I have always been fascinated by maps, and never more so than now that space-age technology beams crystal clear satellite imagery straight to my iPad. I spend literally hours ‘traveling’ the world on Google Earth, but I must admit the confluence of the Mosel and the Rhine at the Deutsches Eck (German Corner) in Koblenz never ceases to amaze me – how is it the water of the two rivers does not seem to mix?! I haven’t a clue about the phenomenon behind this, but who cares when it makes for great images such as this!
Talking of Koblenz, I do recommend a visit to this lovely city. Stunning views across the both rivers coupled with numerous attractive, important historic buildings to mosey around really make the trip worthwhile. Certainly not to be missed is a ride on what is described as Germany’s biggest aerial tramway, the Seilbahn. Spanning 890 metres across the Rhine at a dizzying height of 112 metres, the Seilbahn offers unique vistas not available on terra firma whilst effortlessly transporting you to the monumental Ehrenbreitstein Fortress. Click here to go straight to the English website of that.
Oh and by the way, just in case you were wondering the Mosel is the darker river in the image!