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Ehrenbreitstein Fortress

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Address: Festung Ehrenbreitstein 1, 56077 Koblenz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Phone Number: +49 261 66754000
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We were on a cruise down the Rhine and chose Fortress Ehrenbreitstein as an extra trip. We took a ride over the Rhine and up to the fortress. Sometime the cable cars don't go if... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Coatesville, Pennsylvania
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Coatesville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were on a cruise down the Rhine and chose Fortress Ehrenbreitstein as an extra trip. We took a ride over the Rhine and up to the fortress. Sometime the cable cars don't go if it's too windy but it is a neat ride.This was a really awesome fortress and I'm not a history buff like my husband. Our tour... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you like fortresses and spectacular views, this place is for you. The guide was dressed in 19th c. clothes and gave a very good historical presentation. Has history from Napoleon on through WWII.

Thank jamom49506
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It really worth going inside just only to have a great view on Rhein and Deutsch Eck! I do recommend to come after 4 or 5 when the sun is not high to take great pictures

Thank Olga G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Koblenz is a gem of a city within Southern Germany and Ehrenbreitstien is the breathtaking castle that sits high above said city. I planned a day trip to go to the castle from Bonn on the train. To get to the castle, I recommend buying the cable car package (sielbahn) to get the full experience of crossing the Rhine on... More 

Thank Matt B
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This UNESCO World Heritage fortress is across the Rhine from Koblenz and the most convenient way to reach it if you are a tourist is by cable car from which the fortress is a short walk. There is a small entry fee. I was part of a guided tour but it is just as easy to go on your own.... More 

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greeley, CO
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took the seilbahn across the Rhine. It is then a short walk to the fortress. There are great views of the Rhine and Mosel. We went in the history museum. It is ok but nothing great,

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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unfortunately, the day we had slated for Ehrenbreitstein Fortress was EXTREMELY foggy, so our views were quite impeded, and we couldn't see the fortress particularly well. It was still worth the visit, to see the history this place was steeped in, and the fog started to burn off towards the end of our visit, and we could see a hint... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

During our recent Viking River cruise, we were discouraged from taking the Marksburg Castle tour because of degree of difficulty. This was easy. Overcast day is not best time since it limits visibility. View was still good. We had fun "actor" playing a spy to entreat us to fortification. This fortress was never attacked.

Thank James C
Bethalto, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Ehrenbreitstein Fortress is a Fortress on the east bank of the Rhine opposite the town of Koblenz. It was built as the backbone of the regional fortification system by Prussia between 1817 and 1828 and guarded the middle Rhine region.

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San Mateo Ca
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited several times in the past and would recommend it to anyone if the weather would permit a good view or one is interested in fortresses.

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