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.
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
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.