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Over the Rhine – Burg Rheinfels.

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Over the Rhine – Burg Rheinfels

The most powerful landmark of St. Goar is Rheinfels Castle. It is the largest and one of the most magnificent castle ruins on the Rhine – equally important for the castle architecture of the Counts of Katzenelnbogen in the 14th century as well as for the castle and fortress construction of the 16th to 18th century Landgraves of Hesse-Kassel.

Immerse yourself in the Middle Ages, explore fortifications, towering towers and halls and passageways cut into the rock. The importance of the fortress in military as well as cultural area is clearly presented to you in the local museum in the former chapel tract. Join the guided tours of the fortresses or experience the Medieval Castle and Hansen Festival, an authentic spectacle of knight games, bow and crossbow shooting, sword fighting and other attractions!

Each visitor to the castle gets a castle plan at the cash desk and can thus explore parts of the castle at its own discretion and interest. For the areas that can not be explored on their own, the castle team in the Seasonally open tours on.

Please think of a flashlight for exploring the darker areas of the ruin (as part of a guided tour). Dogs on a leash are welcome.

  • Castle tours are offered for groups of 10 or more.
  • Special tours on fixed dates can be found under castle tours
  • Themed tours for groups of 10 or more people can be found under castle tours

As of 2017, Rheinfels Castle will begin necessary and costly remedial measures. As a result, large parts of the plant – like the mine tunnels – are no longer individual, but only with guidance to commit. The castle remains open and offers a slightly adapted but usual wide program for young and old. We ask for your understanding and look forward to your visit!

Opening times and entrance fees

Opening hours Burg Rheinfels 2019:

March 9th to March 30th, 2019:
daily from 9am to 5pm
Museum opening hours: every day from 10.00 – 12.30 and 13.00 – 16.30
Last admission is 1 hour before closing.

March 31 through October 26, 2019:
daily from 9 am to 6 pm (regular guided tours)
Museum opening hours: every day from 10.00 – 12.30 and 13.00 – 17.30
Last admission is 1 hour before closing.

October 27 to November 10, 2019:
daily from 9:00 to 17:00
Museum opening hours: every day from 10.00 – 12.30 and 13.00 – 16.30
Last admission is 1 hour before closing.

11th November 2019 to 6th March 2020:
The castle is from 11.11.2019 to inclusive. 06 March 2020, except for registered castle tours closed!

Entrance Fees Burg Rheinfels (including museum)

Individual prices:
Adults 5.00 €
Students 4.00 €
People with disabilities 3.50 €
Children from 6 to 14 years € 2.50
Children up to and including 5 years FREE

Group rates:
Adult groups from 10 persons per 4.00 €
Student and student groups from 15 years each € 2.50
Children groups from 6 – 14 years € 2.00 each
Children groups up to and including 5 years (with guide) € 2.00 each

Family Card:
2 adults and up to 4 children (6 – 14 years) 10.00 €

Please note:
Payment at the Burgkasse and in the Heimatmuseum is only possible in cash.

The Romantik Hotel Schloss Rheinfels is open all year round and can be reached at [email protected] or 06741-8020.

Special opening times at events

Castle and Hansen Festival

on the 1st weekend of August:
Saturday 10am – 8pm and
Sunday 11am – 6pm

Rhine in Flames

Because of the construction of the fireworks, the castle closes on 21.09.2019 already at 14.00 clock! 1 pm is the last admission!

House Rules Castle Rheinfels

Dear visitors of the castle ruin Rheinfels and the local museum, we welcome you warmly and wish you a pleasant stay. At the beginning of your visit, we would like to familiarize you with the house rules. The house rules serve to give the visitors of the castle ruins a pleasant and safe stay. The observance of the house rules is therefore also in your own interest.

Validity of the house rules

The house rules are binding for all visitors. By entering the castle grounds, you acknowledge the following regulations.

Behavior in the castle complex

  1. It is not allowed to leave the trails. As an indication, the castle plan, which is handed out at the entrance.
  2. Entering and climbing the walls is strictly prohibited!
  3. The use or entry into creeper is not permitted!
  4. The removal of stones and the throwing of stones are not allowed!
  5. The spitting and throwing of any objects from the towers of the castle is prohibited.
  6. Entering the locked areas is prohibited!
  7. The removal and destruction of objects within the castle complex is prohibited. The visitors are liable for all damage to the castle as well as to fixed and movable equipment caused by them. Parents are responsible for their children.
  8. Waste must be disposed of in the appropriate dustbin.
  9. Dogs are allowed on the castle grounds but must be leashed. Excluded are the exhibition rooms of the Heimatmuseum. Here dogs are not allowed.
  10. Teachers, group leaders and guardians are responsible for the children and adolescents accompanying them and must ensure that the children and adolescents behave appropriately. This is especially true during the tours.

Supplementary regulations for the behavior in the local history museum

  1. Dogs are not allowed in the showrooms.
  2. In the local museum it is generally not allowed to touch the exhibits, exceptions are marked.
  3. In the exhibition rooms of the local museum it is not allowed to consume food and drinks.

supervisory staff

  1. The castle guides, supervisors in the museum and municipal employees are instructed to ensure that the house rules are adhered to. For this reason, the instructions of the mentioned groups of people must be obeyed.
  2. In the case of gross violations of these house rules, the staff is instructed to refer the visitor to the castle. A claim for reimbursement of the entrance fee does not exist.

Come into effect:

The house rules come into force with immediate effect on 14 March 2014. It hangs in the ticket office and entrance area of ​​the castle ruins and in the museum.

Entering the entire castle complex is at your own risk, parents are responsible for their children!

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