The Two Mikes whizzed into Germany today (115 miles) and arrived in Koblenz in time to take in a few sights. The city has a storied medieval history and occupies a strategic location (along the Mosel and Rhine rivers) that made it a hotly disputed property between Germany and France. It is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with a beautiful cobbled city centre and the Fortress of Ehrenbreitstein, which guarded the most valuable relic of the Trier See, the Holy Tunic, from 1657 to 1794. There are also two schlosses nearby – Stolzenfels Castle and Schloss Koblenz. Descriptions of the city make for such good reading that the Editor is now planning a holiday there.
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