Gastlandschaften Rheinland-Pfalz


William Turner - Standort 21 | Trechtingshausen

Just outside Trechtingshausen, looking towards Burg Sooneck and Bacharach


before he reaches Trechtingshausen on his way from Bacharach, Turner is

presented with this peaceful vista of the Rhine – similar to the

Hirzenach scene. He looks back at this wonderful cluster of sunlit

castle ruins, all combined in a single field of view. Bacharach and

Burg Stahleck are faintly discernable in the distance, also bathed in

sunlight. In the foreground Turner shows people harvesting grapes. The

castles of Heimburg and Sooneck can be identified on the left bank of

the Rhine. On the right bank Turner gives a suggestion of Lorch in the

shadows and Burg Nollig. Today Burg Sooneck is owned by the Federal

State of Rhineland-Palatinate and is open to the public. Burg Stahleck

is owned by the Rheinischen Verein für Denkmalpflege (the Rhenish

Society for Monument Conservation) and is used as a youth hostel. The

Heimburg and the ruins of Burg Nollig are privately owned.

You can reach us at:

William Turner
B9 / Römerstraße
55413 Trechtingshausen



Blick in Richtung Burg Sooneck und Bacharach (Foto: The Trustees of the British Museum, Quelle: Rhein-Nahe Touristik) Skizze (Foto: Tate; CC-BY-NC-ND 3.0, Quelle: Rhein-Nahe Touristik) Skizze01 (Foto: Tate; CC-BY-NC-ND 3.0, Quelle: Rhein-Nahe Touristik)
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