Land Rheinland-Pfalz Things to Do

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Land Rheinland-Pfalz Things to Do

  • Beautiful Old Town

    Koblenz Things to Do

    On the first weekend in July you will find a musicfestival in the old town of Koblenz. There are bands with live music, dancing acts and food in all the streets and places in the old town. You can meet the Schängelcher, the inhabitants of Koblenz and have fun.

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  • churches

    Mainz Things to Do

    Mainz' St. Martin Cathedral dominates the skyline and has been the centre of the city for many centuries. The roots of the present building can be traced back to the year 975. However there has been a Cathedral in Mainz since at least the 6th century, probably even since the 4th century A.D. After substantial fire damage in 1009 and 1081, the...

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  • St Peter's Cathedral

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Trier Things to Do

    Like much of Trier, the imposing fortress like Cathedral has its roots in Roman times. It was built in sections, rather than in one single construction, spanning nearly two millennia. Inside the central chapel is a room built of Roman brick under the direction of Saint Helen. The mother of Constantine I, she is also credited with founding the...

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  • Where Rhein and Mosel meet

    Koblenz Things to Do

    The point of land where the Rhine and Moselle flow together got its historical name "Deutsches Eck" (German Corner), in 1216. The German Corner has flags flying of the German states, as well as the European flag and the flag of the United States of America, which is dedicated to the victims of the 11th September 2001. This is where you will...

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  • Rhine River

    Mainz Things to Do

    The promenade itself is pretty new and has few sights. The reason behind that is the fact that the Rhine once reached further into the city to what is now Rheinstraße. Today, there is a promenade on the southwestern bank of the Rhine with a couple of sculptures and a small park. In the open air area close to the town hall you can see sometimes...

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  • Porta Nigra

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Trier Things to Do

    The Porta Nigra is a huge blackened Roman gate on the northern edge of the old city. Its name means "black gate", and it comes not from Roman Latin, but from the Middle Ages, when its grey sandstone had taken the distinctly black shade it has today. The gate is the only one remaining of a system of four, and was saved from destruction twice, for...

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  • Fort Ehrenbreitstein

    Koblenz Things to Do

    After viewing the Flower show, then it was time to see 'Ehrenbreitstein” Fortress, Europe’s second largest preserved fortress, built between 1817 and 1828 in its present-day design. Recent archaeological findings prove an ancient settlement in this area from pre-Christian times. The Conradiner Ehrenbert, had the Castle built around 1000 AD, and...

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  • museums

    Mainz Things to Do

    Many traces of Roman Mainz have been found when streets were dug up to build something new. When the Hilton hotel was constructed, the wrecks of five Roman ships were found. They form the base for the Museum of Ancient Seafaring (Museum für Antike Schiffahrt) which is located in a former engine shop. Next to the wrecks, there are replicas of two of...

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  • Kaiserthermen - Imperial Baths

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Trier Things to Do

    Trier has three Roman baths, but the Kaiserthermen are the best of the lot, and the biggest this side of the Alps. The ruined wall of the Kaiserthermen stands tall and iconic, but it only hints at the maze of tunnels below the seemingly empty green grass in front of it. Once you step down from ground level, you enter the baths proper, and they far...

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  • Castles around Koblenz

    Koblenz Things to Do

    Kurfurstliches Schloss, I wonder which is the front and which is the back, both side's look as good as each other! Well, we looked at what I call the front of the Schloss, then went around the back to where the Schloss overlook's the River. What a nice view! Here, the garden is set out differently. The front garden, was planted with all the "hot"...

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  • market-place

    Mainz Things to Do

    Mainz has a number of wonderful fountains and wells dotted about the city, especially near to the Cathedral, and the Marktbrunnen is one of the most spectacular, at least in terms of design. The incredibly colourful Renaissance construction, with its statue of the Virgin and Child on top, was crafted in the workshops of Hans Backoffen. The well...

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  • Hauptmarkt - Main Market

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Trier Things to Do

    Trier's beautiful marketplace, the Hauptmarkt, is a focal point of the town and contains many of its finest old buildings, like the Gothic Steipe and the Renaissance Rotes Haus. The market place centers around the ornate Petrusbrunnen, and the pastel and half-timbered facades are watched over by the imposing spire of the St. Gangolf church. Like...

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  • St. Castor's Church

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Koblenz Things to Do

    St. Kastor is a really old Church, as construction began on it in 817, and in 836, it was consecrated. The current Church is mainly from construction in the 12th century. On 30th July 1991 Pope John Paul II made the Church of St. Kastor a Bascilica minor. Next to the Cemetery is a wall with a lot of old Headstone's. Located in the square is a...

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  • cathedral

    Mainz Things to Do

    The Romanesque Dom is Mainz's most imposing building. It is huge, central, and while it doesn't tower above the city like some, you can see it peeking out through many of the streets. Up close, in the squares around its base, a very impressive sight, and unlike a lot of cathedrals its buildings crammed in around the city's offices and shops, rather...

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  • Constantine Basilica

    Trier Things to Do

    If there is one building in Trier which will give you an idea of the impressive building skills of the Roman Empire it is the Konstantinbasilka. It is simply vast and, I believe, is the largest example of a single room structure which remains from the period of the Roman Empire. The building is 67 metres long, just over 27 metres wide and an...

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  • Historic Buildings

    Koblenz Things to Do

    The Higher Regional Court of Koblenz is another lovely building to view, as is the Courthouse. Both buildings were built between 1902-1910. Luckily, this building didn't suffer any damage through-out the War. It was used as the former official residence of the district president of the administrative district of Koblenz. Location is at 7 Government...

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  • Old Town

    Mainz Things to Do

    Kirschgarten (Cherry Garden) is the name of a little square in Mainz' old town which is famous for its half-timbered buidlings. One of them, called “Zum Aschaffenberg”, was built around 1500 is is Mainz' oldest half-timbered building. The fountain dates from the 1930s and shows the former St. Blaise chapel which once stood at Kirschgarten and was...

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  • Amphitheater

    4 out of 5 stars

    Trier Things to Do

    Built in 100AD, this very large amphitheater is the oldest surviving Roman building in Trier. It's big, with a historical capacity of over 20,000 people, but it's not as impressive as the Amphitheater of Nimes. That's because despite being a similar size, it's not a building, but dug out of the slopes of Petrisberg just outside of the city. Because...

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  • The Church of Our Lady

    Koblenz Things to Do

    The nave of Liebfrauenkirche or the Church of Our Lady was built in Gothic style in the 13th century, whilst the choir was added in the 15th century.The Romanesque towers however, were not added till the 17th century. The bells of Liebfrauenkirche are notable especially the "Barbara" bell (all bells are christened and given a name) which rings to...

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  • City centre

    Mainz Things to Do

    The Zitadelle (citadel) is a 17th century military fortress overlooking the old town.Though the Drususstein, a monument dedicated to the military commander Drusus, the Zitadelle does not stand on the grounds of the Roman fortress. The Zitadelle first included some buildings from a former monastery, but during later alterations these were pulled...

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  • Electoral Palace - Kurfürstliches Palais

    Trier Things to Do

    The pink and white layer cake Rococo Palais der Kurfursten was the home to the Archbishop-Electors of the Holy Roman Empire. Now it is a local government office, but it retains all of its outrageous and colourful glory. It overlooks a series of beautifully kept gardens, which fill with sun seekers, children and parents, and Frisbee throwers in the...

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  • Waterfronts (II)

    Koblenz Things to Do

    I must confess that I only went to Koblenz for a trip along the Rhine. The views were gorgeous, but the trip was so problematic that I saw it in a rush. I enjoyed it, and promise to return with time.

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  • Schillerplatz

    Mainz Things to Do

    The centrally located Schillerplatz is one of those squares where you can find a lot of cafés and take a break while you watch the busy scenery of a city centre. Beside the pastel coloured buildings you'll also fine a large fountain and a couple of sculptures on the Schillerplatz. One of them is German author Friedrich Schiller (namesake of the...

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  • Karl Marx Haus

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Trier Things to Do

    I knew about this house by a freind from Russia. She had been there in Soviet Union times. So I was interested and asked two foreigners in the street,. also looking for some monument. They were from Mexico, so they helped me in Spanish language and showed me the house. I do not like the personeg, but anyway he is history, so only for curiosity when...

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  • Visit Boppard

    Koblenz Things to Do

    OK, to continue our tour down the Rhine we left Koblenz by following the... Mosel :-S We were headed for a place called Rhens am Rhine, 3km from Koblenz and obviously the best way to get here is to drive 30km down the Mosel and then up and over the mountain range between the two rivers. This really was "adventure travel", but it was very...

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  • Regierungsviertel

    Mainz Things to Do

    There are two interesting things about this square: First, there are many buildings of importance around it, including government buildings and the Roman and Germanic Museum. Because of the latter, the square gained its appearance in the 1960s. Replicas from Roman stones found in Mainz (including tombstones, beautiful reliefs and an arch) are put...

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  • Church of St. Gangolf

    4 out of 5 stars

    Trier Things to Do

    The oldest parts of St Gangolf church stems from 964 when the first stone was laid. In 1284 was it rebuilt in Gotic style and in 1507 was the tower heightened to 62 m. The church was severly damaged in December 1944 due to bombs and fire but later reconstructed.

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  • Day trip to Burg Eltz

    Koblenz Things to Do

    Burg Eltz Castle is one of the best preserved castles in all of Germany. Begun in the 1100s, it was built in stages for over 500 years. The family that built the castle still owns this magnificent residence. Tours are available from April to November and cost around US$7 We ended up on a German-language tour... lucky for us, the guide gave us an...

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  • Gutenbergplatz

    Mainz Things to Do

    Gutenbergplatz (Gutenberg Square) is not a real square but more like a kind of a pedestrianized street with occasional bus traffic. It has a couple of shops and restaurants on the southern side while the northern side is dominated by the theatre. The square is named after Johannes Gutenberg, the city's most famous son e invented printing with...

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  • Roemerbruecke - Roman Bridge

    3 out of 5 stars

    Trier Things to Do

    The old Roman bridge, Römerbrücke, built in the 2nd century AD, is the oldest bridge north of the Alps still used for traffic. Of the seven supporting columns, five are original! The arches dates from the 14th century, though. It's a UNESCO World Her

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  • Spitting Boy Fountain

    Koblenz Things to Do

    the schaengel (little john) is a symbol of koblenz. since koblenz was conquered so many times in it's history there were many children fathered by invading troops. the male offspring of these relationships were called "little johns". this statue represents the people of koblenz's disregard of foreign authority. see my warning and dangers tip on a...

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  • Theatre

    Mainz Things to Do

    Just west of the Cathedral in Gutenbergplatz is the State Theater for the Rhine Palatinate region. Its design is quite impressive, mixing ancient and modern that reflects its history. The current theater has an exterior that is Romanesque, with its curved arches and carved murals, but built in an unmistakeably 19th century building. All this...

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  • Barbara Therme Baths

    Trier Things to Do

    These Roman baths date from the 2nd century, probably because the smaller baths in the Viehmarkt could no longer meet the needs of the growing population. The Barbarathermen were in use to the end of the 4th century and are much larger than the Viehmarktthermen. They lie just outside the line of the Medieval city walls and the site was, in fact,...

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  • The Loreley

    Koblenz Things to Do

    I think you must read in advance to appreciate this place: Lorelei is a common high mount in Rhine's banks, that doesn't mean much to those who didn't know the stories and the legends that it suggested. It's a funny thing when travelling, to be in a place that we had in mind from several readings, and that, suddenly becomes real, in its...

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  • carnival

    Mainz Things to Do

    Mainz is a Carnival City, and the center of festivities is Schillerplatz. This fountain dates from the millennium year 2000, and features images and characters typical of the "upside down" spirit of the season.

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  • Landesmuseum

    Trier Things to Do

    Landesmuseum takes us through the history from the Stone Age and forward. It shows some 3.000 exhibits like the Wine Ship from Neumagen (one of my other tips). The museum ha

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  • Castle Stolzenfels

    4 out of 5 stars

    Koblenz Things to Do

    Tourists driving cars (their own or rented, as I did) should know that there are two roads, one on each bank of the Rhine river. But better choose left or right well before, because then you will very rarely have the chance to cross the river, as bridges are very few. I guess any side has the same beauty. I choose the right side (coming down from...

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  • Neustadt

    Mainz Things to Do

    A small piece of Mainz's Roman history hides behind the Kurfürstliche Schloss in the form of the Davidius Victor Arch. This triumphal archway was built in the third century and beautifully frames the copper dome of the imposing Christchurch.

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  • St Peters Fountain

    Trier Things to Do

    You'll find this beautiful fountain in the Hauptmarkt. It was built at the end of the 16th century. Obviously, it is St Peter who adorns the top of the fountain. Below him are figures representing the four cardinal virtues - prudence, justice, fortitude and temperance. These four virtues are in actual fact, the basic principles of western...

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  • The square called Goerresplatz

    Koblenz Things to Do

    the historiensaeule (history column) was built in the center of gorresplatz by juergen webers in 1992. this unique column traces the history of koblenz from roman times to the present. gorresplatz is named after the koblenz poet josef goerres.

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  • Eisenturm

    Mainz Things to Do

    Next to Alexanderturm and Holzturm one of only three remaining towers from the old city defence system. Its history is similar to the Holzturm: Built in the 13th century and expanded in the 15th . In the 17th century, it was converted into a prison which was used until the late 19th century. The main difference however is the architectural style....

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  • House of the Three Kings

    Trier Things to Do

    This in an interesting building on Simonstrasse (leading from the Porta Nigra to the Hauptmarkt) but one which I suspect is easily missed. I'm certain its colours are not as they would originally have been when the house was first constructed in the 1200s. Nor is the entrance i the right place: the original entrance was on the first floor, placed...

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  • the Deutsche Kaiser

    4 out of 5 stars

    Koblenz Things to Do

    the kaiser wilhelm I statue is located at the deutsches eck, (german corner). the deutsches eck is where the rhine and mosel river meet. the kaiser wilhelm I statue was built in 1897 and was designed by bruno schmitz. in 1945 the american army blew up the statue. after the war the statue was rebuilt by citizen donations.

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  • city hall

    Mainz Things to Do

    Well, the city hall is not the most beautiful building in town as it is in most other towns. The one in Main was built in 1973 by the Danish architects Arne Jacobsen and Otto Weitling. It has a modern functional style

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  • Frankenturm

    Trier Things to Do

    The Frankenturm is a medieval residential tower from the 11th century. It was named after one of its owners in the 14th century, Franko von Senheim. The entrance was on the first floor, like

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