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.
Sotto la chiesa di S. Severo (XII sec.) si visitano i ruderi delle terme militari di età romana.
Stretching to an area of 75,000 square meters (807293 square feet), the Kurpark in Wiesbaden is a spectacular public park that has been praised by many as the most scenic park in the city. Established in 1852, the park boasts of a lake in the middle of the park where visitors can enjoy boating. Also found here is a fountain that is 6 meters (19 feet) high.
The magnificent Marktkirche Wiesbaden stands tall over the city of Wiesbaden as one of the city's tallest buildings. The Neo-Gothic architecture of this church attracts several architecture buffs that are mesmerized by the brilliant structure and artistic steeples. Apart from daily Protestant services held at the church, many classical concerts also draw crowds here and showcase an angelic selection of choir performances and organ concerts.
The Ehrenbreitstein Fortress sits atop a mountain with the same name. The fortress was built on the mountain top between the years of 1817 and 1828 by Prussian forces, though another fortress had stood on this same spot until 1801 when it was destroyed by the French. Of course, early people had also seen the benefits of building on top of the impressive Ehrenbreitstein mountain; some archaeologists believe that structures may have been built on this same site as early as the 9th-Century BC. The fortress that visitors can see today was never attacked while the Prussian military owned it. It was, however, occupied by U.S. troops during the Occupation of the Rhineland. Having escaped destruction in World War II, the fortress served as a variety of establishments before being made into a museum in 1956. Visitors can take a cable car up to the fortress where they can wander around the grounds and explore the many rooms on docent-led tours.
Rising 100 meters (330 foot) above the scenic Moselle River, Reichsburg Cochem is a towering medieval period castle perched atop a hill. Originally, its purpose was to collect a toll from each passing shop, now it's serves as a popular tourist destination in the area. Its unique combination of neo-gothic architecture with remnants of Romanesque design stands testament to the many hands it changed over the centuries. Reichsburg Cochem also provides interesting tours for the whole family. Check out the tour timings on the website.
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.
Not far from the small village of Wellmich, the Maus Castle is a historic structure that dates back to the 14th Century. It was erected near the River Rhine by Bohemond II, the then Archbishop-Elector of Trier. It was used by the subsequent Triers in the later years. Over time the castle began to be neglected and was further damaged during World War II. Today, the renovated structure is used as an aviary for eagles and falcons. Guided tours of the castle are offered, however registration is a must. Maus Castle also acts as an event venue, hosting concerts, wedding receptions and other events.
There was initially a large hospital and church here, which was eventually destroyed in the Palatinate War in the 17th century. The choir of the original church was then turned into this beautiful chapel, and was given a Baroque renovation. The domed roof and massive windows are a sight to behold, making Wernerkapelle worth a visit.
Le mura sono in parte percorribili (per chi non soffre di vertigini); bella vista sul Reno.