There are more than 30 castle between Rudesheim and Koblenz, the most toured area along the river Rhine. Some are abandoned, other's serve as a hotels or museums, and a number of them are privately owned.
Here is the Saint Clement’s Chapel and Reichenstein Castle in Trechtingshausen, along the river Rhine: 50.0051, 7.8535 on the map.
Picture taken from a boat during a cruise, will show more pic.s of castles from this trip..
A Wikipedia page about the Reichenstein Castle.
( *** A very similar name to the neighbouring Burg Rheinstein castle, a pic. Yet to be posted).
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lousat (64101) 2013-09-26 0:59
Hi Ike,the best point of view to take this 2 magnificent architechtures in a single pic,great spectacle to watch whit excellent details despite the distance and the light,i like it!Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
ChrisJ (91238) 2013-09-26 1:00
I like the juxtaposing of the older looking, higher castle above the lower, fg castle and the contrast in architectural styles. Good sharpness and well framed and composed. Good sharpness and shadow detail with nice color and saturation. Tfs!
adramad (30899) 2013-09-26 1:59
A fabulous composition with this lovely chapel, which contrast in style, with the defiant castle, we see behind, the higher on the hill, the union of two monuments in the plane, is sensational.
Good brightness and sharpness with a vibrant color.
Very well done.
Have a nice day.
Nicou (105721) 2013-09-26 2:03
quelle compo met vue sueprbe iamge quelle belle église avec ce tons rouge et toute la belle végétation qui l'entoure sueprbe cpatage et vue.
Bravo et amitié
kato (9508) 2013-09-26 2:14
You're capturing well this place by good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impresive to see deep forest and two remarkable architecture of chapel/castle along the river Rhine. The chapel is also a cute design. I sometines wonder that the medieval feudal lord built the castle to the side of such a mountain.
snunney (72650) 2013-09-26 2:22
Tow splendid buildings for the price of one thanks to this well chosen point of view. Ideally framed with very good colours and sharpness. The surrounding greenery offers some appealing tonal contrasts with the architecture.
mesutilgim (72944) 2013-09-26 2:52
Hello Ike, my neighbour today !
Very nice capture from Rheinlad Pfalz with perfect pov and layout.
Very good light management.
TFS and best regards
Miguel82 (14416) 2013-09-26 3:32
The light is excellent here Ike, this is an excellent combination between a castle on the hill and a church, green landscape, excellent sharpness and colors
A remarkable architecture, all the best, have a nice day
sandpiper (6560) 2013-09-26 3:42
Great composition with two impressive buildings and some lovely forest. Good POV and details
pierrefonds (50980) 2013-09-26 4:32
The distance between the chapel and the castle is giving depth to the composition. The trees are framing well the buildings. The point of view is showing the details, the colors of the chapel and of the castle. The good luminosityu is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.
jhm (127927) 2013-09-26 4:44
Two lovely buildings on one picture.
This must are an amazing experience with all these castle in Germany.
As photographer between all these castle and churches with the camera in the hand, and make wonderful images.
Excellent composition, lovely presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
pajaran (41661) 2013-09-26 4:49
Dobar dan, popodne.
Lep pogled na stari dvorac i zeleno drvece ...
Dobra kompozicija, lepo pokazano mesto i arhitektura.
Lepo mesto i arhitektura.
Lepo popodne i sve najbolje.
Good afternoon, this afternoon.
A nice view of the old castle and the green trees ...
Good composition, nice place and the architecture shown.
Nice place and architecture.
Nice afternoon and all the best.
carlo62 (19357) 2013-09-26 5:18
molto bella la foto, splendida composizione, le due costruzioni si completano tra loro con la differenza di architettura e il contrasto dei colori.
Bello scatto e bel luogo, mi piace e mi incuriosisce.
Kugart (1770) 2013-09-26 6:44
Wow what a beautiful picture postcard scene you have presented here. Great composition with the little church at the base of the hill and the majestic castle above half way up the hill. Good sharpness and colour contrast between the two buildings. Nice one Ike.
pyffepa (623) 2013-09-26 8:31
Your photograph is so lovely with that colored chapel introduced in a green jewel case.
The contrast between the two architectures make your picture remarkable.
mcmtanyel (5197) 2013-09-26 8:54
Two beautiful works of artisanship combined into one fine work of art!
Congratulations and best wishes,
cornejo (22464) 2013-09-26 9:19
Hello Ike, very good picture of this beautiful and interesting composition with the church and the old castle. Very well captured in this beautiful image. Very good and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good afternoon and happy weekend.
All the best from southern Spain.
eldancer1 (20750) 2013-09-26 9:49
Great mixture of architectures, I like the contrast between the two, and they blend in very well. Good pov and dof with sharp details. Well done, tfs.
fabbs99 (11066) 2013-09-26 11:37
Excellent shot of the German castles.There presence on the hills indicates the rich heritage of the area.Nice colors and sharpness.Very well done.TFS.
Silvio1953 (105427) 2013-09-26 12:05
Ciao Ike, lovely composition with beautiful chapel and fantastic castle, splendid light, excellent sharpness and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
Royaldevon (21405) 2013-09-26 12:28
I wrote a critique for your photograph this morning, then, just as I was about to post it, the site went down!!
Here we go, again!
You did well to capture such sharpness and good composition from a moving boat. Both buildings stand tall but for completely different reasons; the castle is tall and imposing, offering a threat to any would-be attackers; the church is tall to be easily seen, to welcome would-be worshipers.
It is a treat to cruise down this river with such a lot of interesting buildings to observe.
My warm regards,
PaulVDV (17229) 2013-09-26 16:34
The densely forested hills are a magnificent setting for this chapel as well as for the castle.
On the boat you took this picture at the perfect moment to show both buildings from a good angle and with the tower of the chapel nicely pointing to the castle.
Best regards, Paul
Periko (1377) 2013-09-26 21:09
Nice combination of architecture and nature.
Good composition, good light.
danos (78056) 2013-09-26 23:16
harsh the light of the day but the presentation of the castle and the chair surrounded from all these trees make the place unique.I like the fascinating view as the beauty of the place.
Have a good day,Danos
emka (64134) 2013-09-26 23:46
Hi Ike, I am envious that you made this Rhein cruise. I tried to do it when I was last time in Cologne but unfortunately it was not possible. And so many castles on the way, simply fantastic.
Excellent composition of this dark grey castle and nice chapel below.
Warm regrads, have a nice weekend
macjake (45588) 2013-09-26 23:51
Must have been a fun boat trip :)
Lets forget about the chapel and lets see more of the castle!!! Haha
You say there are a number of abandoned castles....oh i'd love to visit those!
Does the trip allow land excursions to visit these castles? Or no....
Lovely shot of the black castle nestled up on the hillside....striking indeed.
Thanks for this one
gervaso (9247) 2013-09-27 4:21
Wonderful chapel, and especially beautiful surrounded by so much green! Great composition with the inclusion of both the chapel and the castle in a very good framing! Excellent job!
Cricri (92123) 2013-09-27 8:48
Une présentation et un contraste intéressante de l'ancien et récente architectures dans un bel endroit de pleine nature, belle composition
ourania (18566) 2013-09-27 13:30
this sounds like a great neighbourhood of castles:) From what we've seen so far, each of them has a unique style and they all look mysterious and impressive. I like very much how you've taken advantage of your slightly upward point of view and how you've framed this picture. The tall trees and the diagonals of the slopes offer fine balance and the path at the bottom is a nice inclusion too. The light is weak but still enhances the vividness and charm of the colours. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great weekend,
SWEETFREEDOM (19902) 2013-09-28 0:54
i like the contrast between the chapel and the castle just above, good colors and light.
mkamionka (27065) 2013-09-28 3:01
so many castles and I have never visited this region!
Lovely composition here with the two objects of interest placed on two different levels. Architecture of both is very attractive. The light was challenging but you did a great job with exposition,
Have a good weekend,
bayno (18334) 2013-09-28 4:12
two beautiful architecture in a perfect framework, great detail and depth...natural colors...
have a good WE...
nikkitta (8937) 2013-09-28 15:43
Good idea to do a capture showing building contrast between chapel and castle contrasting with the very green vegetation
Never tired of watching castles from The Rhine cruise
Buen fin de semana
clic (12465) 2013-09-29 15:47
Two superimposed takes for the price of one!
You spared no expense for that picture, seizing one of the rare moments of good lighting in your trip to Germany, and of course, the result is outstanding given the excellent visual balance convied by the five cypresses.
As much compliments as you can count trees on mountain side!
Oceania (3231) 2013-09-30 6:43
The bright colored castle is contrasted with dark green forest beautifully. It is in great quality even taking from a moving boat.
COSTANTINO (44099) 2013-10-02 2:26
very interesting capture and particularly
your useful notes that more than 3o castles
are between Rudesheim and Koblenz
and some are abandoned
but this chapel is lovely and the castle
on the top of this mountain amazing
Indrasish (2349) 2013-10-03 2:09
Excellent shot here.. Wonderful composition and pleasant view.. What a landscape.. Superb image quality and nice colors too.. Very well done..
Good night and wish you all the best..
siudzi (27701) 2013-10-06 2:11
What a beautiful place you have visited! The combination of architecture of the church and the castle gave a superb touch to this composition. Well seen and cropped to achieve a really interesting scene. TFS.
Have a nice day!
photoray (6644) 2013-10-07 8:43
Two for one with your fine view of Saint Clement's and Reichenstein, surrounded in multi-colored green hues.
I had a enjoyable visit to Reichenstein a few years back, and enjoyed the hospitality of the Germans.
jmdias (48333) 2013-11-15 5:34
marvelous framing catching these two beautiful samples of architecture. I liked these details of the nature around. good light and sharpness too. nice view and good job.
- Copyright: Ike Harel (ikeharel) (43953)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-05-30
- Categories: Castles, Architecture
- Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ35
- Exposure: f/5.0, 1/200 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-09-26 0:45