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Koblenz Seilbahn starts the main season
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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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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Vorderseite des Kurfürstlichen Schlosses mit Hauptweg umgeben von getopften Bäumen ©Adobe Stock, Saiko

The Kurfürstliche Schloss

Where princes and kings once resided.

Stadtführer in Kostüm vor dem Kurfürstlichen Schloss in Koblenz ©Koblenz-Touristik GmbH
Guided tour:
Chancellor of the Elector
This historical guided tour in costume takes you to the most beautiful corners of the city: from the old Deutsches Eck, you walk along the Rhine through the palace gardens and the palace to the romantic Altstadt.
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History of the Electoral Palace

Kurfürstliche Schloss Koblenz is one of the most important palace buildings of early French classicism in southwest Germany and is one of the last residential palaces built in Germany immediately before the French Revolution. Elector Clemens Wenzeslaus had the Kurfürstliche Schloss built between 1777 and 1786. From 1850 to 1858, the Prussian Crown Prince and later Emperor Wilhelm I resided here as Prussian military governor. in 1944, Kurfürstliche Schloss was destroyed down to the outer walls and rebuilt in 1950/51.

Today, the central part of the castle offers exclusive rooms for festive banquets, conferences and family celebrations. There is a magnificent terrace garden facing the Rhine, which is also freely accessible.
Rückseite des Kurfürstlichen Schlosses mit gelben Rosen und Sonnenschein ©Adobe Stock, Sina Ettmer
The interior of the castle
In the central part of the building there are 4 rooms with a historical ambience ranging from 75-370 m².

The castle was redecorated for the 2011 Federal Garden Show, and a magnificent castle garden was laid out on the side facing the Rhine based on the historical model.

The rooms in the castle can be used for various events, including workshops, conferences, meetings or even wedding celebrations.
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Kaisersaal des Kurfürstlichen Schlosses mit Stehtischen ©Koblenz-Touristik GmbH, Gauls
Journey to the Electoral Palace

The Kurfürstliche Schloss can be reached in many different ways. Enjoy a relaxing stroll along the Rheinanlagenor explore the picturesque river landscape on a bike while you let your gaze wander over the Festung Ehrenbreitstein. The picturesque alleyways and historic squares of the Altstadt offer an authentic insight into the history of the city and are perfect for a relaxing stroll. The lively Neustadt also offers numerous shopping opportunities and leads you directly to the Electoral Palace via Schlossstraße.

By bus to the Electoral Palace
Traveling to the Electoral Palace by bus allows a flexible and comfortable journey for visitors of all ages. The buses provide a relaxed journey through the city, while visitors can enjoy the historical ambience of the Electoral Palace.
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koveb Bus am Zentralplatz vor Forum Confluentes und Forum Mittelrhein ©Gauls
Picture gallery Kurfürstliches Schloss
Rückseite des Kurfürstlichen Schlosses in Koblenz mit Brunnen im Vordergrund ©Koblenz-Touristik GmbH, Gauls
Blumengarten des Kurfürstlichen Schlosses in Koblenz ©Koblenz-Touristik GmbH
Hinterbereich des Kurfürstlichen Schlosses mit schön gekleideten Menschen an Stehtischen ©Koblenz-Touristik GmbH, Effner
Garten des Kurfürstlichen Schlosses ©Koblenz-Touristik GmbH
Garten hinter dem Kurfürstlichen Schloss in Koblenz ausgestattet mit Tischen und Stühlen ©Koblenz-Touristik GmbH
Spiegelsaal des Kurfürstlichen Schlosses mit rot gedecktem Tisch ©Koblenz-Touristik GmbH, Gauls
Places of interest near the Electoral Palace
Experience Koblenz
Discover the city on the Rhine and Moselle according to your personal taste. Take a look at the various experience pages and plan your next vacation according to your wishes!
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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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