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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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Schloss Stolzenfels umgeben vom grünen Wald ©AdobeStock (C) Ruth P. Peterkin

Schloss Stolzenfels

The epitome of Rhine romanticism, enchantingly beautiful.

Passagierschiff Goethe angelegt am Rheinufer mit Festung Ehrenbreitstein im Hintergrund ©Koblenz-Touristik GmbH, Dominik Ketz
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Boat trip on the Rhine
Experience the UNESCO World Heritage Site "Upper Middle Rhine Valley" in a different, perhaps its most beautiful way and let the countless castles, palaces and fortresses on the banks of the Rhine glide past you.
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History of Stolzenfels Castle

One of the most beautiful castles in the region is located only a few kilometres from the Koblenz city centre and is certainly worth a visit. In terms of art and cultural history, the palace, which was built in the 19th century from the ruins of a 13th century castle, with its park and gardens, is one of the most remarkable achievements of Prussian Rhine Romanticism. 

The epitome of Rhine romanticism
Built as Stolzenfels Castle by Archbishop Arnold von Isenburg of Trier, it was used to collect Rhine tolls until 1412. in 1689, the French destroyed the castle during the War of the Palatinate Succession. After Napoleon's defeat, the castle became the property of the city of Koblenz. in 1823, the city finally donated the ruins to the Prussian Crown Prince Friedrich Wilhelm.
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Schloss Stolzenfels umgeben vom grünen Wald ©(C) HaveSeen

After he commissioned the famous architect Karl Friedrich Schinkel with the reconstruction, work began in 1836 according to Schinkel's plans. In 1842, the inauguration was celebrated with a grand costume ball. Stolzenfels Castle was open to the public from this point on and has always been regarded as the epitome of Rhine Romanticism. Today, the beautiful, enchanted-looking palace complex, where you can experience the impressive residential culture of the 19th century, can be reached on foot via a serpentine path from the Stolzenfels district.

Journey to the Schloss Stolzenfels

There are many different ways to get to Schloss Stolzenfels. In addition to the practical bus connections, there are numerous exciting alternatives. For nature lovers, there are various hiking and cycling trails in the immediate vicinity of the castle. Examples include the World Heritage Trail and the Rhine Cycle Path, which lead through the charming surroundings and offer breathtaking views of the Rhine Valley. The castle can also be combined with a boat trip through the UNESCO World Heritage Upper Middle Rhine Valley. The castle can also be combined with a boat trip through the UNESCO World Heritage Upper Middle Rhine Valley.

Welterbesteig mit Ausblick auf das Obere Mittelrheintal ©Ryne und Denise Cook
Rennradfahrer auf dem Rheinradweg mit dem Rhein und der Marksburg im Hintergrund ©Ryne & Denise Cook
Arrival by boat
One of the most attractive ways to reach Schloss Stolzenfels is by water. Numerous boat trips from Koblenz make a stopover at Schloss Stolzenfels. Access to the castle is via a 20-minute walk uphill through the picturesque landscaped garden with grottos and waterfalls, which was once designed by Peter Joseph Lenné. After your visit to the palace, you will be conveniently picked up again at the boat landing stage.
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Passagierschiff Goethe angelegt am Rheinufer mit Festung Ehrenbreitstein im Hintergrund ©Koblenz-Touristik GmbH, Dominik Ketz
Arrival by bus
Traveling by bus from Koblenz to Schloss Stolzenfels is easy and convenient, as there are regular bus connections between Stolzenfels and Koblenz. This gives you plenty of time to explore the castle before returning to Koblenz by bus.
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Blick auf Schloss Stolzenfels und Rhein von oben ©Ryne und Denise Cook
Discover the region by bus & train
Discover the city on the Rhine, Moselle and Lahn easily by public transport. It has never been easier to explore the most beautiful places in the region, because you can get anywhere with the map of Germany. Let yourself be surprised by the diversity of the region and the endless opportunities to recharge your batteries.
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Frau steht vor Schloss Stolzenfels und blickt auf einer Broschüre ©Ryne & Denise Cook
Picture gallery Schloss Stolzenfels
Schloss Stolzenfels mit dem Rhein im Hintergrund ©Koblenz-Touristik GmbH, Dominik Ketz
Innenraum im Schloss Stolzenfels  ©Koblenz-Touristik GmbH, Johannes Bruchhof
Pergolagarten Schloss Stolzenfels mit Blumen, Brunnen und Säulen ©Koblenz-Touristik GmbH, Johannes Bruchhof
Schloss Stolzenfels umgeben vom grünen Wald ©AdobeStock (C) Ruth P. Peterkin
Luftaufnahme vom Schloss Stolzenfels mit dem Rhein und der Stadt Lahnstein im Hintergrund ©Koblenz-Touristik GmbH, Christian Görtz
Luftaufnahme vom Schloss Stolzenfels beim Sonnenuntergang mit dem Rhein im Hintergrund ©Koblenz-Touristik GmbH, Christian Görtz
Sights near the Schloss Stolzenfels
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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