Bacharach, Rhineland-Palatinate (2) – Burg Stahleck (Day Nine)

A 12th-century castle that is converted to a hostel, overlooks the Rhine River.  Interior views are closed to the public but the exterior access was worthwhile the steep climb.

A cool part of the climb includes a winding path through a vineyard.

In the courtyard.  To the right is a set of tables and chairs overlooking the Lorelei valley.

Have to be sure footed to navigate the uneven steps.

Modern 20th century renovations is added

Some remnants of the 12th century castle that was destroyed during the Thirty Years’ War.

The beautiful Lorelei Valley from the castle courtyard

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