Burg Katz und Loreley | © Dominik Ketz

00:00 - 23:59

Burg Katz

Burg Katz, 56346 St. Goarshausen

Like a cat about to pounce on the Rhine toll - this is how Katz Castle appears above St. Goarshausen.

The continuous conflict between the Electors of Trier and the counts of Katzenelbogen is exemplified by the “Cat“ Castle, which can only be visited from the outside, as much as by its counterpart, the “Mouse“ Castle. It was the local people who gave the name “Cat” to the castle in St. Goarshausen, which had actually originated as Neu-Katzenelnbogen Castle in 1371. With this castle, the counts of Katzenelbogen wanted to secure their possessions on the Rhine and especially the tollhouse in St. Goar, which lay opposite - as well as deliberately setting up a counterbalance to the Elector of Trier’s “Mouse” Castle, which threatened its customs clearance. As many of the Rhine castles, it was ultimately unable to withstand the French troops: the Castle was destroyed in 1806. It took nearly a century before a historicised reconstruction had the ruin transformed into a magnificent residence. The castle is in private ownership.

Burg Katz und Loreley | © Dominik Ketz
St. Goarshausen mit Burg Katz | © Friedrich Gier
Burg Katz von oben | © Jens Niemeyer/Romantischer Rhein Tourismus GmbH
Burg Katz | © Andreas Pacek, fototour-deutschland.de

Burg Katz

From12.10.2023 until the 12.10.2030

Opening hours:
Monday: 00:00Clock to 23:59Clock
Tuesday: 00:00Clock to 23:59Clock
Wednesday: 00:00Clock to 23:59Clock
Thursday: 00:00Clock to 23:59Clock
Friday: 00:00Clock to 23:59Clock
Saturday: 00:00Clock to 23:59Clock
Sunday: 00:00Clock to 23:59Clock

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56346 St. Goarshausen Burg Katz
Burg Katz
Burg Katz
56346 St. Goarshausen

Phone: 0049 6771 9100
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