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"Is the ferry that crosses the Rhine from Kaub to the other side (I am guessing Bacharah) a passenger ferry only or does it take cars across as well? We are spending one night in Kaub and the next in two in Oberwesel and I am concerned about what to do with the car. " (posted 08/12/2015)

No problem, there is a Autofähre- it runs every 20 minutes. Last ferry port 20 clock, the ferry in St. Goarshausen goes to 0.00 clock.
Answer provided by Heidrun Krebs on 08/17/2015
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Hello, if there is a ferry, as in Kaub, it is for cars and people. The ferry from Kaub sets on the left side of the Rhine just began between Bacharach and Oberwesel. With a pleasure boat coming from Kaub directly to Oberwesel or Bacharach. Have fun on the Rhine journey. With kind regards from Bacharach
Answer provided by Rosi Link on 08/15/2015
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This website contains good Details: http://kaub.welterbe-mittelrhein.de/startseite/ Kaub is of Bacharach from about 3 km down the Rhine on the right side of the Rhine. Is a small Rhine town and vocational nearly all men until a few decades ago "pilot" for the Rhine waterways. The route from St. Goar to the Loreley over till Bingen, through the "Binger Loch" was very dangerous and narrow and full of rocks and shoals, and because the skipper needed a pilot who knew these waters. The pilot got into St. Goar or to Bingen and Kaub was then changes and the men took the next boat back then. After later each vessel was equipped with radar, the profession of pilotage was unnecessary. The Rhine was - as far as it went - exempt from cliffs, the "Binger Loch" broadened thereby, and the route dangerous.
Answer provided by Gisela Ginsberg on 08/15/2015
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What makes this destination special? Why should one spend some time here during vacation?

"Why should someone do a vacation in Kaub? Can you possibly tell me 2-3 popular travel tips for Kaub, which everyone visiting Kaub should see? Also let me know 2-3 special insider travel tips for Kaub that a typical tourist may not know about, but that you can highly recommend. Thanks!" (posted 07/01/2014)

I am happy to answer the question of why one should do in Kaub holiday. It is situated in the UNESCO World Heritage Site Upper Middle Rhine Valley and is a very romantic town with all sorts of attractions. One should not miss the boat ride on which is situated on a small island in the Rhine Zollburg Grafstein and to visit the castle. The 320km Rhine Hiking Trail has above Kaub one of its most beautiful stretches with old dry stone walls and lots of typical plant and animal species as well as a magnificent view of the Rhine. Also the Cultural Kaub at the Gutenberg rock is beautiful. (The castle itself can be viewed from the outside, it is privately owned). Also worth mentioning is the Blücher monument and Blücher Museum, both built to commemorate the Rhine crossing of Field Marshal Blücher, was put to flight with the Napoleon. The city itself has a lovely little town with cafes and restaurants, a small grocery store and a few wineries. Due to the city is the old city wall, which is partially accessible. The flair of the former slate quarries is to do in and around Kaub as well. An Art Pottery at Kaub Victoria gallery sells fine dishes and unusual sculptures. Anyone who loves horses, is a world-famous Arabian Stud Kaub on the plate. From Kaub from the entire Middle Rhine Valley can be reached over short distances in short distances by train or by boat or car. The world-famous Loreley is between Kaub and St. Goar, Rudesheim is only 3 villages upriver. Numerous castles and palaces can be visited along the Middle Rhine Valley. My personal favorite is the Rhine Castle Rock, a huge old plant with numerous adventurous creeper, which can be explored with the flashlight on your own. (Accessible by ferry Kaub) On the opposite side of the river there is a beautiful beach on the Rhine not official, but used by insiders like. So, we live in the beautiful neighboring village, but we love to spend a few days in Kaub in our holiday cottage and experience the city. It greets warmly Heidrun cancer
Answer provided by Heidrun Krebs on 07/01/2014
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Kaub is not far away from Bacharach. The Rhine separates the two places. Worth seeing is the Palatinate of the Rhine, you can take the ferry and then take a small boat to the Palatinate of the Rhine. The lies in the middle of the Rhine. What is still there, especially on the side I can not say. The Rhine is for us Bacharach as a limit. The ferry ride only until 21.00 clock in the evening otherwise you have to drive to Koblenz or Mainz over the bridge. in any direction about 50 KM. So that if you missed the ferry have to drive about 100 km more. I hope I could help them.
Answer provided by Dietmar Marckert on 07/01/2014
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The Palatine of the Rhine you can visit in Kaub
Answer provided by Annelie Dettmar on 07/01/2014
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  • Burg Pfalzgrafenstein
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    Burg Pfalzgrafenstein

    Burg Pfalzgrafenstein is a toll castle on the Falkenau island, otherwise known as Pfalz Island in the Rhine river near Kaub. Knownsimply as the Pfalz, this former stronghold is famous for its picturesque and unique setting. Its keep, a pentagonal tower with its point upstream, was erected 1326 by King Ludwig the Bavarian. Around the tower, a defensive hexagonal wall was built between 1338 to 1340. Later additions were made in 1607 and 1755, consisting of corner turrets, the gun bastion pointing upstream, and the characteristic baroque tower cap.

    The castle functioned as a toll-collecting station that was not to be ignored, as it worked in concert with Burg Gutenfels and the fortified town of Kaub on the right side of the river. A chain across the river forced ships to submit, and uncooperative traders could be kept in the dungeon until a ransom was delivered.

    The castle was acquired by Prussia in 1866, and toll collections ceased in 1867. It continued to be used as a signal station for the river boat traffic for about another century. In 1946, the castle became property of the State of Rheinland–Pfalz. The State eventually turned the Pfalz into a museum and restored the color scheme of the baroque period. The museum reflects the conditions of the 14th century, and the visitor will not find modern amenities such as electricity or a lavatory. It is accessible to the public via a ferry service from nearby Kaub as long as river conditions permit.

    Hours: January - February 10am - 5pm on weekends only. March 10 am - 5pm daily except Mondays. April - October 10am - 6pm daily except Mondays. November 10am - 5pm on weekends only. Closed in December.

  • Pfalzgrafenstein Castle
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    Pfalzgrafenstein Castle

    Pfalzgrafenstein Castle (German: Burg Pfalzgrafenstein) is a toll castle on the Falkenau island, otherwise known as Pfalz Island in the Rhine river near Kaub, Germany. Known as "the Pfalz", this former stronghold is famous for its picturesque and unique setting.

    The keep of this island castle, a pentagonal tower with its point upstream, was erected 1326 to 1327 by King Ludwig the Bavarian. Around the tower, a defensive hexagonal wall was built between 1338 to 1340. In 1477 Pfalzgrafenstein was passed as deposit to the Count of Katzenelnbogen. Later additions were made in 1607 and 1755, consisting of corner turrets, the gun bastion pointing upstream, and the characteristic baroque tower cap.

    The castle functioned as a toll-collecting station that was not to be ignored, as it worked in concert with Gutenfels Castle and the fortified town of Kaub on the right side of the river. A chain across the river forced ships to submit, and uncooperative traders could be kept in the dungeon until a ransom was delivered. The dungeon was a wooden float in the well.The castle functioned as a toll-collecting station that was not to be ignored, as it worked in concert with Gutenfels Castle and the fortified town of Kaub on the right side of the river. A chain across the river forced ships to submit, and uncooperative traders could be kept in the dungeon until a ransom was delivered. The dungeon was a wooden float in the well.

  • Burg Gutenfels
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    Burg Gutenfels

    The Burg Gutenfels (also known as castle Caub) is a castle 110m above the town of Kaub in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. It was build in 1220. It was used with Pfalzgrafenstein Castle in the middle of the Rhein and the fortified city of Kaub on the far side to provide an impenetrable toll zone for the Holy Roman Emperor until Prussia purchased the area (1866) and ended this toll in 1867. The Castle is in part of the Rhine Gorge, a UNESCO World Heritage Site added in 2002.



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Kaub Overview

Kaub is known for the castle Pfalz, or Burg Pfalzgrafenstein, situated on a rock in the middle of the Rhine. According to legend, the Palatine countesses awaited their confinement in the Pfalz, but in reality the castle served as a toll-gate for merchandise on the Rhine. The restored castle Gutenfels sits on a hill above the town.

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Burg Pfalzgrafenstein

Burg Gutenfels

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More about the History of Kaub

Kaub, first mentioned in the year 983, originally belonged to the lords of Falkenstein, in 1260 the Counts of Katzenelnbogen divided their county and selected the inhabitants of Kaub, then passed in 1277 to the Rhenish Palatinate, and attained civic rights in 1324. In 1477 Kaub was passed as deposit to the Counts of Katzenelnbogen again. In 1479 this family died out. Here Blücher crossed the Rhine with the Prussian and Russian armies, on New Years night 1813-1814, in pursuit of the French.

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Kaub is a town in Germany, state Rhineland-Palatinate, district Rhein-Lahn-Kreis. It is part of the municipality (Verbandsgemeinde) Loreley. It is located on the right bank of the Rhine, approx. 50 km west from Wiesbaden. It is connected to Wiesbaden and Koblenz by railway. Population 1100. It has a Roman Catholic and an Evangelical church, and a statue of General Blücher. The trade mainly consists of the wines of the district.

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