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Cable Car Rides in Koblenz | Getaway 2019

Cable Car Rides in Koblenz | Getaway 2019



back to our own magic Rhine and Mosel River cruise with scenic and the 2000 year old city of couplings established initially as a Roman military post it is now a colorful bustling and flowering city and lucky for us our spaceship is docked right in the heart of the action this is the deutsches in the German corner where the romantic Rhine meets the Magnificent Moselle rivers and ahead of me here is this humungous statue 37 metres high of emperor William the first famous for uniting the German Empire the city's name for blennz was taken from a Latin word meaning the confluence of two rivers you see this here says William the grape but no one actually called him we're in the great its unique geography has made the city both of target and an attraction for outsiders let's reward for effort Nick yes that is a stunning view isn't it when Emperor's kings and their descendants needed to settle a dispute they'd head to the Basilica ascent castor the church looks gorgeous founded in 836 the church honors sandcaster who worked as a missionary on the Moselle in the fourth century so beautiful hearing the organ so what style of architecture is is it's mainly Romanesque style you take a look around you can see these round arches the small windows plus there is some airing from the Gothic time and this is the ceilings of 15th century the basilica of san Casta is the oldest church in curb limbs and is protected by the Hague Convention for this is the choir section exactly so this is the heart of the church are these grades yes they are two Archbishop's of Trier are buried here and in the Middle Ages the higher your rank and the social hierarchy back that was the closer you were to the church so the poor people were burned in the outer parts and the very important ones like these two Archbishop's failure they had the privilege to be buried inside the church to other churches burst through the city skyline some Florence and the Church of Our Lady and the best way to appreciate their scale and problems at large is from a cable car we're headed for ehrenbreitstein or ehrenbreitstein fortress and that's the mighty fortress that's coming up there built by the Prussians in the early nineteenth century it's very impressive who were they defending in the pillars show basically they were defending themselves from everyone around but especially from the French because they just had defeated Napoleon in the early nineteenth century and then the Prussians started to build a they took over the Rhineland and they built a ring of fortifications all around Koblenz so now we have entered Aaron rights and fortress we're now walking in the second line of defense we the cable car brought us up to the open field of fire and now we have walked into the main ditch and this is the main wall start fortress is the second-largest preserved fortress in Europe and it's so well maintained you feel as though it could still withstand about the view from the fortress has got to be one of the best on the Rhine what an amazing vantage point 118 meters above the waterline right where the Rhine and the Moselle rivers intersect you can just imagine the officers and the soldiers standing here gazing out waiting for the enemy to come and it's absolutely stunning


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