The Deutsches Eck of Koblenz !!

In my wandering road warrior trips in Europe, I have come to Germany. Yes by plane and car indeed. One of our favorites cities there was/is Koblenz.  By the way in French , we have translated as Coblence... I like to update this older post and tell you a bit more on the Deutsches Eck  or German Corner , emblematic of the city and a must to visit while there or near Koblenz. Let me tell you a bit on it ok. Hope you enjoy it as I.

Koblenz  is a town in the state of Rhineland Palatine , the name come from the confluence of two rivers the Rhine and the Moselle in the German corner or Deutsches Eck, the closest big city are Bonn at 60 km and Mayence at 90 km.  My visit here has been by car from Trier so the road 602 ,then A1, B48 and finally the 9 roads or about 3 hrs. time. All toll free as we like them.  There is a train station of course,and close airports at Frankfort and Koln; as well as easy navigation by river. However, to us ,car is king and queen between cities.

We reached the Deutsches Eck  or German Corner! at the huge statue of emperor William I of Germany and overlooking the  Moselle and Rhine rivers with the great cable car to the fortress above and the quant restaurants along the riverbank.(see post)

Deutsches Eck  or German Corner is the name of a headland in Koblenz, where the Moselle river joins the Rhine river. Named after a local commander of the Teutonic Order, it became known for a monumental equestrian statue of William I, first German Emperor, erected in 1897 in appreciation of his merits in the unification of Germany. It was erected and solemnly inaugurated in the presence of the emperor on 31 August 1897.

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After the constitution of the Federal Republic of Germany and the German Democratic Republic in 1949, the country was divided between a capitalist part and a communist part . In order to express the deep desire for a united Germany, President Theodor Heuss gave the German corner a monument dedicated to German unity. As a result, the coat of arms of all the German Länder (states), including those of the former German territories such as Silesia, East Prussia and Pomerania, were installed there. In replacement of the destroyed equestrian statue, a German flag floated on the place. After the fall of the Berlin Wall, three pieces of concrete wall were installed next to the monument. On October 3, 1990, the emblems of the new federal states were added. The reinstallation of the equestrian statue of emperor William I, was done on September 25, 1993. Today, a large national flag and the flags of the 16 Länder  (states) are like a reminder of German unity. The three parts of the Berlin Wall are now dedicated to victims of the separation.

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The Koblenz tourist office on the German Cornerhttps://www.koblenz-tourism.com/culture/koblenz-attractions/deutsches-eck.html

The Mosel region tourist office on the German Cornerhttps://www.mosel.de/region/baukultur/details/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=497&cHash=a17443c6f6196ed34d180db0e8084fb4

The Regional cultural history site on the German Cornerhttps://www.regionalgeschichte.net/mittelrhein/koblenz/kulturdenkmaeler/deutsches-eck.html

There you go folks ,this is a dandy one to visit in Koblenz, I hope you enjoy the German Corner or Deutsches Eck of Koblenz.

And remember, happy travels, good health, and many cheers to all !!!

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