Sankt Goar

Sankt Goar is a small quaint town in the Middle Rhine Valley near the Loreley in the state of Rhineland-Palatinate in Germany, with a lovely atmosphere and pretty scenery.


Although not a very lively town, it gives off a very nice friendly vibe. It is a true German town although orientated towards tourists. This small town is great to experience the spirit and culture of Germany without the hustle and bustle of the big cities.

Get in

By car

The B9 goes through the town and is about half way (30 km) between Bingen and Koblenz. Alternatively 12 km from the A61 exit 42 Emmelshausen.

Fähre Loreley. Car and foot ferry across the Rhine from St. Goarshausen.

By train

Train station St. Goar of the line MainzKoblenz.

By boat

Get around

The town sits in a narrow flat section of the valley between the river and the steep hillside. There is effectively only the the main street (B9 Heerstraße) and one main retail street (Oberstraße) making it an easy place to walk around. To visit the castle on the hill above either drive to the car park or take the tourist road train up the hill.


Lorely panoramic view from the left Rhine side


The Rheinburgenweg runs above the town past Schloss Rheinfels.



This is home to many shop catering to tourists and thus one of the best places to buy a beer stein, clogs or cuckoo clocks, non of which are traditional to the region although obviously associated with Germany. They have the biggest range of all three. Wine is obviously the local produce, but probably better to purchase in other villages in and above the valley if you are looking for a bargain.


There are two restaurants in Schloss Rheinfels offering good food and great views of the Rhine.


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