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Alte Burg

Burgstraße 1, 56068 Koblenz

The Old Castle of Koblenz, which today lies so idyllically on the Moselle, was once the symbol of a fierce power struggle between rulers and the bourgeoisie.

As the citizens of Koblenz strongly strove for independence, Koblenz Castle was aligned as a stronghold against the city. When the Moselle Bridge was built in 1332, the importance of the castle increased and continued well into the 17th century. But with the construction of Philippsburg Castle in Ehrenbreitstein, the Old Castle loses importance, serves as officials' quarters and even becomes a tin factory in 1806. In 1897, the city of Koblenz, by then the owner, modernised the Alte Burg. While since the 1960s the rooms have been used as a library and archive, among other things, the Alte Burg continues to dominate Koblenz's silhouette on the Moselle.

Alte Burg

From30.12.2022 until the 30.12.2029

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56068 Koblenz Burgstraße 1
Alte Burg
Burgstraße 1
56068 Koblenz

Phone: +49 (0)261-129-1610

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