Ehrenbreitstein Fortress
Ehrenbreitstein Fortress
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  • David N
    Hawthorne, California4,993 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Vast Fortress
    There is a lot to see here. They have multiple museums on site, as well as restaurants. Be prepared to get your steps in, because the grounds are large. The highlight of the visit for me was enjoying a beer at an outdoor table overlooking the Deutsches Eck. What a beautiful view of the Rhine and Moselle rivers! I did not allocate enough time to visit the museums and I still spent 2 hours here. If you would like to make it an all day affair, you can have lunch here in between visits to the museums and various sites.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 6 July 2023
  • DarylJ552
    Carlsbad, California3,422 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    LARGE FORTRESS OVERLOOKING KOBLENZ
    The Ehrenbreitstein Fortress is located on a high hill overlooking the Rhein and Mosel Rivers in koblenz. There have been battles on the hill for 3,000 years but most of the present fortress was built in the 1800's. There are lots of exhibits and an outdoor snackbar overlooking the city.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 18 August 2023
  • mildred a
    San Jose, California32 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A tour of the fortress.
    We went to the fortress after our 2-hour Rhine river cruise. We used the cable cars to get there. It’s nice to see the top view of the place, how massive it is with its thick and high walls. Definitely a lot of walking, mild if you stay on the grounds, moderate when you add climbing stairs. It was summer when we visited, so bring lots of cold water to drink throughout your trip. Some areas are still under renovations when we visited but still worth it. We spent around 2.5 hours. We have 4 teens, 3 adults and 4 seniors with us.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 20 August 2023
  • Jim W
    Sindelfingen, Germany7,388 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Go To The Top For Some Incredible Views
    While the views from the ride in the cable car are quite amazing, they will be slightly better once your reach the top. We did not pay to go into the castle, but we did enjoy the free stuff as well as an ice cold beer on a hot day. These views are free, but they are also priceless of the city of Koblenz below.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 19 December 2023
  • Wayne P
    Cleveland, Ohio198 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting and scenic fortress overlooking the Rhine and Moselle rivers
    An enjoyable place to visit. Taking the gondola over the river was neat, too. The Fortress is a large structure. It has an interesting museum in it. I went there at Christmas time and it was probably more dressed than normal. It has a great view of the Moselle and Rhine Rivers and probably the highlight of a trip to Koblenz. There is also a little place to get something to eat while overlooking the rivers.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 18 April 2024
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Wayne P
Cleveland, OH198 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
An enjoyable place to visit. Taking the gondola over the river was neat, too. The Fortress is a large structure. It has an interesting museum in it. I went there at Christmas time and it was probably more dressed than normal. It has a great view of the Moselle and Rhine Rivers and probably the highlight of a trip to Koblenz. There is also a little place to get something to eat while overlooking the rivers.
Written 18 April 2024
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Ale K
26 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
Very few areas open for exhibition, no signalization anywhere so the visitors can know how to move around. The staff tries to help, but makes minimum effort
Written 4 March 2024
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Jim W
Sindelfingen, Germany7,388 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
While the views from the ride in the cable car are quite amazing, they will be slightly better once your reach the top. We did not pay to go into the castle, but we did enjoy the free stuff as well as an ice cold beer on a hot day. These views are free, but they are also priceless of the city of Koblenz below.
Written 19 December 2023
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mildred a
San Jose, CA32 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
We went to the fortress after our 2-hour Rhine river cruise. We used the cable cars to get there. It’s nice to see the top view of the place, how massive it is with its thick and high walls. Definitely a lot of walking, mild if you stay on the grounds, moderate when you add climbing stairs. It was summer when we visited, so bring lots of cold water to drink throughout your trip. Some areas are still under renovations when we visited but still worth it. We spent around 2.5 hours. We have 4 teens, 3 adults and 4 seniors with us.
Written 20 August 2023
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DarylJ552
Carlsbad, CA3,422 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
The Ehrenbreitstein Fortress is located on a high hill overlooking the Rhein and Mosel Rivers in koblenz. There have been battles on the hill for 3,000 years but most of the present fortress was built in the 1800's. There are lots of exhibits and an outdoor snackbar overlooking the city.
Written 18 August 2023
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Failsafe659
Norwich, UK394 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
Easily accessed using the cable car with a Kombuticket the fortress is a good example of the period. There are a number of interesting exhibits in the form of uniforms and weapons and the whole place is pleasant to walk around with fine views across the river.
Written 8 July 2023
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David N
Hawthorne, CA4,993 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Solo
There is a lot to see here. They have multiple museums on site, as well as restaurants. Be prepared to get your steps in, because the grounds are large. The highlight of the visit for me was enjoying a beer at an outdoor table overlooking the Deutsches Eck. What a beautiful view of the Rhine and Moselle rivers!

I did not allocate enough time to visit the museums and I still spent 2 hours here. If you would like to make it an all day affair, you can have lunch here in between visits to the museums and various sites.
Written 6 July 2023
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Dr-Ing-Dchen
Rapid City, SD835 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
While the Seilbahn Koblenz is a nice way to quickly get to the top, one must also include a ticket to the museum and the fortress. It is massive inside, with lots of interesting history, a small cafe overlooking the merging of the Mosel and Rhein rivers, and a view of Koblenz. Looks like there is a youth hostel here also. This is a must-see place.
Written 4 June 2023
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CW
Germany194 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
The Ehrenbreitstein Fortress was rather impressive. The fortress itself was an experience to walk through and the way its history and information was portrayed was informative and interesting. Plenty of events take place in this fortress throughout the year and although we visited on a regular day, we would love to return to experience the types of events that could take place here.

A very large majority of the structures are kept intact from the past, reinforced or secured for safety. I would highly recommend this place to a history buff, or someone who enjoys the atmosphere of the past. When visiting Koblenz, then it has to be a place to see at least once.

You'll need some time at this place to really explore the fortress, read the information and learn about its history. So arriving earlier in the day would allow you to really appreciate this and explore this place.
Written 17 April 2023
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4allisons
Topsail Island, NC263 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Couples
The cable car ride is fun. The actor who gives the tour is fun. It's certainly an unusual way to present the artifacts and history of the fortress, but it's *very* effective. If you go on your own and just wander the site, you'll get almost nothing from the trip. It's all about the stories. And who better to tell those stories than a professional trained in the business (and art) of storytelling. You get so much more when the history is told with the context and background that this tour provides.

Did it need to be an actor playing a part? Of course not. And yes, it's kind of hokey. But still, it *is* effective. And it makes what could otherwise be a dry subject into something fun and engaging.

There's a nice little food stand at the entrance to the park, and the park itself is quiet and beautiful. So relaxing.

You know ... a relaxing German fortress. These things go together like french fries and mayonnaise. :-)
Written 4 April 2023
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