Castles in the Rheinland
Please choose one of the Castles.
Godesburg - A mediaeval castle, built around 1210, was a favorite residence of the Cologne Archbishops.
Drachenfels - A castle located on the Drachenfels towering up so mightily above the river.
Schloss Arenfels - Arenfels, near Bad Honningen, is one of those castles which came off worst through their conversion into psudo-Gothic residence.
Rheineck Castle - The castle was erected between Brohl and Niederbreisig by the Palatinate Elector.
Ruine Hammerstein - A castle destroyed during the Thirteen Years War, place where Emperor Henry IV sought refuge.
Ehrenbreitenstein - One of the greatest fortresses in Europe. Now it houses several museums as well as a Youth Hostel.
Schloss Stolzenfels - Some miles above Koblinz lies Stolzenfels half way up the hillside opposite the mouth of the River Lahn.
Burg Lahneck - It is situated where the River Lahn joins the Rhein and was the northernmost fortress of the Mainz Electorate, built in 1240.
Marksburg - This castle, towering on a high crag above Braubach, is the only fully preserved mediaeval fortress on the Rhein.
Burg Sterrenberg - Erected at the end of the 13th century, belonged to the Dukes of Nassau-Saarbruken.
Burg Maus - Construction on the castle began in 1353 and lasted more than 30 years.
Rheinfels - This Castle was built above St Goar in 1245 by Count Dieter Von Katzenelbogen.
Reichenberg - Hidden in a tributary valley near St Goarshausen, Reichenberg is of part8icular interest to art historians.
Burg Katz - The castle is set like a crown on the hillside overlooking St Goarshausen.
Burg Schonburg - Oberwesel, a town whose praises were sung by many a poet of the romantic period, is dominated by Schonburg castle.
Burg Gutenfels - The Pfaltz is one of the most curious fortified construction in the world.
Burg Stahleck - One of the most famous of the Rhein castles, and once closely connected with the history of the townlet of Bacharach, Stahleck received its first mention in 1135.
Ruine Nollich - Situated on an elevation above Lorch, at the end of the valley of the Wisper.
Ruine Furstenburg - The castle, above the town Rheindiebach, served as a toll-house for the Palatine Electorate.
Heimburg - The 13th century castle, with its 82-ft.-high tower used to be in the possession of the Mainz Electorate.
Sooneck Castle - The initial construction dates back to the year 1000 and the time of bishop Willegis of Mainz.
Reichenstein - Above St Clement's Chapel, on the banks of the river, rises Reichenstein, one of the oldest castles on the Rhein
Burg Rheinstein - First mentioned in 1279, the castle became the property of the influential archbishop of Trier, Kuno Von Falkenstein, in the 14th century.
Schloss Ehrenfels - Situated at the head of the Binger Loch, Ehrenfels was a vital strategic point in the Middle Ages.
Burg Klopp - Klopp Castle was erected upon the foundations of a Roman fortress.
Erzbischofburg - The castle in eltville was built on the banks of the Rhein in 1330.