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.

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

 

 

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

 

 

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Have to be sure footed to navigate the uneven steps.

 

 

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Modern 20th century renovations is added

 

 

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

 

 

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The beautiful Lorelei Valley from the castle courtyard

 

 

 

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