10 Fairytale Castles To Experience On Germany’s Middle Rhine
Mention the Rhine River in Germany, and it instantly conjures up images of fairytale castles, medieval fortresses, storybook villages, and even a singing siren known to lure sailors to treacherous waters and their resulting demise. Scroll on to view the ten fairytale castles we encountered along the Middle Rhine on our Viking cruise.
Viking Egdir Longship Rhine River Cruise
For many, a Rhine River cruise is a bucket-list journey: Here you can have a top deck seat to comfortably marvel at medieval castles and gothic architecture. And just maybe, what you see will take you back in your mind to times when knights reigned supreme.
Viking River Cruises offers many itineraries on the Rhine River. The one I chose sailed for one week from Basel, Switzerland, to the Netherlands, crossing four countries (Switzerland, France, Germany, Netherlands) with a plethora of shore excursions. Our castle tour of the Middle Rhine came to an end upon arrival in Cologne, Germany.
- 1. Ehrenfels Castle Ruins
- 2. Sooneck Castle
- 3. Stahleck Castle
- 4. Pfalzgrafenstein Castle
- 5. Castle Gutenfels
- 6. Schonburg Castle
- 7. The Lorelei
- 8. Rheinfels Castle Ruins
- 9. Marksburg Castle
- 10. Stolzenfels Castle