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Burg Pfalzgrafenstein

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Pfalzgrafenstein castle was erected by Ludwig the Bavarian in 1327 on a island in the Rhine and... read more

Reviewed 5 May 2018
Herentals, Antwerpen, Belgium
Great small castle in the middle of the Rhine

Accessible only by a pedestrian ferry, great small castle used as a toll house in the past. Well... read more

Reviewed 28 July 2017
Chino Hills, California
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Rheinuferstrasse 4, 56349 Kaub, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
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Reviewed 5 May 2018

Pfalzgrafenstein castle was erected by Ludwig the Bavarian in 1327 on a island in the Rhine and served as a toll station until 1866. The edifice is very well preserved and virtually intact. The fortress can be reached from Kaub by a short boat trip....More

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Reviewed 28 July 2017

Accessible only by a pedestrian ferry, great small castle used as a toll house in the past. Well maintained. A must inside the Rhine Valley.

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Reviewed 16 July 2017

Given its location out in the Rhine River, Pfalzgrafenstein is one of the "must see" sites in the Rhine Valley. It is interesting to visit, but I must admit that we were a bit disappointed in the lack of the interior, which is rather stark,...More

1  Thank James D
Reviewed 5 July 2017

I have visited this pace in early March 2017. The ferry which leaves from the riverside at the beginning of each hour takes you to the small island and you have approximately an hour to walk around the castle. The paper guide has a small...More

1  Thank Olga G
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Brilliant little tower, well worth the visit. Delightful little boat runs every 30 minutes. Go on a cold wet day and see how miserable it must have been. Great views of river and boats. Good display.

Thank cricketfanBB
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

The road runs along both sides of the river with bridge crossings at Bingen/Rüdesheimer and then near Koblenz. In between there are ferry crossings. We drove downstream from Bingen and took the car ferry across to Kaub. We were able to find parking and take...More

Thank april b
Reviewed 5 October 2016

The castle was built on the small island in the Rhine by King Ludwig the Bawarian in 1327 and continued with a defensive hexagonal wall up to 1340. Later additions were made in 1607 up to 1755 with corner turrets and baroque tower. The castle...More

1  Thank 1trekky
Reviewed 16 August 2016

This is a beautiful looking little castle in the rhein river. Don't know exactly what the meaning of it was, you can visit it nowadays, but we lacked time

Thank Anke H
Reviewed 17 July 2016

It is a lovely place surrounding by amazing Rhein river with beautiful views to the hills around and castle Gutenfels. I believe not everybody would be willing to travel several hours just to see this small castle, but if you are around take an hour...More

Thank EvaF2Eva
Reviewed 13 March 2016

Beautiful landmark (?) and iconic historic marker of past times and practices. Easily seen from road, from high up in the mountains or on a river cruise.

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