Photographer's Note

Bacharach's very name points out the town's celtic
roots. The town's original name "Baccaracus" means
roughly the "Celtic manor of Baccarus"

We believe that there has been a settlement in this
location constantly since the Franconian Merovingian
period. The first written record dates back to 923,
however this is somewhat disputed, with another more
certain record dating back to 1019. The town's favorable location on the Rhine meant
that Bacharach was the key trading, storage and
transfer point for wine and wood.

Since the opening of the so-called "Binger Loch",
which was the greatest obstacle to shipping on the
middle Rhine, the subsequent regulation of the Rhine
and the introduction of steamers, Bacharach became
a much-loved destination for tour boats.
The town allows its guests to experience real history and enjoy the pure romance of the Rhine. In the 19th century, Victor Hugo described Bacharach as being one of the "world's prettiest towns".

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