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Festung Ehrenbreitstein

Festung Ehrenbreitstein

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  • Sebastian Kowalke

    The mighty fortress Ehrenbreitstein was built at the beginning of the 19th century under Prussian leadership on the foundations of a blasted previous building. Due to the proximity to France Koblenz should be particularly secured and from the fortress, the entire shipping traffic on the Rhine and Moselle was monitored.

    Until 1918 soldiers were stationed at the fortress, after which it became the property of the Land Rhineland-Palatinate. The fortress now houses a museum, various restaurants and a youth hostel. At the Federal Garden Show 2011, the freely accessible parade grounds were also redesigned.

    The fortress has the following opening times:
    April to October: 10am to 6pm
    November to March: 10am to 5pm

    Entry:
    7 € for adults
    € 4.50 for pupils and students
    3,50 € for children

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    • September 12, 2018

  • pfälzer

    With the gondola or on foot high, is duty in Koblenz

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    • November 22, 2016

  • Jag2ooo

    A bit of rush, especially if there's any party up there, but it's worth it all times. The view is outstanding. And a little tip: drive up to 18 clock, because it costs not even half.

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    • July 12, 2015

  • Michael

    Definitely worth a visit. But the trip by cable car up the Rhine is already beautiful.

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    • June 11, 2017

  • Rhön〽️

    A very nice view☀️

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    • March 31, 2018

  • Thomas Grams

    There are always interesting events taking place in the fortress.

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    • June 14, 2017

  • Vectra130

    There are always great events at the fortress. With the cable car at the Deutsches Eck it is easy and beautiful to get to the fortress. The view from the top on Koblenz is uniquely beautiful.

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    • April 27, 2018

  • timm

    Costs 7 € admission, with gondola 13.5 €

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    • May 22, 2018

  • P.T.

    The fortress can be visited free of charge after 6:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. last departure of the cable car.

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    • October 21, 2020

  • timm

    Fortress with museum, gondola from the German Eck reach and.a.

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    • May 23, 2018

  • 🌸꒐ꋊꉔℍΞꋊ🌸

    The background noise is a bit scary when you stroll there alone in the evening

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    • May 3, 2021

  • Schröder

    You can also go up well with the cable car.

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    • November 26, 2017

  • timm

    Is a huge fortress with a museum

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    • May 20, 2018

  • P.T.

    Huge fortress. Ideal to reach with the gondola. Free entry after 6 p.m. Last gondola leaves at 7:00 p.m.

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    • October 23, 2020

  • Hansi GehtzuFuß

    In summer there is a nice mini golf course behind the fortress. From my home, it is only 3.5 km to the fortress. The Rheinsteig touches the fortress and entices to further hikes.

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    • December 6, 2018

  • Willigipfel

    Via the Rheinsteig you reach the outside of the fortress walls. There are remnants of the wall from the beginnings of the fortress.

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    • April 19, 2019

  • P.T.

    Huge fortress. Ideal to reach with the gondola. Free entry after 6 p.m. Last gondola leaves at 7:00 p.m.

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    • October 23, 2020

  • Willigipfel

    ... fantastic view from the plateau ...

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    • April 19, 2019

  • Willigipfel

    Great partial view of the fortress Ehrenbreitstein.

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    • April 23, 2019

  • Jake the hiker

    Here you can experience history up close. In addition, you have a magnificent view of Koblenz

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    • December 9, 2019

  • JR56

    118 meters above the Rhine, the fortress offers what is probably the most fantastic view of Koblenz and the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle. The Ehrenbreitstein Fortress, the second largest surviving fortress in Europe, was built in its current form between 1817 and 1828. Its origin dates back to the year 1000. Today, in addition to the Koblenz State Museum with its diverse exhibitions (e.g. on the history of technology and archeology of the state, the history of the fortress with over 20 exciting stations, multimedia presentations and much more), the fortress also houses the army memorial and the Koblenz youth hostel.

    koblenz-touristik.de/kultur/sehenswertes-koblenz/festung-ehrenbreitstein.html

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    • August 16, 2020

  • P.T.

    The fortress can be visited free of charge after 6:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. last departure of the cable car.

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    • October 20, 2020

  • Tobias

    Absolutely impressive. Lots of opportunities to take a break and great views of the Deutsches Eck. Father Rhine and mother Mosel.

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    • March 23, 2021

  • Willigipfel

    The museum tour is very informative and leads to the various rooms of the fortress. The herb garden can also be visited on the circular route. There is also a changing theme exhibition. It is worth visiting the fortress more often.

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    • April 19, 2019


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