Things to Do in Rhineland-Palatinate

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  • razza61
    Gatton, Australia367 contributions
    This was a beautiful castle, especially decorated for Christmas. Set high on the hill behind Cochem, it's not as "rustic" as some, but very interesting to see. The views from the balcony were nothing short of spectacular. Our guide was excellent and the tour was very enjoyable.
    Written February 17, 2024
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  • Pat M
    Parrish, FL274 contributions
    Family visit to beautiful castle in Wierschem,. Be aware that if you go by car, there is limited amount of parking($4 euros) spots then the waiting line to get one can go for more than 30 mins. We decided to take a footpath but they have a shuttle ($2euros/person) to the castle. We bought a family ticket (4 people) for $34 euros. There are guide tours in English but there is a waiting time for it as there are more guide tours in German. The young guide tour (Johan) was great. The tour takes approximately 45 mins. We recommend it.
    Written October 31, 2023
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  • Vadim
    Murmansk, Russia26,731 contributions
    Porta Nigra despite the name (Black Gate) They were not called that in Roman times, because they were white, because they were built from local sandstone. They became black over time, and became so called only in the Middle Ages. It is not known for certain what the Romans called them. Maybe by the cities where they led, because there were 4 gates of Trier, but only these ones have been preserved. This is the largest and best preserved antique gate in the world. As you know, medieval residents ruthlessly dismantled ancient buildings for their homes or for churches and palaces of the nobility. Only superstition could stop them. Fortunately for the gate, in the XI century, the Greek monk Simeon lived as a hermit in the ruins of Porta Nigra, after whom the street where Karl Marx lived and grew up with a view of Porta Nigra is named. After Simeon's death in 1035 and canonization, the Simeonstift monastery was built next to Porta Nigra. The gates have become untouchable. Can you tell me where the monastery is? No It was demolished by order of Napoleon in 1804, who ordered to clear the ancient heritage from subsequent additions. Most recently, 5 years ago, archaeologists established the exact date of the gate's construction. They found fragments of oak wood used in the construction of the gate. The laboratory found that the oak was cut down in the winter of 169-170 AD. You can enter the gate and climb to the upper floor. However, time was running out for us, and we ran to the train station.
    Written December 17, 2023
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  • Ann C
    Nashville, TN3,266 contributions
    Other TA reviewers cover everything of importance.

    It was not obvious to me where the robe was located when I arrived earlier, when I went back to go to the gift shop, located to the right of the altar (if facing the altar) and up stairs (opened at 10am) I found the robe. It was in a small area that overlooks the whole cathedral.
    Written January 5, 2024
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  • Neil F
    Reading, UK102 contributions
    Quick, efficient and well-run. Amazing views over Koblenz. And of course, the Fort is a must-see.
    Written December 31, 2023
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  • Vadim
    Murmansk, Russia26,731 contributions
    Which museums are the best in Germany? Right! Technical! We were convinced of this back in the German Museum in Munich. Germany is a country of high technical and scientific culture, which is clearly reflected in the highest level of technical museums in this country, whether they are dedicated to cars, optics or, let's say, geodesy. Before you go to this museum, you need to decide which museum you need to go to, which is better Sinsheim or Speyer? The Museum in Speyer is a branch of the museum in Sinsheim. Although its exposition is huge (25,000 sq.m.), it is still 2 times smaller than the exposition in Sinsheim. There is no Concorde and Tu-144, but there is a Boeing-747 Lufthansa and a prototype "Buran". The main motive for choosing Speyer is the opportunity to combine a museum with a cathedral and a pleasant city, which is not present in Sinsheim. approximately equal number of reviews of the museum and the cathedral suggests that most tourists visit both. The museum is located on the territory of the former airfield of the First World War. During the Nazi dictatorship, there were aircraft repair workshops here, which are now used as exhibition halls. The abundance of exhibits is amazing. My daughter and I climbed into a Boeing 747, on which I was lucky enough to fly to South Africa two years ago. by the way, it is also Lufthansa, which seems to be the only one of the big airlines that uses it for regular transportation. The Germans dragged the prototype of the "Buran" all the way from the Persian Gulf. It's sad that our country didn't need him. In general, the cross-cutting theme of the museum is unusual technical solutions. The logic of selection and arrangement of exhibits is the formation of technical imagination. After all, this is the task of education according to Immanuel Kant. And the museum in Speyer copes with this task perfectly. It's a pity that my daughter and I had so little time for him..
    Written November 11, 2023
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  • Jim W
    Sindelfingen, Germany2,917 contributions
    My wife and I had no idea what to expect during a day tip to Koblenz even though we live in Germany. Our friends who were visiting said it is a must do city. We spent the afternoon enjoyingits tourist attractions and its food. My wife and I definitely will come back. For now, Deutsches Eck, also known as the "German Corner"), is the name of a promontory, where the Mosel River joins the Rhine River. It is named after a local commander of the Teutonic Order, and it became known for a monumental equestrian statue of William I, the first German Emperor. It was destroyed in World War II. Following German reunification, a replica of the statue was erected and serves as a Koblenz landmark and a popular tourist traction.
    Written December 19, 2023
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  • Simon F
    Tramonti, Italy605 contributions
    Amazing place to visit, really fantastic experience. Was raining very heavily and dark when we arrived so we only saw some cars heading home from the track almost all Porsche and BMW. The atmosphere of the city is special! We must return with decent weather to see more!
    Written January 29, 2024
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  • razza61
    Gatton, Australia367 contributions
    We visited Marksburg Castle as part of a Scenic Group when our itinerary was changed and it was a pleasant surprise. Our guide was excellent and opened the castle with a huge iron key. I loved this castle because it's displays are with furniture etc of the era that you got a real glimpse into the working life of a castle. The armoury & the display of torture methods was quite impressive. As always, the views were amazing and the whole tour exceptional.
    Written February 17, 2024
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  • gfsc5
    Perth, Australia1,478 contributions
    Being on a river cruise gives a different perspective to life and to a river and its surroundings.

    We sailed down the Moselle and Rhine rivers on such a cruise.

    The Moselle (Mosel) was great and made even better because the sun was shining and we were sat on the sundeck sipping a prosecco and a red wine.

    The views are gorgeous. Lots and lots of vineyards clinging to the steep slopes. No piece of land was safe! Pretty villages. Castle ruins. Lots and lots to see.

    Recommended.
    Written July 29, 2023
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  • Vadim
    Murmansk, Russia26,731 contributions
    The place of the cathedral in the hierarchy of attractions in Germany is determined simply. The Cathedral in Speyer was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List in Germany as the second after the cathedral in Aachen back in 1981. This is because the cathedral is the largest surviving Romanesque church in the world. The initiator of its creation, Emperor Conrad II, was going to build the largest church in the Christian world, having begun construction presumably in 1025. However, the volume of work was so great that neither he nor his son Henry III lived to see the completion of the work. The complexity of construction is illustrated by one fact. To deliver the stone for construction, we had to build a canal! Completed under Konrad's grandson Henry IV, the cathedral is the purest example of the Romanesque style, included in all architectural manuals. At the same time, 20 years after the completion of construction in 1061, Henry orders to demolish the floor of the cathedral and increase its size to today. The roof over the central nave was demolished and instead of a flat wooden ceiling, the largest vault was created 5 meters higher than the previous one. The Council had great symbolic significance for Henry in the Investiture Controversy with Pope Gregory VII - the right to appoint bishops. It is symbolic that the new cathedral was completed in the year of Henry IV's death. Interestingly, the cathedral was built in a tiny town, even by the standards of the Middle Ages. At that time, 500 people lived in Speyer. The distant fate of the cathedral was as complicated as the life of Henry IV. In 1450, the cathedral completely burned down. In 1688, the cathedral was burned by the soldiers of Louis XIV, although initially the French were going to burn only the city, declaring the preservation of the cathedral. for half a century it stood partially destroyed. Additional destruction was brought by the French occupation in the late XVIII-early XIX century. In 1805, the dilapidated cathedral decided to demolish the Napoleonic administration, which took control of Speyer. However, Bishop Colmar of Mainz, through Empress Josephine Beauharnais, achieved the cancellation of the decree on demolition, preserving the cathedral for posterity. Unlike other German cathedrals and structures, Speyer Cathedral was not damaged during the Anglo-American bombing of World War II. Since the end of the XIX century, the cathedral has been undergoing constant restoration, the fruits of which can be appreciated by everyone.
    Written November 11, 2023
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  • Kelly B
    Iowa4,371 contributions
    I walked to the cathedral from the train station. It’s such a big building that it’s easy to find as long as you head in the right direction.

    I had to circle around a bit to find the opening; the doors to enter for sightseeing aren’t obvious. There was a small sign near the door. The entrance is underwhelming. But, once inside, it’s impressive.

    There are many sculptures along the wall, some with a real gothic vibe (skeletons). The main part of the church is huge, and the ceiling very high.

    I was there on a Saturday morning in October; it wasn’t busy at all except there were several tour groups.
    Written October 23, 2023
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