Koblenz – the final stop on our Rhine River Cruise.
Koblenz gets its name from the Latin word confluentes – the confluence of the Moselle and Rhine rivers.
It is a huge overnight stop for riverboats, which means lots of tourists. But if you get up early enough, they are all still asleep on their boats and you can have the streets to yourself.
The Ehrenbreitstein Fortress towers high above the town on the opposite bank of the Rhine, and the Sielbahn cable car carts people up and across the river to the top. We cheaped out and did the hike up/cable car down option.
We thought the fortress wasn’t anything that special, hence the lack of photos here. What it excels at is providing expansive views out over the city!
Definitely worth a stop, and even an overnight if you’re doing a Rhine cruise.
A statue of a gentleman named Peter Schneider, he walked door to door selling newspapers, braces and laces. He had a disease which caused him to walk funny, hence the nickname Da Gummi.
I wonder if this is an artist self-portrait?
Memorial of German Unity
A huge statue and structure sits at the end of the Deutches Ecke.
Basilica of St. Castor
A famous statue of a little prankster that periodically spits on unsuspecting tourists from his fountain perch.
Colorful city lights shining on the Rhine.
The Ehrenbreitstein Fortress lights up the sky and the Rhine River.
Koblenz as seen across the Rhine River from the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress.
An upward-bound Sielbahn car approaches us over the Rhine as we make our way down to Koblenz.
We watched the German version of America’s Got Talent being filmed on this amazing riverboat on the Rhine.
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