Sunday, August 30, 2009

St Goar & Burg Rheinfels

St Goar is a bit kinder to backpackers. I was able to leave my pack at the tourist information centre while I climbed up the hill to the ruins of Burg Rheinfels, once the most impregnable fortress on the Rhine. A rabbit warren of defensive passages, some as little in height as a metre, meant soldiers could quickly get to other parts of the castle and any invading army which gained entry would be confused and outflanked within the walls. It would have been impossible to get through all the low castle doorways and narrow passages wearing a backpack.

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