Footpath to Burg Katz, View of Burg Rheinfels
The main body of the painting is taken up by rocky crags and walls – an outlandish and striking compositional choice. The viewer’s gaze is drawn downstream to the brightly illuminated valley and Castle Rheinfels. The ruins of Castle Katz in the middle of the picture, which do not exist in this form, are another striking feature. Here Turner has placed a lone figure standing in an archway, in order to emphasize the proportions of the picture. The scene appears almost monochromatic with only a few yellow and brown hues. Today Castle Katz is privately owned and is not open to the public.
Medium: watercolour and gouache on grey-washed paper
Dimensions: 190 x 311 mm
Collection: private collection
Reference: Wilton 649
Hiking: The Turner plaque is located on the Rheinsteig hiking trail.
The recently redesigned culture and landscape park on the Loreley is accessible on foot via the Rheinsteig hiking trail.
Address: on the footpath between St. Goarshausen and Castle Katz
Site: The Turner plaque is located on the footpath between St. Goarshausen and Castle Katz and is only accessible on foot
Public Transport: St. Goarshausen railway station: approx. 15 min., bus and ferry: approx 10 min. walk
By bike: Bikes must be left at the beginning of the footpath. Approx. 5 min. walk from there
Parking: Parking available in St. Goarshausen – walk from there