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Fortress Ehrenbreitstein

Short Guide

It is undisputedly one of the most monumental buildings along the Rhine and, as the second largest fortress in Europe, it underlines the epochal significance of Rhineland-Palatinate as heartland of European history: Ehrenbreitstein Fortress in Koblenz. If you would like to learn more about the eventful history and significance of the fortress, which was built 118 metres above the Rhine, take a look at the handy short guide. In addition to numerous informative articles about the fortress, its defensive lines and special features, the 20-page publication also contains a chronological table as well as vivid aerial photographs, detailed plans and a series of impressions of the area, whose history began as early as the 4th Century BC. Today, Ehrenbreitstein Fortress houses the Koblenz State Museum and is part of the Upper Middle Rhine Valley UNESCO World Heritage Site.



Author: Manfred Böckling


Publisher: Generaldirektion Kulturelles Erbe Rheinland-Pfalz, Burgen, Schlösser, Altertümer Rheinland-Pfalz


Publishing House: Schnell & Steiner


20 pages


4th edition 2019


ISBN: 978-3-7954-6395-3