BACHARACH, another beautiful German town full of halftimbered houses
BACHARACH in the Rhine Gorge, about 50 kilometres south of Koblenz, is a beautiful 11th-century town situated at the banks of the river Rhine and overlooked by the Stahleck castle. Bacharach is full of beautiful medieval half-timbered houses along the cobblestone streets and partly lined by a town wall with several old towers, some of them with great views over Bacharach, and the river. There is an interesting hiking path following the town wall, passing the towers, the castle and the ruins of the Werners’ Chapel. The hike includes many, many stair steps, but the effort is rewarded by great views and even partially runs through the steep vineyards surrounding Bacharach. We stayed at the part of the local campsite dedicated to motorhome pitches. The pitches are fairly narrow and just a few of them have a good view of the Rhine. The campsite has a small restaurant and is located just 500 meters from the centre of Bacharach. Depending on the direction from where you visit Bacharach, it might be necessary to cross the Rhine by one of the many ferries. Directly from Bacharach, it is also possible to visit the famous Loreley rock by a round-tour ferry.