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Historic Buildings, Koblenz: 10 reviews and 17 photos

  kaufhaus
by doug48
 
 

located at the florinsmakt is the kaufhaus built between 1419 and 1425. in 1536 the robber barron johann von kobem was tried in koblenz and beheaded at the am platz. his trial lasted six months and he never said a word. just before his execution he said that if his face was put on the facade of the kaufhaus koblenz would experience an economic boom. 200 years later someone saw the records of the trial and von kobem's statement. his face was put on the kaufhaus and koblenz imediately had a period of prosperity. the mechanical likeness of von kobem shifts his eyes and periodically sticks out his tongue at passers by. the kaufhaus is also home to the middle rhine museum.

Address: florinsmarkt
Directions: central koblenz, altstadt.

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  • Updated Jun 14, 2008
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