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Ehrenbreitstein Fortress (Festung Ehrenbreitstein)

Ehrenbreitstein Fortress (Festung Ehrenbreitstein)
Ehrenbreitstein Fortress (Festung Ehrenbreitstein)

Ehrenbreitstein Fortress (Festung Ehrenbreitstein) is a fortress on the mountain of the same name on the east bank of the Rhine opposite Koblenz. It was built as the backbone of the regional fortification system, Festung Koblenz, by Prussia between 1817 and 1832 and guarded the middle Rhine region, an area that had been invaded by French troops repeatedly before. The fortress was never attacked. Early fortifications at the site can be dated back to about 1000 BC.

Hours: 10am - 5pm year-round.

Admission: Adults: 1.10 €, Children (6 - 14 years old): 0,60 €

[ Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ehrenbreitstein_Fortress ]

Related: http://www.festungehrenbreitstein.de/englisch_geschichte_1.htm
Address: Festung Ehrenbreitstein, 56077 Koblenz
Tags: Koblenz, Fortress, Castle, Ehrenbreitstein


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