Bacharach - one of the "prettiest towns in the world".

That was the opinion of Victor Hugo, who visited Bacharach in the 19th century during a trip to the Rhine. Even today visitors can experience genuine history and enjoy pure Rhine romanticism. In addition to wine-tasting and wine-seminars, Rhine cruises and top class hiking paths, a visitor can stroll through the town in the footsteps of the romantics, and enjoy a glass of local wine in one of the many taverns.

Ticket Office Bacharach

55422 Bacharach
Breite/Lat: 50.060040 Länge/Lon: 7.770576

Tel. 0 67 43 / 13 22
Fax 0 67 43 / 13 22
E-Mail: kd-bacharach(at)


Useful information

Information concerning the landing-stage

  • The KD landing-stage in Bacharach is accessible to passengers with restricted mobility.
  • Passengers are requested to be at the landing-stage 15 minutes before the scheduled sailing time. 
  • Passengers who have not purchased their ticket at the KD ticket office in Bacharach are requested to report at the ticket office.
  • Payment options: cash, EC, credit card (Visacard, Mastercard).

Getting to the landing-stage by public transport

By train (RB26/RE2) to Bacharach Station, approx. 10 min. walk.

Getting to the landing-stage by car

From the north (Cologne/Bonn/Koblenz): L220 and B9
From the east (Frankfurt/Mainz/Wiesbaden): A60 and B9

Public parking places (some subject to charge) are to be found at the landing-stage.

Suggested tours

Nostalgia route

Our highlight on the romantic Middle Rhine – on the trail of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Pure nostalgia is offered between Koblenz and Rüdesheim. Experience the most famous sights on the river which embodies German Romanticism in authentic surroundings on board the paddle steamer GOETHE.

  • KD departure time from Bacharach: 13.30 and 17:15
Nostalgia route

Trip to castles

Nowhere else are there as many medieval castles as on this inimitable section of the Rhine, which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in June 2002. To mention just three of them: Ehrenbreitstein Fortress at the Deutsches Eck in Koblenz, Stolzenfels Castle and the uniquely well-preserved Marksburg Castle in Braubach, to mention just three.

  • KD departure times from Bacharach: 11:30, 13:30, 15:30, 16:30 and 18:30
    (upriver towards Rüdesheim)
  • KD departure times from Bacharach: 10:15, 11:15, 12:15, 15:15 and 17:15
    (downriver towards Boppard and Koblenz)
Trip to castles

Loreley tour

St. Goarshausen is where you will find the magical Loreley, which attracts thousands of people from all over the world each year. Many romantic castles, the imperial palace near Kaub and the fortress of Schönburg by Oberwesel proudly watch over the valley of the Loreley and, cloaked in legend, are witnesses of an eventful history.

  • KD departure times from Bacharach: 10:15, 11:15, 12:15, 15:15 and 17:15
Loreley tour

Offers on site

Tour of Bacharach

A tour of one of the most beautiful medieval towns on the Rhine is a must for every visitor. Tourists from all over the world are stunned by the charm of the historical half-timbered houses, marvel at the “Altes Haus” (Old House), market square, the Posthof inn, the Gothic Wernerkapelle chapel and the impressive Stahleck Castle, and enjoy the peace of the lovingly designed inner and rear courtyards. The Zollhof (Customs Yard) with the Catholic parish church St. Nikolaus, the former mint (Kurpfälzische Münze) and the Amtskeller wine cellar are just a few of the places of interest.

Suggestions for hikes

All around Bacharach, a network of high-quality hiking trails await visitors. Bacharach’s old town is within easy reach of the KD landing stage, and you can walk round the town centre on the 1.9 km poetic town wall path. Fans of round trips are catered for by the 12.6 km premium hiking trail “Stahlberg-Schleife”, which rewards them with stunning views and the ruins of Stahlberg Castle in the Steeger Valley. The entry to Bacharach’s Malerwinkel (Artist's Corner) can be reached from the KD landing stage in approximately five minutes.

Taking the Rhine Cycle Route through the Rhine Valley

Bacharach is situated in the UNESCO World Heritage Site Upper Middle Rhine Valley, directly on the 120-kilometre-long Rhine Cycle Route, which follows the Rhine on both banks from north to south.

Rhein-Nahe Touristik

Oberstraße 10
55422 Bacharach
Tel. 06743 / 919303
E-Mail info(at)

Do you have any questions? We will be happy to help you!

Service Centre

Tel. +49 (0)221/2088-318
Fax +49 (0)221/2088-345


Frequently Asked Questions

Here you can find the answers to the most important questions about KD's services.


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