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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Abendfoto von der Alten Burg in Koblenz mit der Balduinbrücke und mit der Mosel im Vordergrund ©Koblenz-Touristik GmbH, Christian Nentwig

The Alte Burg

A bulwark against more independence

The Alte Burg is a former electoral moated castle from the 13th century, which was originally surrounded by a wide moat and a circular wall. The ministerial family von der Arken had built a residential building on this site in 1185 on the remains of a Roman round tower. Heinrich II von Finstingen, Elector of Trier, then had the Alte Burg built from the residential building from 1277 as a stronghold against the independence efforts of the citizens of Koblenz.

Under Archbishops Johann VI von der Leyen and Johann Hugo von Orsbeck, extensions and reconstruction work took place. Under French rule, a tinware factory moved in here in 1806. in 1897 this closed again and the castle was sold to the city of Koblenz.

Today the Old Castle houses the Koblenz City Archives.
Die Alte Burg in Koblenz mit blauem Himmel ©Koblenz-Touristik GmbH
Stadtführer, bekleidet als früherer Nachtwächter, hält Laterne und Hellebarde vor der Alten Burg in Koblenz ©Koblenz-Touristik GmbH, Picture Colada
Guided tour: On night watch
You are immersed in the Prussian Koblenz of 1870. The fortress of Koblenz and Ehrenbreitstein is under siege because of the Franco-Prussian War.
Sights near the Old Castle
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Zwei Männer von der Seite halten Weingläser und blicken auf die Stadt Koblenz beim Sonnenuntergang ©Koblenz-Touristik GmbH, Philip Bruederle

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