St Goar, Germany
St Goar is a town in the German federal state of Rheinland-Pfalz (Rhineland Palatinate), Germany. St. Goar is located on the Rhine, in the section known as the Rhine Gorge, and is situated between mountains which rise on either side of the river. Its twin town, St Goarhausen lies directly across the Rhine river on the East bank. The nearest city is Koblenz, which is approximately 30 km’s away.
St Goar is known particularly for the legend of the Loreley, associated with the dangerous Loreley rocks which are a hazard to shipping. It is also famous for the ruined castle Burg Rheinfels.
St Goar is a very touristy place, especially in the summer with all the tour buses stopping there for a bit of shopping. Cuckoo clocks, beer steins, wine glasses, picture postcards, spoons, dolls, and teddy bears are all popular German souvenirs. St Goar boasts of having the biggest free hanging cuckoo clock in the world, over 3 meters high and 2 meters wide! They also have the largest beer stein as well!
Things to See & Do
* Burg Rheinfels Castle
* Lorelei rock
* St Goarhausen
* Giant cuckoo clock
* Souvenir shopping at Doris Muehl
Cruise Season – Feb - Dec
Currency - Euro (€) (EUR
Language - German
Population – 2,500
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT + one hour
International Country Telephone Code + 49
Port Location – The ferry port is within walking distance of the town centre.
Transport Links - St. Goar is only accessible by ferry, as the closest bridge is 30 km away in Koblenz. Koblenz is located within one hour travelling time of three major German airports, Frankfurt, Frankfurt-Hahn and Cologne. Koblenz can easily be reached by train, for example from the Frankfurt/Mainz area, Cologne area or Trier. These towns are one to two hours trips and connections start early in the morning till late night. Many bus companies offer trips to Koblenz for one day or more days.