Opposite my hotel in the German city of Koblenz, I came across this ghost sign covering the front wall of a building. In earlier times, it promoted soap flakes known as LUX Seifenflocken.
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. Since 2002 it is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Upper Middle Rhine Valley.
During ancient times, the name of Mainz was Mogontiacum. You still find several Roman remains in the city. For example, the ruins of the Roman theatre stand next to the railway station named Mainz Römisches Theater.
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.
A German midget submarine of the type ‘Biber’ (1944) seen at the Technik Museum in Speyer, Germany.
Eltz Castle (Burg Eltz) in the German region of Eifel came through all wars without severe damage and is considered one of the most beautiful castles in Germany.