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Fort Konstantin | Koblenz

The fort, built in

1822-1827, was named after the brother of the Russian tsar Alexander I,

Konstantin Pavlovich. The largely preserved fort stands on the site of a

medieval monastery, first the Benedictine monastery, later the Carthusian

monastery, which gave the district its name. The task of fortification was to

secure the territory of the city and to observe the much larger fortress of

Emperor Alexander, which has now disappeared. With the advent of new weapon

systems, the fort was rebuilt and strengthened several times. In 1920-21 the

fort was completely dismantled on the basis of applications from the town for

its preservation, but had to be rendered unusable for military purposes. To

house an air-raid control centre, the right casemate wing was bunkered during

the Second World War. Today it houses the exhibition "Koblenz in the

Second World War". From the 1990s onwards, all parts of the fortress were

extensively renovated, so that the terraced complex is now successfully used as

a venue for concerts, theatres and festivals.

You can reach us at:

Fort Grossfürst Konstantin
56075 Koblenz

Phone(0049) 0261 41347


Fort Konstantin (Quelle: Koblenz-Touristik GmbH) Fort Konstantin Kehlturm (Quelle: Koblenz-Touristik GmbH)
Arrival by train - Anreiseformular