Castles on the Rhine

We found the next section, the Rhine Gorge, to be the most beautiful stage with castles perched on the heights of the rocky cliffsides and vineyards up and down the cliffs.  While we cycled past the famous Mouse Tower and Loreley Rock, the Tower was under renovation and the Loreley Rock was not visible from the cycle trail but only from tour boats cruising the river. Many of the castles were originally built as defense battlements to protect the landholdings of the owners.

Castle in the Rhine Gorge
Castle in the Rhine Gorge
More castles along the Rhine
More castles along the Rhine
Rhine Gorge castle
Rhine Gorge castle