Trechtingshausen is in the Middle Rhine Valley in Rhineland-Palatinate region of Germany. Downriver from Bingen, there are three Medieval castles before you reach the town of Trechingshausen: Burg Rheinstein, Burg Reichenstein, and Burg Sooneck. Built up on the stony cliffs overlooking the Rhine, these fortresses quickly transport you back across the centuries as they have displays of art, weapons, and furnishings. They all serve snacks and wines, but Burg Reichenstein serves full meals. Online information is available at http://www.burg-rheinstein.de/.