Lorelei, Germany
Lorelei is a collective municipality in the Rhein-Lahn-Kreis, in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. It is situated on the right bank of the Rhine, approx. 25 km southeast of Koblenz. It is named for the Loreley Rock on the eastern bank of the Rhine near St. Goarshausen, Germany, which soars some 120 metres above the waterline. It marks the narrowest part of the river between Switzerland and the North Sea. A very strong current and rocks below the waterline have caused many boat accidents there.

Lorelei is also the name of a feminine water spirit, similar to mermaids or Rhine maidens, associated with this rock in popular folklore and in works of music, art and literature. The translation of the name is "murmur rock" or "murmuring rock". The heavy currents, and a small waterfall in the area (still visible in the early 19th century) created a murmuring sound, and this combined with the special echo the rock produces which acted as a sort of amplifier, giving the rock its name.

Things to See & Do

* Loreley Rock
* Castles on the Rhine
* Mountainbiking
* Hiking and climbing
* Canoeing

General Information

Cruise Season – March to Dec
Currency – Euro (€) (EUR)
Language – German
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT/UTC plus one hour
International Country Telephone Code – + 49

Travel Links – Loreley is accessible from Koblenz and Rudesheim by boat and ferry on the Rhine.

The local passenger trains ply between Rüdesheim and Koblenz on both sides of the river Rhine.