The Katz castle above the small town of Sankt-Goarshausen, on the east bank of the Rhine river. After changing owners through centuries, nowadays it is a hotel.
Learn here about the Katz castle history.
Taken from a boat cruise, the town of Sankt-Goar on the west bank was our destination before disembarked the boat.
Location on map: 50.152, 7.724
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jhm (141297) 2013-11-26 2:50
One of your best pictures of the last time, certainly the quality and sharpness make these picture great.
A splendid composition with real colours
Excellent captured and lovely presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
cornejo (33312) 2013-11-26 2:51
Hello Ike, lovely view of this beautiful place with interesting castle and beautiful high mountain, very well captured with a great POV with very good and nice photo. A lovely picture of a lovely place, with good sharpness, beautiful light and color. A great job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good afternoon and happy week.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
lousat (79151) 2013-11-26 2:59
Hi Ike,with the sun is different,and this place is really beautiful! A magnificent imposing perspective with the castle on the top and with the facades below like a natural border,a very bright green and excellent details too,very interesting corner not often seen on TN,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
mirosu (15066) 2013-11-26 3:08
Marvellous photo. The perfectly lit houses are the main focal point of this photo. There is a great use of depth of field to hold the viewer in the foreground houses as well as the castle in BG, and the excellent lighting conditions have allowed for very good color saturation. The overall impact is very strong. Very well done.
snunney (86484) 2013-11-26 3:50
This is a most attractive composition, nicely balanced and ideally lit. Excellent colours and sharpness.
Kugart (1778) 2013-11-26 4:30
Wonderful presentation of the castle on the mountain overlooking the little town. Nicely balance picture with great sharpness and colour . The green grass and trees really stand out and make a good backdrop for the houses.
pierrefonds (58325) 2013-11-26 4:37
The distance between the buildings and the castle isd giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details, the colors of the castle and of the buildings. The good luminosity is bringing out the colors. Have a nice day.
timecapturer (49288) 2013-11-26 4:51
this shot is wonderful. It has so much character and fascinating architectural charm about it. Such an imposing looking castle and all captured so beautifully here. Love it!
My trip down the Rhine was in pouring rain and low cloud so never saw the delights in this fine shot!
Regards - B.
Corry (4508) 2013-11-26 5:17
Une belle perspective sur ce village dominé par l'imposant château. Bonne profondeur de champ et belles couleurs. Bien fait.
kato (11630) 2013-11-26 5:53
You're capturing well this place by a good angle and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the Katz castle which is standing on hill top, rich greenery and lovely buildings along the Rhine river. The castle lookd like to have the both of dignity and elegance. The whole is harmonized well by a good arrangement and excellent/bright color combination.
dta (68846) 2013-11-26 7:23
hello Ike ,
You 've perfectly framed this beautiful compositioon . Impressive setting of the castle at the top of the green hill , dominating the river and the splendid row of white houses and the square tower .
mkamionka (31287) 2013-11-26 8:14
I like very much the two levels here. One has this lovely castle on top of the hill and the second is a charming town along the river. Lovely scene, well composed, very encouraging to tour this area of Germany,
mcmtanyel (14567) 2013-11-26 11:20
Schloss Katz - ein Schloss für viele Katzen! There, I just made up the history for that castle.
Seriously, the emerald terraces punctuated by blue skies look lovely. The castle is the jewel in the crown.
PaulVDV (23037) 2013-11-26 14:02
Cruising on the Rhine, this tower and the houses along the waterfront are a very nice sight. The background consisting of steep cliffs and lush green vegetation makes the view even more beautiful. On the extremely steep slope we even find some fields constructed in terraces. Perhaps there are also some vineyards ...
But the icing on the cake is surely the castle on top with the big round tower and the smaller elegant turrets.
The weather looked very beautiful and you show us here a splendid picture in great natural colours, an excellent composition and with good sharpness.
Best regards, Paul
thebest (4276) 2013-11-26 16:07
The Katz Castle perched majestically on top of the mound - the wonderful row of houses along the Rhine River - The lush rich green vegetation & the powdery blue sky all looks so perfect... A complete image of excellent quality.
Sonata11 (33298) 2013-11-26 16:50
impressive and beautiful castle on the top of the hill and surroundings. This place is very attractive and beautiful. I love it. Perfectly well done tfs and have a great day, Barbara
jcpix (13716) 2013-11-26 17:43
Picture postcard perfect Ike! I don't mean that in the generic sense, this really is a beauty...and hey, you had some blue skies this time! :) What a truly delightful composition, it has an almost fairytale appeal about it. The castle is quite striking, even from such a distance, and this arrangement has rendered a strong sense of scale. Lovely green hillside to compliment the brighter tones of the buildings below.
This looks to be a great representation of the region once again, and one I wish to see myself some day. Almost too good to be true, I like this one a lot! Bravo good sir.
macjake (57888) 2013-11-26 18:36
I think this may be one of my favorite views of yours from this boat trip.
There's just something about having a castle ontop of a hill isn't it!
Like a rainbow, its hard to resist.
love the large rocks/cliff face coming through the hillsides too.
Periko (2955) 2013-11-26 19:33
Nice framing. I like the castle above the row of houses and the greenery in the middle. The houses are slightly overexposed but it is a beautiful scenery.
emka (81900) 2013-11-26 23:30
Impressive castle over the Rhine valley. here we see Katz, will you show us also Mouse? Interesting building on the shore of the river. Must have been a very pleasant boat cruise, with so many castles along the route.
WArm regrads MAlgo
carlo62 (35300) 2013-11-27 0:13
molto bello il castello, ma altrettanto bella è la tua foto, una splendida composizione, con la fila delle case che inizia con la magnifica torre, tutto con colori molto chiari, come a sottolineare la montagna con il suo maestoso castello.
saxo042 (37594) 2013-11-27 1:58
This is a very fine view! I checked the date you took this picture, but you were here long before us, we stayed two nights at Kamp-Bornhofen two months ago and took a boat trip up to the Loreley and saw this castle (and many, many more). A very fine trip!
Royaldevon (31331) 2013-11-27 2:57
Good Morning Ike,
A fine diagonal composition gets my praise! I love how the horizontal of the f/g houses seem to underline the importance of the castle, which dominates the hillside.
The tall tower, on the right, acts as a most natural link from the f/g to the Katz Castle.
A nicely sharp shot with good, natural colours.
Have a lovely day,
Silvio1953 (125685) 2013-11-27 6:16
Ciao Ike, great view of lovely village with fantastic castle, wonderful natural colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
Cricri (108729) 2013-11-27 11:38
C'est une très belle présentation, une superbe vue de ce château/hôtel, sur le haut du rochers et de verdure, belle vue des maisons tout du long et de la fameuse tour blanche, belle réalisation
nikkitta (15334) 2013-11-27 16:58
And finally there is sun and your capture is plenty of light and contrast between buildings, winegars and sky
I believe till now one of the best of the serie, not only because of colors but composition perfectly aligned on the coast with great sharpness
And to finish the castle hotel on top
Great work, enjoy watching
photoray (12797) 2013-11-28 4:34
Very attractive Rhine view of the Sankt-Goarshausen town, then the gothic Katz Castle atop the mountain.
I visited Deutschland specifically to cruise the Rhine, but the tour company cancelled the cruise, so I rented a car and cruised the Rhein along its roads, and discovered many impressive architectural delights including the Katz Castle. So it actually worked out better, because I was able to visit whatever I wished.
Miguel82 (25025) 2013-11-28 4:48
Dear Ike, good afternoon
this is a nice panorama of that city, a green hill and a castle at the top and these houses, the roofs are gray very similar to the rocks, good combination between gray and green on the image
high definition, nice colors and framing
all the best, warm regards
eldancer1 (29473) 2013-11-28 7:37
A castle with million dollar view of the sea and strategically built to see the enemy before they reach the shore. Great pov and sharp details. Very well done, tfs.
pajaran (53334) 2013-11-28 8:52
Dobra kompozicija, lepo pokazano mesto i arhitektura.
Dobar trenutak snimka i kontrast, lepe boje.
Lep stari dvorac na brdu.
Prijatno vece i lepa noc, sve najbolje.
Good composition, nice architecture and shown the place.
Good time recording and contrast, beautiful colors.
Nice old castle on the hill.
Have a nice evening and night, all the best.
ourania (33535) 2013-11-28 8:55
how different these picturesque views look in the sunshine! Deprived of the gloominess and drama of the moody, rainy weather, they look splendid. I like very much the way you've framed this view, creating a compact and delightful composition. The diagonal, the strong light and the colours make the well placed castle and tower even more attractive. There's superb clarity and the colours are beautiful and rewarding. Congratulations and thank you! Thank you very much for your warm wishes, I really appreciate our friendship!
All the best, have a great evening,
fabbs99 (16783) 2013-11-28 22:38
Nice shot of the castle on the hilltop. Superb pov and exposure. Very well done. TFS.
Gigidusud (17005) 2013-11-29 5:22
Beautiful place with nice architecture and great view to the castle on the green mountain.
I like it!
adramad (39154) 2013-11-29 8:54
Wow ....... this wonderful composition, which offers both the beauty of the population with the en houses along the river, where stands the tall tower, but also show us the green slopes of the mountain, with the impressive fortress in the top.
A colorful perfect very natural.
A bright image with optimum clarity.
Good job. I love it.
Enjoy a good weekend.
ChrisJ (100806) 2013-11-29 15:21
Good sharpness and perfect density levels which have give good exposure in both highlights and shadows. Wonderful framing and composition with a nice interplay between the fg tower bottom right and the bg castle towers in the bg atop the steep hill. Tfs!
zoomer (6) 2013-11-29 15:43
Hello,your composition does the beauty of this setting full justice.Beat this Hollywood,all the best Wolf.
Romano46 (18466) 2013-11-30 8:24
la composizione è perfetta xon la diagonale della collina ed il cielo che riempe lo spazio sovrastante dando così ampio risalto al castello che domina il fiume.
Ma è ancor più ricca per la presenza degli edifici che costeggianno la riva che fanno da piacevole contrappeso.
Colori splendidi soprattutto grazie alla bellezza della natura e del cielo.
Ciao e buon fine settimana
krzychu30 (15510) 2013-12-01 1:12
beautiful landscape photo taken from a boat.And finally you had a nice weather(nice change,especially during your holiday when you hope for anice weather)
The beauty of the Castle as well as the houses beneath is obvious,so I´ll just write a few words about the perfect composition.Not the easiest was to capture a picture from a moving boat,but you did it really outstanding.The framing and details reproduction are fine!
Have a nice sunday
siudzi (34113) 2013-12-01 2:47
You have visited an impressive place -- the castle located on the top of the hill looks so majestic and eye-catching! Also, the line of the colorful building with impressive white tower made the scene so nice. Well seen and composed. TFS!
Have a nice day!
delpeoples (53665) 2013-12-02 3:05
What a lovely view of this enchanting town. It's truly amazing how they managed to build the castle all the way up there on the hill. Delightful colours and sharpness and I really like the architecture lining the river in the foreground. Nice work.
Thanks for sharing, have a lovely day
claudeD (33982) 2013-12-09 9:53
very fine picture from St. Goarshausen and the Rhine valley. Its an amazing region. Very fine composition and excellent colors.I like the shot very much.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
adores (38707) 2013-12-14 5:10
A good part of the castles are now hotels, here also!
A great view from the boat. I like the composition and you even had a beautiful blue sky on that day. Good colours!
clic (15414) 2013-12-18 8:31
A princely mood is depicted masterfully by this double view of historical opulence reinforced by the lack of modern artifact.
I can't say 'lot of depth', but lot of height is conveyed by so much terraced greenery dividing 'highness' and 'populace'!
Many compliments for the fabulous arrangement.
COSTANTINO (57295) 2013-12-22 23:31
wonderful postcard remitted to all of us
with great quality and sharpness
I like all those buildings close
the one to the other with their
windows like small toys
lovely view of this beautiful place
on the east of the Rhine river
magnificen imposing perspective
have a nice new week
jmdias (57035) 2013-12-22 23:38
finally here you was lucky with the weather and got some good light and blue sky to make the landscape more beautiful yet. fantastic details in this slope. marvelous buildings. TFS.
Noel_Byrne (25748) 2014-02-08 6:35
This is a very beautiful scene, like something from a farytale. The castle towers over the town in a very magical and majestic way, while down below the town itself also has very appealing buildings, especially the on the far right. The rocks between both levels have wonderful texture and remind me of a much more forested place, perhaps the Amazon basin! Lovely view, thanks for sharing.
All the best
berek (40511) 2015-01-29 21:51
Good morning Ike,
A beautiful view of the village dominated by the imposing castle. Good depth of field and beautiful colors. lovely architecture my friend.
fritzi007 (7019) 2015-01-31 5:42
very good photo, the castle impresses me very, very good info!
Kind regards and a nice weekend
- Copyright: Ike Harel (ikeharel) (59593)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-05-30
- Categories: Castles, Nature, Architecture
- Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ35
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/160 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-11-26 2:35