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Ehrenbreitstein Fortress

Festung Ehrenbreitstein, 56077 Koblenz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
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Ranked #1 of 71 Attractions in Koblenz
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Historic Sites
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Edidnburgh
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

well preserved historical icon and effective self-led tour; Cable car from Koblenz is great way to reach. Spend 1-2 hours

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73 reviews 73 reviews
12 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

We had some time to kill in Koblenz so we bought the family plan to take the cable car up and back and tour the fortress. Taking pictures from the fortress back towards the Deutsches Eck in Koblenz is cool. You'll definitely get some great shots. We were somehwat puzzled by the museum up there. It had the most bizarre... More

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Aix-en-Provence, France
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95 reviews 95 reviews
22 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

You can climb up to the fortress from the station following the festweg from the traffic lights along a white building first then in the wood and you arrive at the gondola station where you buy tickets and take the leaflet(comes in French, English ) to find your whereabouts inside the fortress (must be rather confusing to walk around without... More

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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49 reviews 49 reviews
7 attraction reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Great Seilbahn ride to the Fortress is a wonderful start to a day spent on Ehrenbreitstein Fortress. This attraction provides greenery, museums, lots of historic narratives, wine tasting (extremely friendly and helpful wine experts!), and small nooks and crannies to explore. If one gets tired, seek out the little cavern at the lowest point of the fortress (you'll find this... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Very nice, newly refreshed (2011 Flower Show) visitor center and fortress grounds. Impressive. Took the gondola up and down from the German Corner. Very nice ride and very affordable.

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Cologne, Germany
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54 reviews 54 reviews
52 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I think I never seen before an old fortress being used so effectively for turistics purposes. There they were a lot of things for someone to see. The place is accessible by teleferic. There are quite a lot small museums, although there were some mistakes in the descriptions of some works, for example a statue of Heracleus was described as... More

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Kaiserslautern, Germany
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102 reviews 102 reviews
71 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

It was difficult to find the focus for our visit with 4 adults. Wandering the walls was not exciting without any guidance and focus for the visit. Found the photographic exhibit we were interested in after looking around for it. Garden areas seem deserted and forlorn.

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Mainz, Germany
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105 reviews 105 reviews
53 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The fortification itself is impressive but not visitor friendly. The map in the brochure leaves a lot be desired and the signposting can be misleading. We saw a lot of frustrated visitors wandering aimlessly and trying, with very little success, to work out their location within the fortress. The views over the Rhein and Mosel are what saved the day... More

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Standish, United Kingdom
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188 reviews 188 reviews
50 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Well worth a visit with the combined cable car ticket. Very impressive fortress with lots to see regarding Koblenz and German history. Fortress in great location on opposite bank of the Rhine to the town.Being high on a hill it offers great views on the two rivers the monument and town. Good place to visit should you have children. Very... More

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

The fortress is huge and contains many things to see; allow all day of you want to see everything! There is a very nice restaurant serving good food at reasonable prices; a little crowded on the day we were there as everyone had crowded inside due to the persistent rain outside! catch the cable car there and back for good... More

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