I really love Burg Stahleck even though you can't go inside the actual building unless you stay there in the youth hostel (which is not very castle like anyway). You can look around the exterior, though, and feast your eyes on a gorgeous view of Bacharach and the Rhine Valley. The view is free - but you pay for it with every gasping breath you take on the way up. The castle courtyard and walls are delightful to look at. There is a cafe where you can buy reasonably priced drinks and ice cream. The dragon themed metalwork and gutters were exquisite. I liked the way the walls sprouted up out of the rock. It just tickled my fancy, I suppose.
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