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“Best Views of the Rhine & Moselle+ Interesting Exhibitions.”

Ehrenbreitstein Fortress
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Koblenz Day Trip from Frankfurt: Ehrenbreitstein Fortress, Rhine Valley Cable...
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Sydney, Australia
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“Best Views of the Rhine & Moselle+ Interesting Exhibitions.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2012

This is a must see Fortress even if fortresses are not your thing ---they are not mine!
The history of the area begins with the first traces of human habitation date from approximately 4000BC & moves forward from there.
So much to see for those keen on battle gear & tools of the past among other exhibitions.
I was fortunate to see the Prussian landscape designer Peter Joseph Lenne (1789-1866) exhibition of Rhineland gardens he designed in Koblenz, Schloss Stolenfels, Potsdam, Munich & other cities. Beautifully curated.
Pleasant cafes & food booths are available in the area where the best views of the rivers &Deutsches Eck are seen.
There is something here for everyone.

Visited April 2012
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Olen, Belgium
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“Fortifications Koblenz-Ehenbreitstein”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2012

Fortifications belonging to system Niederehrenbreitstein situated on the right enbankment of the Rhine and thus being part of the Prussian fortress Koblenz and was the enlargement of the circular fortifications enclosing municipal Ehrenbreitstein, which was protectedby a circular wall dating back to the electoral period. Partially built in 1827-1833 and completed under Carl August von Cohausen in 1854-1857. The crenellated parapet connected the older parts with each other and went as follows: Helfenstein-Sauerwassertor-Werk Klausenberg-Kelterhaus der Gebrüder Buschmann-Blindtaltor-Blindtaltraverse-Kaponniere at the Kolonnenweg-Luisenturm-Teichertturm-Defensibles Trainwagenhaus-Pfaffendorfer Tor. In 1890 simultaneous with fortress Koblenz and system fortress Kaiser Franz abrogated. The city of Koblenz bought in 1892 the wall Ehrenbreitstein including land, buildings, ports, and sold these to individuals, as some of these structures were rebuilt these survived up to today: Werk Klausenberg (present Rhine Castle), Kaponniere, Luisenturm, Kelterhaus (present Klausenburg), Teichertturm, parts crenelated parapet and one tower of the Sauerwassertor.

Visited May 2012
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Gower, Wales
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“Worth visiting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2012

Went by cablecar to the top. Bit expensive at 6 euro each for one way ride, but once at the top you can walk along nice gardens, visit the fort (cost again) and eat and drink there. View is worth the journey.

Visited May 2012
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Olen, Belgium
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“Landmark of Koblenz”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2012

Anno 1000 had Ehrenbert Konradin (Conradines were a genus of Frankish Dukes and counts 8th-11th century, named after Conrad the elder and his son, German King Conrad I of Franconia) a castle built, named after him. In the 11th century it was in possession of Archbishop Poppo from Trier, his successor Hillin expanded it with a five-sided donjon and trenches, 12th century on the hilltop Castle Helfenstein arose, it later became the seat of the eponymous ministeriales and later earls, 15th century under Archbishop Richard von Greiffenclau converted into a Fortress protected against artillery (the largest cannon of Europe, the “Vogel Greif” is reminded to him, after some dwellings it can be seen in the fortress), this development in participation of architects Maximilian and Johann Pasqualini, Philipp Honorius Ravensteyn and Balthasar Neumann. The site was so protected that the main Trier sanctuary the “Holy dress” was kept overthere. During the 30 year war multiple owners. During the occupation of Koblenz by French revolutionary troops in 1797 the fortress was under siege for more than a year untill the forced surrender due to starvation in 1799. Shortly thereafter, in 1801, the fort was blown up with 30,000 pond of gunpowder. 1814-1815 by the Congress of Vienna the Rhenish areas were owned by electorial Trier, but with the Rhine Province it was part of the Kingdom of Prussia. King Friedrich Wilhelm III ordered in 1815 the extension of Koblenz to fortified city and the reconstruction of the fort in its current, still fully preserved, huge site.

Visited May 2012
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Ahaus, Germany
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“Hostel with perfect view”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2012

We stayed at the youth hostel on top of the castle and we very much enjoyed it due to the modern interior. We had a nice room with a view directly at "Deutsches Eck". Only issue was that you either had to walk across most of the castle or that you had to use the lift which you had to pay for to get back to the hostel. Bus connection was good to get back and forth to Koblenz city though. Nice: Getting to the city with the arial lift and take the bus back later in the evening. In the evening, you could also sit outside the hostel and enjoy the view of Koblenz, Rhine and Mosel. BTW, entrance tp the catsle is free for guests of the hostel.

Visited May 2012
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