Rossel Castle Ruins

Rüdesheim am Rhein, Germany

Rossel Castle was erected in 1774 by the Duke of Ostein on the highest elevation of the Niederwald.The fantastic view of the Nahe confluence and the Bingen Hole (“Binger Loch”) make it a popular destination for daytrips.



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Founded: 1774
Category: Miscellaneous historic sites in Germany
Historical period: Emerging States (Germany)


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Deni Web (4 years ago)
Beautiful view from the spot. Perfect for pictures.
Nikita Shah (4 years ago)
Beautiful ruins hidden in the hike between Rudeshiem and Asmanhausen!
C Madsen (4 years ago)
Great view over the region, don't use the cable car unless you have to.
ayman harfush (5 years ago)
An amazing place with nice view
Andres Valdivia (5 years ago)
Beautiful to walk around. Take the cable car. Great views
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