Bike Touring Highlight
Cycling may not be permitted at this location.
You will have to dismount and push your bike.
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".
October 25, 2018
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.
February 6, 2017
My favorite tours lead me again and again to the German Corner, no matter if I cycle in the Westerwald, Eifel, Taunus or Hunsrück (these are the four low mountain ranges around Koblenz). In GMEINER-Verlag my travel companion is "LIEBLINGSPLÄTZE - from Koblenz to Rhine and Mosel - (also available as an ebook) Some current tips on the environment I will soon post here .. All of you an accident-free ride and sunny greetings from the most beautiful city between two rivers, Jörg Schmitt-Kilian
June 27, 2019
A historic and strange place, not free of nationalism but beautiful at dusk. I can not win much from Kaiser Wilhelm. Bismarck has done more. And the Hohenzollern prevented a united Germany for a long time. But even such a place is part of our history and origin.
September 23, 2019
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