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Rheinfels Fortress

Rheinfels Fortress
Burg Rheinfels

Burg Rheinfels is a castle ruin located in Sankt Goar, Germany overlooking the Rhine river. It was started in 1245 by Count Diether V of Katzenelnbogen and was partially destroyed by French Revolutionary Army troops in 1797. It is the largest castle overlooking the Rhine, and historically covered five times its current area.

The city of St. Goar has owned Rheinfels Fortress since 1925. Visitors can stroll through the gigantic area of the fortress, learn about the history in the museum and enjoy the marvellous panorama of the Rhine Valley. One should not miss a walk through the gigantic vault cellar and the labyrinth of the subterranean mine galleries and casemates. Some of the grounds are now a hotel, restaurant, and wellness center.

Hours: Open daily Easter - October 31.

[ Source: http://www.loreley-info.com/eng/rhein-rhine/castles/rheinfels.php ]

Related: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burg_Rheinfels
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