Konigsstuhl, Rhens

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  • November 15, 2016
    The King Chair of Rhens is located in the world heritage Upper Middle Rhine Valley, between Koblenz and Mainz, approx. 10 km south of Koblenz immediately above the B 9. Who moves comfortably and with a beautiful view of the Castle from Koblenz to Mainz, has only about 1-2 minutes detour include (departure: Waldesch, despite construction of the B-9 from accessible). The King Chair has a history that goes far back to the high middle ages: first 1273 held a preliminary discussion of the four Rhenish electors (namely the archbishops of Mainz, Trier, Cologne and of the count Palatine in the Rhine) to the election of Rudolf of Habsburg in the walnut Garden on the banks of the Rhine "to Rhense". Subsequently the town was place multiple Royal elections and so the stone King Chair to the coronation / presentation of the King was built. History buffs on the boards built especially at the foot of the King Chair to learn more. Today, the King Chair is a relic from the past with beautifully above the small town of Rhens (with its medieval city wall), from which you have wonderful views of the Rhine, the passing ships, the Bengal fire on the Rhine River, and even the fireworks in particular on "Rhine in flames". Connected with a walk by Rhens, this is a beautiful place, each on the 2nd Saturday in August to see the Fireworks against 22.00 (at onset of darkness). But it is also to note that this place is very popular and quite well attended to "Rhine in flames", so that even though there is a small parking, early arrival is recommended - (you can connect it with a stop in the gastronomy of Rhens). The King Chair for wheelchair users and people who can climb any stairs is inappropriate: the building has approx. 25 levels, which must be exceeded to reach the observation deck and is therefore not accessible. However the view is hardly less nice around so that you can attend from the parking lot of the fireworks. Nearby is the so-called "Jew"Grove with an old Jewish cemetery. There are two approaches:-a walk Hinan snaking to the Königsstuhl mountain... Run time approx. 15 minutes - the L 208 in the direction of Waldesch follow (caution: you is further above currently blocked until 2017, but in this area still legitimately passable), until it has reached up behind the wooded area (after 2 great curves). Park there and then the footpath bends to the left. Runtime: Max 5 minutes
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  • August 18, 2016
    The story of this building is very interesting - always worth a visit! The building affords a fabulous view of Rhens and on the Rhine.
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  • January 9, 2016
    The Königstuhl is a point of interest in Rhens-but whether that also has historically been, and to what extent. ... There are different the opinions quite about it. In any case, the construction work is not original. Rhens is the place for centuries connected to the electors of the Rhine, because this was the place where the four small States came together. In 1273, this was the place where the electors met to discuss the choice of Rudolf of Habsburg. In 1346 was the future emperor Charles IV elected King here. The actual Köningstuhl, a two-story stone structure with an open superstructure was built in the last decade of the 14th century. It was a kind of balcony of the Rhineland and a kind of ' super throne ', in a walnut orchard on the Rhine. Rupprecht von der Pfalz here took the oath of allegiance of the electors of the Rhine. He did that on the way of the election place Frankfurt to the coronation place Aachen. Destroyed by the French in 1795 was the Köningstuhl, and rebuilt in 1842 by the large Rhine vessels. To do this, the finances were obtained by a large fundraising campaign, to which the King of Prussia itself participated! After the discovery of the mineral springs in Rhens Königstuhl in 1929 this was also rebuilt broken down and rebuilt on the current spot. Monument? Original? Authentic? Not really so, but based on historical facts-and in this form. But this is certainly not the only monument that in this way through history is ' shaped ' into what it is today. Incidentally, the complete history of the Stuhl is read on a stone in the monument itself. Another historical fact? Very long the Königstuhl served as a place where the Mayor of Koblenz Office chain received, and where the mayors of Koblenz on Whit Mondays and Rhens met. Not a monument so in order for to drive, but to it if you're there anyway along drives!
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  • Curious. Rebuilding nineteenth-century site where crowned Kings, after being destroyed by Napoleon's troops. If you're a fan of the Lord of the rings will find a similar suspect with "Amon polla".
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  • Easy to reach. Worth a visit in any season.
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  • View from the Toller
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  • The landmark of Rhens. Here Kings were once crowned.
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  • Experience history live
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