Enjoy the of the historic ring-wall, as well as some 17th-century relics in the church. Aberdeenshire Castles and the Historic Giants of the North East With autumn in full flow and a gentle sting in the crisp air, I look once more to the north. Thanks so much, Ron. F. Freya Ridings Lyrics. Known for growing a different type of grape than the traditional Riesling of this region, Assmannshausen specializes in a delicious red wine that is ruby in color with notes of cherry, blackberry, and a hint of smoke. It truly looks like a fairy tale! Some allow you to get on and off, others don’t. The village of Assmannshausen is well worth a visit during your time in the Rhine Valley. The castle possesses a working drawbridge, a gorgeous courtyard with fabulous views of the Rhine, a garden still producing grapes, and a small chapel. Jan 25, 2017 - This Pin was discovered by MaineLifeAudit. Marty and I chose to use KD Cruise line for our trip. LOL! Passed around several times, the castle fell into despair in the 1500s until it was purchased and rebuilt in 1834. Great photos, thanks for sharing <3. Only three castles remain relatively intact in the upper valley and most travelers visit one of these, making them the most famous castles in Germany along the Rhine River. I really love the historical places. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases. It wasn’t until 1346 that a new castle was built on the site on to later be destroyed in the War of the Palatine Succession. It makes sense that it’s UNESCO protected, sites like this should be preserved. Like most castles of the Rhine, it fell into disrepair for many years until it was purchased by the Hecher family in 1975 who spent 19 years restoring it to its glory. ress_js("https://widget.getyourguide.com/v2/widget.js"); Sign up now to receive updates from That Texas Couple, and to get our Ultimate Travel Bundle straight to your inbox! You ever thought I was Before leaving, be sure to head up to Stahleck Castle, the 12th century castles that has one of the most picturesque views of the Rhine River that we experienced during our time in the Rhine Valley. The wine was incredible Linn. I’ve never been to this part of Germany but it seems great for the summer or fall. It sounds like you had an amazing trip. My daughter is in Cologne for a convention and I am going with her. What an inspiring list. You can tour the tiny castle if you like, but it’s pretty boring so I wouldn’t bother. These are actually only a few of the castles in this area. It was still really nice and super relaxing. Situated on a rocky outcrop, Rheinstein stands 270 feet above the Rhine River. The Ultimate Guide to the Fairy TaleTown of Bacharach. And the Riesling there is amazing!!! ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. We stayed in a charming bed and breakfast, Bistro Rene, where the town castle overlooked our balcony! I’d probably spend my evenings looking through the photos and drinking Riesling. You left my love, you hit the target You got that rush and then you walk out the door You kept me small, is what you wanted I never noticed Since 1277, the castle has served as a castle of the Electorate of the Palatinate. From the rubble of your love We hope to be your "one stop shop" for all things related to couples travel! So glad I read your article. Make sure you stay with your group, so you don’t get lost. My daughter is 6 she would love to see these. You captured all the castles so well in your pictures! I have to admit that I was pretending to be a princess in every single one we toured! Assmannshausen is also known as a health spa region with its warm thermal spring that has lithium rich water flowing through it. You ever thought I was. It’s such a beautiful area! You ever thought I was Me too, Mona. I have done big cities and small towns though, so I do need to go back. your own Pins on Pinterest I never noticed, You held my hand into the darkness Em. Last year I did see a few of these from a train ride east from Mannheim. They almost look fake! I’m glad that one can stay in some of the castles. What incredibly diverse castles. That’s so great to hear, Hayley. Look up near the town of Rudesheim and among the vineyards you will see the ruins of another fabulous castle of the Rhine, Ehrenfels Castle. I told Marty that we are definitely staying in one next time! We fell in love with the entire region. It was also the sight of several medieval battles and sieges, including one in 1282 when the castle was overtaken by King Rudolph I. Second time I spent 2 and a half months in southern Bavaria last winter. Just admire it from your cruise. All so different and such unique architecture. Thanks for sharing! From the rubble of your love How many of them did you actually visit or are open to tourists? Rebuilt between 1889 and 1892, the castle is now used as a hotel! By purchasing through these links, we get a small commission at no additional cost to you. My question is can you get off and on the boat or do you have a set destination from one port to another. You ever thought I was, I'm gonna build castles This helped to make the town of Kaub very wealthy! . Bavarian King Ludwig II spent his personal fortune building opulent castles in the hopes of raising his country’s standing in the world. Rheinstein was home to the Holy Roman Emperor Rudolph von Habsburg where he founded the Noble Knighthood. Here on our blog, we share our tips for romantic and fun travel, great relationships, and falling and staying in love. A long standing history, Rheinfels was one of the only castles on the Rhine’s left bank to withstand the attacks from King Louis XIV. They did seem to be out of a fairytale, but so did the little villages surrounding them. Hey there friend! 15 Huge Stars Who Were Backup Singers First, NEW SONG: Shawn Mendes - "Wonder" - LYRICS, HOT SONG: BLACKPINK – "Lovesick Girls" - LYRICS, HOT SONG: Billie Eilish - "No Time To Die'" - LYRICS. This looks incredible – I’ve always wanted to go the Rhine. You got that rush and then you walk out the door We recommend cruising in one direction, and then taking the train in the opposite direction. In 1834, the remains of the castle were rebuilt and today is open to tours. Built in 1225 to protect the tax St. Goar tax collectors, Rheinfels quickly became one of the most spectacular castles of the Rhine Valley. You really should plan a trip there. Today the castle is privately owned, and is not available for tours. You can access the castle via a hiking trail through the vineyards. From the rubble of your love Inside the castle is decorated with are stained glass windows, beautiful paintings, and period furnishings. Thanks so much, Toni. I felt so scared, couldn't take anymore It was a great trip! What a fairy tale trip! All text and media on this site are created by us, That Texas Couple, unless otherwise stated. Visitors can roam the vineyards and explore the towers and castles on the Rhine from this charming town. We are Marty and Michelle, That Texas Couple! I'm gonna be so much more than Surrounded by lush vineyards, German fairy tale towns, and gorgeous medieval castles, you can’t help but feel like you have whisked away to a far off land as you explore this beautiful region. Ride the chair lift to the top of the hill while overlooking half-timbered house and beautiful vineyards. Your daughter would feel just like a princess! I know Kareemah! Thanks! these castles are incredible! Surrounded by vineyards, as are most towns on the Rhine, you will find the quaint town of Lorchhausen. Today the castle hosts many events including medieval games and romantic tours. We actually only visited 2 during our trip. Why you ask? Best Castles in Scotland #5: Inveraray Castle and Gardens. The tour we took allowed you to use your ticket to get on and off for that day. These sure do look straight out of a fairy tale! Gee. . It was during this seige that the castle was destroyed and the king put a ban on rebuilding it. You kept me small, is what you wanted Marek R. Swadzba / shutterstock.com 6. Castles always remind me of fairy tales…or at least a good Harry Potter novel. Built by the archbishop in 1219 to protect his lands, Furstenburg Castle is now one of the ruined castles of the Rhine. You ever thought I was, Castles Germany definitely knew how to make castles haha they look so stunning! After the family died out with their last heir, the castle was burned down in 1689 by French soldiers and sat in ruin for over 200 years. And I have always wanted to spend a night in one, so maybe this is the place for that! NEUSCHWANSTEIN CASTLE, GERMANY. It truly was a great trip! Famous for being the starting point of the Rheingau Riesling Route, you will find the area growing Riesling and pinot-noir grapes. We're so glad you're here! We did a Rhine River ferry with KD – from Mainz to St. Goar – and loved it. Oh, we did that! The cruise is a great idea but people who want a more active vacation I wonder if it would be possible to bike the route? Today, visitors can immerse themselves in medieval history by touring the many towers, halls, and passageways that intertwine to make up Rheinfels castle. Today the castle houses a modern roomed hotel where guests can immerse themselves in history. Ha-Ha me too! All these castle look so amazing. And combined with a wine tour – I am sold! Your email address will not be published. You will catch your first view of the beautiful Inveraray Castle as you cross the old bridge into town. Our time in Germany included several great days in Munich before heading to the Rhine Valley and then ending in Nuremberg. To begin exploring the castles on the Rhine, we chose to do a day cruise on the most scenic portion of The Rhine, from St. Goar to Bingen. Read our full disclosure here. If you prefer a small apartment, consider booking with Airbnb. These castles are unreal! It’s also interesting that some of them are still privately owned! Losing your love, it made me strong When it comes to the best German castles, there’s no question as to why Schwerin Castle is one of the highlights on our list. Schonburg Castle is now a hotel that boasts 27 rooms along with a prison tower and a library! The lady working the ticket office in St. Goar was super helpful so she won our business. You can climb into the hillside, walking into the vineyards before exploring the remaining town towers and the town wall. I think I could live there! Only to gain more power in 1479 when Neukatzenelnbogen ‘Katz’ Castle was built across the river. For you see, Pfalz Castle would string large chains across the river forcing traffic to stop and pay their taxes before crossing. It would be an enchanting experience. We will always give due credit to the author/creator of any content not provided by me. Yes, Taryn for sure. Your email address will not be published. Oct 11, 2020 - Castles of Scotland . We will be going back for sure! It would be a great place to take the family. Although the castle was first built in the 11th century, it was rebuilt in the beautiful Romantic era. Legend has it that a young maiden threw herself into the river in a fit of despair over an unfaithful lover. album: "Freya Ridings" (2019) Even though the castle doesn’t offer guided tours, you are welcome to come up and admire the views while sipping a glass of wine in the castle’s courtyard. There is also a Gothic style church, a 12th-century basilica, and the Niederwald hunting lodge. For our trip to the Rhine Valley, we decided to make the charming town of Bacharach our home base. I would love to be able to stay in the one that is turned into a hotel! It is the absolutely picture-perfect, postcard castle you may imagine as you close your eyes and daydream of Scottish castles. During the first trip we drove the Rhine from Mainz to Koblenz and enjoyed several towns and loved the castles. I would love to visit some of these in my lifetime! All content on this site is copyrighted and may not be used without prior written consent. This half timbered village will have you falling in love with it in a matter of minutes. I'm gonna be more than Writer(s): Daniel Nigro, Freya Ridings. We wish that we had scheduled more time there. You’ve given me too many choices for what to go back and see now! Oddly enough, my husband and I are just starting work out the details of a trip to Germany and I said to him “I want to see castles.” Well, here we are! This gorgeous castle is a classic example of neo-Gothic style. 14 Best Castles near London. Copyright: Writer(s): Daniel Nigro, Freya Ridings Lyrics Terms of Use, You left my love, you hit the target If you have time, definitely stop in Oberwesel. If castles are seats of power, they don’t get any mightier than Dublin Castle. We also took the train back and it was a good thing because the return boat we would have taken wasn’t running all the way back to Mainz. After surviving an unsuccessful siege in 1504, the castle was renamed Gutenfels, meaning solid rock. Touring this castle gives you insight into wonderful paintings and furniture. I hope you have an amazing time! In its time, it has been a prison, police headquarters and law courts – authority has soaked into its very stones. You can read all about why we chose Bacharach in our post, Ultimate Guide to the Fairy Tale Town of Bacharach, Germany. All of those castles are absolutely stunning!! Why you ask? We love to visit the UNESCO protected areas, they never disappoint. All of the castles in this guide can be reached by car in about 2 hours or less. Now you have given me even more reason and the info to do it. Required fields are marked *. The UNESCO World Heritage portion of the Rhine Valley is breathtaking. I'm gonna be more than There are different options. We were a little disappointed first because we thought it was more of a “hop-on, hop-off” style, but it wasn’t in this area. You ever thought I was Located opposite of Assmannshausen, Rheinstein was our favorite castles on the Rhine. Marty and I love using Hotels.com. I am so jealous. It’s funny, you’re cruising right along, and then suddenly, the whole ship breaks out into song! Visitors will definitely want to stop in one of the historic taverns to enjoy the town’s famous red wine made from grapes grown on “hell hill”. I’m so glad to hear that, Donna. From the rubble of your love I never noticed, And I hate that you're gone Hi Rosemary! You ever thought I was Can’t believe I haven’t made it to Germany yet! Aww this makes me want to revisit Germany! These castles look like they are straight out of a fairytale! I’m glad you enjoyed the pictures. Best Castles in Germany. You can take in Liebfrauenkirche, the town’s beautiful red church. Great photos! You can’t travel to Ireland without seeing the castles that are dotted across the country. Rheinfels Castle sits watch over the town of St. Goar and is one of the largest castles of the Rhine. Thanks, Harmony! We never made it to Rhine – had we known there were this many castles we would have made sure we visited this beautiful city. Wander up to St. Martin, the ‘white church’ with the fortress like tower that sits up on the hill. Stahleck is now a youth hostel where you can spend a night or two if you choose to do so. My favorite is the Stahleck Castle, though all are unique in their own way. These castles highlight the wealth and prosperity of this region in The Middle Ages, and a cruise along the Rhine River gives you an amazing view. Forced me to add this locale to my bucket list. Thanks for the tips! The thermal spas, wonderful wine, and great places to stay make Assmannshausen a desired destination for visitors from all over the world. You can’t beat that! Lyrics to 'Castles' by Freya Ridings. We use Airbnb when we want to “live like a local.”  Haven’t tried Airbnb? Love the tip on the one way cruise. Ehrenfels Castle was one of three castles originally built to protect the archbishop of Mainz. Join us to follow along on our journeys as we give you practical tips and advice to help make your couples travel dreams come true. And of course, you will want to visit Schonburg Castle! Rheinfels Castle sits watch over the town of St. Goar and is one of the largest castles of the Rhine. Lovely photos! Whoa. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Some of Europe’s most storied castles are located near its winding rivers. The ruins of Rheinfels Castle sit high above St. Goar like a ghost from the past, while the Katz Castle sits across the river staring at the town of St. Goar. . I'm gonna be stronger than


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