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Where can one get a great breakfast in the morning?

Are there any cultural highlights, museums?

Ideas for 2-3 activities and daytrips?

Good restaurants for dinner?

"Hello! We are planning on being in Bacharach from 19 December to 22 December. We realise that lots of restaurants and shops will be closed, but will there at least be some open so we can eat?" (posted 08/18/2017)

Hello and good day Most hotels and restaurants have closed at this time. There are however still restaurants where you can go to the food. Business and bakery is also open. Good time in Bacharach Mfg Dietmar Marckert www.ferienwohnung-bacharach.de
Answer provided by Dietmar Marckert on 08/19/2017
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Typical tourist activities or places that one should NOT do, as they are not worthwhile doing.

Things can do to make it a fun and memorable evening?

How to get around and find best means of local transportation?

"How do I get around to attractions in Bacharach with my large family. Are there taxis? Are drivers available and if so, how much?" (posted 05/04/2014)

Most guest have a private car or a rental car when they are visiting us. This is the most convenient and cheapest way to get around. Public transport is very poor in this area. There is a local taxi and bus company in Bacharach but I can't say which services they are providing. For any indivdual arrangements you might also want to contact the local tourist office on http://rhein-nahe-touristik.de/english/code/xtras/frameset.html I hope that helps. Many regards Thilo
Answer provided by Thilo Miehe on 05/06/2014
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In Bacharach Itself you do not need a car. Everything is in walking distance. There is a taxi company with several drivers, cars and buses. 00496743.1653
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"1/we are arriving to Bacharach on Oct 26 - are there still river tours at that time? 2/ are there taxis available to pick us up at Frankfurt airport on our arrival?" (posted 07/28/2014)

Good morning, unfortunately with little delay, here is my answer. The river cruises do not run regularly after October 26, but perhaps there are still special trips. - We have a bus and taxi companies that will surely go to the airport and pick up the guests. However, there is also a very good train connection directly from the airport here. The telephone no. of the taxi company is: Dirk Büttner, Bacharach, Blücherstr. 82 06743-1653. It is recommended to call early, to clarify how it can work out. I hope my information is satisfactory. Greetings from Romantic Bacharach! Gisela Ginsberg
Answer provided by Gisela Ginsberg on 08/04/2014
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Hello, the last regular trips of the Cologne-Düsseldorf shipping (KD) along the Middle Rhine to Mainz and Koblenz run on 10/26/2014. The Bingen-Rüdesheim shipping company runs until 11/2/2014 from Bacharach at 10:10 / 12:00 / 3:00 for the Lorelei tour. To my knowledge, this is a round trip without the possibility to disembark en route. We offer OUR guests the option to be picked up and returned to the airport. The price per trip is 60 €. There is a taxi company in town. Whether this also runs an airport shuttle, I do not know. The name of the bus / taxi service is Büttner, Phone +49 (0) 6743 16 53 or fax +49 (0) 6743 32 69. I hope this helps. Many greetings from Bacharach, Ingrid Kachel
Answer provided by Ingrid Kachel on 07/29/2014
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Ship tours are run until 10/30/14. You can take at taxi or train to Bacharach. Greetings, A. Dettmar
Answer provided by Annelie & Hans Dettmar on 07/30/2014
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1 / I have just checked the timetable at http://www.kd.com/en, and it seems that 26/OCT/2014 is actually the last day for river tours for this year. 2 / At the Frankfurt Airport, just outside the arrival hall, there are many taxis, available also for this distance of around 80km / 50miles. The price for one way would be around 100-150 euros. You could also take a train departing directly from the airport via the city of Mainz. This would take about 1.5 hours. From Bacharach, you can get around by train as well. A taxi to take you back to the airport needs to be arranged 1-2 days in advance with the local taxi company in Bacharach. Some hotels or apartments might also offer or can arrange an airport pick-up service for you. Please be aware that some apartments in Bacharach can be 2-3 kilometers away from the train station. Some places like ours are even located on top of the hills, and you cannot walk up with luggage. For those remotely apartments, a rental car would be recommended, and this would be the most convenient way to get around. The rental fee for a car for one week could be less than the taxi fare from and to the airport. I hope that helps. Many regards, Thilo
Answer provided by Thilo Miehe on 07/30/2014
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"Am considering Bacharach for a week's (6 days) late April or May. Won't have a car and wondering what nearby attractions can be done using local transport (bus or train). " (posted 01/18/2015)

Pretty much all of them. Bacharach has a railway station since almost all attractions am Rhein You can also make all.
Answer provided by Bernd Metzenroth on 01/19/2015
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There is really a lot to do or see and enjoy in our area. So without bus or train. When Guest arrives we will give all informations. Kind regards,
Answer provided by Ingrid Kachel on 01/18/2015
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The most Suitable local transport would be the train towards Mainz or Koblenz. Trains are leaving every hour during the day until 11pm. Since Bacharach is located on the riverbank During the summer season there are daily scheduled river boats lines available. The boats heading towards Koblenz or Mainz with several stops at the major villages providing you the Possibility to hop off and to take the next boat to continue your trip. Round trips or combination with train are possible. At several villages along the river you have so floating bridges Which can thus be used to cross the river. Bikes can be rented at several tourist offices. Along bothsides of the river there are well maintained bike trails and pedestrian walkways available inviting for extended bike tours or walks. A little up the hills you find very well maintained and marked hiking trails: such as the 'Rheinburgenweg' or the 'Rheinsteig'. I hope that helps.
Answer provided by Thilo Miehe on 01/19/2015
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"Hi. I have read that it is a long hike to Jugendherberge Burg Stahleck and we will be carrying our backpacks. From the train station, what do we do to make sure we can get a taxi ride to the hostel? Thanks" (posted 01/27/2015)

Good day, the path is located 20 minutes You can also call a taxi.
Answer provided by Annelie Dettmar on 01/28/2015
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Hello, Unfortunately, I can only answer now because my internet was not working for 3 weeks now and only now the line has been put in order by a telecom engineer. Yes, the "castle Stahleck" is above Bacharach, our hostel and the way up there is not so easy with luggage. - There are 2 ways, either from the center of a narrow path up, actually quite easy to walk in about 10-15 minutes from the town center. From the station to the city center is about 3-400 m, or also walk a long way, which is not so steep and is also frequented by the cars that go into the villages, which are above the castle. It then comes up from behind the castle. Taxi, there is also the phone number. this is: Büttner, Car Rental Taxis and buses operating 06743-1653. Perhaps it would be good if the move taxi is ordered at the above telephone number so that also works if you know when the arrival time. - It is family run and possibly is not always someone on call there. It also drives the school bus at certain times. Ic h hope my answer does not come too late. Best wishes, Gisela Ginsberg
Answer provided by Gisela Ginsberg on 02/12/2015
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Please refer directly to the youth hostel
Answer provided by Ingrid Kachel on 01/27/2015
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"We will be Bacharach for 2 days next week (Dec 2nd and 3rd). Our plan was to take a day river cruise to see the castles. It appears most boat companies are closed. Will there be any boat trips available? " (posted 11/24/2015)

I doubt, but you better check with the tourist office Bacharach: info@rhein-nahe-touristik.de or tourist office Boppard: tourist@boppard.de
Answer provided by Peter Weiss on 11/28/2015
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"Hello! I am traveling to Bacharach from Frankfurt airport (FRA) and am wondering what the best way to get to Bacharach is. Can you help me with this? Also, are things open in Bacharach in January? I will be arriving in the morning of January the 7th and leaving the evening of January the 8th. Thank you so much for any help that you can offer! Amanda" (posted 01/03/2016)

When one travels to Bacharach from Frankfurt by car. Ride you then towards St. Goar on the B9 as the system moves directly to Bacharach. In the direction of Mainz, Bingen In Bacharach not so many places are now geöfnet in January. Various Local have on who and what is now open I know unfortunately also not. I hope I could help them. Dietmar Marckert
Answer provided by Dietmar Marckert on 01/04/2016
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Hello, from Frankfurt Airport Bachrach by car or train - there are direct or max. 1 change. Most attractions including from outside and are otherwise closed. Bacharach is in "hibernation" We wish you a pleasant stay. Ingrid tile www.fewo-kachel.de
Answer provided by Ingrid Kachel on 01/04/2016
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Hello Amanda, You Can Either take a rental car from Frankfurt Airport or you can choose the train. By train you need to get to the regional train station at the airport not to the long distance train station. You need to buy a ticket from the ticket machine before entering the platform number 3. You can choose a direct connection Either to Bacharach with regional express direction 'Koblenz Hbf' or You can choose the line S8 to 'Mainz Hbf'. With line S8 You Need To Change the train at Mainz Hbf (main station) and get on a local train direction to 'Koblenz Hbf'. January in Bacharach is definitely not the best time of the year. Most restaurants and shops are closed. The ships cruising on the river are therefore limited to a very few departures per day. Most castles and other tourist places in the area are so closed between October and March / April. Anyway, the spectacular landscape is open the whole year and it is worth a visit even in January. I would recommend you take a car so did you willhave the flexibility to take a stop whereever you like. You could travel via Wiesbaden and continue your trip along the river via Eltville and Ruedesheim, Both are therefore worth to stop for a short visit. You can then take the car ferry at Ruedesheim, Lorch or Kaub to get to the other side of the river to Bacharach. I hope you will enjoy your visit.
Answer provided by Thilo Miehe on 01/04/2016
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"Hello, I will be visiting Bacharach for a day, the next day returning to Frankfurt, is there a direct train from Bacharach train station to Frankfurt train station? Please advise" (posted 05/02/2016)

Good morning There are direct connections without having to change eg. 11:36 Bacharach 12:49 in Frankfurt HBF Or even where you have to change in Mainz. Mfg Dietmar Marckert
Answer provided by Dietmar Marckert on 05/03/2016
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"From Frankfurt airport which is the best way to reach the city? (by train i guess). Also prices of tickets, and duration of travel please!" (posted 06/08/2016)

You can reach by train Bacharach travel time is depending on the time 1:15 to 1:43. Cost of travel tickets, depending on the time they can vary even for € 19.00 per Pers.fahren. I hope I could you answer the question as far
Answer provided by Dietmar Marckert on 06/09/2016
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"Hello! I will be staying in Bacharach for 3 days in September and would like to travel to Burg Eltz for the morning and maybe cruise part of the Mosel for the rest of the day. What is the best way to plan to travel to Burg Eltz from Bacharach? Thank you! " (posted 01/09/2017)

Hello, it is of Bacharach from a little awkward to get to Eltz Castle. - The best will be to from here by train to Koblenz, then also by train along the Mosel to 56294 Wirschem on the Moselle. From there it goes on foot or possibly by taxi to Burg Eltz. It would be best also when the route is obtained from our tourist information because certainly several times people have asked this route and we therefore knows about. I myself have never been to Burg Eltz. - If guests are here by car, it's faster to drive from Bacharach over the Hunsrück to the Mosel. Unfortunately I can not say more.
Answer provided by Gisela Ginsberg on 01/14/2017
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Drive from Bacharach to Burg Els
Answer provided by Annelie Dettmar on 01/11/2017
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"Hi We will be driving from Koblenz to Bingen. Which route is more scenic B9 or B42? Also is there a Aldi or some grocery shop to buy food in Bacharach?" (posted 05/16/2017)

Good day the B9 is more beautiful. In Oberwesel is an Aldi. In Bacharach a Rewe. Greetings to A. Dettmar
Answer provided by Annelie Dettmar on 05/17/2017
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Good morning the journey from Koblenz to Bacharach over the B9. In Oberwesel 5 km from Bacharach there is a REWE and Lidl in Bacharach itself also a small food shop Mfg Dietmar Marckert www.ferienwohnung-bacharach.de
Answer provided by Dietmar Marckert on 05/17/2017
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"Hi: Can you suggest an inexpensive place to park the car. We are staying in the center of town. We don't mind walking." (posted 06/02/2017)

With us in Bacharach you can still park cheaply. A monthly fee is 10.00 €. The parking lots are about 200 m from our apartment. Mfg Dietmar Marckert www.ferienwohnung-bacharach.de
Answer provided by Dietmar Marckert on 06/02/2017
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"Hi, we will be staying in Ruedesheim for 3 nights. From there we will going to Bacharach for another 3 nights. We would like to know the best way to travel from Ruedesheim to Bacharach (with 2 big luggage)" (posted 06/24/2017)

You have the possibility of Rüdesheim by boat directly to Bacharach to drive. Or by the passenger ferry from Rüdesheim to Bingen and from there by train to Bacharach directly. By car with the car ferry to Bingen then the B9 towards Koblenz to Bacharach ca 19 km Mfg Dietmar Marckert www.ferienwohnung-bacharach.de
Answer provided by Dietmar Marckert on 06/26/2017
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Where to find good quality groceries?

Are there any special local events?

"where is a food market?" (posted 05/27/2015)

In Bacharach there is a small grocery store, the morning of 9 o'clock - has opened in the evening 18:00, with a lunch break. We're going to Oberwesel, 6 km down the Rhine, there are 2 opposing markets, Littl and REWE, where you can buy everything you benörigt. You have opened markets to 8 and 21 clock.
Answer provided by Gisela Ginsberg on 05/29/2015
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In the resort Bacharach, Koblenzerstraße. The nearest major markets (REWE + Lidl) are in Oberwesel (5 miles) The nearest supermarket (Globus) is in Gensingen (17 Miles)
Answer provided by Ingrid Kachel on 05/29/2015
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Koblenzer Straße 2, 55422 Bacharach
Answer provided by Peter Weiss on 05/29/2015
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Hello Bettina, a grocery store located in the Koblenzerstr. in Bacharach. Greetings Fam. Metzenroth Haus Rosi
Answer provided by Manfred Metzenroth on 05/29/2015
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"Is there a wine festival in Steeg, or any other kind of festival in Steeg this summer? " (posted 06/05/2017)

In Bacharach - Steeg takes place from 16.06. - 18.06.2017 the wine blossom festival. Mfg Dietmar Marckert www.ferienwohnung-bacharach.de
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Are there any local food specialties one should try out?

What makes this destination special? Why should one spend some time here during vacation?

"Should we go to Rudesheim from Bacharach to start the Rhine cruise, to get the full experience?" (posted 03/29/2014)

Would be ok, the most beautiful stretch of the Rhine lies between Koblenz, Bingen and Rüdesheim. Oberwesel would also be okay. Hope I could help you
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"Do you know of a nice small campsite near Bacharach? There is just me and my small tent. Preferably somewhere quiet." (posted 03/31/2014)

There is a campsite directly in Bacharach. Otherwise in Trechtingshausen, Bingen. In the direction of Koblenz, in Oberwesel, St. Goar.
Answer provided by Dietmar Marckert on 04/01/2014
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There are camp sites in almost every village along the rhine river. Bacharach and Trechtingshausen have one for sure. Unfortunately, those camp sites along the river are not really quiet because of the many cargo ships on the river and because of the busy railway lines on both sides of the river. There is one camp site I am aware of; its website: http://www.suleika-camping.de/index.htm This one is located on the other side of the river but there are several ferries to cross the river.
Answer provided by Thilo Miehe on 03/31/2014
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Hello, Thank you for your interest in coming to the Rhine and to Bacharach. We have a beautiful campsite here in Bacharach, right on the Rhine and relatively quiet. There is sure to be room for a small tent at any time. The telephone no. of the campsite is: 06743-1752. A call in advance is recommended. Friendly greetings from Bacharach, Gisela Ginsberg
Answer provided by Gisela Ginsberg on 04/01/2014
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"My wife and I are planning a trip to Rhine/Mosel area in mid-November. We are concerned that tourists are not welcome that time of the year due to closures for the winter." (posted 09/12/2014)

Hi Yes, the concern is justified! November is not really a travel month for the Moselle or the Rhine. It take no more passenger ships, these are used only until 26 October. Many hotels close in November, the operators make even holiday or start to renovate. But this is not just on the Rhine and Mosel so, but certainly also in other areas where mostly the summer season takes place. I recommend the guests, he prefers to wait until next spring. So from April then everything goes back to the tourists season and the guests have certainly much more fun and joy in their journey. I hope to have a little been and remain with kind regards from our romantic Loreley Valley Gisela Ginsberg
Answer provided by Gisela Ginsberg on 09/12/2014
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Hey, you do not have to worry: There are still plenty of open Holiday accommodations or inns. Unfortunately not drive all passenger ships, but with the railway you can reach many places well and quickly. Not all castles and castles have opened, but still enough to see how people have lived here. You'll be sure welcome and experience a lot. Sincerely Rosi Link Bacharach / Rhine
Answer provided by Rosi Link on 09/23/2014
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It is not true did not welcome tourist are falling on off season, but most of the restaurants and smaller hotels are usally closed from end October until March. It will be more difficult to find an open resturant for lunch or dinner. The very popular river cruises are closing most of there services from mid October until mid April. The weather might also not be very pleasant. It is cold and foggy Usually falling on November, December and January and February falling on freezing cold. The area is very quiet during winter but not competely closed.
Answer provided by Thilo Miehe on 09/14/2014
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"To whom it may concern: I will be visiting Bacharach for the day on Saturday. Any suggestions as far as things to do?" (posted 11/18/2014)

Yes, Werner Chapel and visit the castle Stahleck hike in the vineyards
Answer provided by Bernd Metzenroth on 11/19/2014
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go to the tourist office and check for information, walk up to the castle, enjoy the sight with a glass of wine, stroll through the city, have your lunch at the rhein hotel Stueber and pray in st. peter's.
Answer provided by Peter Weiss on 11/20/2014
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"I have a Scout Troop traveling to Bacharach for 2 days - is there a tour or guide that could help us with seeing the area?" (posted 01/09/2015)

Hello, please be so kind and contact the tourist information in Bacharach http://www.rhein-nahe-touristik.de/english/code/xtras/frameset.html They would be pleased to help you with booking a tour guide.
Answer provided by Ingrid Kachel on 01/11/2015
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If you are loging at castle Stahleck (Youth Hostel) you better contact the manager. Otherwise contact Bacharach's tourist office: info@rhein-nahe-touristik.de
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"I am planning on being in the Rhine area on the Rhine in Flames weekend. Can you recommend how locals like to enjoy Friday and Saturday of this weekend? On a boat, a view from a favorite location or restaurant, favorite town events, etc. This is also the last weekend of the Wurstmarkt in Bad Duerkheim. Would you recommend Wurstmarkt or Rhine in Flames if I could choose only one?" (posted 05/06/2015)

Hi Greetings from the Loreley Valley. Here is our fireworks Rhine in Flames * *. There are opportunities equally recommended. Before going on a ship to make a round trip and then to see the Rhine in Flames, you can participate in the fun and bustle and wait for the fireworks on the banks. Or one then looks for a nice place from which you can see from all the fireworks well. After the fireworks, the party continues on both sides or you can take back to the boat. We might proceed: to visit the sausage market on the opening day, then change the region and visit the Middle Rhine. And of course, stay in Bacharach. Because before there go the ships and the railway to the fireworks display and there is much to see until then. I hope to have some help. Sincerely yours Rosi Link
Answer provided by Rosi Link on 05/07/2015
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Hello, dear Live Like a German team! There is a big difference between the "sausage market" in Bad Durkheim and "Rhine in Flames". The sausage market is a big fairground with many, large tents, passenger-shops and many, many people enjoying themselves there. - Who loves the hustle and bustle, there is certainly in good hands. There are a lot of wine, beer and of course sausages in all variations. - Bratwurst, sausage, etc. Similarly, as the Oktoberfest in Munich. The weekend when in St. Goar / St. Goarshausen takes place the fireworks from the Rhine in Flames, is the last weekend in Bad Durkheim. Rhine in flames can be enjoyed on the ship, if you will live in St. Goar probably made a small boat trip on the Loreley past and when the fireworks we go by two castles and the middle of the Rhine, then you can from the ship all very nice watch. - Perhaps is also music on the ship. - You can also start from Bingen or from Bacharach and then drove back to the departure place back. You can eat on the vessels and drink and dance. - If, however, be booked in time. Rhine in Flames is something for romantics. In St. Goar is then on the weekend quite a bit operation. - In Oberwesel then still wine market, so that the weekend would certainly interesting on the Rhine here. I recommend the Internet St. Goar to click and learn everything there. The prices for boat tours, etc. I hope to have helped you a little. Greetings from Bacharach Gisela Ginsberg
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"Greeting, I would be traveling to Bacharach on 21.4.2016 (its a day trip), please let me know, which are the best attractions I should visit and is there any river cruise that we can join as we will be there from 10am to 6pm. Please advise us on best German food available there to try on and which restaurant offers good and reasonable food. Thank you" (posted 02/12/2016)

Hello, if you are at 10 am here in Bacharach, you can use a ship as far as Rudesheim (Rhein up) or to St. Goar, (down the Rhine) on the Loreley pass and by the next from there back Bacharach. depending on how long you want to stay there. It take several ships back. If you want to stay in Bacharach, it's interesting that "Wernerkapelle" to visit, a Gothic ruin which is a listed building, or to the castle "Stahleck" climb, which serves as a youth hostel. From up there you have a beautiful view of Bacharach and up the Rhine. Great photo opportunity. The climb takes about 15-20 minutes. For food, I recommend the "Rhine Hotel" at the city wall. A good restaurant. The price-performance ratio. It is not too expensive, but tasty ... The small town Bacharach itself is worth seeing, one of the most beautiful and ancient town here on the Middle Rhine, many half-timbered houses and a good wine recognizes them.
Answer provided by Gisela Ginsberg on 02/14/2016
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Interesting is the castle beams directly above the Bacharach Wernerkapelle and parks in Bacharach. Otherwise the whole Castles along the Rhine. There Beautiful boat trips towards Koblenz.Es's hard to recommend a local as there are several. I hope they can start with my answer what Mfg Marckert
Answer provided by Dietmar Marckert on 02/13/2016
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"Can you recommend a guide, with a car, for a day trip around Bacharach? " (posted 04/17/2016)

Hello Bettina, do not understand the question. Bacharach is a small town. Make a day trip to Bacharach is always recommended. Greetings Fam Metzenroth Haus Rosi
Answer provided by Manfred Metzenroth on 04/18/2016
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Yes, there is a local agency Which Provides scheduled tours (minimum 6 person) But They are also available for individual guided tours. Prices duration and character of an individual tour needs to be negotiated Directly with the agency. I would be happy to assist with the arrangements.
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"My wife would like to get a manicure and pedicure and I would like to get a haircut in Bacharach today (27-07-2017) before we fly to New York tomorrow. Do you have any suggestions? " (posted 07/27/2017)

Why not ask these people in their accommodation afterwards.the can then locally where ...
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Is there a good local deli or restaurant with lunch menu?

Are there any points of interest or local attractions?

"On the hillside at the back of Bacharach is a curious tower in the vineyard which houses steps . What is it for please ?" (posted 05/10/2014)

It is a lookout tower from the Middle Ages, when it was a watchtower. I will inquire in detail and get back to you. The tower can very nicely be seen from our apartment Best, Dietmar Marckert
Answer provided by Dietmar Marckert on 05/12/2014
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This tower is an old watchtower and part of the historic walled city of Bacharach. Watchtowers are normally open from the city side. About 10 years ago, the tower was restored and renovated and several floors of wood were added, which you can reach via the stairs that go up almost to the spire. It offers a beautiful view of the Rhine valley towards Bingen, no matter which floor one climbs to
Answer provided by Rosi Link on 05/11/2014
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This is a castle (ruins of Fürstenberg)
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"There is a church(?) I saw while cruising down the Father Rhine that I believe was located below Stahleck castle. In my photo it appears to be gray/brown and is quite simple with a cross at the top of the steeple. Any help in identifying it would be very much appreciated. Mrs. Catherine Henderson " (posted 07/22/2015)

Yes, there are 3 churches
Answer provided by Annelie & Hans Dettmar on 07/23/2015
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Hi Catherine, I would think you have seen the tower of St. Peter's Church. St.Peter on important building of the 'Rhine Romantic period' dated back from the 12 Century. Today it is a protestant church. Just the top of the tower looks simple. The facade is not visible from the river but it has in fact some very beautiful details. There is a German article available on Wikipedia and a couple of pictures are available on the internet. St.Peter is located Directly below Stahleck Castle and it has got a cross on top of the 'simple' steeple. I hope that helps and I hope you will make it to Bacharach one day. Many regards Thilo
Answer provided by Thilo Miehe on 07/23/2015
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What are good places to go for shopping?

Any sporting activites and recommendations to stay active?

"My husband and I are visiting the Rhine valley will be in Bacharach, early June. However, in truth, on June 6 , he would rather be watching championship soccer. Finals. There will be TV in the hotel room, ... but, ...Any suggestions for sports bars/ public places to watch with others? Thanks! we speak English and Spanish " (posted 06/01/2015)

The football games are all over now it's summer break for 4 - 6 weeks with us in the apartment a TV is I hope I could you answer the question Mfg Dietmar Marckert
Answer provided by Dietmar Marckert on 06/02/2015
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TV All hotels also have many bars and restaurants
Answer provided by Annelie & Hans Dettmar on 06/02/2015
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Women soccer world champion chip is from 6 June - 5 July 2015 Canada and Men Soccer World Championchip 2016 is from 10 June - 10 July 2016 in France which one do you mean ?? We offer in all our apartments and double rooms and TV will have a look to the games (most of them) together with our guests. www.fewo-kachel.de
Answer provided by Ingrid Kachel on 06/02/2015
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"Hello! Thank you for this forum to speak with an insider! We will come visit Bacharach around the 18 or 19th of July and would like to do some watersport on the river... paddleboard, windsurfing, floating on an inner tube, etc. I cannot find anyhing on the internet... help! Thank you :-)" (posted 07/10/2016)

Not possible as too dangerous. Every year 1-3 death person.
Answer provided by Ingrid Kachel on 07/10/2016
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Hello Bettina, Guests can take a paddle boat. Windsurfing and other non Greetings Manfred
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Popular Points of Interest in and near Bacharach

  • Church of St. Peter
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    Church of St. Peter

    The largest church in Bacharach is the protestant church of St.Peter and it dates back to the year 1094. Several times it was restored and rebuilt and it includes an interesting tomb of a nobleman called Johann Friedrich von Wolfskehl, who died in 1609. There are no admission fees and you can visit without restrictions during the day. The church is open from April until October from 9:30 am - 6 pm. It is located in the center of the village, at the mainstreet far behind the train-line and the townwall. When driving through the village towards the castle of Stahleck you will see it.

  • Burg Sooneck
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    Burg Sooneck

    Burg Sooneck (also known as Saneck or Sonneck, previously also known as Schloss Sonneck) is a castle in the upper middle valley of the Rhine, in the Mainz-Bingen district of Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. It is located near the village of Niederheimbach between Bingen and Bacharach.

    Since 2002, Burg Sooneck has been part of the Rhine Gorge UNESCO World Heritage Site.

  • Reichenstein Castle (Falkenburg)
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    Reichenstein Castle (Falkenburg)

    Reichenstein Castle, also called Falkenburg, is located above Trechtingshausen, a village between Koblenz and Bingen right in the upper Rhine Gorge. The castle's large construction is one of the spectacular examples of the castle reconstruction in neo-Gothic style. Built in the 11th century, was owned by a robber-baron and was destroyed in 1253 and again in 1282. It began its decay in the 16th century. In 1834 Friedrich Wilhelm von Barfuß started the reconstruction. Baron Kirsch Purcelli bought the castle in 1899 and continued the work of reconstruction. The shield wall is particularly noteworthy.

    In the castle, in addition to the largest collection of cast-iron plates in Rhineland-Palatinate, are over 1,200 hunting trophies from all over the world, weapons, arms, porcelain and furniture from five centuries. Many concerts and events are also held on the grounds.

    Hours: Daily from 10am - 6pm March 1 - November 14.

    Admission: Adults 4 €, Concessions 2 €.



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Bacharach Overview

Bacharach is a small German town, lying on the west bank of the Rhine, just south of Koblenz (Koblenz vacation rentals | Koblenz travel guide). From here you can take a roundtrip Rhine cruise and marvel at the ruined castles, drive to Bad Soden in the summer for a relaxing Saturday at an open-air jazz festival, or enjoy a day of family fun at the Lochmühle Theme Park.

The beautifully preserved medieval city of Bacharach lies in the heart of the Middle Rhine region. Town highlights include Stahleck Castle (now a youth hostel), many sections of the original town walls, The Church of St. Peter, historic half-timbered houses, the gothic ruins of Wernerkapelle, a Roman road in the Kühlberg area, and the Stahlberg Castle ruins in the nearby village of Steeg. Many wineries are located in Bacharach and the nearby towns of the Rhine-Nahe wine growing region.

Bacharach is said to have been founded in pre-Roman times, possibly by the Celts. Its original name is said to have been Baccaracum. However, the first documentary evidence of its existence is from 923.

There is a basilica, dating from the beginning of the 13th century. There are also ruins of a Gothic church of the 13th and 15th centuries. The renovated castle of Stahleck (now a youth hostel), crowning the heights above the town, is celebrated in history as the scene of the marriage between Henry, eldest son of Henry the Lion (shortly before the latter's death in 1195), and Agnes of Hohenstaufen, which effected a temporary reconciliation between the houses of Welf and Hohenstaufen. Other ruined castles are those of Fürstenberg and Stahlberg. All three belonged to the Counts Palatine.

The wines of Bacharach were once held in the greatest esteem, and it is still one of the chief markets of the Rhenish wine trade.

The town is the setting for Heinrich Heine's novel-fragment The Rabbi of Bacharach (1824-1840).

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Things to See in Bacharach

Timber-frame houses, which can be found throughout the town. A whole row of them borders Bacharach along with the town wall along the Rhine.

Altes Haus (“Old House”), medieval timber-frame house dating from 1368.

Haus Utsch house 1585: Friedrich Wilhelm Utsch, the Jäger aus Kurpfalz (“Hunter from the Electoral Palatinate” – a character in a well known song) lived there.

Town wall towers: Diebesturm (“Thief’s Tower”, remnants), Zehnt-turm (“Tithe Tower”), Spitzenturm (“Pointed Tower”, remnants), Postenturm (“Post Tower”), Holztor (“Wooden Gate”, also called Steeger Tor), Liebesturm (“Love Tower”), Halbturm (“Half Tower”, remnants), Kühlbergturm (“Kühlberg Tower”, remnants), Sonnenturm (“Sun Tower”, remnants), Hutturm (“Hat Tower”), Zollturm (no longer existing), Kranentor, Markttor (“Market Gate”), Münztor (“Mint Gate”), Winandturm (“Winand’s Tower”). The town fortifications are among the best preserved in Rhineland-Palatinate.

Stahleck Castle

Stahlberg Castle

More about the History of Bacharach

In the early 11th century, Bacharach had its first documentary mention. It may have been that as early as the 7th century, the kingly domain passed into Archbishop of Cologne (Cologne vacation rentals | Cologne travel guide) Kunibert’s ownership; pointing to this is a Kunibertskapelle (chapel) on the spot where now stands the Wernerkapelle. The Vögte of the Cologne estate were the Counts Palatine, who over time pushed back Cologne’s influence. Count Palatine already had so much influence that he resided at Stahleck Castle. His successor Konrad von Staufen’s daughter secretly wed at Stahleck Castle a son of the Welfs, who were family foes, leading to Bacharach’s, and indeed the whole County Palatine’s, falling for a short time to Henry of Brunswick. In 1214 the Wittelsbachs became Bacharach’s new lords. Together with the Unteramt of Kaub (Kaub vacation rentals | Kaub travel guide) they received here their most important toll and revenue source. In 1314 it was decided to choose Louis the Bavarian as the German king. Furthermore, Bacharach was the most important transfer point for the wine trade, as barrels were offloaded here from the smaller ships that were needed to get by the Binger Loch (a quartzite reef in the Rhine upstream near Bingen) and loaded onto bigger ones. From then on, the wine bore the designation Bacharacher. The timber trade from the Hunsrück also brought Bacharach importance, and in 1356, Bacharach was granted town rights.

Today Bacharach thrives on tourism and wine from Bacharach is still enjoying international popularity. Not to be overlooked, however, are problems arising from a shrinking population, itself brought about by a lack of prospects.

The beautifully preserved medieval city of Bacharach lies in the heart of the Middle Rhine region. Bacharach is said to have been founded in pre-Roman times, possibly by the Celts. Town highlights include Stahleck Castle (now a youth hostel), many sections of the original town walls, The Church of St. Peter, historic half-timbered houses, the Gothic ruins of the Wernerkapelle, a Roman road in the Kühlberg area, and the Stahlberg Castle ruins in the nearby village of Steeg. Many wineries are located in Bacharach and the nearby towns of the Rhine-Nahe wine growing region.

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