Special Sankt Goar am Rhein Travel Tips by Bettina Kraft
Why I like Sankt Goar am Rhein: Sankt Goar am Rhein is named for the monk who came from Aquitaine in the mid-6th Century to work as a missionary among the people in what was then a small riverside community. Upon his death, the town renamed itself Sankt Goar after him, so beloved was he, especially by the Rhine boatmen with whom he showed particular care and hospitality. St. Goar's grave became a place of pilgrimage and the town began to grow. Today, the city of Sankt Goar is visited more for its scenery than its saint. Positioned on the banks of the Rhine in the Upper Middle Rhine UNESCO World Heritage Site, Sankt Goar offers visitors sweeping views of the river. Tourists will want to take a boat tour to see more of the area, including the nearby Loreley rock where mermaids were thought to bask and tempt boatmen. When you are done with your trip on the Rhine, return to Sankt Goar for some of the local Riesling. The grapes are grown on steep terraces up the hill slopes, some right across the river from the Loreley. Visitors should also reserve time for one of the city's museums. The German Doll and Bear Museum has more than 3,000 German-made dolls, teddy bears, and other toys on exhibit for the delight of children young and old. If you are interested in the Rhine boatmen that so touched the heart of St. Goar centuries ago, visit the Wahrschauer- und Lotsenmuseum. This museum, open May-September, is dedicated to the pilotage and signals of the boatmen on the Rhine. Close out you trip with a guided tour of the Rheinfels Castle, the largest castle on the Rhine for over 500 years.
These Sankt Goar am Rhein travel tips are compiled by Bettina Kraft. Bettina likes to help visitors from all over the world to experience Germany in a different, more personal way, and make it easy for them to do so by providing detailed travel tips and advise.
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