Gastlandschaften Rheinland-Pfalz


William Turner - Standort 09 | St. Goar

View of Burg MausOn

23rd August Turner has almost reached St. Goar, his destination for the

day, when this view presents itself. The watercolour shows Burg Maus

and the church at Wellmich. The motif is dominated by high cliffs, the

colours of which appear to merge with those of the river. Turner

devotes most of his attention to the castle, leaving all other elements

silhouette-like and sketchy. For the Turner expert Cecilia Powell this

is one of the finest depictions of the Middle Rhine Valley. On his

later visits to the Rhine he continued to sketch the castle again and

again from a variety of different perspectives. Today Burg Maus is

privately owned and can only be visited on special guided tours.

You can reach us at:

William Turner
Hafen am Hunt
56329 St. Goar


Blick zur Burg Maus (Foto: National Gallery of Ireland, Quelle: Tourist-Information St. Goar) Skizze (Foto: Tate; CC-BY-NC-ND 3.0, Quelle: Tourist-Information St. Goar)
Arrival by train - Anreiseformular