I visited Koblenz on 13 August 2022 to see Ehrenbreitstein Fortress, explore the old city, and watch the fireworks for the Rhein in Flammen (“Rhine in Flames”) festival. The following are some photographs I took that day.


Taking the cable car across the Rhine River and up to Festung Ehrenbreitstein (“Ehrenbreitstein Fortress”) in Koblenz.
Inside the walls of Ehrenbreitstein Fortress; the current fortification was built between 1817 and 1828 AD; it was also saved from destruction and briefly occupied by the U.S. Army from 1919 to 1923 AD.
4,640 coins that date from 1599 to 1688 AD, which was discovered in 1947 AD while working on the attic of a house located at the foot of Ehrenbreitstein Fortress.
Replica of a summer parade uniform (ca. 1830 AD), as worn by a Second Lieutenant of the 12th Company, 8th Artillery Brigade.
Depiction of fireworks over Ehrenbreitstein Fortress (from 1913 AD).
Wooden basket press used for winemaking.
Old photo of Gutenfels Castle near Kaub, in the Middle Rhine.
Kanone Greif – a bronze cannon built in 1524 AD for the Archbishop of Trier, Richard von Greiffenklau, that was taken by France in 1799, returned in 1940, taken again to Paris in 1946, and finally gifted back in 1984 AD.
Goats resting under a tree near Festungspark Ehrenbreitstein.
Bend in the Rhine River, north of Koblenz.
Deutsches Eck (“German Corner”), the point with the giant equestrian statue of Kaiser Wilhelm, where the Moselle River feeds into the Rhine River.
View of Ehrenbreitstein Fortress and the cable car over the Rhine River, seen from Deutsches Eck.
Typical German band playing at a stage set-up at Deutsches Eck for the Rhein in Flammen (“Rhine in Flames”) festival.
Looking up at the statue of Kaiser Wilhelm at Deutsches Eck.
Ehrenbreitstein Fortress and Deutsches Eck, seen from the top of a Ferris wheel near the bank of the Moselle River.
Statue of Johannes Müller in Jesuitenplatz, with the Citykirche (“City Church”) behind the statue.
Jesuitenplatz, next to the Rathaus Koblenz.
Schängelbrunnen (“Schängel Fountain”), which has a bronze statue of a boy on top that regularly sprays water from its mouth every few minutes – located in Willi-Hörter-Platz.
Close-up of the boy statue spraying water – this little rascal is the symbol of Koblenz.
Historiensäule (“History Column”), which recounts the 2,000 year old history of the settlement of Koblenz (from 8 BC to 1992 AD) – created by Jürgen Weber (2000 AD).
Vier Türme (“Four Towers”) – located at the intersection of Altengraben, Löhrstraße, Am Plan, and Marktstraße in the Altstadt (“Old City”) of Koblenz.
Statue at the north-end of Marktstraße, next to Münzplatz.
Liebfrauenkirche (“Church of Our Lady”).
Platz Florinsmarkt with the Altes Kaufhaus (“Old Department Store”) in the background.
Statue on a building near Platz Florinsmarkt.
Ehrenbreitstein Fortress in the distance, lit up with red flares, and a party boat docked in the foreground, minutes before the Rhine in Flames fireworks show began in Koblenz.
Colorful fireworks exploding over the Rhine River.
More fireworks exploding in the distance – part of the Rhine in Flames festival.
Some more fireworks shooting up in the night sky from Ehrenbreitstein Fortress.
Yet more fireworks for the Rhine in Flames festival in Koblenz.
View of the moon from Koblenz.


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