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Castles Railviews

Pfalzgrafenstein Castle in Kaub

Pfalzgrafenstein Castle in Kaub, Germany

On a train journey along the Rhine Valley from Mainz to Koblenz I took this photo of Burg Pfalzgrafenstein. The building situated on a tiny island served as toll station until 1866.

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Roman Empire Ruins

Ancient Roman theatre in Mainz

Ancient Roman theatre next to a railway station in Mainz, Germany

The ruins of an ancient Roman theater next to the tracks of the railway station ‘Mainz Römisches Theater‘ (former ‘Mainz Süd‘).

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Castles Railway Stations

My workplace in Koblenz

My workplace in Koblenz

My workplace on a December morning. The fortress behind the platforms of the railway station Koblenz is called ‘Fort Großfürst Konstantin’ and was built in 1822 – 1827.

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Signs

Ghost sign in Coblenz

Ghost sign in Koblenz, Germany

Opposite to my hotel in Coblenz (Koblenz) I came across this ghost sign covering the front wall of a building. In earlier times it made promotion for soap flakes. Love the fact that this old advertisement has survived so many tens of years

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Birthplaces

Haus Metternich in Coblenz

Haus Metternich in Coblenz, Germany

Statesman Klemens von Metternich was born on 15 May 1773 in Coblenz (Koblenz). His birthplace is generally known as Haus Metternich or Metternicher Hof. The building was built in 1674 and burned down 1944. The reconstruction took place in 1976.

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Museums

Midget submarine Biber in Speyer

Midget submarine in Speyer, Germany

A German midget submarine of the type ‘Biber’ (1944) seen at the Technik Museum in Speyer, Germany.

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Castles

Burg Eltz in Wierschem

Eltz Castle in Wierschem, Germany

Eltz Castle (Burg Eltz) in the German region of Eifel came through all wars without a serious damage and is considered to be one of the most beautiful castles in Germany.

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Castles Directories

Castles in Rhineland-Palatinate

Pfalzgrafenstein Castle in Kaub, Germany

Rhineland-Palatinate (Rheinland-Pfalz) is one of 16 states (Länder) of Germany.