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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

See[edit][add listing]

  • 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

Do[edit][add listing]

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

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Wine Tasting

Sleep[edit][add listing]

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


Get out[edit]

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