The Rheingrafenstein or the Pfalz, which is the other name it is known under, was built in the 12th century, and is one of two castles never conquered and never destroyed. It is pretty much in it's original condition, with very few changes over time.
The town is Kaub, and the castle is the Pfalz.
fron the inside
and our group with the 'guide' or keeper at the time. You can reach the castle by ferry, and the ferry lands on the island, the worker on the ferry just takes the keys to your car and leaves it on the other side of the Rhein. When the ferry comes back an hour later, you get the keys back, get the car, and off you go.
It was explained that it's done like that, because people would just leave their cars on the ferry without saying anything, and block the way for other cars, who just wanted to go across the river.
the view from the toll castle toward the Hunsrueck, and yes, we still have snow.
Jackson is up now and I have to be a grandma now, since Mommy went back to bed.
I don't mind, since his Mom is pregnant, and I love spending time with him.