These are the last three pictures of my current Germany series.
The highlights end with a view off castle Pfalzgrafenstein inmidst the Rhine with a nive view towards Kaub and the ruin of castle Gutenfels
Music for this picture:Castle on a Cloud.mp4
Legend has it that the patron…. “Werner came from a poor background. On Maundy Thursday 1287 his body was found near Bacharach. Certain Christians blamed his murder on the Jews, claiming that they had used his blood for the Jewish ritual of Passover (the blood libel against Jews).
Similar anti-Jewish legends were widely circulated in the Middle Ages.The alleged murder was followed by a wave of pogroms against the Jewish Community. Violence spread from the Middle Rhine to the Moselle and the Lower Rhine region. The Jewish community turned to King Rudolf I, who was convinced the accusations were groundless. He fined the murderers of Jews and ordered the burning of the corpse of Werner to prevent any further veneration.” (Wikipedia)
Music for this picture: Henryk Górecki – Symphony Nº3 (Symphony of Sorrowful Songs)
Castle Rheinstein is situated directly steep in the cliffs of the Rhine and offers some nice rooms to visit. But first you have to access the castle on foot, there is no road for cars to this small romantic castle.
Music for this picture: Nachtführung auf der Burg Rheinstein in Trechtingshausen (Rhein)