The Rhine region is one of the most beautiful in Germany, home to castles, charming cities, and offering spectacular scenery.
Along the river, there are options for first-class hotels, as well as castle hotels.
Check below our selection of the 10 best palace and castle-style hotels to stay in the region.
Best Palace & Castle Hotels on Rhine River Germany
1. Reichenstein Castle
The Reichenstein Castle is a hotel, restaurant, and museum located in Trechtingshausen along the Rhine, and offers spectacular views of the river.
The rooms are comfortable and have a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom.
Burgweg 24, 55413 Trechtingshausen, Germany
2. Romantik Hotel Schloss Rheinfels
Best Palace & Castle Hotels on Rhine River Germany – ©Romantik Hotel Schloss Rheinfels
Located across from the Loreley Rock in the UNESCO Middle Rhine Valley at the foot of Rheinfels Castle, the Romantik Hotel Schloss Rheinfels offers comfort with modern amenities.
All rooms have a flat-screen TV, seating area, and minibar.
The hotel has a swimming pool, a sauna, and a spa.
Schlossberg 47, 56329 St. Goar, Germany
3. Rheinstein Castle
Best Palace & Castle Hotels on Rhine River Germany – ©Rheinstein Castle
The Rheinstein Castle is today an elegant hotel located 78.2 km (48.6 miles) from Frankfurt.
The history of the castle goes back to the end of the 13th century and became a symbol of the romantic castle reconstruction in the 19th century not only because of its imposing location on a steep rock, but its eventful history has also seen many highlights.
The castle also houses a museum, a shop and offers a beautiful Christmas market from the end of November until the 19th of December.
The accommodation in a tower on 2 floors has a small balcony with a fantastic view of the Rhine.
Burg Rheinstein, 55413 Trechtingshausen, Germany
4. Burg Schwarzenstein
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The Burg Schwarzenstein is located in Geisenheim close to Johannisberg Castle – a castle with vineyards considered one of the best wineries in Europe – and 60.9 km (37.8 miles from Frankfurt).
The rooms are in a modern building equipped with a flat-screen TV and a minibar.
The hotel is surrounded by vineyards and offers an award-winning gourmet restaurant in a castle and scenic views of the Rhine.
Rosengasse 32, 65366 Geisenheim, Germany
5. Romantik Hotel Klostergut Jakobsberg
©Romantik Hotel Klostergut Jakobsberg
Located in Boppard, overlooking the Rhine, in an old monastery that looks like a palace complex, the Romantik Hotel Klostergut Jakobsberg offers comfort and elegance.
The rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV, coffee machine and minibar. All rooms and suites have a balcony or terrace.
The hotel has a restaurant serving German specialties, a beer garden (self-service) on weekends, an indoor swimming pool, and a spa.
Im Tal der Loreley, 56154 Boppard, Germany
6. Bellevue Rheinhotel
The Bellevue Rheinhotel has been a traditional family-run hotel in Boppard since 1887.
The hotel is situated along the Rhine in a beautiful building that looks like a castle and offers elegant Art Nouveau décor and a spa with a pool.
All rooms have a seating area, a flat-screen TV and a minibar.
The Bellevue Rheinhotel offers great value for money.
Rheinallee 41, 56154 Boppard, Germany
7. Rheinhotel Dreesen
Located in Bonn, the birthplace of the famous German composer Ludwig van Beethoven, the Rheinhotel Dreesen is set on the banks of the Rhine River and has an impressive Art Nouveau façade. The hotel has been family-run since 1894.
Rooms are warmly decorated and equipped with a flat-screen TV and a minibar.
Not far from the hotel is the beautiful Schloss Drachenburg castle.
Rheinstraße 45-49, 53179 Bonn, Germany
8. Steigenberger Grand Hotel Petersberg
©Steigenberger Grand Hotel Petersberg
Just like a castle, the Steigenberger Grand Hotel & Spa Petersberg stands tall over the Siebengebirge and the Rhine.
The rooms are cozy and elegant, equipped with a flat-screen TV, coffee machine, seating area, and minibar.
The hotel has a swimming pool, a sauna, a spa, a restaurant serving international dishes, and a beer garden.
Petersberg, 53639 Königswinter, Germany
9. Castle Liebenstein
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Castle Liebenstein has a small family-run hotel where you can enjoy the medieval atmosphere in a castle hotel.
The rooms are all located within the old walls of Liebenstein Castle and are furnished in a medieval style. From almost every room, you can enjoy a magnificent view of the Rhine.
The castle has a restaurant serving traditional German dishes.
56341 Kamp-Bornhofen, Germany
10. Jagdschloss Niederwald
©Jagdschloss Niederwald Rüdesheim am Rhein
The Jagdschloss Niederwald is a historic hunting Schloss located above Rüdesheim. The hotel offers comfort and features a swimming pool, a spa, and a restaurant.
All rooms have a flat-screen TV and a coffee machine.
Jagdschloss Niederwald 1, 65385 Rüdesheim am Rhein, Germany
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