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Colors of Koblenz - traditions, festivals, mentality and lifestyle

Koblenz Koblenz is very interesting for its history and traditions, and even today locals pay a lot of attention to honoring them. A huge number of unusual and symbolic monuments, beautiful historical holidays and festivals will help you get acquainted with the special local way of life. People here love to have fun together, most interesting holidays and festivals are held in the spring season.
The city is founded at the point of merging Rhine and Mosel Rivers. Once Koblenz has been used as a protective facility by a famous commander Germanicus; later the Romans built there … Open
During this period, the Ehrenbreitstein Castle, the main historical symbol of Koblenz, becomes one of the most attractive objects. During historical reenactments arranged on the castle grounds, you can admire actors wearing old-fashioned clothes and take part in interesting competitions.
Attending one of the historical holidays, one can learn to shoot a bow and wield a sword, as well as try special dishes that were popular with locals hundreds of years ago. On days of such historical holidays, the castle’s territory turns into a real ancient town. Craft and blacksmiths shops, pottery workshops and weapon forges open, a fair is often organized during the festivals. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
The German city of Koblenz can be a great vacation spot. And if you aren't sure whether to take children with you, whether they will like it here, the answer is obvious: come together as a … Open
In May, the city hosts the traditional KoblenzInternational Guitar Festival, which is participated by talented guitarists from around the world. The main events of this festival are musical concerts, master classes and training programs on playing guitar are held for visitors. The city's main concert venue during the festival is Rhein-Mosel-Halle. Performances of famous guitarists, thematic seminars and meet-and-greets with popular musicians are held in this hall.
Koblenz At the very beginning of summer, the Augustas Weinuferfest wine festival named after Empress Augusta is held in Koblenz. Local people consider wine-making traditions one of the most important components of the national culture. The wine village of Weindorf Koblenz well known throughout Europe can be found in the city. In this thematic museum, one can try the best regional wines, as well as learn a lot of interesting things about the traditions of their production. The wine village is a permanent venue for gastronomic festivals and wine tastings, a number of excellent restaurants serving regional cuisine are open here.
In addition to numerous restaurants serving German cuisine, Koblenz offers its guests a variety of interesting gastronomic restaurants. Any gourmet can choose a suitable place to stay there. … Open
In July, the city hosts the Farbrausch Festival, which always attracts many young tourists. The event is dedicated to sports and modern electronic music. Its program includes sports competitions and demonstration performances of athletes accompanied by themed music. Venues for sports programs are set in city parks and squares where all comers can watch performances of athletes free of charge.
Koblenz Container Ship Koblenz joins the large-scale fireworks festival Rhein In Flammen, which is annually held in August. During the festival, unforgettable firework shows are organized on the river bank every evening. The festival program also includes music concerts and gastronomic events. The city lives a very rich cultural and sports life. No month is complete without holding interesting festivals, which always attract many foreign guests.
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 … Open
Many interesting and unusual symbols of the city can be explored on foot. All districts of Koblenz have their unusual monuments, each of which is certainly associated with an interesting story or legend. One of the most famous monuments is the Schängel - "Spitting Boy". This fountain was erected on the Old Town square in 1940. It is dedicated to a difficult historical period for the city. At the turn of the 18th and 19th centuries, Koblenz was ruled by France; during this time, many local women gave birth to illegitimate children from French soldiers. Illegitimate boys were called "Schängel" - a derivative from the common French name Jean. Such an insulting nickname for illegitimate boys had been common in the city for many more years, but over time, it has lost its historical meaning.
Koblenz Today, absolutely any little boy can be called Schängel; this word no longer has any offensive overtones. The unusual sculpture on the main square has an interesting feature - the boy spits water every five minutes. Tourists who've decided to take a picture of the symbolic monument need to be especially careful and pay attention to wet spots on the asphalt. By them, one can predict the approximate trajectory of the spit, which falls directly into the lens of many curious tourists with cameras.
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Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near Koblenz
♥   Basilika St. Kastor, Koblenz, 0.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilika St. Severus, Boppard, 13.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   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
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Koblenz
♥   Castle 'Ehrenbreitstein Fortress Rhineland-Palatinate' , 1.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Marksburg' , 10 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Goloring' , 11.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Nassau Castle Germany' Rhineland-Palatinate, 14.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Burg Liebenstein' , 16.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Maus Castle Rhineland-Palatinate' , 21.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Burg Bischofstein' , 21.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Traditions and festivals in cities around Koblenz

Cityguide on traditions, mentality and lifestyle of people in Koblenz. Learn the best periods to visit Koblenz to discover its soul - authentic festivals, events and celebrations. We will also reveal the interesting habits, attitude towards the world and to tourists in Koblenz.
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