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Kastorbrunnen | Koblenz

In 1812,

the French prefect Jules Doazan had a basalt fountain with a commemorative

script built in front of the Castor church in anticipation of a victorious

campaign by Emperor Napoleon in Russia. Despite the great defeat, neither the

fountain nor the inscription were removed. Instead, on January 1, 1814, the

Russian commander of Koblenz, after the victorious conquest of the Rhineland by

Blücher's army, added a further lettering on January 1, 1814, which humorously

invalidates the first. Today the fountain is more to the west of its original location,

the group of figures was removed as early as the 19th century, but apart from

that it is still one of the most important sources of water in Koblenz.

You can reach us at:

56068 Koblenz


Kastorbrunnen (Foto: Koblenz Touristik GmbH, Quelle: Koblenz-Touristik GmbH)
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