"The "Four Towers"" Top 5 Page for this destination Beautiful Old Town Tip by wadekorzan

Beautiful Old Town, Koblenz: 43 reviews and 54 photos

  The Four Towers
by wadekorzan
 
 

When you leave the Munzplatz and head down the pedestrian shopping zone, you get to a corner where you see the Pizza Hut. look up and you will see the famous four towers. These beautiful little towers, found on each corner, were all built after the reconstruction around 1689-1690.

The tower above Pizza Hut, and the one adjacent with the shield that says Hauptwache, date back to the 1690's, and were not destroyed by bombs in WWII. The tower above the "Apoteke" (pharmacy) was partially destroyed when the upper floor burned, and the tower above the tobacco store was completely destroyed in WWII. This very spot is marks the boundary of much of the bombing. Going back towards Munzplatz, most everything was spared in WWII, where as in the other direction, everything else was bombed.

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  • Updated Apr 24, 2003
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