Since 2014, the beautiful park-like Rhine promenade in Bacherach has been home to a Rhine Romanticism sculpture at Platz der Poesie. This honours all three poets who are ‘in the same boat’ as far as Bacharach is concerned. The artwork was designed by sculptor Liesel Metten, who was born in Bacharach. Another Metten sculpture, this one of the Lorelei, is just a few metres away near the jetty.
Above them all towers Stahleck Castle and the old Postenturm, from which there are beautiful views over Bacherach and the Middle Rhine valley. The old walls, fortified towers and narrow streets charmed the Rhine Romantics and have the same effect on many visitors today.
The Museum am Strom on the riverbank stands right at the entrance to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Upper Middle Rhine Valley. The former power station in Bingen has been converted into an extraordinary museum. This museum is also home to the permanent ‘Rhine Romanticism’ exhibition, the feel of which is ever-present even from the museum, with its views of the Mouse Tower, the Binger Hole, the ruins of Ehrenfels castle and over the river to the Niederwalddenkmal monument. It gives an impression of the artistic interpretations of the Rhine scenery near Bingen. There are three rooms fitted with original 19th century furniture, where you can feel what life might have been like in the time of Rhine Romanticism.
At the Romanticum in Koblenz, visitors can experience Rhine Romanticism on a trip on an imaginary river steamer through the Middle Rhine Valley from Deutsches Eck to the cliffs at the Lorelei, with various surprising interactive experiences.