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Stolzenfels Castle

One Day in the Rhineland  ::  Part II – Stolzenfels

On the western side of the Rhine, across from Lahnstein, Stolzenfels Castle (Schloss Stolzenfels) sits on a rocky peak.  Originally built from 1242-1259 by the Archbishop of Trier, Arnold II of Isenburg, it was burned to the ground by the French in 1689.  The city of Koblenz gave it to Crown Prince Friedrich Wilhelm of Prussia in 1823, who rebuilt it and used it as a summer residence when he became king (IV).

Posted by kb on January 22, 2012
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  1. 01/26/2012

    Hallo, und viele freundliche Grüße aus Deutschland! My father, Tom Gaynor sent me a link to your blog because I am here in Germany now and he thought I may have visited this castle. If this is the castle I am thinking of, sitting on a peak overlooking Koblenz, I saw (strangely enough) a Rolling Stones cover band concert in a courtyard there during the Budesgartenschau with my girlfriend. I really enjoyed looking over your pictures and I’d love to know how you liked Germany! I have been here since September and will remain until August.

    • 01/26/2012

      Hi Brent,

      I had a whole 24 hours to see the Rhineland during a business trip this summer – we exhibit at a trade show in Dusseldorf every 4 years. We managed to see 3 castles just south of Koblenz as well as Boppard and it was a great adventure. Dusseldorf is very nice, too. Hope you’re enjoying your time in Europe – what an opportunity!


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