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It is situated towards the end of the Neuwied basin on the left Rhine bank between the former tiny fishing village Fornich in the north and the mouth of the small river Nette in the south east, just 13 miles north of Koblenz. Already in Roman times the place the narrow passage begins was named "Porta Antunnacensis" or Andernach Gate. Andernach is one of the oldest towns in Germany, founded by the Romans as Antunnacum in 12 BC on an old Celtic settlement site probably called Antunnac. It was the southernmost outpost of "Electoral Cologne" from 12th to 19th century.
Tourists who come to the region usually visit the medieval fortifications such as the 56 meter tall "Round Tower" finished in 1453, the archiepiscopal castle ruins with a well-preserved keep, and the remains of the town wall with several well-restored wall towers and two gates: the "Rhine Gate" built around 1200 as the "Grain Gate" and the "Coblencian Gate".
Directions: North of Koblenz - along the A 61 Highway
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