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.
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.
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.