View of Sooneck castle | © Stephan Mahlow

Castles, Palaces & Fortresses

A unique density of castles that can only be found on the Romantic Rhine


Here on the Romantic Rhine you’ll find a castle landscape of unique density and variety. Between Bingen and Rüdesheim in the south and the Siebengebirge hills in the north, more than 60 medieval castles, stylish baroque palaces and impressive fortresses combine to create a cultural landscape that is truly one of its kind. On foot, by bike or by riverboat, whatever your mode of transport: in the hills, villages and side valleys of the Rhine there are more than 60 castles, palaces and ruins just waiting to be discovered. These magnificent historical showpieces and weather-beaten monuments are often linked by hiking trails. And no matter whether they are in ruins or have been restored: many of the historic buildings are shrouded in mystery and legend, which is often based on true events ... simply magical!

Burg Stahleck | © Torsten Krüger

At a glance

Discover more than 60 castles...

Old town Bacharach | © Dominik Ketz / Rheinland-Pfalz Tourismus GmbH

Historical Towns & Villages

Stroll through the old towns

Rhine promenade in Bad Breisig | © Domink Ketz

Hotels, Inns & Guest Houses

Enjoy your holiday!

Young couple enjoys wine | © Dominik Ketz / Rheinland-Pfalz Tourismus GmbH

Wine temptations

Home of Riesling & Pinot Noir

Related Links

Tal der Loreley e.V. Koblenz-Touristik Generaldirektion Kulturelles Erbe Rheinland-Pfalz Zweckverband Welterbe Oberes Mittelrheintal Romantischer Rhein e.V. Rhein-Lahn-Kreis Stadt Boppard Staatliche Schlösser und Gärten Hessen Mittelrhein-Wein e.V. Mittelrhein Riesling Charta