KOBLENZ 
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Koblenz lies at the confluence of the Rhine and the Moselle, two rivers known for their beauty as well as for their excellent wines that are produced here. Knights of the German Order settled at the confluence of the rivers Mosel and Rhine and named the tip of land between the two bodies of water the “Deutsches Eck” (German Corner). There, the German Emperor Wilhelm I reigns on his bronze battle horse while looking down imperiously from his monument’s pedestal on the two rivers flowing together in front of him.Woods, lakes and meadows account for a full two thirds of the city’s total area, and the climate is mild and very agreeable. Two thousand years of historical heritage are documented at the city’s numerous excellent museums. Koblenz’ famous sights attract visitors from all over the world.During the World War Two allied bombers blew Koblenz, an important military center, into debris and ashes.

Important attractions in Koblenz are : the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress (1816-32) from where visitors have a spectacular view over the Deutsches Eck Monument to German unity (of 1870) and the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle rivers. Also : the Old Town; the Weindorf (Wine Village); Monastery Church (12th-13th centuries); former Electors’ Palace; Collegiate Church of St Florin (12th century with a 14th-century chancel); and Church of Our Lady (12th century with a 15th-century chancel).  Maria Magdalena, Beethoven's  mother was born on Wambachstrasse in Koblenz. Nowadays one can visit the largest private Beethoven exhibition in the world here.