Trechtingshausen - Rheinstein Castle
From Palace and Castle
 Description and History
One of the older, as well as smaller, castles on the Rhine is Burg Rheinstein. Originally a customs post for the German Empire, it was built roughly 1100 years ago on a sheer rock cliff rising 270 feet (83 meters) above the river. Directly across the river from Burg Rheinstein is Assmannshausen, a district of Rüdesheim (although the castle was built two centuries before the first known mention of Assmannshausen in 1108).
For a short period of time in the late 13th century, Rheinstein was the home of the Holy Roman Emperor, Rudolph von Habsburg. It was at the Rheinstein castle that he decreed a death sentence upon Philip von Hohenfels, outlaw proprietor of the nearby Reichenstein castle.
Today, Burg Rheinstein is privately owned but accessible year-round to visitors for a nominal entrance fee. There is a café offering pastries, coffee and a variety of Rhine wines, open from the end of March through the end of October.
 Museum Description
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 Opening Hours and other Information
 Opening Hours
15. March-15. November
 Admission charges
 Restaurants and Hotels near by
 Adress and Location
Burg Rheinstein, Familie Hecher