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St. Goarshausen

The town of the Loreley lies at the foot of the Loreley Rock. That impressive formation rises up 193 metres above the river in the Middle Rhine Valley. 

The saga of the blond Rhine mermaid Loreley, who is said to have lured countless sailors to their deaths, is famous throughout the world, thanks to the poem written by Heinrich Heine and set to music by Friedrich Silcher. Even today's visitor can sense the power of the legend when, from high up on the cliff, he looks down into the swirling Rhine and realises how dangerous the narrows are. Also worthwhile is a visit to the spruce little Old Town below Castle Katz.

Ticket Office St. Goarshausen

56349 St. Goarshausen
Breite/Lat: 50.154230 Länge/Lon: 7.715763

Tel. 0 67 71 / 4 07
Fax 0 67 71 / 12 49
E-Mail: kd-sanktgoarshausen(at)


Useful Information

Information concerning the landing-stage

  • The KD landing-stage in St. Goarshausen 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 St. Goarshausen are requested to report at the ticket office.
  • Payment options: cash, Maestro, credit card (Eurocard, Mastercard).

Getting to the landing-stage by public transport

By VIAS regional train to St. Goarshausen Station, approx 5 min. walk.

Getting to the landing-stage by car

On the main road B42 there is a car park right next to the ferry landing-stage. The KD landing-stage is approximately 500m from there on the Rhine promenade. There is also free parking at the railway station.

Information for coaches

There is a pick up / drop off point approx. 100m from the KD landing-stage. 
There is a special coach park with 8 parking spaces (subject to charge) 500m away on the B274 road. 

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 St. Goarhausen: 12.10
Nostalgia route

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 St. Goarshausen: 10:10, 12:10, 14:10, 15:10 and 17:10
Loreley tour

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 St. Goarshausen: 10:10, 12:10, 14:10, 15:10 and 17:10
    (upriver towards Rüdesheim)
  • KD departure times from St. Goarshausen: 11:05, 12:05, 13:05, 16:05 and 18:05
    (downriver towards Boppard and Koblenz)
Trip to castles

Combined ticket cable car & fortress

A tour on and over the Rhine. Purchase our combined ticket and experience the beauty of the Rhine in and around Koblenz on the water and from lofty heights. This includes a boat trip through the UNESCO World Heritage Site Upper Middle Rhine Valley plus a spectacular cable car ride up to Ehrenbreitstein Fortress.

Combined ticket cable car & fortress

Combined ticket Romanticum

The romance of the Rhine on the water and in a museum. A boat trip through the UNESCO World Heritage Site Upper Middle Rhine Valley including entry to the new interactive museum in Koblenz.

Combined ticket Romanticum

Offers on site

Loreley Visitor Centre

The Loreley Visitor Centre, which is situated on the Loreley rock, was opened in 2000 as part of the EXPO project which found worldwide recognition. In the Visitor Centre you will find a six-part exhibition and an experience room with a 3D film featuring the topic of the “World Heritage Site Upper Middle Rhine Valley”. There the focus is above all on the legend of the Loreley, the landscape, the culture and the people in the region, plus wine-growing, the remarkable fauna and flora, the geology, shipping on the Rhine and much more.

Loreley Museum

In the 14th century the town tower was built when Count Katzenelnbogen was in power. This tower was used to defend the town and, as was customary in those days, to collect customs duties. The historical town tower accommodates a small but impressive collection dealing with the history of wine and the region. Equally interesting is the wine tavern on the ground floor, which is centred on the wine press – also known as the “Torkel-Keller”(which, roughly translated, means “Drunken Stagger Cellar”).

Summer bobsleigh track Loreley-Bob

A special attraction is located on the Loreley plateau, on the premium hiking route “Rheinsteig”: the summer bobsleigh track LORELEY-BOB. Guests can speed down to the valley on comfortable sleights, travelling at up to 40 km/h along a 700-metre stainless steel run. First a lifter system transport you conveniently to the mountain station, where your sleigh is automatically detached for the trip downhill.

  • Tip: You can obtain reduced tickets for the bobsleigh track in advance through our KD Ticket Offices.

Tourist-Information St. Goarshausen

Bahnhofstraße 8
56346 St. Goarshausen
Tel. 06771 / 9100
Fax 06771 / 91015

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


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