Castle Maus

William Turner - Site 09: Castle Maus
Castle Maus (Watercolour sketch, 1817) ©image source: Provinzial
  • William Turner - Site 09: Castle Maus
  • View of Burg Maus
Installation complete

View of Burg Maus

The watercolour shows Castle Maus and the church at Wellmich. The motif is dominated by high cliffs, the colours of which appear to merge with those of the river. Turner devotes most of his attention to the castle, leaving all other elements silhouette-like and sketchy. On his later visits to the Rhine he continued to sketch the castle again and again from a variety of different perspectives. Today Castle Maus is privately owned and can only be visited on special guided tours.

Watercolour sketch, 1817
Medium: watercolour with pencil on washed paper
Dimensions: 183 x 242 mm
Collection: National Gallery of Ireland


Hiking: You can reach the RheinBurgenWeg hiking trail via an access route through Fellen in approx. 20 min.

Installation complete

Address: Rheinradweg cycle path, St. Goar Fellen

Site: The Turner plaque is located at the southern end of Hunt harbour in the immediate vicinity of the R(h)ein-Blick installation

Public Transport: »St. Goar Fellen« bus stop: approx. 10 min. walk

By bike: Rheinradweg cycle route – no detour necessary

Parking: Parking available in the immediate vicinity