St. Goar is a small town on the Rhine River in the area known as the Rhine Gorge due to the mountains which rise on either side. The most famous landmark is the Loreley Rock opposite the town, which is known for its hazard to river shipping, and the legend of its siren, Loreley. The other reason for St. Goar's popularity with tourists is the nearby ruined castle Burg Rheinfels which dates from the year 1245.
The area is pretty in its own right. In 2002, UNESCO made the valley a world heritage site. It is also known for its wines.
St. Goar is easily reached by train, boat or car. It lies 50 miles (80 kilometers) from Frankfurt airport.