Koblenz on the German corner! Deutsche Eck .

On one of our wandering in the Saar of Germany we decided to go away into the center and we pick Koblenz, a nice city on the rivers Moselle and Rhine or the German corner or Deutsche Eck . The city is very nice and great for walking.

We arrive by car from Trier on the 602 ,then 1, B48 and finally the 9 roads or about 3 hrs. We entered the city and park at the Schaengel Center underground, nice and all around you to walk , here http://www.schaengel-center.de/anfahrt.html . We immediately headed for the tourist office in the Forum Confluences  building across the street. http://www.forum-confluentes.de/index.php?id=1&L=1

After some shopping there, we move on on foot.  By Friedrich-Ebert-Ring 41 street we came across an imposing belltower Church of Christ. We did walk a lot as the city is marvelous with great architectures and figurines on the streets with fountains sometimes; we reach another chapel of St Michael who was mentioned for the first time in 1321 located at An Der Liebfraunkirche street. We continue by Florinsmarkt , we reach the Church of St Florin or Florinskirche.

And we reach the German corner! at the huge statue of emperor William I of Germany and overlooking the river Moselle and Rhine with the great cable car to the fortress above and the quaint restaurants along the riverbank. Such as  the Eiscafe am deutchen eck where we had a great sausage and good beer of kronenbacher, http://www.eiscafe-am-deutschen-eck.de/

We continue on the Basilica of St Castor , a huge wonderful Church that is in itself a must to see. The official site in German here http://www.sankt-kastor-koblenz.de/ and on Koblenz tourist office again in German http://www.koblenz-touristik.de/kultur/kirchen-in-koblenz/basilika-st-kastor.html

Right around it you see the Ludwig museum , and we finish by the former Prussian President building and more wonderful fountains such as the Historiensaeule in Josef-Görres-Platz (square). Passing by the rathaus or city hall and the Jesuits Church where now sits the city hall or Rathause. A wonderful town and good idea we decided to visit it. Certainly worth coming back here.

Enjoy a selection of my pictures of Koblenz. Cheers and have a great weekend.

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2 Comments to “Koblenz on the German corner! Deutsche Eck .”

  1. We have visited the Moselle a couple of times and stayed very near Koblenz. I love all those German statues and fountains: they are so quaint!

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