Bacharach is a tourist destination. Named a UNESCO World Heritage site of the Upper Middle Rhine Valley in the district of Mainz-Bingen in Rhineland-Palatinate. The original name Baccaracus indicates a Celtic origin. Above the village rises the castle Stahleck (now a youth hostel).

We stopped for two hours on our Rhine day cruise, ate some lunch at the ‘Altes Haus’ from 1389. Afterwards we strolled the romantic cobblestone streets with the half timbered homes.

Burg Stahleck was a highlight of our trip. If you good on foot you can take the steps up there. It is very old, build about 1100 to 1200 a. D

See how old Fachwerk was built here

Burg Stahleck
Burg Stahleck, now a youth hostel
View from Burg Stahleck

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