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Burg Rheinfels

Stronghold · Romantischer Rhein · 139 m · closed
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  • Burg Rheinfels
    Burg Rheinfels
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One of the most exciting castle experiences in the Rhine Valley.

Built in 1245 by Count Dieter V of Katzenelnbogen in St. Goar, Rheinfels Castle today represents the largest castle and fortress ruin on the Middle Rhine. As one of the few bulwarks on the Rhine, it was unsuccessfully besieged in both the Thirty Years’ War and the Palatine War of Succession, and not destroyed. So, the fortress was able to bear up against a 28,000-strong French army. It’s particularly its status as a residential castle and development to an extensive fortification that make Rheinfels Castle among the most important fortified sites on the Middle Rhine. Visits to the imposing ruins and various tours are possible; tasteful accommodation can be found in the romantic hotel adjacent. Hikers can reach Rheinfels Castle directly via the RheinBurgenWeg trail.

The castle is open for you daily from 09:00 to 18:00 (closing time 17:00).
The museum is open again from the Easter weekend.
In case of adverse weather conditions, the castle will remain closed for the safety of our guests - this will be decided accordingly on a daily basis.

Large areas of the castle, one of the largest cantilevered vaults and the museum can also be visited without a guided tour.

Admission fees:
Adults 6,00 €
Adults discounted 4,00 €
Pupils, students 4.50 €
Children up to 5 years free
Children from 6 - 14 years 3,00 €
Family ticket, parents with their children 13,00 €

Groups >10 persons (registration required):
Groups from 10 persons adults 5,00 €
Children up to 14 years 2,50
Pupils, students 3,00 €

Opening hours

closed today
Open Nov 01, 2022 through Mar 01, 2023 from Fri, Sat and Sun 10:00–15:00 .

From 31.10.2022 the following opening hours apply:
Fri - Sun from 10:00 - 15:00 (last admission 14:00).
The castle remains closed in case of snow and ice.
Reservations for groups can be made during the week by phone at 0 67 41 / 3 83 or urlaub@stadt-st-goar.de. can be registered.

Individual prices

adults: 6,00 €
reduced: 4,00 €

Children, pupils and students
Children up to 5 years: free
Children up to 14 years: 3,00 €
Pupils and students: € 4.50

Family ticket
Parents with their children: 13,00 €

Groups of 10 or more - per person
adults: 5,00 €
Children up to 14 years: 2,50 €
Pupils and students: 3,00 €

Guided tour of the castle
Adults: plus 1,00 €
Pupils and students: plus 0,50 €
Family ticket: plus 2,00 €

New from this season:
All booked group tours now €30 + the group rate per person.

The maximum number of participants for all tours is 30.


Erwachsene 6,00 €
Erwachsene ermäßigt 4,00 €
Schüler/innen, Studierende 4,50 €

Kinder bis einschließlich 5 Jahren frei
Kinder von 6 - 14 Jahren  3,00 €
Familienticket, Eltern mit ihren Kindern 13,00 €

Gruppen ab 10 Personen
Erwachsene 5,00 €
Kinder bis 14 Jahre 2,50 €
Schüler/innen, Studierende 3,00 €

Erwachsene plus 1,00 €
Schüler/innen, Studierende plus 0,50 €
Familienticket plus 2,00 €

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