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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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Trondheim, Norway
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We bought a combo ticket that included entrance to the Fortress Museum area and a return ticket on the Sailbahn / cable car. The cable car takes you over the Rhine, and is an experience in itself. The Fortress have a lot of small museums. It was a bit hard to find the right way through it all, as the... More

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Portsmouth, England
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This was a great trip. We arrived at the cable car expecting it to be shut but because there was an open air concert up at the fort it was still going. We knew the fort was shut but although we couldn't go inside we had the opportunity to walk around the grounds and because of the concerts and theatre,... More

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Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Liked some of the history surrounding the fortress. The views are amazing. Restoration has not been done sympathetically - it's a bit overdone.

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Larkhall, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Well worth the visit just for the history of the fort. Views from the cable ride and from the fort are fantastic good value for money.

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Reston, Virginia
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25 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Forget the fortress but do take the gondola ride over the Rhine to get there. A plus is the hilltop view overlooking Koblenz and, especially, the Deutsches Eck and the boat traffic on the Rhine and Mosel Ricers below. The fortress includes a bit of history but the explanations are in German only.

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London
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58 reviews 58 reviews
16 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

This review is for the cable car (no time to see the fortress.) Just an amazing ride and well worth the money. We then walked to the view point - just amazing. The cable car is so well done - you can move around and see all around. You also have enough space between the cars to really feel the... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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17 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

The view of the fortress from the Rhine is breathtaking, but just wait until you take the cable car up to the majestic building. This was one of our favorite experiences of Koblenz, as we were able to view the entire city from above.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Cable car enjoyable despite husband and son needing to travel with eyes closed; restaurant good for lunch; cafe great for snack; massive fortress; interesting displays etc etc but the winner is the view over the confluence of the Rhine and the Mosel and the beauty of that area of Germany. It was very quiet when we visited and it deserved... More

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London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Lovely ride up in the cable car, best to buy a ticket for the cable car up and down and the entry into the fortress. There are quite a lot to see within the fortress but most labels are in German which I don't speak. The views are wonderful and there are large open parkland that you can not see... More

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Taipei, Taiwan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Taking the cable car and discover Ehrenbreitstein is beautiful and can have a bird view of the crossing of the Rhine and Moselle river. In a pleasant weather,you would want to stay for a le lacing tour then enjoy some nice meals or refreshment there. I took the river cruise before but cannot see such great view unless you go... More

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