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  • Schloss von der Leyen
    Schloss von der Leyen
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    Schloss von der Leyen
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  • Mosel Bridge @ Winningen
    Mosel Bridge @ Winningen
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    Kuba

    by Nemorino Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    This little shop on Eltzerhofstraße is the Koblenz Environmental Office, home to organizations such as ÖKOSTADT Koblenz e.V., which publishes a quarterly environmental magazine for Koblenz, and other progressive and environmental organizations.

    These worthy organizations really have their work cut out for them, because most of the Koblenz city administration is still firmly automobile-oriented at the expense of public health, safety and sanity.

    Second photo: This sign shows the organizations which have there headquarters in KUBA. I am a member of two of these, VCD and ADFC, but in Frankfurt not Koblenz.

    Third photo: The Eltzerhofstraße is a "play street", meaning that motorists theoretically have to share it with non-motorized human beings.

    KUBA is at Eltzerhofstraße 10, near the Moselle River and Peter-Altmeier-Ufer.
    Bus # 1 stops at Eltzerhofstraße.

    1. KUBA in the Eltzerhofstra��e 2. Organizations in KUBA 3. Play-street sign on Eltzerhofstra��e
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    Stolpersteine

    by Elena77 Written Jan 5, 2009

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    While walking through the streets of Koblenz you might come across some small brazen plates set into the pavement. These plates are part of a project of the German artist Gunter Demnig called Stolpersteine (which means stumbling blocks). They’re dedicated to victims of the NS regime. Each one of the 10 square centimetres sized plates has got an engraving with some details about an individual victim, like the person’s name, the dates of birth of deportation and of death, etc. The plates have been installed right in front of the houses the victims used to inhabit.
    The Stolpersteine project was initiated in 1994 and meanwhile around 17,000 blocks have been set (most of them in Germany and Austria but some also in the Netherlands, Hungary and the Czech Republic). I believe that this is an amazing project as it makes people realize that the atrocities of the NS-regime have not only happened at places „far away“ but also right at their neighbourhoods.
    The „Stumbling Blocks“ that can be seen on the photo are dedicated to members of the Brasch family who have been killed at Auschwitz and Treblinka or have suffered from deprivation of rights in the early 1940’s. These memorials can be found at the crossing of Rizzastr. and Bahnhofstr., right in front of the Sparkasse (savings bank). In Koblenz more Stolpersteine can be found at Johannes-Müller-Str. and at Mainzer Str.

    Stolpersteine at Rizzastrasse
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    Don't miss these...

    by kylian74 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    That was a day trip to Koblenz, Thise monument is located just in the middle where the 2 river 'Rhine and the Mosel' comes together. These is build in bronze and highly stepped....I find it just a pitty that these big monument not in good maintenance, these will be more attractive if they will clean regularly.
    'check out member 'Pepples' page for some other info regarding this monument.

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    Galerie Wutzke

    by sourbugger Written Dec 19, 2006

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    We found this quite extensive commercial gallery on Schlossstr, in the more modern part of the town centre.

    An impressive selection of paintings for sale ranging from the Kitsche, to the traditional to the acheingly modern.

    Worth a little wander

    One of the offerings of the gallery
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    Beethoven's old mums house.

    by sourbugger Written Jan 5, 2007

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    When it comes to the greatest German of all time, it is a fair bet that Beethoven would be in with a good shout. His mum's house is now a tourist attraction in the town of Koblenz, and holds what is said to be the largest private collection of items to do with the man himself.

    As it only opens between April and October I didn't get to see inside, but here is the adress for you :

    Wambachstraße 204
    D-56077 Koblenz
    Tel. +49 0261/9730669

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    FOLLOWING THE MOSEL RIVER - WINNENGEN - 1

    by balhannah Updated Jan 11, 2012

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    The Town of Winningen, and what I like is seeing the name of the Town written in bold White writing along the waterfront wall, that is a big help to me remembering where I took the photo!
    Boat cruise's operate from Winningen along the Mosel and then along the River Rhine.
    It looked to be quite an interesting Town, surrounded by lot's of vineyard's.

    Of interest, was the Mosel Bridge Winningen, towering 137 metres above the Mosel River.
    On completion, it was the highest Bridge in Germany.
    The 6-lane Bundesautobahn 61 highway bridge, has a monstrous main span of 218 metres. Winningen remained the highest bridge in Germany until the Kochertal Viaduct opened in 1979. The German engineering firm of Leonhardt, Andra and Partners was responsible for the design. Bridge engineer Fritz Leonhardt is one of the earliest and greatest pioneers of steel girder bridges.

    It was an amazing sight to us, we had never seen anything like it before!

    Mosel Bridge @ Winningen Winningen Winningen Vineyard Mosel Bridge @ Winningen
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    FOLLOWING THE MOSEL RIVER - LOCK'S - 4

    by balhannah Written Jan 11, 2012

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    As we continued on way to Cochem, we saw a cruise Boat stopped in the River, then we saw the River Lock, so we decided to stop and have a look.

    The Mosel has been made navigable for large cargo ships up to 110 m in length, to travel from the Rhine in Koblenz along the Mosel. Boat's have to pass through 10 lock's in order to reach Trier from Koblenz. Most of the Lock's are 5 -6 metre's high, a couple are 7 metres.

    We stopped and watched the KD Line Boat for a while, it was quite interesting, before returning to the Car for our onward journey.

    Lock on the Mosel River Mosel River Lock Waiting to go through the Lock
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    A Hill in Koblenz?

    by kylian74 Written Feb 25, 2003

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    This is what we have seen while we were near monument of ' Emperor Wilhelm' which stands between the two well known river in Koblenz....The view of this hill and some old castles around are quite interesting to see.

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    FOLLOWING THE MOSEL RIVER - CASTLE LIEBIEG - 2

    by balhannah Written Jan 11, 2012

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    When I first saw Castle Liebieg, I thought what a different style of Castle it was!
    Located on the edge of the River Mosel, I read it is a very popular spot for wedding's, I could certainly imagine that, as it is surrounded by plenty of park, and I read there is a Hall of Mirrors.
    It is thought to be built between 1255 and 1272.

    Today, the castle is used for events, as well as the presentation of art, antiques and modern furniture.

    Located in Gondorf.

    Castle Liebieg
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    FOLLOWING THE MOSEL RIVER-SCHLOSS VON DER LEYEN -3

    by balhannah Written Jan 11, 2012

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    Also located in Gondorf is Schloss von der Leyen, the only water Castle on the Mosel. It was first mentioned in 1272.
    The water tower was once the family seat of the Lords von der Leyen, who in the 18th Century were given the title of prince. From this generation emerged several archbishops of Trier and Mainz.
    It has been added to, and today it is quite a sprawling complex of a Castle.
    In 1907, it was restored and now houses an exhibition of the country's main archive.
    If you look at the photo, you can see that the road actually passes through the Castle!

    Schloss von der Leyen Schloss von der Leyen
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    If you drive there from FFurt...

    by mauro_pd Written Aug 24, 2002

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    If you drive there from FFurt along the Rhein river you can have delightful views of many castles sleeping on hills ... don't do that when it's hot (yes zometimez in Germany it's quite hot :-). I haven't taken any pix due to my histerya from heat but the trip is really a relaxing one ...

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    To indulge yourself with a ...

    by FreeCloud Written Sep 2, 2002

    To indulge yourself with a medieval banquet (especially in a castle along the Rhine River area), the sites below provide some useful info:

    Castle Liebenstein along the Rhine River

    Castle Schloss hotel Kurfurstliches Amtshaus, between Rhine and Moselle rivers

    Schloss Neuenburg, at Freyburg, along River Unstrut

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    Freiburg

    by CandS Updated Aug 13, 2003

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    We stopped at Freiburg on our way to Bacharch from Basel... We didn't have long to look around but it looked like a nice place to spend some more time...

    M��nsterplatz Kauthau
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    Could easily be that while...

    by mauro_pd Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Could easily be that while hangin' aroiund the city u feel the urgency of having a toilet close to you ... in this case u can just step into the 'rathaus' and u'll find a toilet !!!

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