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Koblenz Seilbahn starts the main season on March 1
From March 1, 2024, the Koblenz Seilbahn will once again run daily from Konrad-Adenauer-Ufer in the direction of Festung Ehrenbreitstein.
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Municipal flea market on 13.04.2024.
The municipal flea market is back. Advance sales from 02.03.2024 at 12.00 noon
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Closure of Promenadenweg
Permanent closure of the towpath and promenade path along the Rhine below the Pfaffendorf bridge from Weindorf to the castle steps
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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.

History Column at Josef-Görres-Platz in Koblenz
The history column at Josef-Görres-Platz describes the history of the city of Koblenz literally 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 Shopping and Dancing House puts a smile on every visitor's face - especially when he sticks out his tongue once every half hour. The idea comes 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
Schängel Fountain
The term Schängel finds its origin in the 20-year affiliation (1794-1813) of the city of Koblenz to France. It refers to the German-French 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 trivialisation of Schang.  Today, all native Koblenzers consider themselves 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 der Altstadt von Koblenz ©
Brunnen mit Beschriftung auf dem Vorplatz von Basilika St. Kastor ©Koblenz-Touristik GmbH
Blumenhof und Basilika St. Kastor ©Koblenz-Touristik GmbH, Ryne Cook
Church of Our Lady
Built on the highest point of the city, the Liebfrauenkirche was the main parish church of Koblenz from the late Middle Ages until the French Revolution. Its beginnings date back to the 5th century, when the Franks built a place of worship in a previous Roman building. Using the foundations, it was rebuilt and extended several times. The onion domes, built in the 17th century, destroyed in 1944 and restored in 1955, characterise the silhouette of Koblenz's old town. 
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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.
St. Castor Basilica
The St. Castor Basilica is the oldest preserved church in Koblenz. The collegiate church, consecrated in 836, was the scene of important historical events. St. Castor's Abbey was the meeting and arbitration place of emperors and kings as well as their descendants. In 842, the Romanesque church was the venue for the negotiations of the sons of Emperor Louis the Pious, which led to the partition of the Frankish Empire in the Treaty of Verdun the following year.
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Further sights for history lovers

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