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Closure of Promenadenweg
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Stadtführung vor Historiensäule am Görresplatz. Menschengruppe hört dem Stadtführer zu. ©

Experience Koblenz as a history lover

Immerse yourself in the fascinating history of Koblenz and discover the city as a history lover. Here we present places and experiences that offer you a deep insight into the multifaceted past of this historic city. From historical city tours and informative museum visits to authentic time travel through the well-preserved historical Altstadt - experience Koblenz through the centuries and be enchanted by the numerous historical treasures. Our aim is to bring the rich history of Koblenz to life in exciting and educational experiences for history lovers. Learn more about the significant events, personalities and architectural masterpieces that make Koblenz a jewel steeped in history.

Historical column at Josef-Görres-Platz in Koblenz
The history column on Josef-Görres-Platz literally describes the history of the city of Koblenz from bottom to top. Starting at the bottom, for example, you can see the so-called "Roman fort settlement" - translated, it describes the Romans in their boats who brought wine to Europe.
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Brunnen "Historiensäule" auf dem Görresplatz in Koblenz umgeben von kleinen Menschengruppen ©Koblenz-Touristik GmbH, Dominik Ketz
The eye roller
The eye roller at the old Kauf- und Danzhaus brings a smile to every visitor's face - especially when it sticks its tongue out once every half and full hour. The idea came from a robber who was beheaded in 1536. Before his execution, he stuck out his tongue and rolled his eyes - this scene gave rise to the idea of the eye roller.
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Der Koblenzer Augenroller unter einer Uhr an der Wand ©Koblenz-Touristik GmbH, Augenroller
Schängelbrunnen
The term Schängel has its origins in the 20-year affiliation (1794-1813) of the city of Koblenz to France. It refers to the Franco-German children born during this period, who were often called Jean (German: Johann or Hans). Due to the Koblenz dialect, "Jean" usually became "Schang". Over time, this eventually developed into Schängel, a diminutive of Schang. Today, all native Koblenzers see themselves as Schängel and love the little guy who stands for wit, quick-wittedness and the Rhenish way of life.
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Der Schängelbrunnen ©
More History in Koblenz
Liebfrauenkirche in the Altstadt of Koblenz ©
Brunnen mit Beschriftung auf dem Vorplatz von Basilika St. Kastor ©Koblenz-Touristik GmbH
Blumenhof and Basilika St. Kastor ©Koblenz-Touristik GmbH, Ryne Cook
Liebfrauenkirche
Die auf dem höchsten Punkt der Stadt erbaute Liebfrauenkirche war vom Spätmittelalter bis zur Französischen Revolution die Hauptpfarrkirche von Koblenz. Ihre Anfänge reichen bis ins 5. Jahrhundert zurück, als die Franken in einem römischen Vorgängerbau ein Gotteshaus errichteten. Unter Verwendung der Fundamente wurde sie mehrmals um- und ausgebaut. Die im 17. Jahrhundert erbauten, 1944 zerstörten und 1955 wiederhergestellten Zwiebeltürme prägen die Silhouette der Koblenzer Altstadt. 
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Castor Fountain
The prefect of the French Département de Rhin-et-Moselle hastily had a monument erected with his blessing to mark Napoleon's victory in the Russian campaign. Unfortunately, Napoleon lost this campaign - the Russian commander, who had taken Koblenz at that time, showed humour and also signed the monument.
Basilika St. Kastor
Die Basilika St. Kastor ist die älteste erhaltene Kirche in Koblenz. Die 836 geweihte Stiftskirche war Schauplatz bedeutender historischer Ereignisse. Das Stift St. Kastor war Treffpunkt und Schlichtungsort der Kaiser und Könige sowie deren Nachfahren. In dem romanischen Gotteshaus fanden 842 die Verhandlungen der Söhne Kaiser Ludwigs des Frommen statt, die im darauffolgenden Jahr zur Teilung des fränkischen Reichs im Vertrag von Verdun führten.
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