Located near, the charming town of Sankt Goarshausen, the natural rock of Lorelei, forms one of the best known features of the Upper Middle Rhine Valley. Towering about 120 meters (433 feet) higher than the water surface, the cliff is said to be named after a mythical sorceress called Lurley, who jumped off the cliff into the disturbed waters of River Rhine. Lorelei is blessed with breathtaking beauty, making it quite a popular tourist attraction.
Bajo la iglesia de San Severo (s. XII) pueden visitarse los restos de unos baños romanos.
St. Martin es una parroquia católica ubicada en Lorch am Rhein que es famosa por su precioso altar gótico, una obra maestra del artista alemán Hans von Worms creada alrededor de 1438. La enorme torre de la iglesia tiene vista a la ciudad, rica en vino y cultura. Otra de las características únicas del lugar se encuentra en el órgano y es el "Registro Riesling" que, si se lo apreta, emite sonidos alegres de aves y abre una puerta secreta y revela una botella de Riesling y dos copas de vino.
Perched atop a green hill which towers over a picturesque lake, Rheinstein Castle is a dazzling portrait of medieval charm and splendor, with every nook and cranny bearing traces of its historical lineage. Nestled amid thick and verdant foliage, the splendid architectural specimen features exposed brickwork, a portcullis and a drawbridge, with the main structure being flanked by impressive towers surrounded by a garden abundant in grapevine. The interior is as much a delight as the exterior; expansive chambers are adorned in elegant decor which accentuates their old-school nuances, weaving a striking tapestry for awed tourists to admire. Traipse through the hallways as you absorb a wealth of information afforded by insightful displays or make a pit stop at the on-site restaurant to recharge and replenish your strength. The castle also incorporates other attractions like the elaborately carved chapel and a magnificent room named the Knight's Hall which is hailed for its resplendent stained glass windows.
At the confluence of Mosel and Rhine, Deutsches Eck is a headland that has been an integral part of German history during war times. Characterized by an equestrian statue that soars over the city, it is a monument honoring the first German Emperor William I. The original statue was inaugurated in 1897 and a refurbished statue was installed in 1993. A tribute to German unity, the headland is a popular tourist attraction today. Boat rides through the inland waterway of Mosel and Rhine are an ideal way to view the Deutsches Eck.
Tier- und Pflanzenpark Fasanerie was once a royal hunting area. Opened in 1955, its rolling hills, meadows, forest zone, lake and rivers is a haven for exotic and rare plants as well as for 50 European species. There is also a petting zoo for children. You can avail of their nature tours which are fun and informative at the same time. While touring, you get to encounter bears, lynxes, herons, wolves and many more. Later, head towards the former hunting lodge, which, now functions as a restaurant.
This Catholic parish church in Sankt Goarshausen was built in the 20th Century on the picturesque bank of the River Rhine. Since 2002, the site has been part of the famous UNESCO World Heritage Site of Upper Middle Rhine Valley. The unique structure of the building makes it a spectacular architectural marvel. Designed by famous German architects Hans and Christoph Rummel, the church features a baroque hall with tall pillars, a semicircular choir, stained glass windows, and a beautifully painted ceiling. The building looks splendid against the serene landscape of the town and makes for a popular tourist attraction.
This old evangelical church located on the banks of the River Rhine is a splendid sight in St. Goarshausen. Built in the 1860s and designed by Eduard Zais, the church has been part of the spectacular landscape of UNESCO World Heritage Upper Middle Rhine Valley since 2002. Standing tall amid tiny houses and rustic buildings in the quaint riverside atmosphere, the church forms an important religious landmark of the town. The interiors are decorated with beautiful stained glass windows and coffered ceilings, which enhance the building's beauty. With its old charm and serene location, the church offers a space for peaceful contemplation to its visitors.
Deutsches Puppen- und Bärenmuseum is a unique attraction in Sankt Goar that is sure to bring a smile to your face. Relive your childhood as you explore this museum, which features thousands of dolls, teddy bears, dollhouses, miniatures, and other colorful toys. Admire the adorable stuffed toys from the bygone era that have been passionately collected and stored over many years in this wonderful museum. Children can spend a delightful time among the toys and learn about the process of toymaking from the knowledgeable staff. Another fascinating feature of the museum is a small clinic, where you can bring your injured or damaged toy to be treated and nursed back to health.
Located on the western bank of the river Rhine, Rheinfels Castle is a castle ruin offering spectacular views of the river and its surrounding areas in Sankt Goar, Germany. This massive castle was once known to be the largest fortress in the Middle Rhine Valley. Today, it is the largest castle overlooking the river Rhine. Majorly occupied by castle ruins, few outer buildings of this complex are now restored as a luxury hotel, wellness center, and a restaurant. Visitors can also see some better-preserved structures in the museum at this historic place.
The Rhine Gorge lies between the city of Koblenz and Bingen in Germany. This area consists of a valley with River Rhine flowing in between. This valley contains rocks with fossil-bearing sediments which are mostly slate. The river marks an important route for trading with central Europe since olden times. This site has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since June 2002.
The spectacular Freilichtbühne Loreley is not only a fantastic event venue but it could very pass for being the city's attraction as well. Its magnificent tent-like appearance and the seating arrangement that is reminiscent of Greek amphitheaters, both add to the charm of this place. Loreley Freilichtbühne is busy throughout the year with many events, but musical concerts make a occupy most of their calender.