Schlossturm & SchifffahrtMuseum


Looking a bit forlorn by the river, the Schlossturm is all that’s left of the electors’ palace, which burned down in 1872. Recently restored, it houses a multimedia exhibit about shipping and trading on the Rhine and a cafe in the top of the tower.

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