rhine from these castle ruins. A lovey stop along the Rhine. We had great weather, which is great because it is mostly outdoors. We would recommend around an hour for this visit.

Helpful?
Thank lbwc55
Scottsdale, AZ
Level Contributor
67 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

There isn't a famous tour, but if you're on the KD Line cruise and want to hop off and take a nice hike this stop is for you. It's free to hike the stairs and path all the way to the top and you can enjoy the view. They have turned this castle into a youth hostel so there is... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank ScottsdaleReviewer
Gemunden, Germany
Level Contributor
146 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Most enjoyable is the walk up the stairs and pathway behind the St. Peter Church to the Burg. There is a good "lookout" above the Burg where you can photograph, and you can walk almost all over the Burg. It is a Youth Hostel, also open to families, so keep that in mind when exploring.

Helpful?
Thank JoelY55490
Dallas
Level Contributor
448 reviews
188 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Pleasant walk up from the old city of Bacharach, beautiful view over the Rhine river. No charge access. This is a youth hostel. Refreshments are available.

Helpful?
Thank HermanTheGerman-inTX
Boulder, Colorado
Level Contributor
137 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

The village of Bacharach is beautiful during harvest season from the walk up to Burg Stahleck - the surrounding vineyards and river are magnificent !

Helpful?
Thank TransformedTraveler
Carlsbad, California
Level Contributor
435 reviews
250 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 288 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

It's was a 12century castle standing 520ft above the Rhine. Built by Archbishop of Cologe around 1135. Than during The Thirty Years War, the castle was conquered and sacked eight times. Again, during The War of Palatine Succession, the castle was totally destroyed. In 1925 the Architect Ernest Stahl, was contracted to built in the spirit of an old castle,... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank 1trekky
Vancouver, Canada
Level Contributor
558 reviews
236 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 296 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

This burg is a hostel, so if you are not staying here, it is a destination for a short walk and that is all. We walked the town walls, about 20 minutes, up to the burg. There are OK views from up behind the castle. As far as I am concerned, this is simply a stop on a walk around... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Lonelobster
Rocky Hill, Connecticut
Level Contributor
278 reviews
134 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

The views are worth climbing for, but since we had my 80+ year old parents with us, we drove. We all loved the great views of the Rhine and the city below. There were lots of backpacking youths staying at the hostel so it would be a great place to stay for students.

Helpful?
1 Thank RHtravels
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

Made the trek up to Burg Stahleck during our weekend in Bacharach. Well worth the steep climb for the views of the city and the Rhine River. While we were there they were setting up for a wedding which is the true fairytale wedding in a castle! Only need an hour to for the walk and the views.

Helpful?
1 Thank Holly B
Toronto
Level Contributor
106 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

We had a lot of fun climbing up to visit this lovely old building. It's quite a hike, but great exercise and we got amazing shots of the town along the way.

Helpful?
1 Thank KristaVino

Travellers who viewed Burg Stahleck also viewed

Bacharach, Rhineland-Palatinate
Bacharach, Rhineland-Palatinate
 
Bacharach, Rhineland-Palatinate
Bacharach, Rhineland-Palatinate
 

Been to Burg Stahleck? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Burg Stahleck and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
Dubuque, Iowa, United States
over a year ago

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Burg Stahleck staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?