For a Room with a View of the Rhine, Romantik Schloss Rheinfels is Hard to Beat
Perched on a hill above the Rhine River, at the town of St. Goar, is Burg Rheinfels, one of the many castle ruins along the Middle Rhine Valley. When Burg Rheinfels was built in 1245, it was the largest and most important fortress on the Rhine. And, up to this day, the extent of the fortified castle ruins is still impressive. So it is with good reason that the site was chosen for the Romantik Hotel Schloss Rheinfels in 1973.
The Romantik Schloss Rheinfels
The Middle Rhine Valley, often referred to as the Romantic Rhine, was declared a UNESCO World Heritage region in 2002. As far as choice locations for a relaxing holiday on the Rhine is concerned, few can beat Schloss Rheinfels.
The town of St. Goar, on the Rhine River, is at the heart of some of the most beautiful countryside in Europe. In addition to the sweeping views of the Rhine Valley, guests at Hotel Rheinfels also have a grandstand view of the famous Loreley Rock where, according to legend, the Loreley bewitched many a sailor on the Rhine with her song.
Schloss Rheinfels also bears the hallmarks of its medieval past and myths, legends and stories of German poets and philosophers abound. The antiques and paintings inside the hotel give it a medieval feel. True to the period, the gym is known as the ‘Folterkammer’ (torture chamber) and antique equipment from the early 20th century is available for guests to use.
Both the restaurant and the terrace cafe offer magnificent views of the Rhine. The hotel’s spa suite is the perfect place to rest and relax after a workout. The facilities include a pool with counter-current canal, an outdoor plunge pool, sauna and steamroom, tepidarium, solarium and a wellness area with lounges and a cozy bar.
Sports enthusiasts and nature lovers are also well catered for in the local vicinity. Two excellent walking trails and two tennis courts are only a short distance away. Mountain bikes can be borrowed free of charge and scooters can be hired, and two golf courses are only a short drive away from the castle. And of course, the castle ruins are at your doorstep to explore.