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22 Aug 2014

Koblenz, Germany

 

Koblenz is located on both banks of the Rhine at its confluence with the Mosel River.

Located there is a famous huge monument of Emperor William I on horseback. He was the King of Prussia and the first German Emperor.

Of interest to my Seattle friends/family, he was the arbitrator between the US and Britain that gave us the U.S. San Juan Islands.

 

 

 

We took an aerial tram up to Ehrenbreitstein Fortress, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

 

 

Great trivia fact – We all know that Mosel wine bottles are green and Rhine brown. Today I learned the colors are taken from their respective rivers. The Mosel is quite dark with a greenish hue and the Rhine is dirty brown looking.