Koblenz (Confluence)

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June 16th 2013
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We left our Hotel at Wurzburg this morning and headed for Koblenz.

Koblenz is located at the junction of the Rhine and Mosel Rivers, and it's name is derived from "confluence" ie: meeting of two rivers. Koblenz is an ancient city, being one of the military posts established by Drusus about 8 BC.

After booking into our Hotel, we walked into Koblenz and walked around the old city. Where the two rivers meet stands a 14 metre high statue of the German Emporer William 1 of Germany. This corner is known as Deutsches Eck.

A cable car traverses the Rhine River from Deutsches Eck to Fortress Ehrenbreistein which is located high above Koblenz.

Walked back to the Hotel where we had a hearty dinner.

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