1427 2019 Equestrian statue of William I – Koblenz Rhine Valley Germany

Deutsches Eck is the name of a headland in Koblenz, where the Mosel river joins the Rhine, it became known for a monumental equestrian statue of William I, the first German Emperor, erected in 1897 in appreciation for his role in the unification of Germany. It was destroyed in World War II and only the plinth was preserved as a memorial. Following German reunification, a replica of the statue was erected on the pedestal after controversial discussions in 1993. It is today a Koblenz landmark and a popular tourist destination.