What is Burg Stahleck?

What is Burg Stahleck?

That’s right, Burg Stahleck is a 12th-century castle that has been converted into a hostel with over 150 beds. It sits on a hill overlooking the small picturesque German town of Bacharach along the Rhine River. The exterior is all castle, but the interior is all hostel.

What to expect at Burg Stahleck hotel?

Rooms at Hotel-Café-Burg Stahleck are decorated in warm cream colors and feature wooden floors. All have a cable TV and a private bathroom. Hearty regional cuisine is served at the Burg Stahleck, and a breakfast buffet is provided in the mornings.

How far is the train station from the hotel Bacharach Stahleck?

Bacharach Train Station is just a 5-minute walk from the Hotel-Café-Burg Stahleck. Free parking is available nearby. Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.4 for a two-person trip.

What to do in Bacharach?

The castle itself has been transformed to a youth hostel. Not much to see inside the castle, but the exterior and the surrounding view is amazing. Enjoy the beautiful view of Bacharach especially the Rhine river, the vineyard, and the town from the terrace.

Where is Stahleck Castle located?

Stahleck Castle ( German: Burg Stahleck) is a 12th-century fortified castle in the Upper Middle Rhine Valley at Bacharach in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.

Where do I Park at Burg Stahleck?

If arriving by car, there is free roadside parking and a parking lot located past the driveway entrance to Burg Stahleck. Go past the driveway turnoff and continue up the road to park alongside the road or further up the hill at the parking lot.

Why was Stahleck Castle used as a concentration camp?

Beginning in January 1943, the castle was used as an internment camp for German youth who had shown insufficient loyalty to the Party, such as the founders of the Catholic youth resistance group the Michael Troop; some were taken from Stahleck to concentration camps.