Rhine river Germany
|Vacation package, wine
vacation package, hiking, wine tasting, wine hiking
Boat cruise package
In early times, many a ships sank here.
It was reported to have been a pretty, nacked, blonde woman, who distracted the skippers from their work through her songs and by doing this, thrust many a ship into ruins.
Through the narrowness of the river bed, the Rhine river was in fact within living memory a dangerous challenge for the navigation.
Modern navigation systems make a fearless gaze of the legendary Lorelei rock possible today. Big picture
"Gasthaus Stahl is a real gem of a place, in that
wonderful, scenic location up in the hills above the Rhine, in classic tiny Dellhofen
village, yet only minutes away from the walled cities of Oberwesel and Bacharach, right on
old brick arch wine cellar of the Winery Stahl, in
which the wines are stored; the wine grapes are self-grown and the wines are self-made.
Wine tasting for groups up to 30 people in the brick arch wine cellar. You'll become a
romantic feeling with the lights off and set aglow in candlelight. "The wine tasting at Weingut Stahl is truly educational, with more
varieties of flavorful German wines than most Americans ever realize exist. I think that
is worth the trip in itself."
The Rheinfels castle was the most powerful fortress along the Middle Rhine.
Whereas, about only one third of the original structure survived destruction.
During the centuries Burg Rheinfels was the scene of numerous bloody sieges and violent changes of ownership. Only a few years after construction started in 1245 it was able to proof it was invincible, when 27 towns formed an alliance to put an end to Graf Diether von Katzenelnbogen.
He arbitrarily increased the custom duty on the Rhine. 8000 men on foot and 1000 knights supported by 50 ships attempted to capture the castle. They gave up after one year and 14 weeks without making any progress.
Only Napoleon took possession of the castle without a fight in 1796. He had the fortifications and the castle blown up with the exception of a few remains.
The castle belongs to the town of St. Goar since 1925.
Open to the public during the summer season.
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