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Address: Festung Ehrenbreitstein, 56077 Koblenz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Phone Number: 261 66754000
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If you are in Koblenz you should definitely visit the fortress Ehrenbreitstein. It is huge with a lot of exhibitions describing the different eras the fortress has been used... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

If you are in Koblenz you should definitely visit the fortress Ehrenbreitstein. It is huge with a lot of exhibitions describing the different eras the fortress has been used through and give an idea of how people lived and worked here. The view onto Koblenz is also great and gives spectacular photos. Also interesting: there are special exhibitions that change... More 

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Bratislava Region, Slovakia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Although filled with museums it is quite boring. The view from above is but amazing! Worth the trip just for the view.

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Letchworth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

On travelling back from a wedding in Marburg we had a few hours to kill before our flight so decided to stop off in Koblenz. There was a selection of reasonably priced car parks dotted around the center/river and after we found a space we headed straight to the cable cars which take you to the fort. For a price... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Start by walking up to the fortress, you get a better idea of its size that driving up. The cable car may give a view but you can get that from the fortress anyway. The exhibits are well presented and there is lots to see. Probably the one paid for attraction to definitely visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We got to this via the cable car from the Deutsches Eck - €11.80 per person for a round trip plus entrance. There is a fortress museum playing German martial music and marching sounds, although when I hear German martial music and marching sounds I imagine members of my family being rounded-up and put up against a wall. There is... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Take the cable car and get great views of the river and the fortress. You will need a couple of hours to do it justice. Sound affects of marching armies and horses very realistic. It really helped you to step back in time.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We took the cable car up to the fortress and absolutely loved the buildings. We just did it by ourselves, but that probably wasn't a great idea, as we didn't have much of a clue what we were looking at. I'm sure there are guided tours available, but we didn't do one. Don't miss the 'sound and light' show down... More 

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Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Full of history and well restored and maintained - That´s the Fortress of Ehrenbreitstein which thrones above Koblenz on the Rhine river. I´ve been there many times and enjoyed it every time. Not only the tour is interesting also the look over the Rhine valley and the city is amazing. This is a tour fit for families, couples or just... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I highly recommend taking the cable car up to the fortress. It's a short walk from a nearby parking lot. The view as you go over the river is amazing. One member of our party is in a wheelchair and the cable car is totally wheelchair accessible. The cable cars are on a constant loop and you just sort of... More 

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Killarney, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

View from top is excellent. A little more explanation panels in English would have been nice for us. We would love to have had more time to spend there

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Address: Festung Ehrenbreitstein, 56077 Koblenz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Phone Number: 261 66754000
Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Rhineland-Palatinate  >  Koblenz

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