Niederlahnstein, Germany
Niederlahnstein, together with the town of Oberlahnstein make up the town of Lahnstein. The town is situated at the confluence of the Lahn River with the Rhine, approximately 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) south of Koblenz. Niederlahnstein is located on the north side (below the river mouth) and Oberlahnstein (or Upper Lahnstein) on the south side of the Lahn.

Because of its strategic importance on the Rhine, Lahnstein was heavily fortified. Many old gates and towers still demonstrate its importance in the Middle Ages. Lahneck Castle, situated high above Oberlahnstein, was built between 1240 and 1245 and served as a residence of the Archbishop-Electors of Mainz. Other sights in Lahnstein include Martinsburg Castle on the bank of the Rhine in Oberlahnstein, the Allerheiligenbergkapelle, St. John's Abbey (Johanneskloster), and the Rheinsteig hiking trail.

Things to See & Do

* St. John’s Church and Abbey
* Wirsthaus an der Lahn – Tavaern on the Lahn
* Lahneck Castle
* Hexenturm - (Witches Tower)
* Parish Church of St. Barbara

General Information

Cruise Season – March to Dec
Currency – Euro (€) (EUR)
Language – German
Land Area – 36.85 km2
Population – 17,900 approx
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT/UTC plus one hour
International Country Telephone Code – + 49

Port Location – The river port at Minden is located on the river Rhine.

Travel Links - Lahnstein is located on the right side of the Rhine route. Lahnstein has three railway stations, Oberlahnstein, (Environmental Train Station) Niederlahnstein and Freidrichssegen.