Stolzenfels Castle (Schloss Stolzenfels)
The former residence of Prussian king Friedrich Wilhelm IV, Stolzenfels Castle shines bright among the verdant hills of the Upper Middle Rhine Valley. Visit this example of Rhine Romanticism, replete with opulent interiors and well-manicured gardens. The castle underwent an extensive renovation in 2011, and numerous artifacts and art are displayed inside, from historical paintings to suits of armor. Float by Stolzenfels Castle as part of a cruise, or visit from nearby Koblenz by bus or car.
Things to Know Before You Go
Dogs are not permitted at Stolzenfels Castle.
Find paid parking garage at the base of the castle, from where it’s a roughly 20-minute walk to the castle entrance.
For visiting families, discounted group fares are available.
Due to its historical architecture, only portions of the castle and grounds are accessible to wheelchair users, and there are no accessible toilets on site.
How to Get There
Stolzenfels Castle is located just three miles (five kilometers) from Koblenz, a major hub along the Middle Rhine, and it's a highlight of various river cruise itineraries. If using public transportation, take the 650 bus from the Koblenz Hauptbahnhof (Central Station). If driving, take the B9 from Koblenz.
When to Get There
The castle's hours vary by season, and in January and February, hours may be limited. Generally, the castle is open daily Tuesday- Saturday from midmorning to evening. The castle is closed in December and on Mondays. Last admission is 45 minutes prior to closing. For a lively experience, time your visit to the summer party held in early September, which includes special tours of various wings of the landmark.
The Castle Grounds
Don’t restrict your explorations to the main castle building. A recent renovation has revived the grounds of Stolzenfels Castle. It now boasts five individual garden areas, as well as waterfalls, ponds, architectural follies, and walking paths.
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