Koblenz's claim to fame - it is the city where the two largest rivers in Germany (the Rhein and the Mosel) meet. Here it is.
At the intersection of the rivers is this humongous statue of Kaiser Wilhelm I, bombed during the war and then later rebuilt by an eccentric millionaire. Man, those Germans sure knew how to build obsessive worship stations for their authoritarian heroes.
A very typical view among most smaller German cities - streets literally left over from horse and carriage days, not wide enough to accept even the smallest car.
Another typical sight among smaller cities - convenience store, laundromat, 1200-year-old section of the original Roman wall...As an American, I was always stunned and amazed when coming across random sections of antiquities on sidewalks; the Germans, of course, were infinitely amused by the fact that I was stunned and amazed.
Here and below: the Koblenz poetry slam, at Kufa Kultur.