Must see attractions in Koblenz

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    Festung Ehrenbreitstein

    On the right bank of the Rhine, 118m above the river, this fortress proved indestructible to all but Napoleonic troops, who levelled it in 1801. To prove a point, the Prussians rebuilt it as one of Europe’s mightiest fortifications. There are fabulous views from its ramparts and viewing platform. Inside are several museums, including an excellent regional museum, photography museum and archaeological museum, as well as restaurants, bars and cafes. It's accessible by car, on foot or by cable car.

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    Mittelrhein-Museum

    Spread over 1700 sq metres of the striking glass Forum Confluentes building, Koblenz' Mittelrhein-Museum's displays span 2000 years of the region’s history, including artworks, coins, ceramics, porcelain, furniture, miniature art, textiles, militaria and more. Don't miss the collection of 19th-century landscape paintings of the Romantic Rhine by German and British artists.

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    Deutsches Eck

    At the point of confluence of the Moselle and the Rhine, the ‘German Corner’ is dominated by a soaring statue of Kaiser Wilhelm I on horseback, in the bombastic style of the late 19th century. After the original was destroyed in WWII, the stone pedestal remained empty – as a testament to lost German unity – until, post-reunification, a copy was re-erected in 1993. Flowery parks stretch southwest, linking up with a grassy riverfront promenade running southward along the Rhine.

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    Schloss Stolzenfels

    A vision of crenellated towers, ornate gables and medieval-style fortifications, Schloss Stolzenfels rises above the Rhine’s left bank 5km south of the city centre. In 1823, the future Prussian king Friedrich Wilhelm IV had the castle – ruined by the French – rebuilt as his summer residence; guests included Queen Victoria. Today, the rooms remain largely as the king left them, with paintings, weapons, armour and furnishings from the mid-19th century. Take bus 650 from the Hauptbahnhof.

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    Liebfrauenkirche

    In the Altstadt, the arched walkway at Am Plan square’s northeastern corner leads to the Catholic Liebfrauenkirche, built in a harmonious hotchpotch of styles. Of Romanesque origin, it has a Gothic choir (check out the stained glass), painted vaulting above the central nave, and baroque onion-domed turrets. It was destroyed in 1944 and rebuilt in 1955.

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    Ludwig Museum

    Once the property of the Order of the Teutonic Knights, the Deutschherrenhaus is now home to the Ludwig Museum, which showcases post-1945 and contemporary art, including works by Picasso, Frank Stella, Jasper Johns, Grimanesa Amorós, Jean Dubuffet and Christian Boltanski.

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    Basilika St Kastor

    Adjoining a lovely formal garden is Koblenz’ oldest church, Basilika St Kastor. Established in the 9th century, it was rebuilt in the 12th century. In 1991, Pope John Paul II raised its status to a minor basilica. The entrance is on the west side.

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    Historiensäule

    The Historiensäule portrays 2000 years of Koblenz history in 10 scenes perched one atop the other – the WWII period, for instance, is represented by a flaming ruin. An English-language panel provides context.