German Corner - Deutsches Eck

Deutsches Eck, Koblenz

Koblenz, a small town in Germany, is one of the beautiful and as well one of the oldest towns in Germany with over 2000 years of history. Deutsches Eck or German Corrner in English is the part of Koblenz where the Mosel river joins the Rhine River. You can see a gigantic equestrian statue with William the Great just at this corner point. This statue was taken down after the World War II, President Heuss turned this place into the German Corner as a monument to German unity were the coats of arms of all German states were installed.

  Deutsches Eck, close caption of Mosel and Rhine joining

Deutsches Eck, close caption of Mosel and Rhine joining

With the German Reunification a debate started if this kind of monument would still be appropriate. But the plaza was not remodeled as the state gave the oversight to the town of Koblenz and some rich citizens of the town were willing to pay for reconstructing the statue. Nowadays, a big national flag and the flags of the 16 Laender are flying ar flying there still as a reminder of the German unity.

  The statue at the German Corner

The statue at the German Corner

Just before TET ( Vietnamese New Year)

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