With a more than 3000-year-old history, reaching back to the Celts, Ehrenbreitstein Fortress is already a special feature due to its long period of use.
At 118 metres above the Rhine, the fortress has the most fantastic views over Koblenz and the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle rivers. The Ehrenbreitstein Fortress, the second largest preserved fortress in Europe, was constructed in its present form between 1817 and 1828. Its origin dates back to the year 1000. Today the fortress is home to the Landesmuseum Koblenz with its diverse exhibitions (e.g. the technical history and archaeology of the country, fortress history with over 20 exciting stations, multimedia presentations and much more), and is also home to the Ehrenmal des Heeres army monument and the Koblenz youth hostel. Ehrenbert Conradine had the fortress built in the year 1000, from whose name “Ehrenbertstein” over time became the “Ehrenbreitstein”. In the 11th century the fortress passed into the ownership of the Trier Archbishop Poppo, whose successors expanded the facilities. The castle hill was enhanced with the Helfenstein fortress in the 12th century, this was later home to counts. Under Archbishop Richard von Greiffenclau in the 15th century there was construction to make the fortress secure against artillery. (Tip: Visit the impressive “Vogel Greif”, the largest canon in Europe in its time and which is still a reminder of this century.) The fortress saw a brisk change of ownership during the Thirty Years’ War. French troops besieged the fortress in 1797 and could only be forced to hand it over in 1799 by being starved out. The fortress was blown up in 1801. After the Congress of Vienna in 1815, the Electorate of Trier for the Rhenish area passed to the Kingdom of Prussia. King Friedrich Wilhelm III ordered the expansion of Koblenz into a fortified city, making it one of the largest fortifications in Europe.
April - Oktober 10.00 – 18.00 Uhr 18.00 – 00:00 Uhr freier Zutritt Gelände und Gastronomie
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Am 24. und 31. Dezember geschlossen
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike
Walking disability and wheelchair users
Parking for people with disabilities
Step-free access to the building/object/terrain (via elevator/ramp if necessary)
All other rooms and facilities available to the guests are infinitely accessible by elevator or ramp
90 cm minimum width of all passageways/doors
80 cm minimum width of all passageways/doors
70 cm minimum width of all passageways/doors
Toilets for people with disabilities
Lateral accessible toilet for a wheelchair
Hinged grab rail in the toilet at least on the accessible side
All areas relevant for testing meet the quality criteria of the label "Accessibility tested - accessible for people with walking disabilities and wheelchair users".
Some information on accessibility are listed below. For detailed information please see the evaluation report at the end of the text.
There are four marked parking spaces for people with disabilities (parking space size: 350 cm x 500 cm; distance to entrance 50 m).
The path from the car park to the entrance is easy to walk and drive on.
The automatically opening entrance door is 140 cm wide, access to the building is threshold-free and stepless.
The counter with cash desk area is 90 cm to 110 cm high.
The doors and passageways of the public areas are at least 90 cm wide.
All rooms that can be used by the guest are at ground level or can be reached by elevator.
The cab size of the central elevator is 110 cm x 140 cm. The door is 90 cm wide. Operating elements are not arranged on a horizontal control panel.
There is a stair lift. The size of the platform is 150 cm x 124 cm.
Exhibits and information in the exhibition can be seen and read in a sitting position.
There are no guided tours offered for people with walking disabilities and wheelchair users.
Aids offered: wheelchair, walker
Public toilet for people with disabilities
The toilet door can be opened with a Euro key.
The toilet is accessible from both sides (at least 90 cm x 70 cm).
The manoeuvring spaces in front of the toilet and the washbasin are at least 145 cm x 145 cm.
There are handles which can be folded up on both sides.
The washbasin is wheelchair compatible and the mirror can be seen while standing or sitting.