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Bacharach [1] is in the Rhine Valley (Mittelrheintal) in the state Rhineland-Palatinate of Germany.


It is a small ancient town on the west bank of the Rhine. It existed before the Romans as a Celtic settlement. Its name Baccaracum came from the God of Bacchus as it supplied wine to the ancient territories.

Bacharach: Altkölnischer Hof and the market place.

Get in[edit]

Trains run regularly to Bacharach. The line is Koblenz – Boppard – Oberwesel – Bacharach – Bingen am Rhein – Mainz. From Frankfurt airport it takes between 1 and 1.5 hours (with one change).

Get around[edit]

The town is small so walking is the best way to get around.

Panorama Bacharach with Castle Stahleck and Ruin of the Gothic Wernerkapelle.
Bacharach Town featuring the Altes Haus


  • The Castle Stahleck (Burg Stahleck) is a large castle on a hill that is approx 1,000 years old. It is a bit of a walk but the views of the Rhine are magnificent.
  • The ruins of the Gothic Werner Chapel (Ruine Wernerkapelle) are quite lovely and are on the way to Castle Stahleck.
Bacharach featuring Castle Stahleck


  • Take a cruise along the Rhine.
  • Do a wine tasting 'carousel' in town.
  • Walk through the vineyards.






Wine Tasting


Castle Stahleck is a Youth Hostel [2] and a great experience.


Get out[edit]

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