Pfalzgrafenstein Castle in Kaub

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.

Ancient Roman theatre in Mainz

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

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.

Ghost sign in Coblenz

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

Haus Metternich in Coblenz

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.

Burg Eltz in Wierschem

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.