Schloss Stolzenfels information
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With its crenellated towers, ornate gables and medieval-style fortifications, Schloss Stolzenfels, 5km south of the city centre above the Rhine’s left bank, exudes the timeless, sentimental beauty for which the Romantic Rhine is famed. In 1823, the future Prussian king Friedrich Wilhelm IV fell under its spell and had the castle – ruined by the French – rebuilt as his summer residence; during the Victorian era, guests included Queen Victoria. Today, the rooms remain largely as the king left them, with paintings, weapons, armour and furnishings from the mid-19th century.
To get there, take bus 650 from the Hauptbahnhof to the castle car park, from where it’s a 15-minute walk.