Thursday, April 12, 2012

Koblenz, Germany's Most Beautiful Corner

In Germany, where the Mosell River meets the Rhine River, there is a town by the name of Koblenz that is well over 2000 years old (the Romans lived there in 49AD). Dubbed as Germany's "Most Beautiful Corner", it's surrounded by low mountain landscape and picturesque scenery.  The fortress you see in the foreground is built right into the mountainside below it and can be seen from the corner in all its glory.  

{Photo Credit: Travel1000Places}

The architecture here was quite majestic looking even if only on what looked more like an apartment than anything royal.

The town clock has an interesting face and the story is even more interesting.  The black face is said to have been a merchant who was executed in the courtyard after being found cheating.  The eyes are always moving from side to side and when the clock strikes the hour and chimes, he sticks out his tongue.

Some of the architecture in the square was similar to that of Frankfurt but the windows here were charming and particularly more eye catching.

The murals were another highlight.

Anyone remember Max and Moritz? 


I was lucky enough to catch this mural that happened to be right off the river where we moored that night. Interesting that the boy looks to be delivering a couple bottles, or just sneaking out with them.


Mayor Gia said...

Cool! I think the boy is sneaking out with the bottles...he looks mischievous

Cathy Olliffe-Webster said...

This is MY kinda blog! Love the look! Love the attitude but I only vaguely remember the Max and Moritz thing.... pour me a cup of joe, will ya and we can chat!

Bocafrau said...

It's so pretty and makes me a bit homesick for Germany. The architecture just always screams German to me!!! And as a young child Max und Moritz was a must... we all loved their stories.

CoffeeLovinMom said...

I think you are right. That is one of my favorite of all the pics I took on all our trips.

CoffeeLovinMom said...

Welcome Cathy and thanks! You sound like my kinda gal! I think my grandparents might have introduced me to Max and Moritz when I was young. It sounds familiar and felt close to home when I saw it. You come by anytime for a cuppa joe - the coffee's always on here!

CoffeeLovinMom said...

The buildings there were definitely distinct from the other countries we visited for sure. I'm glad to know you remember Max and Moritz - it must be a vague young memory for me, I can't really remember the stories.

carol said...

What a beautiful town. Looks like a place I would love to visit.

jacqui said...

I absolutely love that fancy apartment! Definitely looks like a gorgeous town.