During a Sunday afternoon excursion we passed the medieval town of Beilstein on the shores of the Mosel River, a sought after destination throughout the summer and wine fest season. I heard stories of “no possibility of parking” and “people everywhere” during the warmer seasons.
In late November these story don’t ring true. We arrived just around sunset and the town was shrouded in mystery. Perched high above the town Burg Metternich was closed but I climbed the stairs to the gate anyways just to get my own picture of the historic site.
The town’s popularity is due to many events and it’s founding in 1309. Such history! I enjoyed our twilight walk without the crowds of summer. I hope you enjoy my images.
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.