Welcome to Loreley & St Goar Region
The most fabled spot along the Romantic Rhine, Loreley is an enormous, almost vertical slab of slate that owes its fame to a mythical maiden whose siren songs are said to have lured sailors to their death in the river’s treacherous currents. Heinrich Heine told the tale in his 1824 poem Die Lorelei.
The nearby village of St Goarshausen, 2.5km north, is lorded over by the sprawling ruins of Burg Rheinfels, once the mightiest fortress on the Rhine. It's linked by car ferry with its twin across the river, St Goar.