Saturday, January 23, 2016

Rhine Moselle Confluence

Birds Eye View
Rhine & Moselle Rivers

The Koblenz Cable Car, also known as the BUGA cable car, hovers over the Rhine River in Koblenz. Here you can discover the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress. Experience the unique views over a city with a tradition stretching back over 2000 years where the Rhine and Moselle rivers meet.

Ehrenbreitstein Fortress

The cable car has connected the Rhine area at the height of the Basilica of St. Kastor with the plateau in front of the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress since 2010. It is Germany's first three-wire cable car and with 18 cabins has a transport capacity of 7,600 people per hour, giving it the highest performance in the world. Following an agreement with Unesco in 2013, the cable car can be operated until 2026.

Deutsches Eck

Deutsches Eck is the name of a headland in Koblenz where the Moselle joins the Rhine.  In 1897, nine years after the death of the German Emperor William I, the former emperor was honoured with a giant equestrian statue bearing an inscription quoting a German poem: "Nimmer wird das Reich zerstöret, wenn ihr einig seid und treu" (Never will the Empire be destroyed, so long as you are united and loyal).

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