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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Altes Kauf- und Danzhaus in Koblenz neben dem gotischen Schöffenhaus ©Koblenz-Touristik GmbH

Old Kauf- und Danzhaus with eye roller

Here the knight rolls his eyes in time with the pendulum

The Florinsmarkt, on which the old Kauf- und Danzhaus stands, was the political and economic center of the city in earlier times. The old Kauf- und Danzhaus together with the Florinskirche, the Schöffenhaus and the Bürresheimer Hof form an ensemble of four historic buildings, which is one of the most beautiful groups of buildings in the city.

The old "Kauf- und Danzhaus" was built in 1419 in Gothic style and rebuilt in the 17th/18th century. In the process it received baroque elements. in 1944 the building burned down and was rebuilt in 1961/62. In the old Kauf- und Danzhaus was located until 2012 the Mittelrhein-Museum (since 2013 in the Forum Confluentes).

The eye roller
Under the tower clock, which was installed in 1724, you can see the "eye roller", which moves its eyes back and forth in time with the clock's pendulum and sticks out its tongue every full and half hour. He reminds of the robber baron Johann Lutter von Kobern, who was executed on the Florinsmarkt in 1536. According to legend, he twisted his eyes on the scaffold and stuck his tongue out at the spectators.
Der Koblenzer Augenroller unter einer Uhr an der Wand ©Koblenz-Touristik GmbH, Augenroller
Kostümierte Stadtführer*innen stehen auf dem Jesuitenplatz in Koblenz bei Nacht ©Koblenz-Touristik GmbH, Picture Colada
Guided tour: Thieves, crooks and scoundrels
Immerse yourself in the dark judicial and criminal history of the city of Koblenz. The circumstances of trials of the time as well as the Reichsprogromnacht and the accompanying destruction throughout the city are also thematized.
The gothic house of aldermen
Right next to the old department store, the Gothic Schöffenhaus was built in 1530. Here met the aldermen of the city court, whose task was to supervise the coins and weights. Until the 18th century, the town pillory was located in front of the court house. in 1965 the house, destroyed during the war, was reconstructed.
Gotisches Schöffenhaus in Koblenz ©Koblenz-Touristik GmbH, Thomas Frey
Bürresheimer Hof
To the left of the Old Department Store is the Bürresheimer Hof, built in 1659, which owes its name to its then (1714) owners, the von Breitbach-Bürresheim family.
Bürresheimer Hof und Altes Kauf- und Danzhaus auf dem Florinsmarkt in Koblenz ©Koblenz-Touristik GmbH
Sights near the old Kauf- und Danzhaus
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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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