Stolzenfels Castle (Germany)

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Just a few kilometers from downtown Koblenz rises in the same area, high above the left bank of the Rhine, the Stolzenfels Castle. Art as culturally and historically one the castle emerged from the ruins of a 13th century castle in the 19th century with associated parking and gardens to the remarkable achievements of Prussian Rhine romance.

As Stolzenfels from Trier Archbishop Arnold von Isenburg built, this was used to 1412 for the levy of Rhine duty. 1689 the French destroyed the castle during the Nine Years' War. After Napoleon's defeat, the plant went into the possession of the city of Koblenz. 1823 gave the city the ruins finally the Prussian Crown Prince Friedrich Wilhelm.
After these commissioned the famous architect Karl Friedrich Schinkel with the reconstruction, started in 1836, work by Schinkel plans.
1842 inauguration was celebrated with a grand costume ball. Stolzenfels Castle was accessible from this point to the public and has always been regarded as the epitome of the Romantic Rhine.
Today, the beautiful, enchanted-looking castle, where you can experience the impressive living culture of the 19th century, over a serpentine path from the district of Stolzenfels is within walking distance.

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Latitude: 50.302773
Longitude: 7.59216
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