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Ehrenbreitstein Fortress

Address: Festung Ehrenbreitstein, 56077 Koblenz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Phone Number: 261 66754000
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Ranked #1 of 68 Attractions in Koblenz
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Frankfurt, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

I went to Koblenz with a little research on what to do. I was impress to discover many beautiful sight seeings that will make a photolover crazy! To go to the Fortress, you can either go by car o take the cable car which for me, was the best option. You will cross over the Rhine to the top and... More 

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Adelaide
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Koblenz doesn't provide too much for the tourist, (my observation,) but it is probably a good base to take day trips. One attraction is the hilltop Ehrenbreitstein Fortress accessible by car, or as we did by using the local bus. (Very easily done, and inexpensive) Upon arriving at the bus stop below the castle, look for the elevator taking visitors... More 

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Washington, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

While we were in Germany we managed to get to enjoy this wonderful place during a short stay in Koblenz. The cable car was the highlight of the day with its incredible views of the two connecting rivers and of the wonderful city below. The fortress itself is interesting, but there are lots of additional costs and we did not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Great fortress, great cable car ride experience! Offers such a great view, wonderful gardenS in it and history filled plus very surprising exhibits! Reasonably priced - I suggest buying the combi tickets otherwise you'd regret it. If you are afraid of heights, try the cable car ride as well, you wouldn't feel anything, not a budge, we even moved around... More 

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Calcutta
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

About 1 hour 45 mins by train from Duesseldorf (RE 5), it is a good place to visit for a short day trip if the weather is sunny. Confluence of the rivers Moselle and Rhine can be viewed nicely from the cable trip to the fortress. Boats are also available. Cable cars sometimes are only working during the weekends, so... More 

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Toronto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

We were there during off season as we were on my way to visit the Koblenz Christmas market which opened on Nov 21. We were there on the 22nd, a Saturday, and the cable cars would only operate on the weekend during off season. At the ticket office, I was told if I purchase the package , it would only... More 

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Belmont, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We started at the top at the Fortress. We rode to the top by van. A nice ride. You can't park right at the fortress. We had to take a short shuttle ride from the parking lot. There is a fee to enter the fortress, but I'm not sure about the price. Our host picked up the tab. The fortress... More 

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Durres, Albania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

it was such calming view , everything at its place ....even the leaves falling from the trees looked as they were disciplined to fall where they should :)

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Dorset
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

You can get to the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress, by cable car, by funicular railway, by car or even by foot! I tried cable car not realising off season it only operates at weekends and then drove up by car. It is well signed posted initially and only 10-15 minutes from the cable car station. Entrance was only €3 and car-parking €1... More 

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Shelburne, Vermont
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

The cable car ride is relatively short but it packs a punch as you see the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle rivers and the different colours of each river demarcated in their merger. At the top of the hill where you disembark you have many choices. Locals spend the day in the gardens, picnicking or hanging out. Tourists can... More 

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