Only a few kilometers from the city center of Koblenz, in the district of the same name, high above the left bank of the Rhine, rises the castle Stolzenfels. In terms of art and cultural history, the castle, which was built in the 19th century from the ruins of a 13th-century castle and has an associated park and gardens, is one of the most notable achievements of Prussian Rhine Romanticism.
Built as a castle Stolzenfels by Trier archbishop Arnold of Isenburg, this was used until 1412 for the collection of the Rhine tolls. In 1689, the French destroyed the castle during the Palatinate War of Succession. After the defeat of Napoleon, the plant became the property of the city of Koblenz. In 1823, the city finally gave the ruins to the Prussian Crown Prince Friedrich Wilhelm.
After he commissioned the famous architect Karl Friedrich Schinkel with the reconstruction, in 1836 the work began according to Schinkel's plans.
In 1842 the inauguration was celebrated with a great costume ball. Schloss Stolzenfels was open to the public from this time on and has always been considered the epitome of Rhine romance.
Today, the beautiful, enchanting castle complex, in which one can experience the impressive living culture of the 19th century, can be reached on foot via a serpentine path from the district of Stolzenfels.
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