Set where the Moselle River meets the Rhine, some 79 mi/127 km northwest of Frankfurt, Koblenz, Germany, offers an impressive waterfront and a number of graceful 17th- and 18th-century buildings.
The small Mittelrhein Museum displays some of the Romanticism-era paintings that helped to make the nearby Rhine Valley so famous. Visit the colorful Basilica of St. Kastor and ride the ferry and the chairlift to Festung Ehrenbreitstein, a gigantic fortress on the heights across the Rhine.
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