I visited Koblenz twice in 2001, the first time staying at the youth hostel in Festung Ehrenbreitstein. At the time, there was no such thing as a cable car, so I had to walk up the 118 metre high cliff. Not so in 2012! You can take a cable car from close to Deutsches Eck to take you all the way up to the top!
We got the combi-ticket for the cable car and the fortress (it's €11-something each instead of €14 to buy the two attractions separately). Since I last visited, it seems as if the fortress has been turned into a proper tourist attraction. We didn't really know what to expect, but found the entrance ticket really good value.There is so much to see! Okay, so it's all in German, but aside from that ...
There is lots of fortress history, an archaeological museum, art exhibitions, roof gardens, photo exhibitions, a war hero memorial, viewing platforms (the view from up there is amazing), a "wine country" exhibit (Koblenz is in the heart of the German wine district), how to make sausages, prison cells, war criminals, a 1950s home, an exhibition about burial traditions (okay, that was morbid), and another exhibit about Lenné, a garden designer. Please note that some of the exhibits I mentioned are most likely temporary.
For those wanting something to eat or drink, there's a coffee shop. We didn't try it, as we planned on having lunch in the city. Despite the rain, it was a great day out.
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