Welcome to Part 3 and the last installment of my day exploring the historic city of Koblenz. We happened upon the Christmas Market guided by laughter and cheerful banter between children baking in one of the market huts.
Down some stairs and through a passage we entered the market itself which was already busy with visitors enjoying a glass (or more…) of Gluehwein. It was noon and the food stands had long line ups for sausage on a bun, Reibekuchen (potato latkes), cookies, sugared almonds, and other sinful morsels of food.
We carried on without temptation and found ourselves at Sacred Heart Church which looked imposing. It was first erected in the early 1900s, completely destroyed during WWII and rebuilt. Here is a link to Koblenz through the ages, an informative read with images.
What, in Germany and no stop for food? It was too early to stop for the ubiquitous coffee and cake. We spotted a Spanish Restaurant across the street and remembered the great time we had in Barcelona nearly two years ago. We enjoyed a fabulous spread at El Castillo Tapas Bar. Well worth a stop when you visit Koblenz!
Hope you enjoyed Koblenz in three parts. I have so many images to sort. Stay tuned for the next travelog entry soon.
The next leg of our Koblenz excursion starts where we left off yesterday, at the old mooring site immediately next to the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial also known as the Wilhelm der Grosse Statue. I could not help myself and had to capture several close up impressions of the historical copper decorations with the beautiful patina on the mooring posts..
I was determined to climb the steps to the lookout point just below the statue’s feet. The view where the two rivers merge was stunning. The lack of tourists was much appreciated as I was able to navigate the site without tall people and large groups obstructing the views I was seeking.
We soon made our way to the St. Castor Basilica and historical buildings along the way to the Old City.
Watch for Part 3, the conclusion of my Koblenz excursion soon. Happy Sunday everyone!
Last Wednesday a last minute decision was made to drive to Koblenz to explore the Old City. I had visited Koblenz a couple of times before but we never ventured past the Deutsche Eck with the Wilhelm the Great statue where Rhein and Mosel meet.
The drive is only about an hour from my sister’s place and soon we entered the city to find a parking spot. The day started out grey and foggy, especially over the water. Eventually blue sky made its presence known and my camera got a real workout. As I was sorting and downloading, processing certain images I realized that my exploration of Koblenz warranted several posts. I hope you enjoy today’s introduction with 50+ images.