Koblenz is full of historically important monuments and is perhaps the best place to witness history unfold. The wonderful monuments and the rich history attached with the destination make Koblenz one of Top Historical Destinations in the world. Koblenz is a very historically important place and thus sees a lot of tourists every year. Whenever you are planning to visit a historical monument in Koblenz or a place of historical significance, it is always good to know a little information about the place, its opening and closing times, the ideal duration of visit and the need of tour guide to visit the historical monuments of Koblenz. Explore the historical monuments of Koblenz with a guided tour or opt for in-depth information of its historical account, this Koblenz guide is your go-to option for free. Move to things to do in Koblenz page for the complete list of attractions and activities.
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Top Historical Koblenz landmarks
Traverse through the finest landmarks and famous historical buildings of Koblenz.
The fortress looks over the Rhine and Koblenz from a hill. Its fame is due more to its role as an important cultural centre rather than any architectural beauty. Here you’ll find several museums:
Haus der Fotografie (photography)
Haus der Archaologie (archaeology)– explores Koblenz’s archaeological history.
Landesmuseum Koblenz (...
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Stolzenfels Castle, Rhenser Str. 33, 56075 Koblenz, Germany
10:00 am - 05:00 pm
This Gothic Revival 19th century palace was completed in 1842, commissioned by Frederick William IV of Prussia. After WWII though, it was returned to the city. Far more beautiful than the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress, the palace was used by the King as a summer residence. Its guests included Queen Victoria. Today, the castle remains more or less as the...
You can’t explore this entire stunningly beautiful neo-classical palace. However, the little bits that are open to the public are worth drooling over. Commissioned in the late 18th century, it was used by the emperor Wilhelm I as his official residence during his years as military governor. Today, its many rooms are used by various federal of...
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Willi-Hörter-Platz, 56068 Koblenz, Germany
10:00 am - 06:00 pm
Koblenz, like Bremen, has its own sculpture with attitude. Instead of child urinating, this bronze sculpture spits jets of water from its mouth. The secret behind this fountains’ story lies in its name. Koblenz was once a part of France, and kids born here at that time were called Franco-Germans who were often called Jean (after the German Jo...
This square has a long history – it was once settled by the Romans! It’s been called many names through history, but the current one comes from the poet Joseph Gorres. The squares most prominent landmark is the magnificent fountain-sculpture in the centre. 10 metres high and elaborately carved with many scenes from Koblenz’s histo...
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Mayener Str 85, 56070 Koblenz, Germany.
09:30 am - 04:30 pm
This is one of the largest armaments museums in the country and was founded in the 19th century. This museum supplies helpful information to the engineers in the field of armaments. The museum holds a large collection of tanks, helicopters, planes etc. The museum holds a collection of military equipments, ranging from the early 19th till present. T...
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Saint Kastor Basilica Kastorhof 4 56068 Koblenz
09:00 am - 06:00 pm
Koblenz’s oldest church is Romanesque, and has seen many important historical events. It was built in the 9th century, and honors St. Castor, who was apparently a missionary in these parts in the 4th century. Over the centuries, the monastery here became an important meeting point for rulers who had disputes and negotiations to settle. The hi...
Koblenz’s oldest church is Romanesque. The first church in this location was from the 5th century, but the building you see today began construction during the 12th. Highlights are:
Choir with the altar
The baptismal font
Tomb of Anna Antonetta Baroness von Kesselstatt
Bust of Johann Cramprich
17th century painting of St. Nicholas
14th century wooden Cruxifix
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Burgstraße 1 (Alte Burg), 56068 Koblenz
02:00 pm - 05:00 pm
This pretty 13th century castle is a protected cultural monument. Its architecture contains elements of late Gothic, the Renaissance and the Baroque. The best way to view it is to take a guided tour. (it’s in English) Note that the castle lies on a hill, and you have to walk up about 1km to reach it (or you could just take a shuttle bus).
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Schwerzstrasse 14, 56073 Koblenz, Rhineland-Palatinate, German
12:01 am - 12:00 am
This cemetery was established in 1303, but its history has been contentious. The levy granting it to the Jews has been repealed multiple times through history, but they’ve always gained it back. Today however, the cemetery is a historical monument. It is neatly maintained. Most people come here to see the WWI and WWII Jewish victim monuments. It’s a pretty sombre place.
This is a historic site popular for its sights. In the 16th century, the Jesuits came to this city. They were given the Cistercians monastery. This monastery was quickly converted and extended. In the early 17th century, Jesuit Church was built on the site of the former Bernard Church. An express-o cafe is also available.
This is an interesting place that depicts the 2000 years long history of this town. This beautiful monument is located in a great plaza. The columns display the important events that took place in this town many years ago. It is a unique experience to observe the details of the sculpture. This evocative monument gets more and more visitors every ye...
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The Fort Grossfurst Konstantin or The Fort Grand Duke Constantine was built in the 18th century. Until the 19th century, homeless families inhabited the fort. Later, the fort was made accessible and the buildings were secured. The fort was named after brother of Tsar Alexander I. This place also hosts events and offers a warm welcome with friendly ...
The Rathaus is the city town hall. This place is ideal for taking a walk and enjoying the view around. There are a vast number of buildings around. The Great Council Chamber is also located here. The city hall was converted into a gymnasium in the 18th century. The room has been used for receptions, lectures and concerts. This museum depicts local ...
This museum is home to Deinhardplatz and was founded in the 17th century. Although old, the museum is still accessible. This museum has a location for private functions. The museum also provides Wine Cellar tours and wine testing. A wine shop is also available. The museum displays many original equipments and machinery. The museum provides an excel...