Das Deutsche Eck
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Das deutsche Eck, 56068 Koblenz, Koblenz, Deutschland
Koblenz is with 110.000 inhabitants the third-biggest city in Rheinland-Pfalz.
What Koblenz makes so popular and the destination for many tourists, is beside the wonderful old town and the good Shopping possibilities the „Deutsches Eck“.
In the artificially piled up tongue the Mosel and the Rhein tiles together. At „Deutsches Eck“ stands the Kaiser-Wilhelm-monument, which was established in 1897. The monument was constructed by the architect Bruno Schmitz and the sculptor Hundrieser and has a whole height of 44 metres.
The province Rheinland dedicated this monument to Kaiser Wilhelm I., as a gratitude to the arrangement of the German foundation of the Reich in 1871.
The monument shows the Emperor on a horse, which is on a portico whose has the stroke „Nimmer wird das Reich zerstört, wenn ihr einig seid und treu“. What means that no more the empire will be destroyed, if you are in agreement and faithfully.
From „Deutsches Eck“, you have a great overview on the fortress Ehrenbreitstein and the cable railway, which leads to it.
In my opinion is an excursion to „Deutsches Eck“ in any case worth to be seen and an recommendable destination.