Looming above the village of Trechtingshausen, 8km downriver from Bingen, mighty Burg Reichenstein harbours a lavish collection of furnishings, armour, hunting trophies – even cast-iron oven slabs. To get a taster of what living here would be like, book into one of its 21 individually designed rooms (doubles from €94). Its fine-dining restaurant has seasonal regional menus and monumental views.

Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours activity

KD Rhine Pass from Mainz