Pure Rhine Romanticism
At the gates of Koblenz, located on the left bank of the Rhine opposite to the estuary of the river Lahn and within the UNESCO World Heritage "Upper Middle Rhine Valley", Stolzenfels castle was redeveloped for the German horticultural show 2011 in Koblenz and since then shines in new splendor. On the opposite side of the Rhine, castle Lahneck sits enthroned in the immediate vicinity.
Stolzenfels Castle represents a refreshing contrast to the prevailing toll collect castles and fortresses on the Middle Rhine. The castle differs from the other castles on the Middle Rhine because it is one of the outstanding works of the Rhine Romanticism and has been used in the later years as a summer residence. The Gothic influence in the architecture raises it beyond other castles on the Middle Rhine.
Stolzenfels castle- Imperial summer residence on the Rhine
Stolzenfels Castle is surrounded by a 9-hectare landscaped park, which includes the Schlossberg, the Gründgesbachtal and the Dreisäckerberg. Stolzenfels was always one of the favourite projects of Friedrich Wilhelm. A total of five gardens are located within the castle walls, whereas the "Pergola Garden" beneath the common bedroom of Friedrich Wilhelm and Elisabeth is the masterpiece. It is connected to the courtyard by a three-aisled hall arcades. This areal beguiles as an intimate staging of lush vegetation, such as roses, wine and flowers. Castle Stolzenfels brings the impressive residential culture of the 19th century back to life.
Stolzenfels Castle • 56075 Koblenz • www.schloss-stolzenfels.deBook room
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