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Bacharach is a city in the Middle Rhine Valley in the Rhineland-Palatinate region of Germany.


It is a small ancient town on the west bank of the Rhine. It existed before the Romans as a Celtic settlement. Its name Baccaracum came from the God of Bacchus as it supplied wine to the ancient territories.

Altkölnischer Hof
Bacharach Town featuring the Altes Haus

Get in[edit]

By plane[edit]

The airport at Hahn is about 50 km and Frankfurt Airport is about 70 km away.

By train[edit]

Trains run regularly to Bacharach. The line is Koblenz – Boppard – Oberwesel – Bacharach – Bingen am Rhein – Mainz. From Frankfurt airport it takes between 1 and 1.5 hours (with one change).

By road[edit]

Is on the B9 16 km north of Bingen. Parking on the side of the main road, 50 cents an hour.

By boat[edit]

The Köln-Düsseldorfer Rheinschiffahrt, better known as KD, runs cruises and scheduled services up and down the river to towns between Cologne and Mainz.

Bingen-Rüdesheimer operates scheduled services between Rüdesheim and St. Goar.

Get around[edit]

The town is small so walking is the best way to get around.


The Castle Stahleck is a large castle on a hill that is approx 1,000 years old. It is a bit of a walk but the views of the Rhine are magnificent.

Bacharach featuring Castle Stahleck

The ruins of the Werner Chapel are quite lovely and are on the way to Castle Stahleck.


Take a cruise along the Rhine.

Do a wine tasting 'carousel' in town.

Walk through the vineyards. Would recommend taking the Rheinburgenweg going south. The Northerly direction gives good views but has a steep section not recommended for the casual walker.




There is a large number of restaurants catering to tourists in the town. Here are a few suggestions

  •   Altes HausOberstraße 61.
  •   Altkölnischer HofBlücherstraße 2 +49 6743 1339. Traditional German style décor and food. Friendly service.



Wine Tasting



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