Kaub Tourism, Germany

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Kaub (old spelling: Caub) is a town in Germany, state Rhineland-Palatinate, district Rhein-Lahn-Kreis. It is part of the municipality (Verbandsgemeinde) Loreley. It is located on the right bank of the Rhine, approx. 50 km west from Wiesbaden. It is connected to Wiesbaden and Koblenz by railway. Population 1100. It has a Roman Catholic and an Evangelical church, and a statue of General Blücher. The trade mainly consists of the wines of the district. Kaub is known for the castle Pfalz, or Burg Pfalzgrafenstein, situated on a rock in the middle of the Rhine. According to legend, the Palatine countesses awaited their confinement in the Pfalz, but in reality the castle served as a toll-gate for merchandise on the Rhine. The restored castle Gutenfels sits on a hill above the town. Kaub, first mentioned in the year 983, originally belonged to the lords of Falkenstein, in 1260 the Counts of Katzenelnbogen divided their county and selected the inhabitants of Kaub, then passed in 1277 to the Rhenish Electorate of the Palatinate, and attained civic rights in 1324. In 1477 Kaub was passed as deposit to the Counts of Katzenelnbogen again. In 1479 this family died out. It was at Kaub that Blücher crossed the Rhine with the Prussian and Russian armies, on New Years night 1813-1814, in pursuit of the French. Kaub was part of the temporary state Free State Bottleneck from 1919 to 1923.


Looking for travel information about Kaub? Explore the best travel advice on Kaub, Germany. After your splendid visit to Kaub, you can proceed to an important near-by city of Mainz. So, ideally any vacation planner would recommend you to visit Mainz for its bountiful attractions like The Main Tower, The Goethe House, Sachsenhausen on your trip to Kaub. Also, to reach Kaub, you'll have to take a flight to Mainz; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. 1-2 days is an ideal duration of visit to Kaub.

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Facts and Stats for Kaub*

  • Pollution Statistics in Kaub

    Know the pollution level of Kaub before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 35.42 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 37.5 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 33.33 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 37.5 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 20.83 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 22.22 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 29.17 (Low)
  • Kaub: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Kaub for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Kaub.

    • Burglary and Theft 56.25 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 65.63 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 59.38 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 28.13 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 40.63 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 56.25 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 65.63 (High)
    • Drug offense 46.88 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 56.25 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during night 31.25 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 62.5 (High)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 34.38 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 65.63 (High)
  • Living in Kaub - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 43.86 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 39.42 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 73.46 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 66.67 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 5.67 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 152.02 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Kaub

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Kaub

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.18 USD
    • International Movie per seat 11.76 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 69.31 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 108.3 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 90.35 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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