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Welcome to the UNESCO World Heritage Upper Middle Rhine Valley

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in the UNESCO World Heritage Upper Middle Rhine Valley

St. Goar is right in the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage Upper Middle Rhine Valley. Here is the ideal starting point for excursions up and down the Rhine. Whether on foot, by bike, by car, train or ship - museums, castles, hiking routes, leisure pools and many other destinations are waiting for you.

Sights in St. Goar and St. Goarshausen

  • Rheinfels Castle with local history museum
  • Catholic parish church of St. Goar
  • Protestant collegiate church
  • Puppet and bear museum
  • River pilots and navigators museum
  • William Turner route
  • Loreley statue
  • Loreley visitor centre 

Other sights UNESCO World Heritage Upper Middle Rhine Valley

  • Ehrenbreitstein Fortress, Electoral Residence in Koblenz
  • Cable car to fortress Ehrenbreitstein in Koblenz
  • Stolzenfels Castle in Stolzenfels
  • Lahneck Castle in Lahnstein
  • Königsstuhl in Rhens
  • Martins Castle in Brey
  • Marksburg Castle in Braubach
  • Electoral Castle in Boppard
  • Serverinskirche in Boppard
  • The Hostile Brother – Sterrenberg Castle and Liebenstein in Kamp-Bornhofen
  • Maus Castle in Kestert
  • Katz Castle in St. Goarshausen
  • Schönburg Castle in Oberwesel
  • Walkable city wall with 16 defensive towers in Oberwesel
  • Pfalzgrafenstein Castle near Kaub
  • Stahleck Castle in Bacharach
  • Werner Chapel in Bacharach
  • Fürstenberg ruins
  • Heimburg Castle in Rheindiebach
  • Sooneck Castle in Niederheimbach
  • Reichenstein Castle
  • Rheinstein Castle in Trechtingshausen
  • Mäuseturm in Bingen
  • Klopp Castle in Bingen
  • Abbey St. Hildegardis in Rüdesheim
  • Niederwald Monument in Rüdesheim
  • Drosselgasse in Rüdesheim
  • World Heritage Garden


Free time activities

  • Walking – 
    for example RheinBurgenWeg, Rheinsteig, Oelsbergsteig, Via Sancti Goaris, top circular walk Schwede-Bure Tour
  • Cycling –
    for example Rhine cycle trail or Hunsrück rail from Boppard to the Schinderhannes cycle trail in Emmelshausen
  • Swimming pool in the Rhine caves, Werlau city district
  • Adventure pool Rheinböllen
  • Wildlife park Rheinböllen
  • Loreley summer toboggan run
  • Wine tasting
  • Rhine shipping
  • Sayn Butterfly Museum

Annual events

  • Erlebnistag TalTotal 
  • Schützen- und Heimatfest in St. Goar
  • Werlauer Heimatfest
  • Burg- und Hansenfest in St. Goar
  • Biebernheimer Quetschekerb
  • Rhine in Flames – 45-min. Fireworks in St. Goar
  • Weinfest Oberwesel
  • Traditional wine witch night on the market square in Oberwesel
  • Medieval Spectaculum
  • Aldegundismarkt im Oberweseler Stadtwald
  • Wine market with a winery parade in Oberwesel
  • Historic Christmas market in Oberwesel
  • Concerts on the Loreley open-air stage
  • Concerts on the Maria Ruh open-air stage