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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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Die Ufer-Bar ist zurück!
Vom 12.07. bis 06.10.2024 laden vier Koblenzer Gastronomiebetriebe und eine Sektkellerei zu sommerlichen und frühherbstlichen Abenden an die Schlossstufen.
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Loreleyfelsen mit einem Schiff auf dem Rhein im Vordergrund ©

Loreley

"She combs it with a golden comb
and sings a song;
it has a wondrous,
powerful melody"

Excerpt from "Die Loreley" by Heinrich Heine

The steep rock, the narrow valley and the Rhine with its whirlpools and shallows still pose dangers for Rhine shipping today. So it's no wonder that numerous ships have crashed here in the past and that the rock has given rise to myths and legends. The legend of the Loreley is more closely associated with Rhine Romanticism than almost any other. It was Brentano who created the figure of the singing maiden on the rock in his ballad "Zu Bacharach am Rheine..." and Heinriche Heine who wrote one of the most famous songs about her. Since then, the legend of the Loreley has been sung in various languages all over the world.

According to legend, the Loreley was a mermaid who sat on this rock and combed her long, golden hair. With her beautiful song, she distracted the sailors so much that they no longer paid attention to their course in the dangerous current and the ships wrecked on the rocky reefs.

The fascination of the Loreley
The Loreley is a particular attraction thanks to its unique view. Rising around 132 meters above the Rhine, the slate rock offers visitors a wonderful panorama of the Rhine bends, the neighbouring towns of St. Goarshausen and St. Goar and the idyllically situated castles of Katz and Rheinfels. The cultural and landscape park on the Loreley plateau, which was redesigned in April 2019, invites you to follow in the footsteps of ancient myths and legends and experience the Loreley natural monument.

The Loreley open-air stage, which regularly hosts major events, is just a few steps away from the viewpoint.
Luftaufnahme von der Burg Katz mit Loreleyfelsen im Hintergrund und der Rhein fließt durch ©Rheinland-Pfalz Tourismus GmbH, Dominik Ketz
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