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Castle Stolzenfels, Koblenz: 3 reviews and 3 photos

  Castle Stolzenfels
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Castle Stolzenfels is located just a couple of miles south of the Old Town, in the part of town known as Stolzenfels. Too far to walk, but a short taxi ride, train ride, or biciycle ride would get you there easily. When you leave Koblenz travelling south on the Rhine, this is actually the first castle that comes into view.

It was originally built in 1242 in response to the construction of Castle Lahnstein across the river, but in the 19th century it was converted into the opulent palace that it is today by the crown prince Frederick William IV, who later became the king. The castle was remodelled to suit the needs of the king who made the castle one of his residences, but it is said that actually never slept here. nonetheless, the castle is beautifully furnished, and is a real good castle to tour along with the Marksburg just downstream.

There is a nice write-up about Castle Stolzenfels at:
http://www.sheries-kitchen.com/stolzenfels.htm

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  • Written Nov 21, 2002
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