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The Lorelei

The Lorelei
lei Rock on the Rhine

The Lorelei (also spelled Loreley) is a 433 feet high slate cliff on the eastern bank of the Rhine near St. Goarshausen. It marks the narrowest part of the river between Switzerland and the North Sea. A very strong current and rocks below the waterline have caused many boat accidents there. Lorelei is also the name of one of the beautiful Rhine maidens who, according to a modern legend, sat upon this rock and lured passing navigators to their doom with their alluring singing, much like the Sirens of ancient Greek myth. The view of St. Goarshausen, from the Loreley outlook point, with Castle Katz and the view of the town St. Goar and its Fortress Rheinfels, leaves a wonderful impression on all Loreley tourists.

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