Deutsches Eck und Kaiser-Wilhelm Denkmal

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  • Sebastian Kowalke

    At the Deutsches Eck, the Moselle flows into the Rhine. In 1897 an artificial headland was built here on which a monumental equestrian statue of Emperor Wilhelm I was erected. This monument was not only to commemorate the emperor, but also to his participation in the German founding of the Reich - hence the name "Deutsches Eck". In fact, the Mosel estuary but also earlier referred to as Deutsches Eck: built in the late Middle Ages, the German Order near the mouth of the Deutschherrenhaus as administrative headquarters. At that time the mouth was called "Deutscher Ordt", but soon it became "Deutsches Eck".

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    • October 25, 2018

  • ROBERT, mit dem Rad & Hund durchs Land.

    The Deutsches Eck is an artificially heaped headland in Koblenz at the mouth of the Mosel in the Rhine. In 1897 a monumental equestrian statue of the first German Emperor Wilhelm I was erected here, which was designed as a memorial to the German Reich in 1871. The Kaiser Wilhelm Monument, commissioned by the Rhine Province, was a tradition of many monuments erected between 1888 and 1918 in German-speaking countries.
    The pedestal of the statue, which had been badly damaged during the Second World War, served from 1953 to 1990 as a memorial to the German Unity. A replica of the Sculpture Group was re-mounted in 1993 after previous controversial discussions.
    The Deutsches Eck is the landmark of the city of Koblenz and a major attraction for tourists. On the left bank of the Rhine branch here the Rhine plants (Konrad-Adenauer-Ufer), on the right bank of the Moselle the Peter-Altmeier-Ufer.

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    • September 17, 2015

  • Seahunter

    The goal of the Moselradweg has been reached.
    Here the Mosel flows into the Rhine.
    The headland (also called German Eck) is artificially piled up.
     On which stands the Kaiser Wilhelm monument.
    From there you also have a beautiful view of Ehrenbreitstein Fortress, which can be reached by a cable car.

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    • February 6, 2017

  • CyclingOlli

    The Deutsches Eck is an artificially heaped headland in Koblenz at the mouth of the Mosel in the Rhine. In 1897 a monumental equestrian statue of the first German Emperor Wilhelm I was erected here, which was designed as a memorial to the German Reich in 1871. The Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial commissioned by the Rhine Province was in the tradition of many memorials erected between 1888 and 1918 in German-speaking countries.

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    • October 15, 2017

  • Radweg Deutsche Einheit

    Due to the settlement of the Teutonic Order at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle in 1216, this historic place got its name "Deutsches Eck". Koblenz also owes its name to the confluence; In 1891 Emperor Wilhelm II chose the corner as a place for a monument to his grandfather Wilhelm I; since 2002 it belongs to the UNESCO World Heritage "Upper Middle Rhine Valley". Between 1953 and 1990 it was a memorial to German unity.
    Distance to the bike path: approx. 1 km
    Accessible at any time.

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    • August 10, 2016

  • Derda Von Dort

    Historical monument and the Moselle joins the Rhine.
       All this is worth a visit.

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    • August 30, 2017

  • HansJoergOtt

    The Deutsches Eck is an artificially heaped headland in Koblenz at the mouth of the Mosel in the Rhine. In 1897 a monumental equestrian statue of the first German Emperor Wilhelm I was erected here, which was designed as a memorial to the German Reich in 1871. The Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial commissioned by the Rhine Province was in the tradition of many memorials erected between 1888 and 1918 in German-speaking countries.

    The pedestal of the statue, which had been badly damaged during the Second World War, served from 1953 to 1990 as a memorial to the German Unity. A replica of the Sculpture Group was re-mounted in 1993 after previous controversial discussions.
    The Deutsches Eck is the landmark of the city of Koblenz and a major attraction for tourists. On the left bank of the Rhine branch here the Rhine plants (Konrad-Adenauer-Ufer), on the right bank of the Moselle the Peter-Altmeier-Ufer.

    Further information at: de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deutsches_Eck

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    • April 8, 2017

  • Derda Von Dort

    He can, no, I have to join him.
      Apart from the historical background, the geographical point alone, the Moselle joins the Rhine.
       Worth a visit.

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    • August 30, 2017

  • gaga gugu

    Overwhelming, pithy and yet beautiful.

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    • October 4, 2017

  • Hanneskmpk

    It's just a must - to visit and admire this place! If you want to see Koblenz, you must visit the German Corner

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    • October 6, 2018

  • 🅰️ndreas

    You have to have been here. Where the Moselle flows into the Rhine

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    • October 7, 2018

  • Fr@nk @ltenhoff

    A great view of the river and the monument. At the back of the monument you will find an ice cream cafe and another locality. There's coffee etc at humane prices. There are also public toilets here. (50 cent)

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    • June 24, 2019

  • Derda Von Dort

    Mosel and Rhine meet against a historical background.
     If you do not find enough, you will find the right restaurant there.

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    • April 21, 2019

  • Derda Von Dort

    Moselle and Rhine meet here, and this against a historical background, if that is not enough reason for a visit?

    Apart from that, there are enough other things to visit in the immediate vicinity; Most of them can now be found via Komoot.

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    • June 25, 2018

  • Henne

    From Wikipedia:
    The Deutsches Eck is an artificially heaped headland in Koblenz at the mouth of the Mosel in the Rhine. In 1897 a monumental equestrian statue of the first German Emperor Wilhelm I was erected here, which was designed as a memorial to the German Reich in 1871. The Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial commissioned by the Rhine Province was in the tradition of many memorials erected between 1888 and 1918 in German-speaking countries.

    The pedestal of the statue, which was badly damaged during the Second World War, served from 1953 to 1990 as a memorial to German unity. A replica of the group of sculptures was put back on the pedestal in 1993 after previous controversial discussions.

    The Deutsches Eck is the landmark of the city of Koblenz and a major attraction for tourists. On the left bank of the Rhine branch here the Rhine plants (Konrad-Adenauer-Ufer), on the right bank of the Moselle the Peter-Altmeier-Ufer.

    You really can not add anything to that :-)

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    • July 2, 2018

  • norwoeger

    Very nice location, a bit crowded but still very nice. Here the Moselle flows into the Rhine, plenty of boat traffic and the possibility to take the cable car up to the fortress Ehrenbreitstein.

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    • November 7, 2018

  • Markus aka Grunemer

    Always great to be here on the top

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    • September 1, 2017

  • Gerd

    An excellent vantage point that you should not miss.

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    • December 31, 2018

  • henry

    great view, definitely recommended!

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    • June 26, 2019

  • Ira

    wanted to go by boat to Cochem. unfortunately, this is only possible from Friday to Sunday.

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    • June 28, 2018

  • Zero-One

    ... where the Moselle flows into the Rhine.

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    • July 7, 2018

  • Daniel

    Beautiful historical place in Koblenz.

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    • April 20, 2019

  • RidingBull80

    This is where the Rhine and the Moselle meet. Very touristy.

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    • April 20, 2019

  • 🅰️ndreas

    Here the Moselle flows into the Rhine

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    • June 11, 2019


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