Deutsches Eck

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  • Vanessa Kopp

    Where the Rhine and the Moselle flow into each other: The Deutsches Eck is the landmark of Koblenz. The land was artificially piled up in 1891. To commemorate Kaiser Wilhelm I, his grandson Kaiser Wilhelm II had a memorial erected here. The Staute showed the Emperor on his horse. In March 1945, however, it was destroyed. Federal President Theodor Heuß appointed the riderless pedestal a few years later to the memorial of German unity. In 1993, the 37 meter high monument was completed with a reconstruction of the imperial rider again.

    In the course of the Federal Horticultural Show 2011, the area around the Deutsche Eck became a beautiful promenade. Not far from the German Corner, the cable car departs for Ehrenbreitstein Fortress. Further information about the sights of the city can be found here: koblenz-touristik.de.

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    • February 19, 2019

  • 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 should not only be reminiscent of the emperor, but also of his participation in the founding of the German Reich - hence the name "Deutsches Eck". In fact, the mouth of the Moselle was also earlier referred to as Deutsches Eck: In the late Middle Ages, built the German Order near the mouth of the Deutschherrenhaus as an administrative seat. At that time the mouth was called "Deutscher Ordt", but soon it became "Deutsches Eck".

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    • October 12, 2018

  • buskultur

    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.

    de.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deutsches_Eck

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    • December 4, 2016

  • Oliver

    The Deutsches Eck is probably one of the most frequently visited places in Koblenz. Tourists from all over the world can be found here. This gives the whole an international flair and there is always something going on.

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    • September 15, 2017

  • Wanderschnecke

    If you are at the Deutsches Eck, you have this view of the castle complex.
    A little further, you can take the cable car up the Rhine.
    Worth a visit.

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    • February 10, 2019

  • Wanderschnecke

    The monument was inaugurated on August 31, 1897.
    It is 37 meters high, it is alone the equestrian statue 14 meters high, with a weight of the bronze statue of 63.5 tons.
    On 16 March 1945, the equestrian statue was hit by an American artillery shell and partially destroyed.
    On 2 September 1993, the reconstruction of the equestrian statue was lifted back onto its pedestal. On September 25, the official inauguration of the monument took place.
    The original head of the Emperor is now in the Koblenzer Middle Rhine Museum and can be visited.

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    • September 30, 2018

  • Derda Von Dort

    The Moselle and the Rhine meet against this historical backdrop.
     In addition, Koblenz has a lot more to offer.
     For example, the beautiful church just a few meters behind the monument.

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    • June 18, 2019

  • Johnny

    The German Eck from a bird's-eye view:

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    • March 12, 2018

  • Andreas away

    The coats of arms of all German countries are also beautifully presented at the base of the monument

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    • June 15, 2017

  • Lukas

    A tip for Koblenz?

    A ride on the cable car over the Rhine to Ehrenbreitenstein Fortress.

    On the way up or down you have a great view of the German Eck.

    Once at the top it pays to visit the viewing platform.
    The view in the corner is phenomenal!

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    • June 4, 2018

  • Wanderschnecke

    If you are already in the old town of Koblenz, then you should definitely see by. On the one side the Moselle, on the other the Rhine.

    From here you also have a beautiful view of the fortress Ehrenbreitenstein.
    The statue of Wilhelm I was renewed in 1993.

    On the pedestals of the sea walls the coats of arms blow on flags of the federal states.

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    • June 22, 2018

  • Willigipfel

    Fascinating views at any time of day or night on the Ehrenbreitstein.

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    • April 19, 2019

  • Willigipfel

    The monument is located at the Deutsches Eck. It is worth seeing during the day as well as by the illumination also at night. Part of the monument is walkable. From elevated position you get an overview of the Deutsches Eck.

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    • May 9, 2019

  • Willigipfel

    The fortress Ehrenbreitstein, high above the Rhine, is one of the former 6 fortifications of the city Koblenz.

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    • December 8, 2019

  • Nils

    A must in Koblenz. The view of the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress from below is simply great.

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    • May 24, 2020

  • Martin

    The Deutsches Eck is an artificially heaped headland in Koblenz at the mouth of the Mosel in the Rhine.

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    • July 23, 2017

  • pfälzer

    Sit up and enjoy the view

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    • November 22, 2016

  • Jolanta

    The German Eck-artificially shaken headland at the mouth of the Moselle in the Rhine. Of course a highlight, but ... Koblenz has much more to offer. I would therefore invest a little more time and take a walk through the romantic streets. Start at the Münzplatz, continue towards Liebfrauenkirche. Definitely plan a little break there and eat ice cream. The ice cream parlor "E Gel o Sia" is considered the second best ice cream parlor in Germany. Now direction City Hall, am
    Schängelbrunnen past and continue to Görresplatz with the fountain with Historiensäule.Die pillar tells in three-dimensional scenes depicting the history of the city of Koblenz. Now a walk through the Rhine facilities (3.5 km long, redesigned after the Federal Garden Show 2011) and back to the Deutsches Eck with the Kaiser Wilhelm monument. For families with children - there is a water playground.

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    • February 20, 2019

  • Willigipfel

    The Deutsches Eck is one of the sights of Koblenz with a historical background and where father Rhine and mother Mosel flow together.

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    • April 19, 2019

  • Willigipfel

    At the Deutsches Eck, cultural events take place on special occasions, such as at the Rhine in Flammen.

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    • December 8, 2019

  • L®️

    Koblenz, beautiful city 🌃, pedestrian zone 🔝

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    • March 31, 2018

  • Sabine 🦁

    Powerful facility with equestrian monument opposite the fortress Ehrenbreitstein.

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    • May 20, 2019

  • Wanderschnecke

    The monument was inaugurated on August 31, 1897.
    It is 37 meters high, it is alone the equestrian statue 14 meters high, with a weight of the bronze statue of 63.5 tons.
    On 16 March 1945, the equestrian statue was hit by an American artillery shell and partially destroyed.
    On 2 September 1993, the reconstruction of the equestrian statue was lifted back onto its pedestal. On September 25, the official inauguration of the monument took place.
    The original head of the emperor is now in the Koblenzer Middle Rhine Museum and can be visited.

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    • June 16, 2019

  • Jake the hiker

    Very impressive monument

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    • December 9, 2019


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