Burg Rheinstein castle, along the river Rhine near Trechtingshausen, opposite bank of Assmannshausen.
Built in the 14th century, here is A Wikipedia page with its history, nowadays a private property.
Cropped 16:9 aspect ratio, taken while cruising a boat on the river. A direct light above, had to be processed on this picture.
A WS with the Sooneck-castle, located between the Burg Rheinstein castle and Bachrach.
Location along the Rhine: 49.9935, 7.8581
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pierrefonds (65796) 2014-01-24 4:56
The forest is a natural frame to the castle. The point of view is shoewing the details and colours of the Burg-Rheinstein castle. The good luminosity is enhancing the colours. Have a nice day.
snunney (98241) 2014-01-24 5:13
Excellent close-up on this interesting castle, though the flat roofed building to the left seems a little out of place. Good tonal contrasts between the stonework and the wooded surroundings helps it stand out to good effect and gives an impression of 3-D.
jurek1951 (42196) 2014-01-24 6:31
a beautiful photo of this famous castle with spectacular composition, great details and the POV is superb,
pajaran (60031) 2014-01-24 6:48
Dobar dan, popodne.
Lep pogled na zeleno drvece i stari dvorac ...
Dobar snimak i kontrast, lepo pokazano mesto i arhitektura, lepe boje.
Dobar rad sa lepom fotografijom u radionici.
Lepo popodne i sve najbolje za vikend, srecno.
Good afternoon, this afternoon.
A nice view of green trees and an old castle ...
Good footage and contrast nicely shown the place and architecture, beautiful colors.
Good work with beautiful photography workshop.
Nice afternoon and all the best for the weekend, good luck.
Royaldevon (38371) 2014-01-24 6:57
You can understand why the castle was located here when you see the sheer faces of the rocky ridge. It would have been easy to defend as well as having excellent views along the Rhine.
Nowadays, it makes a stunning feature standing out from the wooded surroundings.
I am surprised that a modern building has been allowed on the same site. I wonder if there are rules governing the sites of ancient buildings.
Have a great w/e,
eldancer1 (36343) 2014-01-24 7:37
Beautiful place for a castle and with a good view of the valley and the enemies. Good pov and sharp details. Well done, tfs.
Miguel82 (27674) 2014-01-24 8:50
Ike, that castle surrounded by forest is splendid, good photo comment about that remarkable edifice built on a rocky hill, high resolution, lovely colors, thanks, all the best, greetings
jemaflor (96705) 2014-01-24 9:13
Well taken, good choice for the pov with the view of the castle with around green forest, nice light capture, good contrast, tfs.
nikkitta (17066) 2014-01-24 10:16
Well taken capture at the moment when the castle was sorrounded and in great contrast with the vegetation
As mainly all the castles a long the Rhine it is located high on a hill, must have a great view of the River
Buen fin de semana
cornejo (41685) 2014-01-24 10:34
Hello Ike, great view of this interesting casillo built on the rock, very well captured with a great pov in this great and beautiful photography. A nice picture with good sharpness, light and color. A good job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good night and happy weekend.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
mcmtanyel (22216) 2014-01-24 11:57
An interesting combination of architectural styles. Medieval, with a modern add-on. I suspect the modern part is the visitors' center. I like the inclusion of the river in the WS photo.
Cricri (118709) 2014-01-24 12:11
Une très belle présentation du château bâti sur le rocher et en plein milieu de la foret, un beau mariage du gris et du vert, intéressante vue sur le WS
ourania (44938) 2014-01-24 13:19
the light was very inconvenient that day and the distance of the capture was very challenging too. You managed to take two clear and interesting pictures, though. This castle looks intriguing from both points of view. Its natural surroundings are luscious and beautiful, I like the bright green vegetation very much, in both pictures. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great weekend,
carlo62 (47341) 2014-01-24 15:46
bellissimo castello, imponente e fiero, domina la vallata sottostante.
Ottima ripresa, bello il verde che lo contorna e, se non sbaglio, si vedono delle persone sulla strada.
PaulVDV (28747) 2014-01-24 15:53
Almost hidden in the steep densely forested slopes and yet it will have a fantastic view and controlling position over the Rhine and the whole environment.
Taken from a good angle well reflecting its majestic position.
Best regards, Paul
Kamilutka (8105) 2014-01-24 16:00
I quite like the idea of the grey castle sitting among the greenery like the bird in the nest. The building is very impressing itself and the surroundings are very picturesque too. Maybe I would crop the picture tiny bit on the left to move the main subject to the right, but this is only my subjective opinion. Otherwise, very successful picture - well done!
Thanks for sharing and all the best!
fabbs99 (17135) 2014-01-24 20:44
Beautiful greenery surrounding the Burg Rheinstein castle.
Spectacular landscape with vivid colors.Keep posting more such beautiful landscapes. TFS.
macjake (67532) 2014-01-24 22:21
not thats its your fault, but its too bad the light is so bright in the sky, but what can you do right?
its the time of day when the boat was passing by!
it surely is beautiful though isn't it, what a Castle!
love seeing the trees looking like broccoli :)
fine subject, and seeing it now makes me want to view the inside.
enjoy your weekend
mirosu (16129) 2014-01-24 23:19
You have found a very strong subject with excellent positioning of the castle in the centre of the frame, this allow superb green backdrop. The light is perfect, the castle details & textures outstanding. I like the nice view up to the castle.
Wish you a very nice weekend.
p.s. Thanks for you comment to my "Sisal Factory" photo. I've taken it 10 years ago in Tanga, Tanzania during my biogas project with UNIDO. It was very interesting experience, especially the simple tools and factories, sometimes using "ancient" machines and tools, but still working.
jhm (152164) 2014-01-25 0:58
This is really a wonderful picture with this castle as subject.
Your second picture is a nice extra picture out of an other angle
What a beauty my friend, excellent sharp and clear.
Lovely sight on the towers in background, with nice light and colours.
Nice composition, a lovely presentation. TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
krzychu30 (15512) 2014-01-25 3:02
beautuful Castle and really magnificent location of it!
I like you composition and close-up so nicely presenting us the Castle with its green surrounding.
Combination of light and colors also helps you to achieve so magnificent result.
Have a nice weekend
mesutilgim (95018) 2014-01-25 3:11
Nice capture of this beautiful castle in Rheinland Pfalz.
Very good composed.
TFS and have a nice weekend
lousat (90604) 2014-01-25 4:06
Hi Ike,a silver pearl in a green carpet.How is nice the serious architechture of this castle,very well preserved and taken in a great quality despite the difficult backlight,i like it!! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano
Didi (60588) 2014-01-25 8:22
Interesting view on the castle
I suggest you to crop the view to remove the washing sky; this is better for having more concentration to the main subject
mkamionka (36250) 2014-01-25 10:17
lovely castle and a spectacular location in the middle of the hill. Beautiful and a little known I believe place. Thanks for sharing it. Just the weather was not on your side here, the sky being so white but at least it did not rain :)
Very well done,
Nicou (141100) 2014-01-26 1:38
quel beau château sueprbe dans la nature dans la végétation verte ce gris qui ressort les vielles pierres la tour rond merveilleux.
Bravo et amitié
delpeoples (57590) 2014-01-26 2:56
A beautiful castle surrounded by wonderful verdant trees. The details have been captured so well. The castle is out of a fairy tale from my childhood. Well done and Happy Australia Day.
adramad (45294) 2014-01-26 15:30
Great POV to show this splendid castle, which stands on that rock challenging, beautiful building and a great environment that fully wooded hillside, a beautiful composition.
Very good management of both the brightness and the sharpness.
The color is great, very well balanced.
Very well done. I love
I wish you a happy start to the week.
photoray (13981) 2014-01-28 16:06
Rheinstein Castle is an impressive castle and your view showcases its setting perched a top craggy rocks, surrounded by forests and its dominant spot overlooking the Rhein.
I am a big fan of castles for both their architecture and history.
jcpix (13916) 2014-03-08 22:24
Never a shortage of castles in Germany, is there? :) As if built specifically to protrude from the hillside in dominance, this castle stands large and looks formidable. This viewpoint really shows just how deeply its surrounded by the dense greenery. Amazing to think it's now a private property, someone, or some company must have a lot of extra cash lying around. Well taken again from the boat, it's been a fun journey to follow along and be able to see the sites from a different perspective. A strong centerpiece within the framework, nicely cut to be most efficient and prominent. Enjoy the new day. All the best.
jmdias (63912) 2014-05-02 6:35
really this strategic point of view never would be missed. a big slope, a big rock and the river bellow. very nice detail of the castle and its environment. TFS.
berek (50268) 2014-12-13 22:13
A beautiful presentation of the castle built on the rock in the middle of the forest, a beautiful wedding gray and green. Take care
Have a nice Sunday
ChrisJ (113137) 2015-01-26 9:36
The hilltop castle perched atop the rocky outcrop is a perfect focal point in this image. Good sharpness and excellent color and saturation. Good side-lighting and nice to see so much green foliage. It disappears at winter time so I miss the green colors of Spring and Summer. A good upward pov. Tfs!
papagolf21 (100834) 2015-02-04 11:38
Bonsoir, cher Ike,
Je suis toujours étonné de voir des châteaux construits sur des hauteurs (bien que j'en comprenne l'intérêt), mais, c'est surtout comment les bâtisseurs ont pu réaliser une telle oeuvre architecturale.
Le château ressort à merveille avec cet environnement végétal luxuriant.
silah (2798) 2015-03-04 3:22
Very impressive building which is have built over the rock. Ever green area also looks very beautiful too. Very good shot. TFS, GREETINGS, Salih.
- Copyright: Ike Harel (ikeharel) (70607)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-05-30
- Categories: Castles, Ruins
- Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ35
- Exposure: f/5.0, 1/80 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2014-01-24 4:50