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Koblenz – Germany’s most beautiful corner. Situated in the picturesque landscape of the Rhine and Moselle and surrounded by four low mountain ranges is the 2000-year-old town of Koblenz. Its abundance of cultural monuments and historic buildings, its cosy lanes and narrow alleyways, the relaxed and happy atmosphere of its squares and river promenades make Koblenz a friendly town where its guests feel right at home. The view from Ehrenbreitstein Fortress high above the Rhine at 118 metres across the river down to Deutsches Eck with its re-erected equestrian statue of Emperor William I is spectacular. Koblenz is a meeting point for visitors from all over the world and an excellent starting point for trips into the fascinating landscape along the Rhine and the Moselle. Fortess walls and towers, castles and palaces, monuments and parks paint a vivid picture of the town’s eventful past. Koblenz was conquered by foreign armies and has received princes, kings, emperors and presidents within its walls. Today visitors from all over the world enjoy discovering the history and rich cultural heritage of this old town.

Koblenz is a German city situated on both banks of the Rhine at its confluence with the Moselle, where the Deutsches Eck and its monument Emperor William I on horseback are situated. Photo taken from Ehrenbreitstein Fortress which can be reached by an exhilarating ride to the top in one of the 18 cabins of the Koblenz Cable Car.

Eén van de mooiste en oudste steden van Duitsland met een geschiedenis van meer dan 2000 jaren. Door de vestiging van de Deutschen Orde aan de samenvloed van de Rijn en de Moezel in het jaar 1216 kreeg deze plaats, rijk aan geschiedenis, haar naam: Deutsches Eck. Aan de samenstroom van Rijn en Moezel dankt Koblenz ook de naam Castellum apud confluentes, Latijns voor het kasteel bij de samenstromenden. Daaruit ontstond mettertijd tenslotte de naam Koblenz. Op de rechterover van de Rijn ligt het fort Ehrenbreitstein, ooit na Gibraltar de op een na grootste rotsvesting van Europa. Vanuit de Ehrenbreitstein vesting118 meter boven de Rijn heeft men een fantastisch uitzicht op Koblenz en de samenstroom van Rijn en Moezel.. grootste, behouden gebleven vesting van Europa, werd in haar huidige vorm gebouwd tussen 1817 en 1828. De oorsprong ervan gaat echter terug tot het jaar 1000. De nieuwste archeologische vondsten wijzen op een bewoning in de periode voor Christus. Van de vele bruggen in Koblenz dateert de oudste, de Balduinbrug over de Moezel, uit de 14e eeuw. Van een brug over de Rijn die de Romeinen hier in de 1e eeuw v.Chr. hadden gebouwd, zijn resten teruggevonden.

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