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Monday, April 04, 2011

Upper Middle Rhine Valley - St Goar

We began our exploration of the Upper Middle Rhine Valley in St Goar. This is where we stayed for 2 nights.

Had always wanted to make this trip to the Upper Middle Rhine valley as i remembered admiring my fren's gorgeous pictures and i remember her mention the town St Goarhausen.

With that in mind, i was looking for accomodation @ St Goarshausen on the trusty tripadvisor.com website (my travel reference always!) however, there were not that many recommendations but a search turned up quite a few @ St Goar instead.

even though there are many towns along the Rhine, but somehow, i was quite fixed @ staying @ St Goarshausen (or hearby).

And that's how i made my decision to stay @ St Goar. Not much homework i admit .... just going by faith in other travellers and my feelings.... hehe.

I absolutely love St Goar -- it was an excellent location. and had such a great view of Burg Katz!!

View of St Goar

View of Rheinfels Fortress in St Goar


Of course, the town itself is pretty small -- one can cover the main street on foot in less than an hour, so don't expect much activity!

and because we visited during off peak season, it's really very quiet!!

We stayed @ Hotel Hauser, a B&B which was so well-located (but of course, the town of St Goar is very small!) i cannot ask for more! I highly recommend it to anyone who's planning a trip to the Upper Middle Rhine.

this is the view from our balcony -- gorgeous isn't it?

the hotel building:


our room:
the train station is located just behind the hotel (and although i've read comments about noise form the trains, it didn't bother us at all. altho the cars zooming down the main street were sometimes noisy!) -- perfect for tired souls like us when we return after a long day trip out -- just a few steps and we are back in our hotel room!!

the Koln-Dusseldorf (KD) cruise embarkation point is just in front of the hotel and if you are interested to take the tram up to Fortress Rheinfels, the Burg-express pick up point is just outside the hotel.

It is simply such a convenient location! And the cost of the room -- 58 euros per nite for 3 of us, including breakfast. I cannot ask for more.

And for some reason, the restaurant of our hotel, seemed to be the one with the most "人气" .... after walking around town looking for dinner place .... we ended up eating @ the hotel restaurant for both nites!! food was quite good and reasonably priced.

This place really has it all! :)

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