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Gothic grandeur - a ruin with pathos

Access is by stairs leading from the main street past the side of the Protestant St Peter Church... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Robert D
Stornoway, United Kingdom
Great views

The round walk along the old city walls is well worth the effort. The views are stunning. The... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Oberstr. 47, 55422 Bacharach, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Access is by stairs leading from the main street past the side of the Protestant St Peter Church (Ev St Peterkirche). There is no disabled access. The church was built in the 13th century and finally ruined over 200 yrs ago. Only some of the...More

Thank Robert D
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The round walk along the old city walls is well worth the effort. The views are stunning. The history is everywhere. Great stuff.

Thank winksie
Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

There is something so simply beautiful about these ruins. The history behind it is very interesting. It was built in the late 1200s but completed in the 1400s. The chapel was built to honor the death of Werner, a young boy who was rumored to...More

Thank esims04
Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

This is an amazing old church built in 1269, destroyed in 1669 with the main structure still standing and looks like it will remain for a very long time. Visit here if you would like to visit some seriously old history. As I live in...More

Thank SteveDW2013
Reviewed 29 November 2017

For us this was a pass by on the hike to burg stahleck. Ruin is pretty, view is good, some signage in English.

Thank Cheryl B
Reviewed 10 October 2017

took a hike up the hill behind the hote to the sceeton of the chapel .... just amazing .... most amazing pictur eperfect moments ........

Thank Elsabie789
Reviewed 1 October 2017

Not much left of the chapel but must have been impressive in its days. Some of the information was in English which made a change. You pass it on the way up to the castle.

Thank Shirley1702
Reviewed 20 September 2017

We came across the Wernerkapelle en route to the Burg Stahleck castle. It was interesting to read about its origins while admiring the beautiful building itself. The location also offers a beautiful view of the Rhine.

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Reviewed 19 September 2017

We were actually looking for the hotel above it and happened on this place and it was overwhelmingly beautiful- and the quote from Pope John XXIII was very appropriate for our present times "We recognize today that many centuries of blindness covered our eyes..." It...More

Thank MGUINN08
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

We admired these beautiful ruins from afar from many different vantage points around Bacharach before finally seeking them out to view them up close. This structure is so intact that seeing it up close almost enables you to envision how spectacular this building must have...More

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