Stahlberg Castle Ruins

Bacharach, Germany

The position and the layout of Stahlberg Castle clearly indicate that it is founded in the 12th century. It is situated on a rocky projection to the northwest of the town. The ring wall, parts of which have been rebuilt, surrounds the whole area and is rectangular in shape with several openings. A prominent circular tower that rises next to the gateway like a keep was added at the start of the 13th century and secures the narrow entrance with its curtain wall and a ditch. This part of the design is based on a similar feature at Stahleck Castle. The original keep can probably be identified in the ruins of an angular tower in the upper part of the castle.



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K22, Bacharach, Germany
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Founded: 12th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Germany
Historical period: Hohenstaufen Dynasty (Germany)

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GM G (19 months ago)
A fun hotel experience in a castle.
Spring Clark (23 months ago)
We've stayed here twice and really love it! They have great food and nice, clean rooms. Such a unique experience to stay in a castle. The first time we stayed, we had a large room for just the two of us and the second time we were in a super small room for four of us. Each made it a fun experience!!
Easy Touring (3 years ago)
Tip (from reception): book a couple of weeks in advance if you visit Bacharach during the off-peak season and two years in advance (at least) for the peak season, as it's a quite visited site.
Dmitriy Lando (3 years ago)
Rly cool
Tom Jenkinson (3 years ago)
Great if you don't mind trains :)
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