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The Rhine River is at his deepest at the Lorely bend and the current there could be treacherous for boats and barges ! The story of Lorely the siren is associated with this phenomenon and it makes more sense when one is cruising on the...More
While approaching Goarshausen along Rhine River, we saw a huge bend along the river with a huge rock (should be a hill) on the right bend and the cruise director told us several legends on this rock which the local called it Loreley. There was...More
Parked at the Visitor Centre on top, hoping to walk down to the rock. However while we were there, there was a lot of building work going on & the path down was closed off. There is a large exhibition of the area & the...More
The actual Loreley is nothing but a big rock outcropping extending into the Rhine River. The story or myth of Loreley makes the story. There is a relatively small statute of a maiden several hundred yards up the river from the outcropping. It is a...More
True it is just a big rock that jets out into the Rhine River, but it's the story or legend behind this rock that makes it special. From here a maiden sang and lured sailors towards her causing them to crash into the rock. I...More
This is a highly advertised tour spot to see.
A big rock with a few different stories surrounding it. It is all in how the stories are told.
It is interesting however to travel through this area and just see how the ships navigate through...More
When we visited, there was a closed vistor centre, a closed resutrant, some closed footpaths, and a large car park. We managed to find our way to the viewpoint over the river - there are plenty of other better ones if you take a walk...More
Loreley herself may only be a statue, but she keeps attracting attention and tourists... the story of the siren, attracting sailors towards the treacherous cliffs of Loreley is a wonderful excuse for crashing your barge. It may come in handy, so do your homework...
There are wonderful views all along the Rhine - this just happens to be one of the more famous places (=a bit more crowded).
You can watch a statue of Loreley at the river, on the hill, try the sommerrodelbahn and take a nice walk...More