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Trechtingshausen - Rheinstein Castle

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Trechtingshausen - Rheinstein Castle
Trechtingshausen - Rheinstein Castle


[edit] 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.

[edit] Museum Description

The castle features:

  • Interieurs

[edit] Opening Hours and other Information

[edit] Opening Hours

15. March-15. November

  • daily
  • 09.30am-6.00pm

16. November-14. March

  • Monday to Friday upon request (+49 6721 6348)
  • Saturday and Sunday *10.00am-5.00pm
  • Closed 20. December - 31. January

[edit] Admission charges

  • Adults 4,00 EUR
  • Children 2,80 EUR
  • Groups from 20 people 3,50 EUR
  • School classes 2,50 EUR–3,00 EUR
  • Booklet 1,00 EUR und 3,00 EUR

[edit] Restaurants and Hotels near by

  • not yet filled

[edit] Weblinks

[edit] Adress and Location

Burg Rheinstein, Familie Hecher

  • 55413 Trechtingshausen
  • Tel +49 6721 6348, Fax +49 6721 6659