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Burg Stahleck - high above the Rhine-valley - dates back to the year 1135 but it was destroyed by french troops in 1689. In 1828 it was sold to crown-prince Friedrich Wilhelm IV of Prussia, who wanted to restore it as a residence for his wife, Elisabeth of Bavaria. But soon he found out, it was impossible to completely restore it, so it was sold again and became a Youth-hostel already in 1926. Today it might be the most beautiful hostel in Germany and built at one of the very best places above the Rhine-valley.
Stahleck castle may be visited freely and without restrictions by everyone, only a small part of the building is reserved for the hostel-guests - all the pics of Burg Stahleck, that you may see on this page are taken from the part that is open for visitors !
Address: Burg Stahleck, Bacharach
Directions: You may drive up by your own car or take the public bus to the castle, hiking through the vinyards takes about 20 minutes from the city-centre - the steps to the castle start at the church of St.Peter or at the Malerwinkel.
othercontact: Fax:+49 (6743) 2684
Phone: %B%CB%S4+49 (6743) 1266
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