Excursion Walking tour of Koblenz

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Join a captivating walking tour of Koblenz on a Rhine cruise with The River Cruise Line. Koblenz has a long history that spans some 2,000 years. It owes its name to the Romans, who settled here and called it ‘castellum apud confluentes’ which roughly translates as ‘castle at the confluence of the rivers’. It was then captured by the Franks and was also chosen as a place of residence for German prince electors, conquered by the French and fortified by the Prussians. In more recent times, the Deutsches Eck (German Corner), where the sparkling Moselle joins the mighty Rhine, was at the centre of much debate following the damage caused in 1945 to the statue of Emperor Wilhelm I, which had stood here since 1897. It wasn’t until 1993 that a new statue was inaugurated and today it is a popular viewing platform for tourists. All this makes for a fascinating place, with beautiful architecture set around the narrow lanes and romantic squares of the historic centre, and our walking tour with our Cruise Manager is a great way to explore.

Facts:• Koblenz is one of the main trading centres for wines of the Rhine and Moselle

• The Koblenz cable car is Germany’s first three-wire cable car and has the highest performance in the world

• During its years of active service, Ehrenbreitstein Fortress, which stands across from the Deutsches Eck, has never been attacked

Highlights:• St Castor’s basilica, which was given the status of a basilica by Pope John Paul II in 1992

• The Church of our Lady with has a range of architectural styles

• The Deutsches Eck and the statue of Emperor Wilhelm I

• The boy in the Schängel fountain who spits water across the courtyard at random

Join our Koblenz walking tour as part of an excursion package and save money. For more information on our optional excursions, please feel free to contact our Holiday Advisors.