Promenade Closure
Permanent closure of the towpath and promenade path along the Rhine below the Pfaffendorf bridge from the wine village to the castle steps.
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Mann steht am Welterbesteig mit Ausblick auf Koblenz ©Koblenz-Touristik, Ryne Cook
Active experience weekend in your own city!


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Services received in the package:
  • 1 overnight stay incl. 2x breakfast in sander hotel
  • 2 cab transfers on the 1st day
  • Guided walk with Bernd Doetsch from Rittersturz to Schloss Stolzenfels with pastries & 1 glass of wine
  • 45-minute guided tour of Schloss Stolzenfels
  • 2 rides on the Gilles Passenger Ferry
  • Guided tour through the fortress park on Fort Asterstein with Manfred Böckling
  • guided hike with Manfred Böckling through the Bienhorn Valley and on the Asterstein
  • Lunch in the restaurant of the Hotel Rheinkrone (voucher 30€ p.p.)

Price: from 125,00€ per person

Day 1 / Saturday, 07.10.2023

With packed bag and hiking equipment, we meet this morning with your guide Bernd Doetsch at the sander Hotel, where an extensive breakfast buffet is already waiting for us.

We leave our luggage at the hotel (check-in is not possible until the afternoon) and set off by cab to the Rittersturz. This year's anniversary "75 years of the Knights' Fall Conference" gives us an opportunity to discuss the significance of this historically important event.

Our next destination is not far away and is often called the "Crown Jewel of Rhine Romanticism" - Schloss Stolzenfels. During the 2-hour hike (approx. 5-6km, min. 160hm) you will also stop for an extensive rest, where we will enjoy the provisions we brought with us and a glass of wine.

Arrived at the castle, you will learn everything important about the summer residence of Frederick William IV of Prussia during a 45-minute tour.

Around 5:00 pm we will be taken back to the hotel by cabs, this is where our first day ends! At 18:30 we have reserved tables for the group in the restaurant "Altes Kaufhaus" in Koblenz Altstadt - not a must but certainly a nice ending.

Stolzenfels Castle

Only a few kilometers from the city center of Koblenz rises in the district of the same name, high above the left bank of the Rhine, the Stolzenfels Castle. In terms of art and cultural history, the palace, which was built in the 19th century from...
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Monument Rittersturz

The Rittersturz is a well-known vantage point for hikers in the Koblenz city forest, not far from the Königsbach and the main railway station. On 8 July 1948, the ministers and state presidents of the West German states met officially for two days...
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Day 2 / Sunday, 08.10.2023

After a hearty breakfast, today we explore the Asterstein district and its namesake fortress.

We will be picked up at the hotel by your guide Manfred Böckling, cross over together with the Schängelfähre and walk up to Fort Asterstein for about 30 minutes. During a guided tour we look at the history of the once Prussian fortress and how it has developed over the centuries. We will gain interesting insights into the creation and current restoration of the fortress park.

Afterwards, we will go on a varied, approximately two-hour hike together "around the Asterstein" - the signposted paths also lead through the Bienhorn Valley with its narrow stream.

After the last ascent via the Devil's Staircase with 224 steps, we reach the Rheinkrone Hotel, where we take a well-deserved rest. After a well-balanced lunch we walk back to the Schängelfähre and return to Koblenz Altstadt.

Our active "STAYCATION" weekend ends here and you can pick up your luggage at the hotel again.*

*The program is subject to change and cancellation by Koblenz-Touristik GmbH.

Additional information: FSK 18 years, valid for Koblenz citizens and all those who live in the vicinity of Koblenz, know and love the city and would like to rediscover it. For this year's program you will need sturdy shoes and hiking equipment. We assume that you have a certain amount of stamina and hiking experience.

Fort Astertstein & Festungspark

Started in 1817, the complex was largely completed around 1828 and, like the other parts of the fortress, was also used as barracks for the Prussian soldiers.
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Rheinfähre Koblenz - Ehrenbreitstein

Ferry Koblenz Ehrenbreitstein: At Easter we start our ferry crossings between Koblenz and Ehrenbreitstein again. As a rule, the crossings take place every 10 minutes. The first ferry leaves Ehrenbreitstein for Koblenz at 08:30 and the last crossing...
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Originally, the staircase was a protected connection between the Glockenberg fortess, built in 1822, and the Horchheimer Tor fortification, installed in 1858.
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