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Dähler Born | Koblenz

One of the natural mineral water springs in

Rhineland-Palatinate in the Koblenz urban area is the once regionally

well-known "Dähler Born". "Dahl" or "Thal" is an

old name for the settlement in the valley below the fortress Ehrenbreitstein,

the name Ehrenbreitstein originally only referred to the castle on the mountain

top, "Born" is the name of a water spring.




The first mention of the sour water spring is in

the year 1327, still marked as "Schwalborn", named after the Junkers

of Schwalborn, related to the castle men of the neighbouring fortress

Ehrenbreitstein and castle Helfenstein.




Later, in 1584, the scribe Jakob Theodor praised

the health benefits of water. During the construction of the fortifications in

Dahl and on Ehrenbreitstein, the now renovated and rebuilt fountain house was

built around 1820/21 and leased to the owners for 5000 guilders. The water has

always been brought with clay jugs to the neighboring villages. Today, for a

donation, you can only get some acidulous water from the well yourself. The

stone fountain inside the classicistic plaster building consists of a vertical

fountain floor with a square ground plan and an octagonal ground plan of the

fountain pot. On the fountain there are different dates, which indicate the

repairs in different centuries. The last one took place in 1994.

You can reach us at:

Dähler Born
Obertal 23-24
56077 Koblenz-Ehrenbreitstein


Dähler Born Außenansicht (Foto: Koblenz Touristik GmbH, Quelle: Koblenz-Touristik GmbH)
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