If you would like to visit Rheinfels Castle, there are various ways to get to know the historic walls better. The entrance fee includes a visit to the ruins, which you can explore yourself or on a guided tour, as well as admission to the local history museum at the castle.
Four-legged visitors also welcome
Maps of the fortress are available at the castle ticket office so you can explore it on your own. This allows you to roam the castle at your own pace. This is great fun, especially for children. You should bring a flashlight or use the flashlight function on your smartphone to visit the underground passages. Four-legged visitors are also very welcome at Rheinfels Castle. However, dogs should be kept on a lead.
Discovering Rheinfels Castle via the Rheinfelspfad trail is a great experience. This path allows you to explore the fortress, which was one of the largest and most powerful castles on the Rhine for more than half a millennium, up close. Even as a ruin, Rheinfels Castle is still an impressive building. It gives an idea of how the mighty Counts of Katzenelnbogen once lived and ruled here. The Rheinfels Trail, lined with walls, plants and animals, leads through the castle, the palace and the fortress and tells the 500-year history of Rheinfels Castle.