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Koblenz is the town, where the river Mosel / Moselle flows into the river Rhine and it is a great place to visit ! In my pics you will see :
1) Deutsches Eck is a place of history and also the place, where the 2 rivers meet. Kaiser-Wilhelm I is the person sitting on the horse high above the "Deutsches Eck" This monument dates back to the year 1897 and was built by the architect professor Bruno Schmitz and Professor Hundrieser, who made the impressive sculpture with a total of more than 60 tons and a hight of 14 meters. You may even step up the monument and have a better view of the rivers Mosel and Rhine.
In WW II the monument was destroyed but rebuilt again afterwards.
Deutsches Eck is a Must, when you are in Koblenz, it is also a nice walk along the banks of both rivers with plenty of restaurants, cafes and benches to relax.
Opposite of Deutsches Eck you may see Festung Ehrenbreitenstein at the river Rhine / Rhein and a nice camping-site at the other bank of the river Mosel / Moselle
2) Festung Ehrenbreitenstein was first mentioned in the history-books in the year 1000. In 1020 it became a posession of the prince-bishops of Trier. Step by step the castle was made larger and stronger, in 1524 a cannon named "Greif" with 9 tons was added, in 1493 the castle even had its own monastery, but only for a shorter time. During the 30 years-war Ehrenbreitenstein was widely destroyed in 1636.
3) St. Castor's Church is the oldest church of Koblenz dating back to the year 836. From outside you may still see the romanic architecture of this impressive church the interior had several "face liftings" since then with gothic vaults and baroque paintings and sculptures.
4) Altes Regierungsgebaeude is the name of this impressive building dating back to the year 1905 and it was built for the governement of the county just a few hundred meters from Deutsches Eck. I think this impressive building rather looks like an old castle and it is facing the waterfront at the river Rhine.
5) Ludwig Kunst-Museum is an interesting museum showing mainly french works of art. This museum is just a few meters from St. Castors Church and not far from Deutsches Eck, and the building dates back to the 12th century and was originally built as the building for the "Deutschorden" (german knights-order), that was founded during the times of the crusades in order to supply and organize them. This is were the nearby "Deutsches Eck" (german corner) got its name from, so this has nothing to do with the german emperor's monument there.
Read more about these places on my Koblenz-page - the link is below !
Directions: Deutsches Eck is where the 2 rivers meet, you will have to leave the main road along the Rhine and enter the city of Koblenz in order to drive there.
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