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The town of Bacharach has celtic roots, reflected in the original name of the town: Baccaracus.
The firts papers with the town's name date from 923.
The local Stahleck Castle was built in the 11th Century and became the
seat of the Archbishop of Cologne's reeves. In the 12th Century it was the residence of the Count Palatine and the center of the Rhine Palatinate.
In 1194 Agnes von Hohenstaufen and Heinrich the Welfen were married at the castle. Bacharach belonged to the house of Wittelsbach for almost 600 years until the French revolution.
In the Middle Ages Bacharach became a trading place and port for wine and wood. The town's income came from toll and wine trading.
In 1356 Bacharach got it's city rights.
After the 30 year War in 1814 Bacharach became part of the Prussian empire.
After improvements were made to the Rhine river Bacharach became
a loved destination for tour boats.
- Pros:Great for a stopover along the Rhine River
- Cons:Steep roads up the hills leading to sights.
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