EP01 - #RightNowHistory - Koblenz: central cemetery
The cemetery of Koblenz located in the city forest.
EP02 - #RightNowHistory - Koblenz: nature between two suburbs
This amazing was place was found along a street that connects the suburbs #Metternich and #Bubenheim before a new industrial complex was build in the area.
EP03 - #RightNowHistory - Koblenz: Festung Ehrenbreitstein
The Fortress Ehrenbreitstein on the east bank of the Rhine where it is joined by the Moselle, overlooking the town of Koblenz. Occupying the position of an earlier fortress destroyed by the French in 1801, it was built as the backbone of the regional fortification system, Festung Koblenz, by Prussia between 1817 and 1828 and guarded the middle Rhine region, an area that had been invaded by French troops repeatedly before. The Prussian fortress was never attacked. Since 2002, Ehrenbreitstein has been part of the #UNESCO World Heritage Site Upper Middle Rhine Valley. Ehrenbreitstein, the hill on which the eponymous fortress is now located, was first settled in the 4th millennium BC, and fortifications were built in the 10th/9th century BC. In the 3rd to 5th centuries AD a Roman fortification was sited there. More settlement followed in the 8th/9th centuries under the Carolingian dynasty. The castle was first mentioned in an extant written document in 1139, as a property of the Archbishop of Trier. Archbishop Hillin expanded it in 1152–1169. A supporting castle (Burg Helferstein) was built on the hill known as Helfenstein to the south. Text: Wikipedia
EP04 - #RightNowHistory - Koblenz: Deutsches Eck (German Corner)
Deutsches Eck is the name of a headland in Koblenz, Germany, where the Mosel river joins the Rhine. Named after a local commandry of the Teutonic Order (Deutscher Orden), it became known for a monumental equestrian statue of William I, first German Emperor, erected in 1897 in appreciation for his role in the unification of Germany. One of many Emperor William monuments raised in the Prussian Rhine Province, it was destroyed in World War II and only the plinth was preserved as a memorial. Following German reunification, a replica of the statue was erected on the pedestal after controversial discussions in 1993. It is today a Koblenz landmark and a popular tourist destination. After the death of Emperor William I in 1888, his grandson William II wished to spark a nationalist cult around the "founder of the German Reich". In the following years the privately funded Kyffhäuser Monument was erected and an Emperor William Monument was inaugurated in Porta Westfalica, both designed by the Leipzig architect Bruno Schmitz. Several other cities had also applied as installation sites and in 1891 William II decided upon the confluence of the Rhine and Mosel rivers at Koblenz. While the inner city of Koblenz was hit hard by Allied strategic bombing during World War II, the Deutsches Eck remained largely unscathed. On 16 March 1945, however, the statue was badly damaged by an American artillery shell. After the formation of the Federal Republic of Germany and the German Democratic Republic in 1949, the country was divided into a capitalist west and a communist east. In order to express the deep wish for a united Germany, President Theodor Heuss turned the German Corner into a monument to German unity. Text: Wikipedia
EP05 - #RightNowHistory Koblenz: Forum Mittelrhein & Forum Confluentes
These pictures show Forum Mittelrhein & Forum Confluentes during construction in 2011. both opened in 2012. Forum Mittelrhein: The Forum Mittelrhein is a shopping center on the central square in Koblenz. The shopping center was built by ECE Projektmanagement, which already operates the Löhr-Center in Koblenz, and opened on September 26, 2012. Next to it is the Forum Confluentes, a cultural building in which the Mittelrhein Museum, the Koblenz City Library and the Romanticum found a new home on June 20, 2013. Forum Confluentes: The Forum Confluentes is a cultural building on the central square in Koblenz. Since 2013, it houses the Mittelrhein Museum, the City Library, the Romanticum and the Tourist Information. Next to the cultural building is the Forum Mittelrhein, an inner-city shopping center. Text: Wikipedia and translated with #DeepL