THE HEART OF THE MIDDLE RHINE
Here we have compiled a few of the most interesting sights in Koblenz:
The Ehrenbreitstein fortress:
The Ehrenbreitstein fortress is located at an altitude of 118 m above the Rhine, on the bank opposite to the Deutsches Eck. The most scenic way to get there is by the cableway that starts from the Deutsches Eck. From here you have a magnificent view of Koblenz, the confluence of the Rhine and Mosel rivers, and of the Deutsches Eck.
The “Deutsches Eck”:
Starting from the Deutsches Eck, you can take relaxing walks along the beautiful riverside promenades. On the Rhine side, the Konrad-Adenauer promenade, and on the Mosel side the Peter-Altmeier promenade invite you to take a stroll, and to relax with friends in one of the numerous beer gardens, and to enjoy the view.
The “Koblenzer Schängel”:
The word ”Schängel’ (from the name „Jean“, this dates back to the time of the French occupation in Koblenz) refers to the archetypal „naughty boy“ in Koblenz. The fountain that is currently located next to city hall. At the entrance to the registry office, in Koblenz serves as a reminder of the original Schängel and his pranks. Every few minutes, the figure spits out a stream of water far beyond the edge of the fountain basin.
The Jesuit square is one of the most attractive squares in the city. Here, sidewalk cafés invite you to relax among the historical buildings that surround the square.
The Görres square is located in the heart of the old town, and is known for its historic fountain, presented by the federal state of Rheinland-Pfalz to the city of Koblenz in 1992, to mark the 2000-year-anniversary of the city. The column at the centre of the fountain is ten metres high, and depicts scenes from the city’s history, from the Roman beginnings to the present.
The Münz (mint) square is located close to the Liebfrauenkirche (Church of Our Lady), and takes its name from the coins of the prince electors which were minted in Koblenz from the 11th century onward. The house of the master of the mint was located where the Münz square is today.
This square is surrounded by four noteworthy historical buildings:
- The Bürresheimer Hof (1660)
- The “Kauf- und Danzhaus” (merchants and dance house, 1425) now the Middle Rhine Museum, with clock tower and rolling eyes)
- The Alte Schöffenhaus (1528) with an attractive bowfront on the Mosel side Erkere
- The Florins church (around 1100)