Germany: Koblenz

Koblenz is another old German town along the Rhine River, established back in the 8th century BC. Koblenz is a derivative of Roman for “confluence”, as the city sits on the confluence of two major river – Rhine and Moselle, and the promontory sticking out into the rivers is know as German Corner (Deutsches Eck). It is dominated by a humongous (I mean really big) statute of Emperor William on a horse). Massive Ehrenbrenstein Fortress sits just across the river, and the city is full of old historic buildings and cathedrals.