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Culture of Koblenz. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

Koblenz Container Ship Koblenz is a beautiful city with a rich history; there was a settlement of the Order of the Crusaders in its territory in the Middle Ages. Old buildings and monuments, each of which has its own unique history, remind visitors of the city about important events. To start exploring the city's attractions travelers are advised to walk around the downtown, where there are a huge number of ancient streets. At every turn you can see beautiful miniature houses built in 18th-19th centuries, picturesque squares and winding alleys.
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A number of important religious sites are also located in the center of Koblenz. It is recommended to include a visit to St. Florin, St. Castor and St. Mary cathedrals to your excursion. All of them were founded in the 11th-12th centuries and are constructed in the Romanesque style. These majestic monuments have survived to our times almost undamaged. Churches boast not only with an impressive appearance, but also with a beautiful interior design. Within their walls many important religious artifacts are kept.
An interesting attraction is the so-called ‘German Corner’ (Deutsches Eck), which is the confluence of two rivers - the Rhine and the Moselle. In 1953, it hosted the opening of the monument to William I, a grand statue that was a symbol of the unity of German people. Picturesque landscape always attracts a lot of travelers, they come to admire the beautiful scenery and capture themselves against the beautiful monument. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
There are also world-class attractions in Koblenz. For example, the Ehrenbreitstein castle that is one of the largest defensive structures in Europe. This majestic building is located on a high hill; over the years of existence it has completely changed its appearance. At present, a great fortress is home to several state agencies; some halls of the fortress are allocated to the exhibition of the historical museum. As for the cultural institutions of Koblenz, then the Middle Rhine Museum, which holds a large collection of old paintings, should be mentioned. Ludwig Museum presents to visitors the collection of contemporary art, and the Rhine Museum introduces to visitors the history of navigation.
Koblenz Of great interest to travelers is DB Museum Koblenz, thanks to which they can see the evolution of German trains. It is a great place for those arriving with children because here it is allowed to climb on steam locomotives and ride real trains (of course, with a driver). The museum with the interesting name Romanticum demonstrates everything that can be associated with the region: history, art, culture, architecture, archeology, legends and myths. This cultural institution is a must-have for those wishing to learn as much useful information as possible about the region where the journey takes place.
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Tours in the nearby Deinhard Kellermuseum would probably be appreciated by those interested in how wine is made in Germany and, of course, in tasting the final product. It is worth noting that the museum is equally interesting from an architectural point of view, immediately catching the eye with a beautiful exterior. At the exit, one can find a store with an excellent selection of wines. A couple of bottles can be bought as a gift to relatives and friends. Another interesting museum is the Rheinisches Fastnachtsmuseum, among the exhibits of which are traditional costumes worn at the main Koblenz festival (of course, this is about Fastnacht, or simply Karneval). Some of the costumes have historical value since they were sewn several centuries ago.
Koblenz A lovely place for a promenade is Festungspark. On the way, you can enjoy the wonderful atmosphere, fresh sea air, excellent panoramic views. Tourists who wish to watch an exciting theatrical performance and thus satisfy spiritual needs are recommended to visit the Theater Koblenz. Its building was constructed in 1787 by the architect Peter Joseph Krahe. The first work, which marked the opening of the theater, was Mozart's opera Singspiel “The Abduction from the Seraglio”. During subsequent wars, the building was not affected much by raids and bombardments. It must be said that Koblenz has a lot of interesting sculptures - virtually at every step one can see something beautiful. The main thing is not to miss all this beauty so be sure to keep your eyes open (or “die Augen offen haben”, as locals would say).
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Kurfurstliches Schloss is interesting from both a historical and an architectural perspective. Once it was the residence of the last Archbishop-Elector of Trier, Clemens of Saxony. The building designed in the style of early classicism dates back to the late 18th century. One should not ignore the historical ensemble called Vier Türme. It consists of four buildings with artistic towers facing the square with corners, thus forming a small alley. Each detail of the composition is interesting, many tourists admire its bas-reliefs and carved elements for hours. Also, you should not pass by Rathaus - however, this applies to any German city, since local residents know how to choose very impressive town hall buildings. And this building is no exception.
Koblenz Alte Burg is another remarkable attraction in Koblenz. Thanks to the acquaintance with this castle, tourists will know the history of the city better and get true aesthetic pleasure. The Old Castle (literally in English) was built on the ruins of the once-existing Roman tower. It happened in 1307 by order of the Archbishop of Trier, after quite a long resistance on the part of Koblenz. At various times, the building served different purposes: after losing its defensive function, factories were based here, and then it served the city. After the reconstruction carried out after the Second World War, the castle became a city library, and since 1980 it has housed the city archives.
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We cannot fail to mention the Preußisches Regierungsgebäude, which is famous for its rich history, also attracting attention with its magnificent architecture: a rich facade with copper sculptures, the majestic scale of the building, a beautiful clock tower - all this makes a vivid impression. As for its history, it is worth noting that the building was built in 1905 after the old Prussian government residence burned down on this site. Its Neo-Romanian style was chosen by the architect Paul Kieschke. The building was not damaged during the Second World War, and today the city’s Higher Regional Court is based here.
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Public palaces near Koblenz
♥   Palace 'Electoral Palace' Bonn, 54.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Ducal Palace' Wiesbaden, 54.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Biebrich Palace' Wiesbaden, 57.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Electoral Palace' Mainz, 61.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Cathedrals and basilicas near Koblenz
♥   Dom Ss. Georg und Nikolaus, Limburg an der Lahn, 33.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Abtei St. Hildegard, Rüdesheim am Rhein, 46.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilika Sankt Martin, Bingen am Rhein, 48 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilika SS. Dionysius und Valentinus, Kiedrich im Rheingau, 49.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Pfarrkirche St. Elisabeth, Bonn, 53.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Münster Basilika St. Martin, Bonn, 54.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Kaiserdom St. Martin von Tours und St. Stephan, Mainz, 62.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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