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  • Veste Oberhaus, Oberhaus 125, 94034 Passau, Germany
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      Veste Oberhaus
      Oberhaus 125, 94034 Passau, Germany
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      Veste Oberhaus
      Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
      Start your tour at the Veste Oberhaus which is a fortification built with military construction which now serves as a museum, a youth hostel, and a restaurant, as well as an open-air theatre. This was built by the first Prince-Bishop of Passau (Ulrich II) in the year 1219. This fortress has a history of being attacked by its own rebellious citizens of the city, although unsuccessful in each attempts. This fortress is located on the St. Georgsberg Mountain which is 105 meters (344 ft) high above the bottom of the valley in between Danube and the Ilz, having surrounded by steep cliffs. The dedicated St. George's Chapel is of the soldier of Palestinian and Greek origins who was a member of the Praetorian Guard for Roman emperor Diocletian. As refusing to recant his Christian faith, he was sentenced to death, but later, became one of the most dignified saints and megalo-martyrs in Christianity. We then go on to the Linde Battery terrace, which offers a great viewing sight of Dreiflüsseeck (three rivers corner), the confluence of the Inn, Danube and Ilz. Also, the three colour variants of the rivers meeting together is easily distinguishable to its viewer.
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    • BlackBuck Travels
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      Germany
      Joined in June 2019
    • The_Concierge_8
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      Must do a guided tour of Goslar to see all the history and hidden gems! Best done in sneakers as it's all cobblestones!
      There are so many layers to Goslar as an UNESCO World heritage town that you won't know where to start and what to see. We spent more than 90 minutes with an english-speaking guide that took us into all the narrow winding alleyways to all the main attractions and hidden gems, especially the oldest buildings. We saw special features of the architecture, learned about the history of Goslar, religion, power, art, business - so varied in its content. It was rather long and we were getting to the point where we just couldn't walk much more. There aren't many places to sit so just tell your guide when you've had enough as they are so passionate about the town that they'll happily go on. But they are highly knowledgeable and can answer just about any question anyone has.
      Written March 2, 2024
    • Sharie9471
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      Great inner city and historical journey await you!
      Claudia was our energetic guide to bring Rothenberg to light. We walked through the Gallows tower gate and began our journey through a medieval era of Rothenberg. We walked through the town learning beautiful historical facts of this town. I wish we had more time to stay and learn. There’s gems waiting to be discovered as you walk along the inner walls! Great guide, great tour! Highly recommend!
      Written December 18, 2023
    • lissi17
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      Beautiful Historic City
      There were no English tours to join but the Information Center were excellent in offering a self guided map (€2) with all the highlights and explanations. Although we didn’t get the full experience we loved every moment walking this beautiful historic city.
      Written November 29, 2023
    • Duke1140
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      Beautiful area, full of history
      The views from the river side are spectacular. The cable car offers an additional attraction and leads to the fortress on the hill. There is something for everyone here so just walk and explore.
      Written October 19, 2023
    • kelseypJ3341DL
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      Great tour!
      Timmy gave us a wonderful walking tour! He was funny, full of lots of great information and helped us know a little more about where we were going and best places to eat and explore. Thank you, Timmy!
      Written July 25, 2023
    • ilyasR5620DJ
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      Great Koblenz experience
      Highly recommend visiting the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress and this tour in particular. We took the Seilbahn (cable car) from the Deutsches Eck up to the fortress, took a short walk to the entrance and met our guide there. We had an excellent local guide, with professional knowledge of history and very good english -- could not wish a better guide. The views of the city from above are another reason to visit.
      Written July 17, 2023
    • Rdwatson3
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      Great way to get introduced to Leipzig with this waking tour.
      This tour is a great way to get introduced to Leipzig. The guide met me at my hotel and I got to see sites of historical and cultural significance. The guide was very informative about the history of of the city and of saxony. Highly recommend this tour to get to know Leipzig.
      Written June 4, 2023
    • Bintbatoutta
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      Disappointing town.
      Reading about Koblenz, we were expecting a different town image. We did not see any old buildings. The town center is small. We read this town suffered a lot of damage during the war. Did not see anything that was worth the visit other than the area point where Rhine and Mosel rivers meet and full of those touristy boats like the Viking and such. The cable car only takes across the water up to the fortress but you still need to pay extra to get into the museum. At least we visited this town and checked off our list.
      Written May 14, 2023
    • Jeff L
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      Katja knows Wittenberg
      Our tour guide was very kind. She was knowledgeable of the history of Luther, Melanchan, Cranach the elder, etc. Her English was very good. Ask for Katja.
      Written May 10, 2023
    • Kelly H
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      Excellent Tour
      Ms Annabel was such a wonderful guide. We learned so much about the history of the city as well as saw little details we would have never seen ourselves. It was myself and my husband. Adult daughter and 6 year old son. After, my son said “the walking was worth it!” Thank you so much for all the suggested places to visit on the rest of our trip. 5 stars for sure!
      Written March 20, 2023
    • lejla013
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      A weekend trip from dreams
      The entire town is organised as a dream round tour. You can either start from the Castle to the Zoo or vice versa, but either way you will have lots of fun in not a tiresome 2 kilometre distance from the two points. In case you have more time, there is much much more to explore and see.
      Written December 16, 2022
    • browncondo2102
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      City of 3 rivers
      As we did our walking tour, we were told that Passau is one of Bavaria's oldest cities. It is the meeting place of the Danube, Inn and Ilz Rivers. As we walked among the colourful houses we did some shopping along Baroque St. St. Steven's Cathedral is also here. It is where the Germany/Austrian border begins.
      Written December 4, 2022
    • kevinbE1402GW
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      Will definitely go back there again.
      What a beautiful City it is .Great restaurants with lovely staff and food of course. Also plenty of nice pubs aswell, they also have great transport options,which are very reasonable. And I can't forget all the lovely clothes shops.
      Written November 10, 2022
    • mariesO632OP
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      Exceeded all of my expectations ,relaxing by the Rhine.
      The favourite part of trip to beautiful Koblenz was the Cable car ride crossing the Rhine to the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress, what a view of the city and The Duetsche Eck with the largest equestrian monument of Emperor William 1. The fortress steeped in history is outstanding & monumental in size and it's so well worth a visit. It is possible to purchase a combination ticket for a River cruise with Cable car ride & entry to the Fortress for 29€. It makes for a great days experience in historick Koblenz.my only regret was I rushed the Fortress vusit because I had booked an afternoon Cruise The old Town was very quaint & so easy to walk around. Lovely shops make it a very pleasant place to spend time. The modern shopping area is beside the old Town. Thete are so many beautiful buildings to admire & churches to visit. If you tire of walking around there are no shortage of lovely coffee shops throughout the city. I stayed in Hotel Morjan beside the Rhine & it was wonderful to watch the river Rhine barge boats & cruise boats pass by well into the evening time.. I loved it so much that I extended my stay & I have booked a return journey in 2023. It won't disappoint. I was a solo traveller & I felt very safe in the City as I walked everywhere.
      Written October 21, 2022
    • marycoons
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      Koblenz: In the Air and On the Ground
      Having reached the top, the late afternoon breeze, calming serenity, scenic landscape and the medieval city all came into focus. Leaning over the fortress wall, the view was superb. Welcome to Koblenz, Germany. The cable car that spans the Rhine River going from one side to the historic Ehrenbreitstein Fortress on the other rises 367 feet high and travels almost 3,000 feet to reach the fortress, about a half mile across the Rhine River. The width of the Rhine at that point is 940 feet. The cable car’s speed is only 10 mph so allows for steady and non-rushed photo taking. It is touted as the busiest cable car in the world since it can transport up to 7,600 passengers per hour. Crowded tourist and party boats along with other river traffic navigated below us while the Ehrenbreitstein fortress that we were headed toward gained additional sharpness the closer we came. Ehrenbreitstein Fortress Perched on a rocky cliff 387 feet above the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle rivers, the fortress is steeped in history. It was built between 1817 and 1828 on the ruins of an older fort that French forces had destroyed. Although the fortress features numerous exhibits and museums on site, we are here for the open air evening jazz festival; therefore, the buildings housing exhibits, etc. were closed. We did, however, see the Memorial of the German Army that is dedicated to fallen soldiers of WW1 and 2. Ehrenbert Conradine commissioned the fortress’s construction in the year 1000 and the name ‘Ehrenbertstein’ gradually became ‘Ehrenbreitstein’ over time. In the 11th century, according to my tourist information, the fortress passed into the ownership of the Trier Archbishop Poppo, whose successors expanded the site over decades. In the 15th century under Archbishop Richard von Greiffenclau’s “watch”, the fortress was secured against artillery through further construction. French troops besieged the fortress in 1797 and after being starved out, were forced to turn it back over in 1799 to the church. In 1801 the fortress was blown up, although I could not locate any online documentation to verify this alleged statement. After the Congress of Vienna met in 1815, the Electorate of Trier passed the ruins and remains onto the Kingdom of Prussia. King Friedrich Wilhelm III ordered the expansion of Koblenz into a fortified city, making the fortress one of the largest fortifications in all Europe. The fortress and the area surrounding it were incorporated into Koblenz in 1937. Inside the stately stone walls, it seemed a different time. The history came alive. Exploring the fortress grounds on foot, we meandered around corners and through tunnels trying to prevent a turned ankle while clumsily walking over uneven cobblestone pavers. Dusk gently settled over the massive fortress while we enjoyed live jazz music and sipped on Aperol spritzers, a favorite German summertime adult beverage. The last cable car left for the “mainland” at 10 p.m. so we made our exit about 30 minutes prior. Departing the cable car at the rear of St. Castor Basilica, we passed by the magnificent church but, of course, it was closed so we couldn’t peak inside. Its duo spires swirled toward the sky and it was impossible to miss. The basilica is the oldest church in Koblenz, founded in 836 AD, and was the location of the signing of the historic Treaty of Verdun in 843 AD. According to my information, the site had been used for religious purposes as far back as the first century, and later by the Romans who built a church on the site that stood until about 700 AD. Much of the existing church today dates from the 12th century. Pope John Paul II raised it to the status of a “basilica minor” in 1991. We caught a glimpse of the end of a wedding on the grounds as we exited the cable car and made our way to the German Corner. Deutsches Eck - German Corner At the confluence of the Rhine and the Moselle rivers is the German Corner where the larger-than-life equestrian statue of Kaiser Wilhelm I rises notably. In 1216 this area where the two rivers joined was established by “Teutonic Order” and the historic site given the name of Deutsches Eck, which translates to German Corner in English. Kaiser Wilhelm I is credited with bringing about the unification of Germany. His grandson, Kaiser Wilhelm II, chose the German Corner as the spot for creating a memorial to his grandfather. The corner in its present form was created in 1891 and the famous memorial inaugurated in August 1897. Artillery shelling in WW2 practically destroyed the city of Koblenz and did destroy the statue in March 1945. The remains of the then riderless pedestal became a memorial to German unity in 1953 and housed a German flag until 1993. The memorial was reconstructed and completed in 1993. The pedestal and statue rise an incredible 121 feet of which 46 feet of it is the actual statue. The German Corner and the Kaiser Wilhelm I statue have been part of the UNESCO “Upper Middle Rhine Valley” world heritage site since 2002. It is a nod to the city’s dramatic location and past. Behind the statue – yet only a short distance away – are three concrete sections of the Berlin Wall. According to a storyboard on site, “the wall segments commemorate all those who were arrested, persecuted imprisoned, expropriated and psychologically broken in the 40 years of SED [Socialist Unity Party of Germany] dictatorship. These victims include around 200,000 political prisoners, 150,000 children in special institutions and corrective training centers, thousands of people who were expropriated and displaced, and those who applied to emigrate to the West. They include persecuted schoolchildren, Christians discriminated against and unknown numbers of children forced into adoption. We must also remember those who bravely opposed the wall, division and dictatorship, and paid the price of bodily and psychological harm. We thank them for their contribution to freedom and democracy.” The following day we took the bus downtown in an attempt to wander the Old Town of Koblenz. Following a map in German was challenging to say the least. Twice we caught the wrong bus and twice had to walk back across the bridge. Still, this medieval town brimming with well-preserved history was begging to be explored. We did not give up. Somehow, we stumbled upon the Electoral Palace, close to the banks of the Rhine, after our second trek across the bridge. The palace was completed in 1786 as a residence with its rooms offering unsurpassed views of the river and the Rhine Valley. A well-manicured lawn filled the space in front. Today, the building is used by the city and mostly closed to the public. Somewhere and some time later, we happened upon the government building that was the former Prussian District President’s headquarters and electoral offices. The storyboard out front (yes, it was in both English and German!) explained the site was originally built as a home for priests and orphans from 1723 to 1729. It originally consisted of two courtyards and a garden as well as a horse stable with a coach house. Later on, it housed a prison and poorhouse, but in 1781 Elector Wenzeslaus had the building rebuilt for his administration. The electoral administration consisted of a court chamber, pension office, government offices and legal authorities’ offices among others. During the French occupation in 1794, the building was the seat of the High Court of Justice. In August 1901 the building burnt to the ground although it’s still apparently unknown how the fire started. The following year, once the rubble and ruins had been removed, a new Governmental Office was constructed in the Romanesque style and completed in 1906. Today, it houses government IT offices and “In-Service Support”. The storyboard goes on to say that this building is of particular architectural importance as buildings of that size and style dating to that era are now obscure in Germany. There are three large statues affixed to the main front of the building, but no information on them. During our walk, I came upon numerous statues in small park areas that were lighthearted and fun to see. Someone had a sense of humor! The Historic Center According to my visitor information, Koblenz has always been a popular place. “This is where emperors, kings and princes built their residences, and where many artists have sought inspiration from the unique landscape.” Despite the entire city virtually destroyed in WW2, many of its historic buildings were restored and saved. With a list of historic sites to see, we tried to navigate the narrow chaotic streets while studying our German map. Helga at our hotel warned us that it would be difficult finding our way with the map as Koblenz streets are circular and not arranged in a square grid. As we wove through the chattering crowd of indiscernible languages, I ultimately glimpsed sight of a statue in an open square. Unfortunately, its description was only in German. Nice statue though. The open square, however, was definitely postcard worthy with its old world architecture, wide curved wooden doors, the unknown statue and uneven cobblestone streets. And, come to discover, it was the main square of Old Town! Our aimless wanderings had paid off! Outdoor cafes brimming with customers were scattered amongst classic four- to five-story buildings that appeared to be apartments. The arched windows mostly featured coordinating colored paint trim matching other details of the structures. The buildings were all adjoined to each other and in different colors. This history-wrapped square was very charming. We passed under the curved arch into another smaller square (Jesuitenplatz). What appeared to our left was a vanilla stucco’d building with a copperish gold hued arch. Once through that arch, we were facing the town hall, aka Rathaus. The photo I had printed out earlier and brought with confirmed this was the Rathaus. The two adjoining town hall structures were once a Jesuit cloister with a grammar school. My information doesn’t differentiate between which is building one or two; however, building two was constructed between 1582 and 1670, while the town hall building one saw construction between 1694 and 1701. It has been the town hall since 1895. “The difference between the late Renaissance and early Baroque façade designs is clearly visible,” states my brochure. Can you tell the difference? The Spitting Boy Fountain Back out in the Rathaus square, opposite the town hall arch, was a lone fountain with the statue of a boy atop. This is the well-known humorous fountain, designed in 1941, and known as ‘naughty boy of Koblenz’ or ‘spitting boy’. The back story for the name is interesting. In German, the fountain is called Kowelenzer Schangel. “The term ‘Schangel’ denotes a native citizen of Koblenz, but is a derogatory name to describe the little boys born to Koblenz women by French men during the many French occupations through the ages.” A poet penned the lyrics for Koblenz’s town song that has the words “watch out for the spitting boy” in it. So, the man who designed the fountain dedicated it to the poet. After a minute or so of gazing at the statue, he all of a sudden starts spitting water out of his mouth. It was hilarious and caught me off guard as I was not expecting it. There was so much more to see in Koblenz, but with the bus snafu’s and limited map directions, we missed a lot I’m afraid. What we did see though was unique in this medieval history-wrapped town.
      Written August 18, 2022
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    Eine beeindruckende Aussicht von der Burg zu den drei Flüssen mit den 3 Farben - grüner Inn - blaue Donau - scharze Ilz
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